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Old 04-27-2008, 12:11 AM
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Steering angle sensor failure on 325i 2006??

Will need some help with this one here, took the car to the local bmw mechanic, scanned , and found out that the Steering Angle sensor is malfunctioning, and thats the reason why i have a yellow brake light on my dashboard, and another like a triangle with an arrow surrounding it, not quite sure about it, but he said scaner show that. Does any one hear about this problem before, i looked on REALOEM. and cant found such a part anywhere. If anyone can help me with some info, and part location, this would be really helpfull for me. Everybody have a great one!!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:59 AM
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did u get any replies on what the root cause of your steering angle failure? possible fix? thanks!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:55 AM
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Will need some help with this one here, took the car to the local bmw mechanic, scanned , and found out that the Steering Angle sensor is malfunctioning, and thats the reason why i have a yellow brake light on my dashboard, and another like a triangle with an arrow surrounding it, not quite sure about it, but he said scaner show that. Does any one hear about this problem before, i looked on REALOEM. and cant found such a part anywhere. If anyone can help me with some info, and part location, this would be really helpfull for me. Everybody have a great one!!!
It's in the steering column itself, I believe. Look in Vehicle Electrical System/Switches/Steering column. I think you have to replace a whole unit... There have been a few replaced, see if you can search the threads out.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:54 AM
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It's in the steering column itself, I believe. Look in Vehicle Electrical System/Switches/Steering column. I think you have to replace a whole unit... There have been a few replaced, see if you can search the threads out.
Ditto.

OP, this is a fairly easy one to diagnose and I'd agree that your mechanic's diagnosis is probably correct. It isn't easy to change, and will have to be calibrated to the DSC/ABS system after it's installed. Because of that, and that you are going to be messing around with a very complicated column having an air bag module in it, I'd suggest you pay a pro.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:26 AM
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Ditto...
Really OT: Well, I'm not going to answer anything else for a while; I've been right enough to agree with DSX twice in two days, that's a sign on heaven that I'm pushing my luck.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:55 AM
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Really OT: Well, I'm not going to answer anything else for a while; I've been right enough to agree with DSX twice in two days, that's a sign on heaven that I'm pushing my luck.
Uh oh. You seem to have overlooked the possibility we're both wrong.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:07 PM
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Uh oh. You seem to have overlooked the possibility we're both wrong.

I put that down to lack of holiday intoxication.

OP, here's an oldie but a goodie!
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:19 PM
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Sometimes its just a dirty sensor.

There are procedures for cleaning and replacement in the DIY and maintenance sections
here.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16

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I put that down to lack of holiday intoxication.

OP, here's an oldie but a goodie!
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There are procedures for cleaning and replacement in the DIY and maintenance sections
here.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16
Excellent articles, however I'd caution against anyone taking this on as a DIY unless they have experience with meticulous repairs and confidence in their ability to get this back together right.
It's not brain surgery, but darned close. Mistakes can't be tolerated. I would not give this job to a B-tech without an A watching over him.
I will close with this; cars brought in on the hook with parts hanging out of them ALWAYS cost more to fix than the ones which were not disassembled.
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Well, not to be punctilious here, but the OP asked his question over 4 1/2 years ago using his one and only post.

Now, the 2P, using HIS one and only post, did ask the OP if he found anything , but I think a response is unlikely from the OP. The more current answers may help the 2P, but I think DSX's warning to not mess with this really complicated system if you need to be asking internet advice may be the best one.

I mean, if we wanted to play with zombies, shouldn't we have done it 2 weeks ago?
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Excellent articles, however I'd caution against anyone taking this on as a DIY unless they have experience with meticulous repairs and confidence in their ability to get this back together right.
It's not brain surgery, but darned close. Mistakes can't be tolerated. I would not give this job to a B-tech without an A watching over him.
I will close with this; cars brought in on the hook with parts hanging out of them ALWAYS cost more to fix than the ones which were not disassembled.
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  1. Customer self-image, maybe some of those people we see in Internet forums. You know, those other people, always waving around some DIY.

  2. Say it ain't so! Why, half the procedure's already done. Maybe not in the right order, and, sure, not every part may have gone in where it came out, but work DONE dammit!.

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Well, not to be punctilious here, but the OP asked his question over 4 1/2 years ago using his one and only post.

Now, the 2P, using HIS one and only post, did ask the OP if he found anything , but I think a response is unlikely from the OP. The more current answers may help the 2P, but I think DSX's warning to not mess with this really complicated system if you need to be asking internet advice may be the best one.

I mean, if we wanted to play with zombies, shouldn't we have done it 2 weeks ago?

Zooks, you know as well as anyone that in Cyberspace, time has little meaning until basic need demands reality.

Munchies. Reading Room. Wife/Children. Make $.

But date of original post? Nay, this very thread closes a cosmic Gestalt. Question: If necro post, has any time at all passed?

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