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Old 01-21-2013, 09:39 AM
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2006 325i wont start please help

I have a 2006 325i and it wont start or even turn over and im getting a yellow code on the dash that shows a steering wheel and a lock. I have tried a new battery and it didnt help. Any help is greatly appreciated

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:57 PM
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Any help is greatly appreciated

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:16 PM
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Have you tried a different key? Looks like it could be some issue with reading the chip in the key.

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:18 PM
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steering column lock malfunction. try jiggling the wheel left and right before starting.

you may need to have the steering column replaced
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:19 PM
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Yea i tried moving the wheel how much does the steering column replacement run?

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:21 PM
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Also how do you reset the car compute? Just removing the battery cables doesnt do it

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list price is 550 for the column. IIRC, its 2 hours of labor by the book. so 7-800 for the replacement if you arent under warranty

as for resetting the DME, you need a bmw specific diagnostic cable.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:33 PM
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How could i find out if its under warrenty still?

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How could i find out if its under warrenty still?

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Important point: Your original factory warranty lasts 4 years.

To verify that fact, you must delve deep into your BMW supplied documentation.

Did you find it?
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I have a 2006 325i and it wont start or even turn over and im getting a yellow code on the dash that shows a steering wheel and a lock. I have tried a new battery and it didnt help. Any help is greatly appreciated

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I see your error image is a LOCK and a STEERING WHEEL.

Try searching, say, Google for BMW STEERING WHEEL LOCK.

Is your Karma good?

Also, you might look here, a link I at least have posted a few times here lately.

Or, if adventurous, try searching, say, Google for BMW FAULT GRAPHICS

How's your Karma now?
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