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Old 07-18-2012, 02:03 PM
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Steering Lock Fault

Originally Posted by Richie74 View Post
Hi Everyone

My first post too. I have also had the steering lock fault come up. The red one! However, I can start E60 520D just fine. The fault came up 4 days ago now and comes on every time. I have driven it about 200 miles and had no problems. I took it into a very good local garage and they put the BMW diagnostics kit on it and there was no fault. Tried other diagnostics equipment as well and fault. Taking the car back in a few days as they want to check the wiring to investigate why the error came up.

Is this a case of software upgrade? I haven't had the steering 'lock' on me at all and have probably done 20 trips with no problems.

Any ideas?
My First Post
Almost exactly the same as above. 2007 E60 520D Red fault light which first appeared when stopping the car suddenly and switching off on left turn lock. Despite the warning light I have started the car more than 20 times with no problems. Local BMW specialist can not clear the fault light permanently. He claims all working OK and sensor faulty need to replace steering column. More than 1k!!! Does not know about a software fix.
Does anyone know of a software fix or is there a hardwiring solution to bypass the sensor???
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