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ABS and ESP Lights are on after battery change

I am hoping somebody will recognize this problem. My car battery just died a few days ago,
I called breakdown hoping for a jump start so I could go over to Halfords. The breakdown guy had spare batteries with him and fitted one for a price cheaper than I had seen at Halfords.

However after he fitted it I noticed that the ABS and ESP warning lights were now on I mentioned to him that they were not
on before and he had one of those little scanner things that he plugged in. He couldn’t see what the problem was and told
me to drop in to the garage where he worked from and they would scan it with bigger scanner.
I did that and spent an hour or so at the garage the next afternoon where they scanned it. They still couldn’t see what the problem was.
A friend of the mechanic who worked for VW told him that usually these lights go off after a short time and he told me to drive it for a few days then come back to him if it still wasn’t back to normal.

I looked though these and other forums and saw that after a battery change you should turn the steering wheel full lock to full lock I did this but still no joy.
I should also mention that I have no ‘auto hold’ either this is due to the ESP light being on I believe.

My car is a 2009 Passat TDI GT CC
Any help here would be very welcome.
 

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update the breakdown guy had disconnected the battery without attaching back up power source. So all my settings were lost. Cost me over a £100 to leave with a decent garage and for them to download all the correct settings from VW.
Lesson learned there!
 
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