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51 plate S3 with accident damage ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by brasiliangringo, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. brasiliangringo

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    Per title, vehicle has a steeringwheel angel sensor fault code on VCDS and I also notice it having the OLD style steeringwheel / airbag insert. I though all 51 plates should have the newer style which suggests its been replaced at some point in the past ?
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Hmm does it have new style S3 badges on the boot and bumper and 1 piece facelift headlights?
     
  4. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    If you were to chuck some pics up im sure people would be able to spot what's wrong or right about it mate
     
  5. Erf

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    Hmmmm...if it's a facelift it will have ESP. If you have a fault showing on VCDS for your steering wheel sensor, I would expect your ESP warning light to be on.
     
  6. brasiliangringo

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    Yes to the new badges and 1 piece lights. It has the old style badge stamped on the steering wheel - rectangular one, same as old badges. I am now in no doubt that it has been replaced and i can only think of one likey reason : as it blew an airbag at some point and has been repaired with a 2nd wheel and airbag.
     
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  7. brasiliangringo

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    That is correct, light is on. Its a faulty angle sensor or an incorrect one has been fitted (as the soft code is wrong). Anyway, thanks for replies.
     

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