Power steering light

morffius

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I finally finished the twins install and while the car powers on the power steering light is on. It is the steering wheel and exclamation light. I filled the power steering and ran the wheel lock to lock. Then I filled the fluid in again and went lock to lock. I also ran the car for a few minutes again turning the wheel. The power steering level is now stabilized and not decreasing. Any thoughts?

7/14/18: FIXED

1. Unplugged the negative cable from the battery terminal.
2. Went under the car and using my sausage fingers reached between the subframe and the steering rack and unplugged all the electrical plugs.
3. Cleaned the ends of the ends of the plugs and checked the wires for any breaks. They all looked good. One was a little dirty.
4. Plugged all connectors back in.
5. Started the car and the steering wheel and exclamation point were still there
6. turn the wheel all the way to the left and then all the way to the right and then back to dead center.
7. The light turned off!
8. Took the car off the lift and went for a drive.

I just hope this stays and it doesn't come back.
 
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I finally finished the twins install and while the car powers on the power steering light is on. It is the steering wheel and exclamation light. I filled the power steering and ran the wheel lock to lock. Then I filled the fluid in again and went lock to lock. I also ran the car for a few minutes again turning the wheel. The power steering level is now stabilized and not decreasing. Any thoughts?
Just take it out and drive it. Happened to me before as well.
 

morffius

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I drove it around a lot and went lock to lock multiple times. No dice. Light is still on. What else can I try. Did I fry a sensor or something?
 

morffius

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FIXED IT!

1. Unplugged the negative cable from the battery terminal.
2. Went under the car and using my sausage fingers reached between the subframe and the steering rack and unplugged all the electrical plugs.
3. Cleaned the ends of the ends of the plugs and checked the wires for any breaks. They all looked good. One was a little dirty.
4. Plugged all connectors back in.
5. Started the car and the steering wheel and exclamation point were still there
6. turn the wheel all the way to the left and then all the way to the right and then back to dead center.
7. The light turned off!
8. Took the car off the lift and went for a drive.

I just hope this stays and it doesn't come back.
 

morffius

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Jul 15, 2017
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It did come back after I removed the battery to do other electrical stuff. This time the reset with turning the wheel is all it took.
 
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