Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-17-2010, 10:18 AM
amutiga amutiga is offline
Registered User
Location: Spain
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19
Mein Auto: 525d
Steering Angle Sensor E39 2002

I just picked my car from a Type I inspection and I've been told that the sensor is faulty. I know this is quite expensive (200 EUR) but if you take it to BMW dealer then they will charge about 600 EUR. I have two questions:

1) Does someone know how to change this sensor? Can you send me the link?

2) I know then you need to take the car to calibrate the sensor, but Does anyone know what happens if you change it and drive until it is calibrated? Do I need to turn the DSC off?

525d July 2002
312.000 Kilometers
6-6,5 liters/100 Km @ 140/150 Km/hour
Repairs in 8,5 year - less de 1.000 Euros. (without rutinary maintenance and replacements)
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 12-17-2010, 10:28 AM
Mark@EAC Mark@EAC is offline
Past Sponsor
Location: NW Indiana USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,563
Send a message via AIM to Mark@EAC
Mein Auto: e39 5
what are the car's symptoms? Typically with a bad steer angle sensor the ABS and brake lights would probably be on, and DSC would not work. These don't fail all that often either. Just curious.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-17-2010, 10:29 AM
ozzM3 ozzM3 is online now
Registered User
Location: MA
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 91
Mein Auto: 00/M5
I bought new sensor on Ebay for $100, but INDY shop changed it for me. In case of DYI - note that you'll need to pull-out steering column.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-17-2010, 10:33 AM
ozzM3 ozzM3 is online now
Registered User
Location: MA
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 91
Mein Auto: 00/M5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark@EACTuning View Post
what are the car's symptoms? Typically with a bad steer angle sensor the ABS and brake lights would probably be on, and DSC would not work. These don't fail all that often either. Just curious.
In my case only DSC light was constantly on.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-17-2010, 10:35 AM
QSilver7's Avatar
QSilver7 QSilver7 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northeast Indiana
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,871
Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
see #9 in diagram below: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...32&fg=30&hl=55
__________________
Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
(SOLD)
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

http://imageshack.com/scaled/grid240/822/e38e532ndsigpic.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-17-2010, 10:42 AM
amutiga amutiga is offline
Registered User
Location: Spain
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19
Mein Auto: 525d
Yes, I've been looking in the Internet and it is not very often but there are a few messages in different forums. The DSC light is not on but I have noticed lately that the traction has changed. Mine is manual shift (I am in Spain) and now the car reacts as if I was driving an automatic car. I think what I will do is first, locate the sensor, then I will change it myself and then I will take to an Indy to calibrate it. Many thanks to all for your help. By the way, it is an incredible car.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-17-2010, 04:25 PM
bluebee's Avatar
bluebee bluebee is offline
Seek to understand,^Value
Location: San Jose, California
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 21,283
Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
Dunno how to help you but I do know there is a most excellent multi-page PDF treatise on how the entire DSC system works, along with a short description of the testing and operation of all the sensors, including the steering wheel sensors, appended to this thread.

bmw_abs_dsc_asc_repair.pdf (893.3 KB, 2560 views)

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms