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I have a 2004 vw golf fsi,the warning light for the ESP has come on.is their anything i can check before i have to take it to a garage.

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Well, that can happen for a number of reasons. And there isn't really anythingyou can do without having the car scanned for errors first. If the light just stays on after the car has started, it might probably be a faulty Duosensor. And hte scanner will give you just that error. To make sure, when you scan the car run a second scan but with the duosensor plugged out. The scanner should sense the the sensor isn't there and tell you jsut that. Then plug it in again a run fresh clean scan. If the first error - faulty duosensor appears again, then you've nailed it. The duosensro is screwed onto the sterring column just above your knees when sitting in the driver's seat. So, there will be quite a bit to dismantle to get to it. But it shoul take more than 20 minute if you knoq what you are doing. PLus in a new duosensor and the light will go out. Some recaibrating might be in order. So run a fresh scan after installing the new Duosensor. Good Luck.

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