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2010 E70 X5 3.0d - Fault Code DSC 5EC0 - Steering Angle Sensor

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2010 E70 X5 3.0d - Fault Code DSC 5EC0 - Steering Angle Sensor

Post by Sm[]key » Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:57 pm

Hi All!

After sorting my 4x4 light fault by replacing all the abs sensors, the 4x4 light comes up now about every 20 miles.

If I turn off the engine the fault resets.

Plugged it into INPA and got the following fault code DSC 5EC0 - Steering Angle Sensor.

I'm getting the bearing hub replaced soon (humming noise at around 30 mph), so hopefully it will be resolved, when I jack the front end up the front wheel has a bit of movement.

The question I have is would a failing front wheel bearing throw this fault up?

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Post by Leslie » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:16 pm

An ABS sensor failing would throw up a code for that wheel , it sounds like you need an actual steering angle sensor rather than an abs sensor . The movement at the hub is more likely to be worn arms than bearing play although the bearing is droning and needs replaced , mine was the same new bearing cured the noise but no fault codes were there for that .
Try clearing codes and see what comes back first could be an old code ?

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Post by Sm[]key » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:25 pm

All the ABS sensors are new, month or 2 old.

Clearing codes does not change fault reoccurring....

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Post by Alan Gunn » Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:00 am

Steering Angle Sensor could be failing as said above.

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Post by Sm[]key » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:30 pm

Has anyone changed this themselves? Can't find a guide to do it? :D

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Post by Leslie » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:50 am

Not done but think it needs calibrated after.

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Post by henrym3 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:08 pm

Put in BMW X5 e70 steering angle sensor replacement in google. Loads of vids.

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Post by Sm[]key » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:49 pm

I did, non for e70.

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Post by Sm[]key » Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:03 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324723634506 ... Sw2Zxg-Wui

Thinking of getting a 2nd hand one off eBay, as the 4x4 light coming on all the time in now and is annoying me!

Any pointers to stop this going horribly wrong? :driving:

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