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    Steering wheel indicator light

    I removed some of the panels around the driver's side last night looking for the CECM (I know now I was looking in the wrong place). After I put everything back together and reconnected the battery, I started teh car to move it and noticed the steering wheel indicator light was on and stayed on. I checked VCDS today and saw the following fault
    00778 - steering angle sensor (G85)

    Did I knock something loose, if so where and is it simple to remedy? Or is this a more serious issue where I have to take the car to the dealer?
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    Re: Steering wheel indicator light

    Quote Originally Posted by acgator View Post
    I removed some of the panels around the driver's side last night looking for the CECM (I know now I was looking in the wrong place). After I put everything back together and reconnected the battery, I started teh car to move it and noticed the steering wheel indicator light was on and stayed on. I checked VCDS today and saw the following fault
    00778 - steering angle sensor (G85)

    Did I knock something loose, if so where and is it simple to remedy? Or is this a more serious issue where I have to take the car to the dealer?
    when you disconnect and then re connect the battery the light turns on, after driving 20-30 feet, it goes out there is no worries dude.
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    Re: Steering wheel indicator light

    change your pants and go for a short drive :D
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    Re: Steering wheel indicator light

    The thing that I'm not sure about, I don't think disconnecting the battery throws a code. In all the times I've disconnected the battery, I don't remember it throwing a code when I connect it again.
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    Re: Steering wheel indicator light

    Thank you gentlemen! Light went out shortly after pulling out of the garage. I guess I didn't go far enough last night.
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    Re: Steering wheel indicator light

    My '08 Rabbit with 65K miles began displaying the yellow steering wheel icon a couple weeks ago. I can "reboot" my car and it turns off. I have been paying close attention to when it comes on after driving. Usually it is during sharp right turns at slow speeds; typically right turn yields where I downshift to 2nd or 3rd gear, right turns when parking; mostly around 90 degree turns. I can feel in the steering when it disables and about 2 seconds after I feel the spongey steering change is when the light illuminates yellow/amber color. It has yet to turn red. At these same slower sharp turns I hear a sort of groaning.
    How long should I let this go on? I'm also still using the factory tires and they are near needing to be replaced at 65K.

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Steering wheel indicator light

    You need to have the dealer scan the steering module. See what is going on. It may be a simple sensor or it may need an entire steering rack.

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