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Old 05-01-2020, 09:58 PM
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NEED ELV RESET SOFTWARE '06 325i

Hello,
My electronic steering lock needs to be reset. There are multitudes of software offers online I am looking for the best one, as simple as possible. I dont need to do anything other than reset the lock.
I understand the EDIABAS ToolSet 32 will handle this.

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Old 05-02-2020, 12:05 AM
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Bimmergeeks.net cable and downloads recommended.

Diagnostic Manuals Inpa/Ista D
https://bimmerprofs.com/diagnostics-inpa-part-1/
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...7x8H3pN8h1fMuF
https://carmod.ru/files/icom/istad_en.pdf
https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1681573
https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...-P-actually-do
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https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1681573

Why do you seem to think all you have to do is reset the lock.
Usually you get to the point of needing this do to a faulty lock mechanism .

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Old 05-08-2020, 07:06 PM
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Thanks very much for sending all this information. I will digest it over the weekend. Every article I have read says to reset the steering lock counter with this condition. Prior to this problem, the car was running just fine except there were several dash warning lights illuminated which is the reason the car ended up in my posession. Then one day there was a no-crank condition and the steering lock warning light was on. Could well be the lock is bad, we will see. Any additional suggestions would be welcomed.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:36 PM
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https://www.e90post.com/forums/showt...&highlight=elv

https://www.avtotools.com/index.php?productID=437
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:49 PM
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:26 AM
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My electronic steering lock needs to be reset. There are multitudes of software offers online I am looking for the best one, as simple as possible. I dont need to do anything other than reset the lock. I understand the EDIABAS ToolSet 32 will handle this.
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... Every article I have read says to reset the steering lock counter with this condition. Prior to this problem, the car was running just fine except there were several dash warning lights illuminated which is the reason the car ended up in my posession. Then one day there was a no-crank condition and the steering lock warning light was on...
I don't have a Steering Lock on my 2007 328xi built 3/2007, and have never taken the time to try to decipher the system (which BMW did/does NOT want the public to know how to defeat). However, if I had an earlier US vehicle WITH the lock, I would want to DISABLE BOTH (1) the steering wheel locking function, AND (2) the Ignition "Terminal 15" disabling function. Perhaps you can educate the rest of us as to HOW to do that properly. A knowledgeable "indie" perhaps could explain. People $ELLING "Emulators" or "Black Box $olutions" have a proprietary ($$) interest in NOT telling you what they know (or may NOT know ;-)

As I understand the system, when the CAS determines that a recognized "Remote Key" is present, either placed into the "Insert Compartment" or a Comfort Access Key inside the vehicle, CAS then sends a signal to the Steering Lock and it (1) releases the column lock solenoid, and (2) sends a signal BACK to the CAS allowing CAS to Activate the Ignition Relay (Terminal 15 Relay). If you had INPA, you could see WHICH of those functions are being properly performed. Even without INPA, you can certainly tell if (1) the Steering Wheel is Locked physically, AND (2) if the Instrument Cluster lights when you simply Press Start with Remote Key inserted (WITHOUT pressing Brake/Clutch).

Of course to Activate Starter, you ALSO need Brake/Clutch pedal pressed signal to CAS & P/N signal if AT. Even IF Terminal 15 is Active, CAS will NOT activate Starter (Terminal 50) if either of those signals is absent.

You say "I don't need to do anything other than reset the lock". You indicate the Starter does NOT Activate as it should, and that the Steering Lock warning light is on. You do NOT state whether the steering wheel can be turned or is physically LOCKED.

If the Steering wheel is NOT actually locked, then what is missing is the signal back to the CAS from the ELV which must be received by CAS to Activate Terminal 15 and Terminal 50 to activate the Starter. If THAT concept is correct, it's NOT a matter of "resetting" anything, but rather getting the proper signal from ELV to CAS to allow CAS to activate Terminals 15 & 50 (Ignition & Starter).

ANYONE who actually knows how the ELV system works, and how to replace/Emulate the system, whether same or DIFFERENT Concept, please enlighten us.

Here are TIS circuits for ELV (Electric Steering Lock, M137a), intermediate Connector X10254, and Installation Locations for ELV (M137a), its Connector (X18093), and Connector X10254:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...g-lock/uJJFO9T
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e90-325i-lim/uVM7lBi
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e90-325i-lim/RHRRf8F
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e90-325i-lim/SEzF4Bf

If I were trying to address your situation, the FIRST thing I would do is to DIS-connect each of those two connectors, beginning with X10254, and inspect & clean the pins, sockets, and any visible wiring, looking for any indication of corrosion or water damage. Here is Connector View of X10254:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...i-lim/CTIkZs0G

Please let us know what you find,
George
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:14 PM
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George,

Thanks very much for all this data!
The steering column is locked. When you hit the start button, no additional lights illuminate.

We had various random warning lights on the dash prior to the no-start but the car was running great.
It then sat in a warehouse for a good period of time and collected a great deal of mildew inside. The interior was sprayed with a vinegar and water solution and allowed to dry. At this point the no-start condition began even after recharging the battery with the yellow steering lock
indicator now present.

I believe I have located one of the connectors you mentioned and the pins look fine. On the connector to the steering lock, would it be easier to access by removing the instrument cluster?

Articles I have read say trying to start the car too many times can trigger this warning light and by resetting the CAS it can possibly clear it.

I tried scanning with with my MAXIDAS DS708 but it tells me the tester is not communicating with the control unit.
Any other ideas?

Harold
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Any other ideas?

Well, there's Avotools ELV Emulator, but their web site appears non-op. Maybe out of business? ctuna posted the link above; none of their pages appear to be operating.

Shame! Good stuff.

An ISTA solution:



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Thanks for the video! I will look into it.
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