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weird esp/tc lights issue

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by daz-20vt, Mar 31, 2012.

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    [Mar 31, 2012]
    Hi guys. was driving along with my esp and tc turned on and was conering a bit quick and the esp kicked in. then afyer i noticed that the esp and tc light were now on and i couldnt turn them off. does this normally happen or is there a possible ussue. i restarted the car and it hasnt been on since. any help would be good thanks. daz
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    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    [Mar 31, 2012]
    This has happened to me before....I think the car throws its toys out the pram. Restarting the car sorted it out and it's not happened since.
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    [Apr 1, 2012]
    Happened to me too. I've seen it happen on a mk5 golf too. Restarted the car just set it back to normal. Check it for faults just incase!
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    [Apr 1, 2012]
    I had it and it was either the longitudinal or lateral acceleration sensor playing up. Best scan it to find out exactly what.
    Unfortunately neither of these are cheap - over £100 & dealer only - but it is a DIY job to fit (either behind the steering column or glovebox depending upon model year).
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    Well they havent been back on but i know only too well about the longitudinal sensor. my last s3 had a light up with this. took 3 different garages and 3 different sensors to find out it wasnt plugged in all the way. lol
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    [Apr 2, 2012]
    Mine will occasionally kick the TC on when cornering moderatly in the dry. I really don't understand it. Also, the ESP light comes on and stays on after a long motorway drive. Restarting clears it. Annoying but not the end of the world. Plus, I prefer it off, saves it kicking on for no reason.
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