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Fitting an ESP Button

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by thassall4295, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. thassall4295

    thassall4295 New Member

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    I have an Audi S3 1999

    I realised on my dash there is a blank switch which when I looked through my Audi car guide it's an optional extra for the ESP button so I am just curious is the wiring behind there so all you need is the ESP button? Or isn't it that simple?

    Hope anyone can help.
     
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  3. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Doesnt work like that mate, itd involve rewiring, different sensors etc. tbh i really wouldnt bother, ive got a 2000 plate s3 without esp and like lol, all be it, the non-esp s3's have some sort of primative traction control. Anyway its more fun without esp :).
     
  4. jojo

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    99' S3 here, no ESP = drift action on demand! :cool:
     
  5. thassall4295

    thassall4295 New Member

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    Thanks for getting back to me fast, just was curious that was all. :)

    It's strange because when I turn my ignition over once the ESP symbol lights up then when I turn my engine on it goes off, so I must have ESP permanently on and the switch is like an optional extra so you have the choice whether to have it on or not, but to be honest I aren't complaining because it's clever technology.

    Thanks again for the response and advice. :)
     
  6. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Like i said mate pre face s3's have a primative esp style system but its really nothing, not like the amk/bam versions and some late apy's.
     
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    sportquattro Active Member

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    I wouldnt worry about no ESP many of us without it are greatfull as its one less thing to go wrong, and IMHO has no detrimental effect on the car.
     
  8. Gops

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    Mine does and i hate it.
     
  9. jojo

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    Yours use to cut power when I drove over bumpy surfaces, quite annoying really, and I've never needed it in my 99's S3 to be honest!
     
  10. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    if it's just a blank space you want to fill, maybe get one of these:

    A3 Button.jpg

    from: CarStyle4you :happy:
     

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