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ASP fault coming up would this prevent the car from starting

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ASP fault coming up would this prevent the car from starting ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Rob replied 4 years ago.

HI and welcome to just answer.

Do you mean ESP?

regards rob

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes sorry Bob I also replaced the side light bulbs yesterday but had not started the car until today. The bulbs work fine I,m wondering if it could be that replacing the bulbs has thrown the electrical management system ? The hand book does say to have them replaced at a specialist garage , but they were so easy to do I did them :(

Expert:  Rob replied 4 years ago.

hi thanks for the reply.

changing the bulbs will not cause the non start and the ESP will not the non start.

ESP stands for electronic stabillity programme and is link with the ABS traction control etc.

does the engine turn over?

are there any other warnings lights on the dash?

regards rob

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

battery, engine, steering wheel ,esp

Expert:  Rob replied 4 years ago.

hi john .

can you get a set of jump leads or charge the battery?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Bob got it started esp light still on and the steering wheel light ?


 

Expert:  Rob replied 4 years ago.

hi.

these lights have been known to come on when the voltage is low and can sometines be recalibrated if you can find an open space drive the car no faster that 20mph for 50 yards the slow down to walking speed turn the steering full lock to the left the full lock to the right straighten up the proceed for another 50 yards at no more than 20mph.

give this a try and let me know if the lights have gone out .

regards rob

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Car has gone into recovery mode only revs so far :( at least it's going now will take it to my local garage tomorrow thanks Bob :)


 

Expert:  Rob replied 4 years ago.

your welcome.

if you need more help in future will be glad tohelp .

regards rob

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Bob it's going fine now a combination of opening and closing all the doors pressing the key fob and holding each icon down + what you said :) Car can't be sat and reved has to be driven :) Thanks :)

Expert:  Rob replied 4 years ago.

hi John .

disconnect the battery for 20 minutes this will sometimes reset the engine control module.

regards rob