There are literally thousands of reports online about this issue. There is a small hole on the bottom of the steering wheel where you can insert the screwdriver and push up on the release spring. There are plenty of videos out there showing you how to take it out. I picked up my car from the dealer and noticed that the turbos on my vehicle were not spooling up at all, no power what's so ever. The photo shows the airbag released from the steering wheel.
Once we restarted the car and began driving, all of the warning lights went away except for the steering wheel lock warning light. We are going to assist to get her another vehicle, since I don't know if this one is safe. Comments and Suggestions: Phillip Comments: Hi Iv replaced the trim on my e60 steering wheel but I'm having problems replacing the airbag, iv tried pushing it back in but no joy January 27, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Confirm the tabs are correctly aligned with the spring. There is good level of oil. Thanks June 10, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What figure number? I am not a professional video person and video is uploaded as is for your information and help so keep your complaints to yourself or make your own perfect video. The later referred to as the switch cluster. Can currently start and run my car, along with turn steering wheel and hear the steering wheel unlock when key is inserted into ignition.
Once the airbag is removed, store it in a safe place facing up. Noted below are a few of the common symptoms of a damaged, bad or failing steering angle sensor. The control unit compares this information to an idealized scenario stored in its memory and acts to minimize the differences between the perfect readings and the actual readings. Once brought to the dealership, they require a whole steering wheel column to be replaced. After replacing the steering-angle sensor, it must first be coded and then calibrated. BimmerScan solved the problem without my throwing money and parts at it hoping to find a fix. This component is one that is.
When you start cleaning you will notice a large amount grime on the end of the cotton swab. They checked alternator and that was within tolerances, reinitialized active steering and charged the battery and sent me on my way. One of the most popular types of units on today's vehicle is known as the steering angle sensor. With the fasteners removed, separate the switch from the mounting bracket. These are usually at the top corners of the switches.
Lift the switch assembly off the steering wheel. Clockspring is part 1 in the diagram, I believe the angle sensor is inside part 2. Another popular problem is a bad battery or a bad voltage regulator. I had heard nothing but great things about Bryce. However, do not rely on this. My daughter is the one normally driving this vehicle.
Thanks July 27, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No. During encoding, various parameters are transmitted to check the plausibility of the steering angle in the steering column switch cluster e. This major safety issue needs to be investigated and a recall should be issued. This will also trigger the to illuminate on the dashboard or instrument control panel. Gently unsnap trim and remove. After a quick diagnostic test, he determined I needed a new battery and my entertainment computer system had to be recoded.
Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. This has caused me to have the car go out of control when it was snowing. Which Steering Angle Sensor Do I Have? Keep cleaning until the swab no longer gets dirty…this could take a while. The the 645ci srs module looks totally different. Figure 4 Lift the steering wheel off the steering column shaft. After completion of the job, my car's check engine light along with bunch of other warnings came on and the vehicle was not running at all. All repairs are performed by us at our own facility in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida.
Has anyone done this before on 645ci? All of our articles are original and written by our staff. What did the dealer check exactly and did they pull faults for you? Figure 6 Place the switches on the work bench with the switches facing down. He has high tech equipments and he really just wants to fix up the car. In addition the steering wheel failed to go down into the driving position. I reviewed some of the online forums and some suggest that this fault could cause the vehicle to not start.
Negative lead to negative battery terminal. The steering wheel multifunction switches, the clock spring and the steering angle sensor can be replaced once the driver airbag and steering wheel are removed. The cleaning process was a complete success! Everything is braking around then but they don't come out! I took the slip ring off, its totally different then the newer models. They just made a lifetime customer and friend! This repair article only deals with the pre 2007 E60 vehicles that use the analog steering angle sensor. Cleaning this disk will solve the issue. The high pressure hose will connect the pump to the rack and the low pressure return hose will connect the rack back to the reservoir to circulate the fluid. This is not the easiest airbag to remove.
Please note that the torque value for the steering wheel nut is 62. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information. Is there a switch or a blocker? The steering angle sensor is mounted on the steering shaft and is located at either the bottom of the steering column or behind the airbag in the steering wheel. Since you will be removing the air bag from the steering wheel, it is very important that all of the electrical voltage has dissipated from the vehicle. At first the car wouldn't start. Scary when you have a 8 month old kid in a car.