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Hello - I have 318i M sport touring 2007, had some oddity with wheel lock being activated when it shouldn't, (amber warning), now I have the red warning for wheel lock.. I am curious what sort of costs this type of thing could range between (ball park)....
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BMW Mechanic: Sam, BMW Master technician replied 10 years ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer.

The problem you describe points towards a steering lock failure. The complete steering column will need to be replaced. It will cost about $1200 us.
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Customer reply replied 10 years ago
Hi, thanks. I have seen a stack of others comments that have pinpointed software and / or a battery issue not providing the juice required to engage the lock correctly. Especially with my model. Obviously iously keen to avoid replacing entire column at that cost (cheaper in the UK possibly than the US!?) will the diagnostics tell me this either way?
BMW Mechanic: Sam, BMW Master technician replied 10 years ago
Yes, diagnosis will definitely reveal the exact cause. Sometimes battery voltage can effect the steering lock. Most of the earlier models have an older style lock/column that is more prone to fail. Once the column is replaced, i have never seen the issue reoccur.
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