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2004 Volkswagen Polo Problem

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Hi is it posible some one to help me.I have bouth this 2004 1.2 polo on 44000 miles 2 weeks ago and i found that the electric hydraulic power steering pump is not working.There is warning light on the clock indicating fault with the steering wheel.I have checked for 12v power supply coming to the pump and is OK. The car has a recent crash with both of the airbags blown.I have repeared everyting exept this problem.Have not a clue what to do next.Please help
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Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11795 | View Garage
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Could try this to reset , might work .If still having probs need to get it scanned and see what fault shows .

With the ignition off , hold down mileometer reset button , turn ignition on , hold for 30 seconds.

This from another forum .

vw polo 2003 power steering light wont go off?
hi my son had a wee bump in his polo the side airbag was deployed and the power steering stopped working everything else is fine the power steering light on all time ive put a new seat in and had the airbag reset

December 2000

ignition off hold down milometer reset button, turn to ignition on hold for 30 seconds, ewset compete

January 2009

Posted on Thursday 7th of October 2010
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simitchiev | Driver | Since: Oct 2010 | Posts: 1 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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I have tryed and nothing hapend.Today a have checked the generator and it is working perfectly.There was a black connector on the generator which was lose.I dont now what exactly is for but reconnect it.I suspect that after the airbags have blown this is something like a safety procotion.I dont now...I am totaly lost

Posted on Thursday 7th of October 2010
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Solution 2
Deolan | Driver | Since: Apr 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Hi , this is an old thread but i have been banging my head against the wall for three years with my wifes polo 2004 , 1 .4 petrol . I had a fairly new second hand pump fitted but problem cropped up three months later .....

Did almost everything as suggested in this and other threads , had two agents take a look at it and the quote for repair was nothing short of a new heart transplant .

Until i decided to fault find myself, so armed with a full can i set out to do the following .

1. Changed all fuses that sit on top of the battery case
2. Unplug wire harness that runs from the steering rack to the power steering pump itself , i then gave these connection points a healthy squirt of Q20.
3. There are two more connection points on the pump, i disconnected these and dosed with Q20 .
4.There is a connector block which sit besides the battery , did exactly the same there

Turned the key and viola ,power steering activated ..

From all of this i realise that there is definately a weak power source or a corroded point, i suggest you try this first before taking the leap for a new or second hand pump.

You or anyone else that stumbles on this thread with the same problem are welcome to drop me an

Oh , I'm from South Africa by the way , just couldnt find anyone who could help me over here , not even Volkswagen SA themselves .

Posted on Sunday 28th of April 2013
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