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      03-16-2016, 07:40 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I am planning to replace my faulty steering column switch cluster (SZL) on my F30.

I have read a lot of info from forums and websites which that the new SZL unit has to be reprogrammed and steering angle sensor recalibrated, but all those pages are talking about E9x not F3x.

Is it the same for F3x? I don't think VIN is specifically injected to SZL for F3x. So what sort of programming is required? Is it only recalibrating the steering angle sensor which I guess can be done with Tool32?

Thanks a lot.
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Hi there,

I am planning to replace my faulty steering column switch cluster (SZL) on my F30.

I have read a lot of info from forums and websites which that the new SZL unit has to be reprogrammed and steering angle sensor recalibrated, but all those pages are talking about E9x not F3x.

Is it the same for F3x? I don't think VIN is specifically injected to SZL for F3x. So what sort of programming is required? Is it only recalibrating the steering angle sensor which I guess can be done with Tool32?

Thanks a lot.
Gev
Tool32 is outdated and dangerous. Get yourself a working copy of ISTA which will give you all the BMW workshop guides along with all diagnostic procedures and even coding and programming.
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Tool32 is outdated and dangerous. Get yourself a working copy of ISTA which will give you all the BMW workshop guides along with all diagnostic procedures and even coding and programming.
I'm in a similar situation with my F10. I have a working version on ISTA/D. I'm not sure how to use it. I'll be replacing my SZL. Can you provide a how to on reprogramming a used SZL to the vehicle?
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I replaced the SZL on my F30 when retrofitting some options, no reprogramming/calibration was required for it, and I have had 0 problems with it.
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I'm in a similar situation with my F10. I have a working version on ISTA/D. I'm not sure how to use it. I'll be replacing my SZL. Can you provide a how to on reprogramming a used SZL to the vehicle?
I've never had to do this before, but with a fully functioning version of ISTA/D with coding enabled and the latest full psdzdata you should be able to simply use this page in ISTA,

it's built for the lame excuse for "technicians" most dealers employ, and should be simple enough to figure out using basic common sense.

Also as roxxor stated programming may not even be needed.

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