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post #61 of 138 Old 23rd June 2014, 05:59 PM
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Yes ... same issues were with my car ... except no tpms error ... just follow step by step directions nd ur error messages will clear ... good luck
I took it all apart and found the disk to be quite clear...just a bit hazy and then on further inspection I noticed cracks radially along the whole disk.

Is it possible to buy just the disk? Probably not, so is it possible to buy a used SZL and then remove the good working disk and install it in my current SZL to avoid having to reprogram it?

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Ok I ordered a totally new SZL. it was just under $400 shipped.

I'm just deciding if I should install the new one and pay the fee to have it reprogrammed., or "risk" taking the new one apart and installing the disc into my old module so I can avoid reprogramming.......?
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Great write up. I followed this and have had no issues with the warning lights coming back. Saved me a ton. Thanks again
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Thank you to the guys who contributed to this thread. Just saved me a bunch of frustrations on a 2007 M5 with 133k that we just put a motor in.

Thanks to ol' jcolley for sending me a link to this as well... Ha


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Deposits

Very interesting thread. Does anybody have any idea where the original contaminations are coming from? This optical mechanism is buried away quite deep. The deposits also have different signatures. One of them seems to be salt like crystals from moisture drying up on the disc. Another one has "sparkles/particles" on the disc which leads me to believe that there was some mechanical interference, as in rubbing that caused a wear of sorts. Did anybody notice noises in the steering wheel while turning it, before it went bad? Just curious..... Fixing is one thing; diagnosing and further preventing repeats is another.
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There is a lubricant that people installs from the factory on the part which sits on top of this one in the assembly. It somehow moves to the optical disc. I don't see a way around it to be honest.

I have about 50 of these things if you want I can send you one and you can play around with it and see.


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There is a lubricant that people installs from the factory on the part which sits on top of this one in the assembly. It somehow moves to the optical disc. I don't see a way around it to be honest.

I have about 50 of these things if you want I can send you one and you can play around with it and see.


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Thanks. Would be interesting but no need to go shipping around all kinds of stuff.
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looks like i'll need to do this diy soon myself as i'm getting the dsc malfunction from time to time.
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I have tried following the diy here and all went decently well, with small differences, considering mine is a 2004 525d, but after step 9 I only have the round module (steering wheen contact spindle or something) and an airbag slip ring squib switch and nothing else. It's exactly like this http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAwMFg3NDY=/z/dWYAAMXQlUNRNMnM/$T2eC16d,!)cE9s4Pu,YjBRNMnMGsJQ~~60_57.JPG

Don't I have one? Don't I deserve one?
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