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Old 3rd May 2014, 03:23 PM
Sir WIll Sir WIll is offline
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Just replaced mine as I had on occasion the random warning light on the dash for the ESP.

The one pulled out from the D3 was brown and part number 3B0 945 511, plus it had a shorter plunger on than the new one purchased.

I bought for 10 from eBay a Variant2 Kerr Nelson Brake Light Switch. The plunger and travel was a lot longer which confused me at first as I thought hello its the wrong part.

Reading up its a later design, all fitted and the brake lights work fine and no ESP light anymore.
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Old 3rd May 2014, 03:43 PM
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2006 D3 S8 5.2 V10
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Old 4th April 2020, 09:42 AM
jake0366 jake0366 is offline
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Default ESP comes on after 4 mins

My 3.0tdi has a problem with the ESP.
It will come on after 4 minutes of the engine running. It doen't matter if the car is moving or not. My problem now is that my usual Garage is 90 miles away so can't get it scanned fully, what with this lock down
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Old 14th December 2021, 06:00 PM
Bushido Bushido is offline
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Jake, my 4.2 tdi has started that exact same thing!! Let me know if you get to the bottom of it matey
Usually huffing, puffing and buffing in a dark corner somewhere...
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