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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:27 AM
speedy1805 speedy1805 is offline
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Originally Posted by toddie35 View Post
Hi

On the way home this evening a red warning light "steering wheel with a pad lock on the top left corner" came on, after parking at home I got the manual out and found that this is an Electric steering-wheel lock fault and now the car will not start.
Does anyone have any ideas or will I need to be tow to the BMW dealer?
Regards
don,t worry, buddy! Ive got same issue, but ignored it anyway. Not neccessary to replace column. Ive heard of a simple trick, if the fault remains: After dismounting the steering cover, apply kind of spray grease on the mechanical parts of the steering lock, thats the way saving PST 500, I guess!!
Cheers Jochen
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