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Esp warning light

Hi my 02 beetle 1.6 automatic has developed a fault with the esp warning light sometimes it can go a few days without coming on then for no apperent reason it will come on it makes no difference to the performance and my local vw dealer failed to find any faults on the computer it is more annoying than anything else any advice would be most welcome
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    Got the fault read with a computer at local garage. it came up with "pressure sensor failure on main cylinder". I believe the sensor is housed in the pump that feeds the main cylinder. Can this be fixed or does it mean I will need a whole new pump ?

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Maybe a faulty brakelight switch

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