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Old 01-22-2013, 04:45 AM
Bimmer252 Bimmer252 is offline
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Steering Column Exit Setting

I have a 2004 745il and when I turn the ignition off, the steering column comes down, and to a point where I have to raise it back up to get out of the car. I tried resetting my set settings but nothing seems to work. I reviewed the owners manual and it didn't say anything about this. It did say that I can set it to get the steering out of the way but nothing on how to stop it getting in the way. It's driving me crazy! Thanks, guys!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:28 AM
SteweD SteweD is offline
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Although not a solution I have had the exact same problem.....
I tried all sorts of faffing about with INPA and fuses and disconnecting the battery and googling and TIS and RealOEM and never found a solution.....
By luck I switched the ignition on and off quickly weeks after the problems arose and it sorted itself.

I previously posted on Bfest here and on a more UK centric site here

Good luck...
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:06 AM
Bimmer252 Bimmer252 is offline
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Thank you, sir! I tried your ignition trick but it didn't work. I also tried to use my spare key, since I've been told that the keys hold a lot of information. This didn't work either. Perhaps this problem will go away eventually.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:05 PM
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Sadly I can't remember the exact process that I used....it was a total fluke.
But it would have been after the wipers had stopped mid sweep on the windscreen...
I would have pressed the on off button quickly just to power cycle the ignition.
Sorry I can't be more enlightening
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