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Intermittent power steering amber light

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by allymorrison70, May 21, 2013.

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    [May 21, 2013]
    Hey guys.

    Over the last few months my a3's power steering amber light has been going on and off intermittently. On a couple of occasions it has gone red but i've never lost the steering. I've had it scanned with VCDS and i've pasted the associated faults below, seems to be related to the power streering control module. Can anyone give me some advice on where to go from here?


    Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 1K0-907-379-MK60-F.lbl
    Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 Q HW: 1K0 907 379 Q
    Component: ESP FRONT MK60 0102
    Revision: 00T12001
    Coding: 0023170
    Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
    VCID: 40855ED91398E29


    1 Fault Found:
    01309 - Power Steering Control Module (J500)
    004 - No Signal/Communication
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    Address 09: Cent. Elect. Labels: 8P0-907-279-23-H.lbl
    Part No SW: 8P0 907 279 F HW: 8P0 907 279 F
    Component: Bordnetz-SG H36 1201
    Revision: 00H36000 Serial number: 00000002140054
    Coding: E4885F00B214100000160000160000000008FA175C0100
    Shop #: WSC 06314 000 08192
    VCID: 40855ED91398E29


    Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8P2 955 119 B Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
    Component: Wischer AU350 H01 0130
    Coding: 00062736
    Shop #: WSC 06314


    Subsystem 2 - Part No: 4E0 910 557 Labels: 8K0-955-559.CLB
    Component: REGENLICHTSENSORH10 0050
    Coding: 00150573
    Shop #: WSC 06314


    1 Fault Found:
    01309 - Power Steering Control Module (J500)
    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 00100100
    Fault Priority: 2
    Fault Frequency: 15
    Reset counter: 84
    Mileage: 99898 km
    Time Indication: 0
    Date: 2013.04.19
    Time: 07:47:00


    Freeze Frame:
    ON
    Voltage: 14.40 V
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
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    Address 19: CAN Gateway Labels: 1K0-907-530.lbl
    Part No SW: 1K0 907 530 F HW: 1K0 907 951
    Component: Gateway H10 0120
    Revision: H10 Serial number: 2800105726863F
    Coding: 3D3F0B42072103
    Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
    VCID: 2A511C7185E4089


    1 Fault Found:
    01309 - Power Steering Control Module (J500)
    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 00100100
    Fault Priority: 2
    Fault Frequency: 30
    Reset counter: 90
    Mileage: 99778 km
    Time Indication: 0
    Date: 2013.04.16
    Time: 16:10:11
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    Address 44: Steering Assist Labels: 1Kx-909-14x-44.clb
    Part No: 1K2 909 144 M
    Component: EPS_ZFLS Kl.079 H08 1901
    Shop #: WSC 00861 210 91451
    VCID: 36693801415C5C9


    5 Faults Found:
    01312 - Powertrain Data Bus
    014 - Defective - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:
    Mileage: 100510 km
    Temperature: 10.0°C
    Voltage: 11.50 V
    Voltage: 11.30 V


    01314 - Engine Control Module
    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:
    Mileage: 100520 km
    Temperature: 17.0°C
    Voltage: 14.40 V
    Voltage: 14.20 V


    01299 - Diagnostic Interface for Data Bus (J533)
    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:
    Mileage: 100520 km
    Temperature: 17.0°C
    Voltage: 14.40 V
    Voltage: 14.20 V


    00778 - Steering Angle Sensor (G85)
    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:


    00625 - Vehicle Speed Signal
    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:
    Mileage: 100620 km
    Temperature: 10.0°C
    Voltage: 14.40 V
    Voltage: 14.20 V
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    Welcome to audi-sport.net. Someone will be along shortly. Enjoy the forum. :) x
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    [May 22, 2013]
    Looks like the steering rack is loosing comms, I would check all the wiring underneath to see if its been damaged, dirty connectors or coming loose.
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    [May 22, 2013]
    I've been meaning to check that for a while, i'll need to get round to it soon! If it's not the wiring which i hope it is, what could else could the issue be? I'm hoping not a rack replacement!
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    If not wiring, then its the rack.
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    [May 22, 2013]
    Fingers crossed its wiring!
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    [May 22, 2013]
    I tried reseting the fault codes while the the power steering light was off but they wouldn't clear. If it was a wiring issue surely the faults would clear?
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    Sounds like it's the rack.

    Where are you in Scotland mate? I got my rack replaced in March by Glasgow Power Steering in the east end. They can fit a new one in 2 hours. They will no doubt have a rack for your car in stock as they do tons of them.

    If you're within a 50 mile radius they will collect and return your car if it's driveable.

    Don't go anywhere near an Audi stealer - they quoted me £1900 supply and fit. GPS did mine for £707 with a 1 yr guarantee.

    Bear in mind you would need to pay them cash as they normally only deal with the trade and don't take cards.

    Glasgow Power Steering | Repair | Diagnosis | Faults | Racks | Wishbones
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    [May 23, 2013]
    I'm in Aberdeen. I'm not going to change it out till its totally gone! I've never lost power assist just the light flashes on every so often! I'm going to check the wiring in the next few days hopefully its something there but im not holding my breath!
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    [May 31, 2013]
    So i'm taking my car to Arnold Clark on Monday. I've got their autocare for a year, still covered until august. Not convinced that they'll actually honor it. It covers mechanical power steering but not electric power steering! Good chance they're going to screw me over!
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    I think that's just the terminology used for years, but means the steering rack in general, I'd be shocked if they were that pedantic tbh.
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    Yeah, hope you're right. They said they'd probably need to take it to Audi for a second opinion.
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    Good luck with that mate, they're the biggest bunch of cowboys out there.
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    [Nov 16, 2013]
    So I'm revisiting an old post since my power steering light has come on again! It hasn't come on since June, since Audi reset the faults. i never did get round to checking the wiring or connections. How easy is it to check, would i need to remove anything to check it out??

    Thanks
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