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      12-22-2020, 12:38 PM   #1
DylxnJames
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Drives: BMW 3 Series E90
Join Date: Dec 2020
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Angry [HELP] - E90 battery died, now steering lock on

Hi All,

Came out this morning to a flat battery on my 56 plate (2006) 3 series. Must have left a light on or something. Anyway, get some jump cables on, give it 10 minutes to get some charge, stick the key in to start it and I am greeted with the steering wheel lock dash light (Red) and the car wont turn on at all.

I left the battery to charge, went back a few hours later, steering lock light still there and engine still wont start.

How did my battery going flat prompt the car to decide it fancied locking the wheel and not letting me start the car?! Had zero issue with it before, no cause for concern...

I have ordered a can cable and have the bmw software ready to go but all of this hassle because the battery died? Does this happen every time a BMW battery goes flat?

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