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    Looks like it was the steering wheel control...

    Looks like it was the steering wheel control module. It's been fine and fault free for over a day (and many "testing" miles). The annoying thing is that it was the same module the previous specialist...
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    Not yet mate. Hopefully I'll change and code the...

    Not yet mate. Hopefully I'll change and code the SWCM in the next two days. Either way, I'll be sure to update this thread with the resolution.
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    Cheers mate. Current coding on AQ is 0012102. ...

    Cheers mate. Current coding on AQ is 0012102.

    I'm just going to do this myself now.
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    Well it seems I may be narrowing in on the...

    Well it seems I may be narrowing in on the problem. Replaced the steering module for a CH one (current is AQ). Left it for two hours and the steering light didn't come on. However the tech had to...
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    ^^ I always like his videos. But...as he...

    ^^ I always like his videos. But...as he mentioned, you can check ignition switches on A5 platforms using VCDS. The positions read fine.

    Jack, why does CAN always read the steering angle sensor...
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    ^^^Ahh a Yorkshireman. I'm in Leeds if you fancy...

    ^^^Ahh a Yorkshireman. I'm in Leeds if you fancy a go at this problem?

    As you can tell, I'm well out of my depth on this one. So you're probably right.

    But I am familiarising myself with this...
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    I've removed and tested the relay for the power...

    I've removed and tested the relay for the power supply relay 2. It clicks but the continuity reading doesn't stay at 0.01. It fluctuates around 0.26/0.70/1/2 etc (does momentarily reach 0.01). The...
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    Sorry to hear about your dad, Jack. This is why I...

    Sorry to hear about your dad, Jack. This is why I like cars, things can be verified and corrected (most of the time). In fact, one of the main reasons I bought this car was to get over some of my own...
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    I've been logging the info from the car...

    I've been logging the info from the car extensively today.

    What I have noticed is that in Group 11 (and above) in the ABS module, on all four wheels the 'Speed encoder error' is 65535.

    Is that...
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    Okay I'll get it tomorrow (may as well get a full...

    Okay I'll get it tomorrow (may as well get a full day out of it).

    In the ABS module, when the lights come on the angle is different to that in the steering assist module; I.e., in ABS it is stuck...
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    Do the wheels need to be moving to read the...

    Do the wheels need to be moving to read the steering angle? I can see the angle moving in MBV with the ignition on.
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    Thanks for the wiring diagram, Jack. If it...

    Thanks for the wiring diagram, Jack. If it requires excessive removal of stuff, then I'll leave it to somebody else.

    I've tested the relays in the engine bay (only 3 there) and they're all fine....
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    Jack, I have to decode most of what you...

    Jack, I have to decode most of what you say...haha (mainly because of the acronyms).

    So...measure the MA draw using a multimeter, from BCM? Is BCM the central electrics module? If it's showing a...
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    My apologies, golf_vend. I thought for sure I had...

    My apologies, golf_vend. I thought for sure I had or posted the 'defective' fault. Regarding the steering faults, I've cleared those and they haven't come back. Is it still possible after two weeks...
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    I've had this fault code before mate, a couple of...

    I've had this fault code before mate, a couple of pages back. It basically happens when the steering light keeps coming on and off. It eventually registers this fault, then the ESP light and tyre...
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    If I thought I stood the foggiest chance of...

    If I thought I stood the foggiest chance of understanding it, then I would get the Erwin subscription, Jack. VW UK said that if the dealership were struggling to understand the fault, they could've...
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    Well it wasn't the clock spring. Luckily they...

    Well it wasn't the clock spring. Luckily they refunded me the money, but they damaged the leather on the steering wheel in the process.....brilliant!

    I asked why they couldn't ring VW in Germany...
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    Hahaha, it's an actual game. Well, they say...

    Hahaha, it's an actual game.

    Well, they say they checked all of the wiring and went through the official VW guided fault finding and this was it. If it isn't, then I'll be getting my 230 back. ...
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    Hey, Jack. The part number there replacing is...

    Hey, Jack. The part number there replacing is 1k0959653c. Initially he just repeated that they were replacing the steering angle sensor, I told him a million times that it's been replaced. Then...
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    VW have the car. They've diagnosed it as the...

    VW have the car.

    They've diagnosed it as the clock spring. Does that sound plausible?

    They're gonna replace it tomorrow morning.
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    I figured you'd say that. Had a look through...

    I figured you'd say that. Had a look through official repair manuals and it appears to lead to control unit J104, the ABS module.

    This would make sense, as a disruption in this wire causes the...
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    Just had a feel of that wire and it's wet/damp to...

    Just had a feel of that wire and it's wet/damp to the touch, only where the discolouration has occurred. The other areas are dry. Some fresh fluid is constantly hitting it. I can't imagine that's a...
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    Cheers for the link, Jack. I've learnt a lot on...

    Cheers for the link, Jack. I've learnt a lot on this thread.

    Booked in with VW for the end of the month. I'll have to live with it until then. Though, I may check out that wiring this weekend, as...
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    Thanks fellas. Does the wire near the brake fluid...

    Thanks fellas. Does the wire near the brake fluid reservoir look damaged?
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    Of course it's all just fun and you guys are...

    Of course it's all just fun and you guys are trying to help me. But there's only so much I can do personally unfortunately.

    I was looking at some measuring blocks in Central Electric module, and...
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