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      11-21-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Faulty Steering Lock Code

Hi Guys,

Well I have had the honour of a RED Fault code apearing on my dash.

The code says Faulty Steering Lock..

Took to the Bris Stealership and cost me $90 for them to tell me i need to fork out $1800 to replace a STEERING COLUMN!!!!

WTF!

does anyone know how to remove this fault code as i can drive my car fine and am not keen to part with the best bit of 2K!

2k is for tunes/wheels/suspension bits not for a $20 part that BMW dont stock so they make you buy the whole unit!

ANy one had this problem with possible fixes I would much appreciate your feedback..

Thanks GUYS..
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approx 8 threads down was this thread:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731251
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Mate if you have to buy the steering column dont buy it through bmw, you can get them used for about $500.

a few guys have also cleaned/lubed there steering column but it was a pretty damn in depth process for serious DIY er's which shall show up if you do a search. (by memory the cleaning lubricating was to do with the lock mechanism)
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Hi Guys,

Well I have had the honour of a RED Fault code apearing on my dash.

The code says Faulty Steering Lock..

Took to the Bris Stealership and cost me $90 for them to tell me i need to fork out $1800 to replace a STEERING COLUMN!!!!

WTF!

does anyone know how to remove this fault code as i can drive my car fine and am not keen to part with the best bit of 2K!

2k is for tunes/wheels/suspension bits not for a $20 part that BMW dont stock so they make you buy the whole unit!

ANy one had this problem with possible fixes I would much appreciate your feedback..

Thanks GUYS..

hey mate if you need work done on your car just let me know i have the best mechanic and he know bmw's like the back of his hand!! brisbane bmw wanted to charge my mate 2k for a water pump and some hose's and he did them for $500 and his in brisbane
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The same thing happened to me 2 months ago, i went to a private mechanic and they plugged my car to their programming software and removed the code. As simple as that.
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      11-21-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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Thanks guys,

Swazza if you could PM his detials that would be great mate.

Jexus - this is what I thought.. do they need a special Code reader or is it just a scan tool?

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I m not too sure, but you should PM skycat from this forum, he's the one who did it for me
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Thanks mate wil do
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You need to find a shop in your area with Autologic they will be able to help.
If you were in Sydney i could do it for you not a big issue should not cost to much.
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Can someone explain this... as I have read it in a couple of posts.

If the car reports "Faulty Steering Lock" and BMW say $2500 to fix it... what the hell is clearing the code going to do?

Does the car have a 2.5k problem or not??

Surely by clearing the code you are simply buying a few extra days/weeks until it appears again?
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Can someone explain this... as I have read it in a couple of posts.

If the car reports "The code says Faulty Steering Lock" and BMW say $2500 to fix it... what the hell is clearing the code going to do?

Does the car have a 2.5k problem or not??

Surely by clearing the code you are simply buying a few extra days/weeks until it appears again?
Well it's been months since the coding and I haven't had any issue yet.
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      11-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #12
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Cheers guys,

Maybe a silly Q, but any potential issues to look out for when re-coding these E92s??

Or is it simply let the Scan tool do the work.

Found a mob in Bris that says he can help - just want to make sure he is helping.. cheers
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      11-25-2012, 08:32 PM   #13
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Update guys - car is now LOCKED..

Will not start, turn on - nothing.

Being towed....

What a great start to a Monday!

Word of warning - if this code appears on your dash - get it removed or replace your column. It will eventualy cease your car..

2k down the drain.
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You need to find a shop in your area with Autologic they will be able to help.
If you were in Sydney i could do it for you not a big issue should not cost to much.
good luck
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What code exactly are you removing/doing and can I do it through a Dcan cable and laptop?
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What code exactly are you removing/doing and can I do it through a Dcan cable and laptop?
No you need to use the BMW factory scan tool or Autologic its not about clearing codes there is a lot more to it than that.
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Clean and lubricate the lock mechanism first then clear the faulty code. It's a scam to shell out $ 2K because of a dirty lock and a faulty code which is not user friendly to clear at all, shame on BMW.
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