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I have had my steering wheel off today to recolour it, When refitting it and starting the car up i have the esp light and airbag light on.
Now I know the airbag needs a vag com reset but the esp light has stayed on, Am I correct in assuming it will recalibrate itself or could there be something more serious wrong ? when I initially pulled the wheel off I accidentally pulled the connector off with the ribbon inside it, nothing broke and I just recoiled it and re centred it, took it off and rechecked it wasn't damaged and everything went back together ok, could I have damaged something here ?
 

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Hi Daz I did a similar thing try dis connecting the battery for 10 mins re hook up and they should dissapeaer

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Cheers bud, I will give it a go tomorrow, ballsed the wheel up to be honest, need to take it off again and redo the clear coat as it ran. looks a lot better in the matt finish though
 

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Have you painted it?

I just use magic sponge but am concidering getting my wheel flocked the same colour as my seats ?

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Oh yes remember you will need to re code your radio and set the clock

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I have an aftermarket alpine in so all good there and the clock is no biggie, cheers
 

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Have you painted it?

I just use magic sponge but am concidering getting my wheel flocked the same colour as my seats ?

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Paulie recommended a recolouring kit from the www.furnitureclinic.co.uk I did it once but didnt put enough of the gloss base on so the matt came off slightly, so I took it off today and redid it but a bit too much. it will do for the weekend and then I will get it spot on next time, when its right it will look like a brand new wheel, the kit was only £34.95
 

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that kit is ace by the way
had to improvise with some electrical tape to get the gas can I got from staples to fit the air gun though lol
 

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cheers bud, I take it the light on means esp is off completely or is it just showing a fault.
 

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it will be showing a fault as the sensor will not be set right....take the tools to take wheel off just in case it needs to be centered
 

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Cheers buddy
Yes I got it sorted thanks, nothing as drastic as this though, I took the steering wheel back off, parted the steering angle sensor then reset the cogs to neutral with the help of vagcom whilst the sensor was apart, when t is at 0 deg there is a yellow ident in the window so you know it is correct, Then before reconnecting the wheel I made sure I had the correct number of revolutions each way and it has not failed since, you need to be very careful with the steering angle sensor as apparently it can bring the brakes on if not set correctly as it is part of the ESP.
 

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you can also check the degree of rotation on the wheel , it shows up in vagcom as you turn it so you can see from one lock to the other that it is correct as the values will be the same but opposed if you know what I mean, A + figure v A - figure
 
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