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Old 01-12-2020, 06:02 AM
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We have some progress, due to a 500 mile round trip next weekend to the Lake District I got my mate that restores the classic BMW's to have a tinker, it turns out the rough engine and clanking from the back of the block was a coil, cylinder 5 wasn't running. Part and labour 133 which i didn't think was bad.

He reset the steering angle of the active steering using his Snap-on ECU reader, and we still had the error.

He then tried to communicate with the Active Steering module with the device and couldn't communicate.

I left the car with him and he took the car to another specialist, they couldn't communicate either, they reckon the module has blown, they're going to have another look in the week. I wasn't booked in and they were busy.
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:19 PM
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The disc part ( optical reader) on the steering assembly might be dirty, & need to be removed to be cleaned? The module for the steering assembly probably has a fault that needs to be removed, directly in that module. Since it is a safety module, it probably want clear with the normal routine. Glad you found a bad COP, at least that wasn't a expensive repair.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:53 AM
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I still have my steering fault.

The current thinking by the mechanics is that the Active Steering Module which i believe lives under the passenger seat may have blown as they cannot communicate with it. Does this sound a plausable explanation? I don't really want to dish out on a replacement module as they seem to be $$$ when it's just a theory.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:38 PM
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Do you have ISTA, or have access to someone with it? ISTA will provide you with the fault explanation, & the path to clear the fault. Since this is a safety related fault, it probably will have to be deleted directly in that module. The trip to BMW might be best for the alignment & diagnostics if you don't. It is hard to say if it is the module or not, without seeing what is going on.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:29 AM
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I'll have another go at installing ISTA P this weekend. I'll try and get it from another source, the download i got was 360GB and when i went through the instructions there wasn't the registry change file that you need run at the beginning of the install process so i kinda got stuck.

Failing that i've found a specialist i may take it to.
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:56 PM
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See if this install might help?
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File Type: pdf BMW ISTA-P Installation Manual ALL Win OS.pdf (1.98 MB, 15 views)
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