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Old 10-24-2018, 05:07 PM
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5EB0 - Steering-Angle Sensor, Internal

Model: E53 3.0D
Year: 2004
Error Code: 5EB0 - Steering-Angle Sensor, Internal
Problem: DSC lamp always on

I have tried to clear the code with a C310+ but the DSC lamp remains solid and the code returns after the next restart immediately.

Tried the soft reset by locking the steering wheel left and right for two cycles.

I am just purchased a BMW INPA K+CAN Ediabas K DCAN Interface Fwith Switch FT232RL Chip K DCAN USB Cable and want to try and calibrate the sensor through a PC connection.

If this fails then I think I am out of option's and will need to get it checked out by an indy.

Any help or advise would be great!!!
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:33 PM
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Any other idea's guys?
Am I going in the right direction with the re-calibration?
Would really appreciate your input.
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:43 AM
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           E R R O R   M E M O R Y
Date:      24.02.2019 09:49:08 
ECU:       DXC8 
JobStatus: OKAY 
Variant:   DXC8
RESULT:    1 error in error memory !
5EB0  5eb0 - steering angle sensor: internal Error : Signal invalid.

Error counter:
3 Logistic counter: 40

Mileage                                 193850     km   
Fahrzeuggeschwindigkeit                      0.00  km/h   
ACB                                          0.00  0/1   
HBA                                          0.00  0/1   
ECD                                          0.00  0/1   
HDC                                          0.00  0/1   
DSC                                          0.00  0/1   
ABS                                          0.00  0/1   
BLS                                          0.00  0/1   
ASC                                          0.00  0/1

No matching error symptom   
Test conditions fulfilled
Error present now and already stored
Error would cause a warning lamp to light up

Error code: 5E B0 E0 03 28 4B B9 00 00 00 
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:24 PM
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Looks like the SAS has failed - you might need to either get a repair kit for it or replace it.

2005 BMW X5 3.0d (b 02/05)
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:03 AM
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A small update for you folks.

Grabbed an old Atom 10" laptop, installed XP and then installed INPA. Recalibration was tagged as successful but I noticed that the Analogue detection was very intermittent, most of the time not detecting movement of the steering wheel.

The X was up for MOT so I decided to order a used sensor from ebay and gave it to the the indy to install it when doing the MOT. Got the MOT after a couple of days but seems the indy didn't have time to fit the new sensor, frustrated I grabbed the sensor telling myself I would try myself and if I screw it up, take it back to the indy

Anyway, for something that is so simple the problems you encounter doing this work are very frustrating, definately one of those jobs that if you had done it a few times it would be a breeze.

Disassembly of the panels under the steering column was easy, also the removal of the bolt holding the sensor rod to the steering rod, that's when things get tricky!

Detaching the sensor rod from the steering rod was really tough, in the end I used a hammer and chisel method, evenly distributing the pressure by hammering each side by turning the steering wheel. replacing the sensor is then easy, but I had great difficulty reattaching the the sensor rod to the main steering column, used some WD40 and used the hammer and chisel methodto bacg it back in place.

By far the worst part was putting the panels back on, even though I marked where the screws were, this thing is like lego, you have to put everything back in a certain order and parts which were easy to reach when dismantling the panels became very difficult.

Anyway took the car for a spin, I felt extremely relieved that the DSC lamp was finally out. It wasn't long before I realised my steering wheel was at a 45o angle when going straight, shortly after turning that dreaded DSC light came back.

As the lamp was now going intermitently on and off, I soon realised that if I calabrated by crooked 45o sterring wheel as straight it would likely be a temporary fix, I have now done this and everything works fine.

Once day I will get round to straightening the sterring wheel as having to manually stop the indicators is annoying, I must say I am slightly traumatised about putting those panels back though.

Definitely recommend making a video for any kind of work like this so you can review it later.
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