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ESP light has come on and won't go off

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Sandip, Jul 28, 2007.

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    felt a slight judder like the abs was cutting in then the esp light came on and its not goin away, turned car off checked fuse, still staying on. Anyone got any ideas on whats wrong with it?[​IMG]
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    Try cleaning all the abs sensors behind the wheels, they may be covered in crud causing a bad reading. Also check their connections to make sure they are still intact
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    is it easy to clean the abs sensors or will it require i ramp?
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    just started my car, no light, as soon as i put it in first the light has come on again????? :think: (wasn't moving)
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    any help would be appreciated:faint:
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    this happened to mine shortly after i bought it, turned out it was a sensor, not sure which one, would have cost about 100quid to replace but luckily it was still under warranty
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    ok, thanks, hopefully it is £100
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    Plug into VAG com to find out, but as mentioned, it is likely to be the longitudinal or lateral acceleration sensor. They cost about £100 each and are a DIY fit in about an hour (they are next to the steering column behind the lower dash in a facelift car).
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    cheers mate seen that pic i'll get it checked on vag com see what it says. thanks
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    I just got the new temp sensor for £38 + Vat and its only 1 bolt to undo to fit it so won't take more than 5 mins.

    So if vagcom tells you it is the temp sensor at fault get one of the sensors n fit it yourself.
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    Not sure on the 8L S3 but on others in the family that can also be caused by a brake light switch problem which is a common failure.

    Best bet is to have the car checked out using VAG-COM or similar means (scanner or dealer diagnostics) as it will tell you what it isn't happy about.

    Paul
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    hey if it turns out to be the laterial accelerator sensor the part number is 1j2 907 639, ive just bought one fom audi for 106 quid, just gotta work out how to fit it.
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    I had the same problem, the above fixed it, but I got mine done at an Audi dealer while it was in there, said that it needed reprogramming with vagcom or something, but then they will say that wont they!
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    Hey just fitted the part, had to take the whole bottom part of the dash off so many screws lol, took about half an hour the part is located just above the drivers left knee. Only took half an hour not even that.

    Took it for a spin and it seems to have fixed the problem, yeppe just gotta sort out the mot problem now!
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    You haven't just had your tracking done have you? (bare with me lol)
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    no, tracking hasn't been touched, it was my abs sensor, just needed a clean:icon_thumright:
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    I rest my case !!
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