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ESP light: HELP!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by t30gue, Jun 29, 2004.

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    [Jun 29, 2004]
    Got a 2000 'W' S3, managed to get hold of the newer facelift model steering wheel. Since changing it over have had the dashboard ESP light on. Has anyone here changed to a later wheel? Did you encounter this problem? Or have I made a silly mistake? Is this wheel is compatible with my model car?
    Please help as light is starting to get on my nerves! I don't want to take it to the Stealer to sort!
    Thanks.
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    [Jun 29, 2004]
    could this be due to the airbag needing reset???
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    [Jun 29, 2004]
    Airbag light was reset using vagcom, but ESP fault would not clear.
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    [Jun 29, 2004]
    got me then sorry fella!
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    [Jun 29, 2004]
    Whats the fault code?
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    Don't know what code is. I was told that the vagcom detected the fault, but no code was given???? I don't know if that makes any sense to you. I'm not that up on this kit.

    Does anyone know if the later wheel is def compatible with earlier cars??
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    [Jun 29, 2004]
    My esp light came on with my n75 valve problem. Does it go off when you switch off and on, ie reset?

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    Chris,

    You said that your car seemed down on power also, I think the n75 would cause this (Correct me if I am wrong guys).
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    Isn't there an ESP sensor in the wheel that detects it's position?? If it were bad or not wired in correctly, an ESP fault would result /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    Drill said:
    Isn't there an ESP sensor in the wheel that detects it's position?? If it were bad or not wired in correctly, an ESP fault would result /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    I thought that the sensor in the Swheel was set lower down, nearer the indicator stalks (2 plastic coils that pass over each other to detect position - its these that caused my "clicking" problem on steering).
    Possible though to have disconnected part of this ESP sensor setup when changing Swheel, might be the reason for givin a fault code on trhe VAGCOM?!? i.e. nothing to detect?!? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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    If you have upset the steering angle sensor when fitting the wheel it needs to be re-programed. Can only be done at the dealer. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    [Jun 30, 2004]
    Dealer it is then! Whats this about the n75??? or rather what is the n75, and how do I reset this? as car feels slower, or held back (if this makes sense)
    Perhaps I have 2 faults.....great!!!
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    [Jul 3, 2004]
    Everything fine now! Steering angle sensor was broken/Damaged when I swapped the wheel?? Can't think how I done this,as I was very careful, but stealer fitted new one and everything is great again! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Warning: be careful with this as replacement part is £160 + the tw#t!(VAT)
    How nice it was of the Dealer to have one on the shelf!

    Thanks for help guys!
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