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Newbie here just got introduced to this site. 2001 330i I just purchased the car my first bimmer did the 4 wheel alignment checked all the wheel sensors I'm almost sure its the steering angle sensor anyone know how to test this sensor or does it need calibration any help would be very appreciated
 

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It needs to be calibrated after a wheel alignment. I'm guessing that your abs Dsc and or brake light is on? Just to let you know there are a ton of things that can cause those lights to come on. Go to a indy shop that has an autologic or gt1 and have those codes read then go from there.


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Thank you very much for the info I will make an app with my local stealer and get that done.

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Thank you very much for the info I will make an app with my local stealer and get that done.

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If you have an indy shop around I'd give them a call and see if they can read the codes. It will save you a little money. The BMW dealer wanted $100 to read my codes and I found an Indy dealer that read them for $20. Just a little tip to save some money.
Once you have the codes come back and tell us what the codes are and we can point you in the right direction.
Good luck!



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Thanks for the quick reply. I actually have a snapon solus pro and the code it is giving me is "5e43 steering angle sensor internal" I can clear the code but after just driving a short distance the brake light and dsc lights come on and and stay on in an amber color.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I actually have a snapon solus pro and the code it is giving me is "5e43 steering angle sensor internal" I can clear the code but after just driving a short distance the brake light and dsc lights come on and and stay on in an amber color.
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do you have the capability to calibrate it? I would try to calibrate it first and if that doesn't work, you will just have to replace it. Expensive little bugger and it has to be coded to your car by the bmw dealer. :thumbdwn:
best of luck and hope you figure it out.
 

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Unfortunately I can only view the speed sensors my scanner won't let me calibrated or even look at steering angle data looks like I'm off to the dealer after I replace it. That or spend $1200 for the BMW software.

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Unfortunately I can only view the speed sensors my scanner won't let me calibrated or even look at steering angle data looks like I'm off to the dealer after I replace it. That or spend $1200 for the BMW software.

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even the BMW software for the solus won't do it for you. That is a useless tool for BMW
 

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Gt1 or autologic


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Autologic or ista. Gt1 is pretty much a dead tool for servicing BMWs now. Even SSS 32 will no longer program some new DSC or steering angle sensors
 

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Thanks for the advice. Could I purchase on eBay or would it be a special dealer.
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it ended up beeing a bad steering angle sensor. there is a good diy thread for replacing it i did it on the fly. I was done in a couple of hours. The hard part is finding someone trhat can calibrate it other than the dealer.
 

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it ended up beeing a bad steering angle sensor. there is a good diy thread for replacing it i did it on the fly. I was done in a couple of hours. The hard part is finding someone trhat can calibrate it other than the dealer.
could you post a link to the DIY,please,thanks
 
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