Electrical steering lock (ELV) malfunction is a common problem on almost all E series BMW and MINI cars with a car access system (CAS 2 or CAS3).
The ELV steering lock on a BMW and MINI occurs when the car fails to recognize the keys. It is a safety function that is supposed to be activated only when someone attempts to steal the vehicle. Unfortunately, the ELV system is sometimes activated by accident.
Symptoms of a locked ELV on a BMW and MINI include:
- ELV steering lock warning or red steering wheel lock on dashboard
- A119 power supply electronic steering lock in the CAS
- A0AA CAS system / ELV malfunction
- A112 / A11A / A11E ELV fault
- A115 ELV or A116 CAS critical status ELV steering column lock
If you experience any of these symptoms and need an ELV repair, you can send us your CAS and key [i].
Simply resetting the ELV codes or clearing them with a normal diagnostic tool will not remove the ELV lock. The only solution is to reset/program the CAS module with dealer level tools to remove the fault codes stored in the CAS.
The same key can be used in the car and no additional programming is required. The vehicle will be 100% back to normal once we are done with the ELV repair.
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