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Power Steering Light - MK2

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Got a MK2 punto. My power steering light is coming on intermittently. Normally every other drive.

Power steering works fine when the light comes on.

One time, was running the heater on full with no engine running and when I started it up, there was no power steering at all. But after a while of running with nothing on.. it restarted fine.

So I'm thinking its the battery. Any ideas ?
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ur thinking right. get it changed.
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Re: Power Steering Light - MK2

My 2003 MK2 Sporting has the same "feature". It briefly flashes on now and then at almost every trip. A mechanic at my Fiatdealer recalibrated the steeringsensors and the "problem" was solved for almost half a year or so. It's back now but I don't really care much; the car runs and steers fine! Sometimes powersteering fails to come to life when you had the car started. Just turn the key to stop, wait a couple of seconds, turn the key and start the car again. Most likely it's working fine then.
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Re: Power Steering Light - MK2

If you find the Light comes on - but the EPS still is there (maybe not 100%) then its most likely the Battery is too weak to
(city still switchs its light on - but wont make a difference)

If the EPS is completely off, then a battery could still be at fault, or something silly light moisture is upsetting it

My motor some how got Damp with condensation, and when the motor wasn't happy - ie water bridging, the steering used to buzz - Twitch and switch off

Dried it out - Hey presto it behaves

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