DS3 STEERING

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Hell
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DS3 STEERING

Post by Hell »

Hi Guys thank you for accepting me.
I have a 2015 DS3 with intermittent power steering problems and intermittent dash lights.
Had an auto electrician out who has checked everything for corrosion etc. Basically said he can't see the part number on the ECU, Rack and motor so would be as case of getting on ramps, taking it all off and sending away for it to be tested.
Sounds like an expensive job.
Can anyone advise if its worth doing please?

Fault code 0606.

Thanks in advance
Hell.
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Re: DS3 STEERING

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Hi, and :welc: to the Forum. How old is the battery? The modern PSA vehicles have a lot of electronics, and are reliant upon there being a good electrical supply. It is not unknown for the power steering to be heavy just after starting then engine if the battery is on its' way out.
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Re: DS3 STEERING

Post by Hell »

Thanks for your reply.
I have had the battery and alternator checked and they are both OK apparently.
I had diagnostics done at a garage who recommended I get an auto electrician to check everything.
Do you suggest I try to find date on the battery first?
Thanks 😊
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Re: DS3 STEERING

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

I would (find the date on the battery). It may be OK when there is a light load on the electronics, but could let you down when the electrical load is heavy (if the battery is past its' best date).
James
ex BX 1.9
ex Xantia 2.0HDi SX
ex Xantia 2.0HDi LX
Ex C5 2.0HDi VTR
Ex C5 2.0HDi VTR

C5 2.2HDi VTX+
Yes, I am paranoid, but am I paranoid ENOUGH?
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Joined: 10 Nov 2022, 13:34

Re: DS3 STEERING

Post by Hell »

Thanks will look over the weekend.
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