Citroen C1, VF7PMCFAC89137***
My mother-in-law's 2007 C1 (you can see why this is important ) had a warning lamp 'PS' illuminate a week or two back, followed swiftly by a complete failure of the power assistance.
She took it into a local garage who said it will need a new steering rack, steering column and ECU. She can't remember all they said to her, but she did remember the £800 for parts plus fitting, plus VAT quoted.
I found out about all this a couple of days ago.
I've never come across such a system before. I had a cursory look under the bonnet, but could not see any electrical connections or pipework leading to the rack. The vehicle is kept 50 miles away from me.
Can anyone tell me how this system works, please?
I note from a response to a similar problem with T.Ayago on this forum, that the Steering ECU can be rebooted. Apart from disconnecting the unit, is there any other way to reboot it?
It's not a huge car to search, but it would simplify things for me if you could tell me exactly where this ECU is situated.
What are the typical problems with this system and what should I be checking, please? I don't have direct access to diagnostic equipment.
This car is not yet 4 years old, this seems a very short life for such important equipment, but 10 months out of warrantee unfortunately.
Any assistance wil be greatly appreciated.