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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 10-09-2012, 08:24 PM
bardo bardo is offline
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hard steering

hi everyone! I have a 740i with a steering problem, just replaced the steering box and the car still feels very heavy when steering, any idea what's going on? my mechanic just gave up and me too! so any advice will help, thanks!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:24 PM
gotrice415 gotrice415 is offline
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You say you replaced the steering gear box? Have you checked the servotronic? You can tell if you have one by looking at the steering gear box. There should be an electrical connector on it. If you see wires you most likely have it.

If the shop does not have BMW software I would recommend you find a shop that does. Aftermarket scanners cannot see that system. The signal is sent from the general module if I remember right. Servotronic is what "reduces" assist from power steering at higher speeds.

Good luck!
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