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Old 03-18-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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steering angle sensor calibration..diy???

ok guys,
i just got back from talkin to one of the guy from the dealer, he said that we can calibrate our steering angle sensor by just turning the steering wheel all the way to the left (until it is locked that we can no longer turn the steering wheel anymore) then turn it all the way right for a couple times, then the steering angle sensor will calibrate itself.

IS THIS TRUE?
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Nope that is called the end of line must be done after unit has been coded and aligned originaly
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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sorry i should have added this to the original post...

i changed the control arms and it's bushings, so i went to the dealer and get a front-end alignment, then i got the problem with steering wheel steered toward the left, went back and get them to fix it, then it went to the right after a while, went back to get them to fix it again, then i got the dsc and brake light on in amber color . then i got them to diagnose, they said its the faulty steering angle sensor.

but i have read a couple threads saying that if we do anythin to our suspension, we need to calibrate our steering angle sensor. but idk if the deal calibrated my steering angle sensor or not (i didnt mentioned that i changed the CAs and Bushing when they were doing the alignment), so i went back to them and asked them if they calibrated it or not, and they guy there told me that i can do it like i have said from above.

is that possible that we can just calibrated by steering left and right?

(sorry for the long story , i just want to get the dsc and brake light to turn off )
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:45 PM   #4
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Sorry now that I read it nope! You have to have it calibrated through the GT1 or Autologic. It is supposed to be included in any alignment service(we do) If not I would push and say that its an integral part of any PROPER alignment.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:45 PM   #5
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False, after i put on my new coilovers and changed out the tie rods the steering was out of wack, and the DSC light was on, got an allignment and the light went away..
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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Sorry now that I read it nope! You have to have it calibrated through the GT1 or Autologic. It is supposed to be included in any alignment service(we do) If not I would push and say that its an integral part of any PROPER alignment.
i know, it should be, i will bring my car back and tell them to do it over again. thanks for the quick replies, thanks


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False, after i put on my new coilovers and changed out the tie rods the steering was out of wack, and the DSC light was on, got an allignment and the light went away..
lucky you then, i have been annoyed by these lights for a while now, and inspection is due soon , so i need to get the lights off to pass the inspection coming up.
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