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Unhappy ducato power steering warning

I have a 2014 Rapido based on the Ducato chassis. It has done just 9000 miles.I have recently been getting the power steering warning light and message on the dash. I think it is a purely hydraulic power steering system. My local garage says their code reader shows no steering errors.The fluid level is spot on and the drive belt is tight. The steering does not change whether the warning is on or not and feels normal. The warning has been getting progressively worse. It was 100 miles before reoccurring but has now reached the point where I don't even have to start the engine, therefor not hydraulics. The warning always clears after completing the switch on self test. My only other thought is steering wheel angle sensor. Any guru's out their, I would appreciate your ideas.
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This is a duplicate post - can anyone get it removed? Or reported for closure?

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Its driven by an electric motor isnt it rather than off the engine hence why it is quite stiff when engine first started due to the amount of power the battery takes to recover to full charge.
I wonder if the warning light has something to do with that, what is your battery voltage before you crank the engine? Have you got a cell going down.

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I could be wrong though

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sorry about duplicate post, I thought my first post had failed.
thanks for replies, sorry about delay, been away. Now arranging for dealership to see if manufacturers diagnostics can pull out any info. I would accept it but the light now comes on all the time so the symptom is deteriorating even if steering unaffected (at the moment). Also coming up to MOT so dont know if it would be a fail.

Pete, I have now confirmed it is a hydraulic system .
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Even though we no longer have the Hymer, I would be very interested in what the ‘hydraulic’ fault is.

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If it is the steering angle sensor. I believe the way to clear it is turning steering from lock to lock a couple of times, which apparently re calibrates the system. Could be wrong though.
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That’s interesting because sometimes the warning light would come on just after we had used full lock.

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Without going into a long explanation how I found out, I had the steering warning light illuminate after a cable was pulled through the bulkhead when the engine auxiliary drive belt failed. The steering worked perfectly but the light could not be cancelled.

After many hours of investigation using other Ducato's as a reference, the cable was attached to a connector under the driver seat which extinguished the light. The other end of the cable is connected to the steering rack. Not all Ducato's have this cable, only the fifth one checked had this. If you have this cable, worth checking under the driver seat for a faulty connection. RH drive btw.

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Without going into a long explanation how I found out, I had the steering warning light illuminate after a cable was pulled through the bulkhead when the engine auxiliary drive belt failed. The steering worked perfectly but the light could not be cancelled.

After many hours of investigation using other Ducato's as a reference, the cable was attached to a connector under the driver seat which extinguished the light. The other end of the cable is connected to the steering rack. Not all Ducato's have this cable, only the fifth one checked had this. If you have this cable, worth checking under the driver seat for a faulty connection. RH drive btw.

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Hi Mike i recently lost the belt and since my steering warning light is on, any more information on the wire please.
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