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51 plate S3 with accident damage ?

brasiliangringo Aug 25, 2012

  1. 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 ?
  2. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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

    Erf Member

    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.
  5. 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.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  6. 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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