e87 yellow steering wheel with lock light

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e87 yellow steering wheel with lock light

Post by Arslan2468 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:03 pm

Hi, first post so bare with me.
So today I purchased a BMW e87 116i 2006, the car runs fine apart from the fact that when starting on the dash there is a yellow steering wheel with a lock icon, after driving off it does go away not sure if it is anything to be concerned about it not, I did use a diagnostic tool to try and knock it off which it did but came straight back up after 5 minutes, as well as this there is a small warning triangle next to the mileage with 673 next to it not sure if that's just when the next service is due or not,
any help is appreciated thanks,

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Re: e87 yellow steering wheel with lock light

Post by marco_polo » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:03 pm

Some early cars benefited from a software update for Steering Lock warnings.

The wee triangle next to your trip mileage just means something minor needs your attention. Could be low on fuel, washer fluid, etc. Even comes on if it's below 3C out.
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Re: e87 yellow steering wheel with lock light

Post by Arslan2468 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:50 am

Hi thanks for getting back to me, how do I go about getting a software update? Can It be done myself or would I need to take it somewhere to be done thanks

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Re: e87 yellow steering wheel with lock light

Post by marco_polo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:14 pm

It can be done DIY if you have all the correct software, cables, power supply, etc?

Wibbles would certainly be able to help if you're local to him?

Or try a local BMW Independent Garage, assuming you don't want to get bent over for Main Dealer prices?
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Re: e87 yellow steering wheel with lock light

Post by Adamski_m » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:35 am

I had this warning light last week but it was caused by me parking the car on a slight hill at full lock, when I went to start the car again it wouldn't fire up until I had lifted the weight off the steering lock by turning the wheel slightly. Don't know if that's any help to you :)
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