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Steering Wheel Light

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JingleJangle, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. JingleJangle

    JingleJangle Active Member

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    Hi All,
    This morning when i went to start the car i turned the ignition on and heard 2 beeps and noticed on the dash the sterring wheel light stayed on, but when i turned the car off and on again the light went.

    It was a solid red steering wheel light, just wondered what kind of problems this could be, ive done a search on google etc and some one mentioned maybe low voltage from the battery as every couple of days when i start the car the battery light stays on until i give the car a small rev so if any one could diagnose that aswell that would be great lol
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    Its a 3.2 V6 Manual 07 plate A3 sportback just incase you need to know that
     
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  3. Chillout

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    Have you driven the car as if it was low battery voltage or a disconnected battery it should go out within 200 yards or so.
     
  4. JingleJangle

    JingleJangle Active Member

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    yeah drove it to work and everything feels fine, as i said when the battery light comes on some times when i start it as soon as i drive or give it a small rev the light goes off.

    So want to know if this steering wheel light is linked to that as the battery may be on its way out?
     
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    it is kind of I would have your battery tested and a scan for codes to rule out a bad rack etc.
     
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    JingleJangle Active Member

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    Im hoping it is just the battery as a steering rack can be stupidly expensive cant it? Last thing i need and would make me consider selling the bloody thing. My old A4 was the best car i ever had 4 years and not one problem this thing has had coil packs blowing within 7 months of owning it and potentially now this!!

    Any one local to Castle Bromwich, birmingham that is able to do a scan for me? Or would this pop up on them hand held scanners which you can buy as my mate has one of them, and how would i test the battery?
     

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