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Audi TT warning light

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Hi,

can anyone tell me what a warning light on the TT dash is for? It's a triangle with an exclamation mark in it (i think) and a funny looking arrow going around it, from what i can remember??

I'm thinking of buying this car but this light is on and the owner didn't have the manual to hand.

thanks in advance

Aky

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Thats the ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) light. If you press the ESP button and it goes off and then press it and it comes on again then its not a problem - just means that the ESP has been manually de-activated by the driver.

However if you start the car and it comes on by its own accord and pressing the ESP button has no effect then its indicative of a fault somewhere in the ESP system. It could just be a sensor (£150-£200 all in from Audi) or it could be more and require more investigation. Possibly a haldex ECU (£1,000 +) but don't quote me on that one.

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It could actually be a fault with many systems, quite often if there is a fault then this light will come on permenantly anyway, but it needs checking if it doesnt turn off.

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Thanks for that. laugh.gif

The front passenger side wheel has been kerbed from what I can see, do you guys know if this could have caused the problem, a sensor out, or wire loose etc?

thanks again!

Aky

2000-A3-1.8T (currently!)

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Don't think that's the reason for the ESP light. Ask if you can drive the car to an Audi dealer. They can read the car's internal computer and see what the fault is.

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Hi,

Did you get a response to your ESP light problem? I have an A3 1.8TQ and I have so far had a longtitudinal accelration sensor, a brake pressure sensor and some various other bits and bobs and still my ESP light comes on about twice a week when I start the car, it finishes it's warrenty at the end of the month so i thin i'll have to renew for 480 quid aaarrgghhh!

Thanks, Dom.

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My wife's Golf is exhibiting the same behaviour and is in at the VW dealers at the moment for them to investigate. They say there was a fault recorded in the ABS sensor, but need more time to investigate. I hate to think what this is going to cost as the car is out of warranty frown.gif

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Let me know how you get on, I'm going to try and reset on my VAG-COM and then put it back into Audi and claim "I know nuffin guv" and see if they can sort it out.

Dom.

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Did you see the other post about a similar problem (think it was on an A3) which said that the fault was actually in another sensor (water pump??) and once this was replaced, the fault went away.

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sorry for not replying sooner, but just to let u know, i sold the car to a tt specialised dealer and was sh*tting it when he came to have a look at it cos i thought he's gonna push the price down cos of the warning light, but he didn't even say a word about it!! This leads me to believe that it can't have been too major a problem... maybe he knows something that we don't!

Aky

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The fault on our Golf was a failed "Lateral sensor" - that's the one which detects that the car is going sideways.

Fixed now, but I'm £400 lighter in the pocket because of that frown.gif

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Trev I've got the light and I fear an impending £400 hit too. Fecking thing frown.gif

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I've heard of twio causes more than others :

[1] Is the lateral sensor as mentioned

[2] Is when the sensor braket comes loose. I can't tell you where it is though frown.gif

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also... had my esp fixed under warranty due to a faulty brake sevo.... if that's of any help ??

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Okay, I spoke to soon frown.gif

I was off out to the pub last night, and my wife rings me up to moan that the ESP and ABS lights have come on again! Don't know what she thought I could do about it at 6.30 in the evening when I'm 60 miles away smashfreakB.gif

So, I shall be calling the Service Manager at our local VW dealership today to voice my dissatisfaction with their service and the fact that they've charged me £400 for fixing nothing rocketwhore.gif

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The problem is that they dont know what is wrong - the light tells them there is a problem, but if it isnt recorded then they are stuck, which is a real shame.

My A2 recently had all suspension and steering rack replaced to rememdy a knocking sound - was a drop link on the anti roll bar at fault - imagien if that hadnt have been covered by the warrenty what you would haev to pay for them to replace anythign that might be wrong.

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