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Thread: Polo 9N Steering Light Post Repair

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    Polo 9N Steering Light Post Repair

    G'day. Hope your all well.

    On my other half polo, unfortunately the steering pump went on it during the winter. Unfortunately I was overseas so I couldn't sort it out. However a trusty garage down the road looked after us.

    However.... she did inform me that the steering light has never gone off since the repair. Apparently the mechanic had attempted to turn the light off, but reported that he couldn't. Unfortunately I do not know what he attempted or didn't. But now that I'm back, its my problem to sort.

    So my question today is whether any of you guys have come across this? I thought about steering calibration and whether it needed perseverance?
    I did wonder if it is a VCDS only job? However I would have thought a good universal diagnostic tool would suffice? Im pretty sure the mechanic uses snap on pad tool and he's pretty competent..

    Much appreciate any ideas or suggestions. I am in the market for a diagnostic tool for cars and currently torn between a good universal one (then which one?) or just getting VCDS or OBD11. This may be a deciding factor as well.
    2015 Golf R 2.0 Stage 1
    2000 Golf GT 1.9 TDI
    Wife: 2003 Polo 1.4

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    steering light has never gone off since the repair

    The steering wheel light in the dash should never come on unless there is a fault.

    There is no such thing as a good universal scanner all cheap ones are generic scanners which give false results. Even Snap On is a generic scanner.

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.

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    That will need specialist diagnostic equipment to diagnose and repair. VCDS is ideal.
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