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post #21 of 138 Old 21st September 2012, 02:03 AM
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Just got it done. Very easy procedure I thought. No xmas tree lighting up so far. {fingers tightly crossed}

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I did this about 2 weeks ago and have not had a light since. On my car, I had a transparent film over the top of the disc. I had some spots under the film that looked like hardwater but kind of "crystallized". I was unable to get them off but it still worked. I took it apart once and cleaned with microfiber and Windex but still got the fault. I took it apart a second time and really scrubbed it with isopropyl alcohol and a q-tip and it has been great ever since.
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I'm glad I found this post, it really works! First I was using already mentioned above 'My $0.02 Steering Angle Sensor Fix'. When I took the circuit board out, it seemed ok to me and I did not want to solder the connectors. Then I found this thread, cleaned the disk and everything worked!

Saved me 950$ (quote from a smaller repair place), dealership wanted about 1200$.

I took the pictures when putting it all back together. Will post them with my notes shortly. Clyde says he used T-9 - it was too big, I used T-8. As for cleaning, I tried Windex first, it did not help much. But Oil-eater did the job.

Great diy thread, i was wondering if the problem has come back at all or has it been problem free since the clean up. I have the same problem, mine comes on and goes off while driving and goes off and stays off after every shut down and start up , until i do a few turns and it pops back up.

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Great diy thread, i was wondering if the problem has come back at all or has it been problem free since the clean up. I have the same problem, mine comes on and goes off while driving and goes off and stays off after every shut down and start up , until i do a few turns and it pops back up.
Mine has been problem free since my original write-up in April.
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took mine apart today and it worked, the warning lights dont come on anymore. hopefully it will stay off, the dealer wanted $1400 lol . it took me about a hr
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Took me an hour showing a friend how to do it. Definitely need a T6. I used Mequires Plastic Cleaner/Polish and a 100% cotton lint free cloth. It works!! Only part that sucks is that I got accustomed to no traction control, so I went to floor it and I almost ate the steering wheel and the 1-2 shift had DSC hitting hard! LOL

My dealer quoted $1,100 but said it was throwing fault codes to the active sway bars and they where $1,400 a piece so $3,900 total. Crazy!
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Thank you for the great write up. I did this today and the lights and issues went away. I drove the car around a bit and everything functioned correctly. I will keep my fingers crossed that my issues won't come back. Worst case I will buy the part from the dealer and put it in myself as I have already done the job of taking the wheel apart.

If you are on the fence about trying this do it. It will take you a little of your time but if it works it saves you a ton of money.

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I am glad to see this is something members are willing to try themselves. It isn't that bad of a job, really and it saves you a ton of money.

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Excellent DIY write up. While in the process of trying to sell my car, it suddenly developed this code and even with a friend of a friend discounts, the part alone was going to be in the high 400s plus labor. After reading this and about an hour of my time and a quick drive around the neighborhood, the code is gone. As some have stated above, this really isn't that hard of a project so if you are even remotely handy and have some basic tools, I would definitely recommend trying this before chunking down the money for replacement parts.

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