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ESP SWITCH INOP

ant schof Jan 9, 2011

  1. ant schof

    ant schof Member

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    HI , i'm new to the forums so finding way round . I've recently got myself an 02 plate S3
    great motor , but having a few issues ! Flat battery for one , which i'm working on , Concert II cd troubles and a question ref ESP operation . When switching on ignition i have no light / illumination
    ref ESP on binnacle , the ESP switch on the dash is illuminated with dash lights but does'nt seem to do anything when switched , any help much appreciated :)

    Ant
     
  2. dany2k

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    vagcom will be ur best friend here mate
     
  3. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Righty... whilst not entirely clear what it is you mean I will make some assumptions... turning on the ignition does not illuminate the ESP light on the dash nor does operating the ESP switch when the engine is going?

    The ESP light is the one on the rev counter shaped as a circular arrow round a triangle with an exclamation mark in the middle...
    [​IMG]

    If this is not present then you in the first instance need to get the car checked for faults using vagcom or some other diagnostic tool... its not unknown for unscrupulous dealers to take the dash out and tape over the ESP light as this also displays if there is a more serious fault... I have only ever seen this come up on mine when my MAF went faulty...

    A fault scan will tell you more

    <tuffty/>
     
  4. ant schof

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    HI Tuffty ,

    THink you've interpretted what i was trying to say , lol . As your pic shows i'm not getting the ESP light on the rev counter at all . So sounds like i may have a poblemo ! I'm getting a spare key coded to the car on friday so i'll ask them to scan it then , i'll come back to you with fault codes if thats ok . Many thanks ,

    Ant
     
  5. karls s3

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    The ESP light is the one on the rev counter shaped as a circular arrow round a triangle with an exclamation mark in the middle...
    [​IMG]

    how do you get all them lights up do they all come on when the ignition is on..
     
  6. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    When you first get in the car and turn the ignition to position 2 they will all come on.
     
  7. karls s3

    karls s3 Member

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    i am missing the esp light and air bag light both dont show up
     
  8. 16Klappe

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    Vag com it then.
     
  9. karls s3

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    i know the haldex is not working, as for the air bag light i am not sure also when i use vag com to do a scan it says on some models its bad to scan the air bag click cancle to continue so i cant scan the air bag system
     
  10. 16Klappe

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    Just scan it, whats going to happen? As long as you have selected the right model and have a safe (IE not downloaded from limwire) copy of VAGcom it will be fine. But tbh if its airbag, and haldex related I'd take it to Audi myself. Personally I wouldn't want to be working on a safety system myself, and it can all get expensive pretty quickly!
     
  11. karls s3

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    yeah know what your saying i got a working haldex controller coming this week so will fit that and see what happens..
     
  12. 16Klappe

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    S3's are expensive cars to keep running right, but when they are right they are good :) Keep with it and get it all sorted, I know how annoying it is driving along with the dash lit up like a christmas tree! haha
     
  13. karls s3

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    its not lit up and cant get them to lite up thats the problem i get hand brake epc engine mangiment imobilizer abs they light up when ign is turn on. but the esp and air bag dont light up at all
     
  14. whoopass

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    Tuffty I was just laughing out loud on your 22.9 MPG figure! then remembered I have read your thread. nuff said eh!
     
  15. JoeD

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    I wish I could see what my mpg was, stupid pixilated DIS lol...
     
  16. karls s3

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    i have read that there is led bulbs in the clocks any one know how to change them and where i can buy the bulb from
     
  17. karls s3

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    can some one tell me what colour the air bag should light up please on the clocks as i need a bulb for this
     
  18. 16Klappe

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    Orange, as per the picture three posts down?
     
  19. karls s3

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    orange not red yeah
     
  20. 16Klappe

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    The numbers on the dials are red, so yeah its orange :)
     

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