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Power assisted steering FAIL **HELP!!**

WRLondon Apr 9, 2012

  1. WRLondon

    WRLondon New Member

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    ive got an 04 A3 tdi 140
    Lovely car!
    battery was flat as i left it stood for a month or two and wouldnt hold charge,

    it is 9+yrs old so splashed out on a new BOSCH S3 (there are two but i went for the more expensive one from ECP)
    Started her up, first time perfect!
    then ping abs fault, red steering wheel no power steering
    GREAT!

    abs fault went away when i drove it around the block, but still no PS
    Checked the fuse, fine

    what am i missing out on?

    is there a reset thing i can do? is it because when i changed the battery it lost all the previous settings? (radio was in safe mode?)

    not sure if it was related but i turned all the airbags off as a friend had all the airbags deploy just by changing the battery haha!
     
  2. WRLondon

    WRLondon New Member

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    just had a google and no such luck!
    even the haynes manual doesnt touch on the subject!
     
  3. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Trying turning the wheel fully to the right then left.
     
  4. WRLondon

    WRLondon New Member

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    while the engine is on?
     
  5. Ian-83

    Ian-83 Member

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    With the engine running try turning lock to lock and holding the steering on full lock for about 3 seconds each side. Then drive forwards with the steering in the straight ahead position for about 20 seconds above 20mph.
     
  6. WRLondon

    WRLondon New Member

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    be right back :D:undwech::racer:
    thanks
     
  7. WRLondon

    WRLondon New Member

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    nope no luck
    VERY difficult to do that aswell as a 3 point turn!
    may just need a longer road!
     
  8. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Try using the forum search facility before posting this up, as it has all the info you need, this has been covered multiple times now & doesnt need repeating over & over again.
     

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