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      09-16-2014, 12:54 AM   #1
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So... lots of error codes

G'Day all,

So as I pulled up to work this morning (literally as I pulled up and shifted into P) I got hit with:
DSC Failure! Drive moderately
DBC Failure! Drive moderately
Flat Tyre Monitor Failure!
Start Assistant inactive!

I'm going in on Thursday to get codes read at Adelaide BMW and then the mechanics for my warranty in the afternoon. Looking online seems to be perhaps a angle sensor or something. With the warranty I'm covered for $1250 per claim for the ABS System.

Here's to hoping that I haven't been 335i'd. Typical, every single year I get my tax return and BOOM, car issue.
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Check out my previous thread. 90% chance you can fix it yourself for about an hours work at the cost of $1.00

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1029629
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      09-16-2014, 02:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link mate. I started the car again and all the codes went away as soon as my mechanic got in the car (had to drop him back at the workshop). If it happens again I'll be sure to give that method a crack. He said sometimes there'll just be a small glitch that it picks up and gets upset about - perhaps that crystalline stuff that you mentioned - but drive it for a bit and it goes away.
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Yeah that's how mine started and gradually got worse. You might notice that your indicators will not cancel also.
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The ABS/DSC Flat tyre warnings came up a few weeks ago as soon as my wife left the driveway went into limp mode and the only code that was read is
5E19 - DSC Engine Management Interface
No other codes
I went into INPA/DIS and recoded the DSC with the same zb number and did the steering wheel sensor alignment and DSC calibration with DIS software and its been a while now and no troubles so far touch wood.
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Hi

I had the same problem and codes on my 325i E90 and the codes would clear as soon as I restarted the car but would reappear some 20 minutes later. Took it to the Stealer and they fixed it for free (not under warranty either by the way). It was some steering sensor that was misaligned.

All fixed now.

Hope that helps.
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Hi mate, just wondering what was the verdict on this issue finally?
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The problem is intermittent, only seems to happen 75% of the time. I actually only JUST got it back from the mechanics we use at work and he read the codes and said SAS for sure and perhaps another sensor on the steering column further down, maybe like a steering column position sensor that's setting everything off. The tools used to get to the deeper sensor aren't even available for sale, it's an Adelaide BMW job... awesome! Luckily my tow truck driver has a hookup with a workshop run by a former master technician of theirs so if it HAS to go into a shop with those tools I may be able to get out of it a little cheaper.
That said: at the moment I'm still rocking 1x18" and 1x19" wheel on the front axle at the moment. My tyre guys are sorting me out with another 19" wheel at the moment so fingers crossed throughout the week my wheels will be identical on the front axle.
From there he'll re-scan, have a look again and hopefully that helps.
Still a work in progress atm. If it fails again I'll do that DIY that was posted up here about cleaning the SAS.
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My DSC fault codes have not come back after a couple of months now, touch wood
After DSC calibration and steering wheel sensor alignment using DIS software.
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There is a DIY for cleaning the steering angle sensor with an alcohol swab, and I believe the poster also had the same errors.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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I had the same thing

did the DIY didnt help
might have been the low battery but I really needed it fixed so I bought a new steering angle sensor the whole thing from US for about 600 I think then got it professionally installed and coded been error free since then.
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There is a DIY for cleaning the steering angle sensor with an alcohol swab, and I believe the poster also had the same errors.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
Yeah mate that's the one that I'll give a go. Provided I can get access to all the tools necessary.
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As far as code reading and everything goes I will most likely wait until i get a jb4 because that can do a lot of coding and stuff, yeah? As far as the other programs like INPA go, are they costly? Would they work along with the jb4 for ease of use?
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