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    On Thursday night I had a warning light appear on my dash.

    I had just started the car up and was beginning to reverse off the drive when I noticed a warning light on the dash. It looked like a steering wheel with a big exclamation mark next to it.

    It did feel like the power steering pump hadn't kicked in? Not sure how that is possible once the car is started.

    I immediately switched the ignition off removed the keys and started her up again. It was fine, and has been since, no problems before this either.

    I do recall earlier on in the week I had a bit of a job getting the steering wheel lock off, not sure if this is connected to it. I probably won't bother using the steering lock. Had major probs with a Primera once when a steering lock jammed on.

    I'm guessing it was a power steering pump warning light? I hope there isn't a problem there, wouldn't want to lose my steering when driving along.

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    If it's reasurance your after mate,your steering wont just dissapear onto thin air its just that it wont be power assisted if theres a problem,check the power steering fluid level to start with,allthough the tank is a ***** to access,need to remove drivers side wheel arch liner to gain access.

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    If you're moving at any real speed, the PS is less noticeable anyway.

    The warning IS something to do with PS. if it doesn't come on again then I wouldn't worry. You may want check the fluid level (bottle behind engine, low down)

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    I've had this a few times in the past!, i think its when you start up quick and turn the steering wheel, somehow the pump don't kick in! after all its electro hydraulic so anything is possible, i must say it hasn't happened for some time though. but does seem like an electrical glitch. just keep your eye on it but should be ok. when starting let all the lights go out that should and don't rush off immediately.

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