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BMW 545i My warning light for Active Steering Malfunction

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My warning light for Active Steering Malfunction has come several times recently. I see in most forums that the solution is simply to top off the power steering fluid. Two questions: What are the specs and brand of power steering fluid? Where about under the hood is the place to top of the fluid?

I have a 2005 545i sports edition.

Thanks, Jim
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 6 years ago.
hi can I please have the last 7 digits of your vin

Edited by Steve on 11/18/2010 at 4:49 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I guess I"m not getting an answer
Expert:  Steve replied 6 years ago.
Sorry for the delay. You need to use pentosin chf 11 fluid. The reservoir is near the coolant expansion tank. It has a black plastic cap that says pentosin on it. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have questions. Please do not forget to press accept. Steve

Edited by Steve on 11/18/2010 at 6:25 PM EST