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Having an issue with a steering angle sensor on 2010 BMW…

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Hi...having an issue with...

Hi...having an issue with a steering angle sensor on 2010 BMW X3... not sure if this a repair I can do or if must be done at the dealer

Mechanic's Assistant: Which particular sensor are you asking about? And have any trouble codes been triggered?

The steering angle sensor...it keeps giving a code to recalibrate

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your X3 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I would like to.... I don't mind spending a few hundred at the dealer but I think this is over a $1200 fix

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No...that should do it

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BMW Mechanic: peterpete190, Auto Technician replied 3 months ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.
I am here Sundays through Thursdays from around 5 am to 2 pm Mountain time.If you respond and I do not respond back right away I will do so as soon as I can.

Unfortunately, on this model, the calibration has to be done with a scan tool that can plug into your vehicles data port and that can perform the calibration procedure.I had to double check this to make sure there was no manual way and unfortunately, this is the only way it can be done.Now if the angle sensor has an internal electrical fault it won't be able to calibrate and the shop or dealer doing the calibration will be able to see it has a fault and can give you an estimate on the cost to replace it if needed.

Labor to have it calibrated can run anywhere from free ( some dealers will just plug into your vehicle and calibrate it ) to up to an hours charge or around $100 charge.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service, your 5-star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.I work on delivering the best answer and help here but in some cases, it can be difficult to do without seeing the vehicle.

Thanks Pete

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