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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 09-06-2016, 09:03 AM
henryssg henryssg is offline
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Steering Angle Sensor

Hi,

I am currently a 2007 model 730Li. I am not sure whether is it a E65 or E66 model.

Recently I had problems with the sensors on "flat tyre" and "intermittent DSC light on my dash". My mechanic told me that my Steering Angle Sensor is faulty and I need to change it for SGD820 (price of spare parts) + SGD100 (workmanship in replacing the faulty part)

I am planning to change my car and do not wish to spend much on repairs. Can anyone help on getting this spare part online, either new or second-hand?

Thanks a lot.

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Old 09-06-2016, 09:22 AM
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You can sometimes clean the sensor. Worked for me. Followed this procedure
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...sor-FIX-I-hope
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:45 PM
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you have an e66

because you have an "L". e65's are the short "i" version....
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:33 PM
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You can sometimes clean the sensor. Worked for me. Followed this procedure
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...sor-FIX-I-hope
Thanks. will try it out.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:34 PM
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because you have an "L". e65's are the short "i" version....
Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:13 AM
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I personally can not see why cleaning the wipers would cause this fault - don't waste your time , if they guaranty that changing the sensor will fix it get them to do it- I have a problem with the wipers on mine and have spent a lot of time trying to fix it but in my research I found that the replacements you get from BMW are different and need programming and them wheel alinement's costing a lot of money! (I thought about doing it myself but there are no instructions on the procedure so I am presuming that nobody has actually done this themselves) (anyway when the wipers of the SAS are faulty you will find the indicators stop cancelling as well as the abs +other safety controls turn off)
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:06 AM
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My wipers if you mean the little brass contacts were fine on mine it was the potentiometer that was gummed up and dirty that was causing my dynamic drive failure.

I could just sit and turn the wheel at a certain spot and get the fault to appear. Since cleaning the tracks the fault has gone away(at least for now).

When you do get the dynamic drive failure your turn signals will not cancel out on there own.

I do wonder what part BMW is replacing with since it seems both parts could fail and on sites all I see is the SZL listed as the part that gets replaced. Which does not have new contacts or potentiometer. I would think the electronic board and potentiometer assembly would cost several thousand new.
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