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      07-05-2017, 02:50 PM   #1
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Is my steering wheel supposed to lock?

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I have a 2008 328i that is currently at the body shop. I was driving like a fool and hopped up onto a small curb and hit a sign. Long story short, my steering wheel is not locking, and I'm 99% sure it did before the accident.

Am I going crazy? I know they took the steering lock off the later model e90s. Mine was manufactured 09/2007. Does anyone know when exactly they got rid of it?

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Cool, thanks. How do you know? Just curiois.
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Cool, thanks. How do you know? Just curiois.
If it's broken there's a steering wheel fault code which would give a red warning on the dash.

The early e9xs had column locks but around the early 2007 builds they removed the lock all together.
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I'm sure my 2009 build E90 locks when you completely 'shutdown' the car. i.e. 2 presses of the 'start' button.

Seems to be an electrically-controlled lock.
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I'm sure my 2009 build E90 locks when you completely 'shutdown' the car. i.e. 2 presses of the 'start' button.

Seems to be an electrically-controlled lock.
I think it's region dependent, the nhtsa stopped requiring a lock in the mid-2000s.
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I assumed my '07 does not lock, I have to try it (one would think if one has a car for 10 years one would know). I remember '06 owners having major issues when the lock failed.....and when someone posted it, the motor looked so cheesy....
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Mine does not lock at all. I can have the car completely off and turn the wheel. 09 btw
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