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Hello! First time posting a question, but I can't seem to find any answers from Dr. Google. I have a 2008 Mini Cooper S. Recently, the steering column started locking up on left turns. The attached photo shows the warning light that I get when that happens. I took it to the dealer and they indicated that a torque sensor was shot and I needed to replace the entire steering rack at about $3K.

Looking for other options, I bought the Veepeak OBD2 code scanner on Amazon and the BimmerLink iOS app and it took me straight to an Electronic Steering error that read:

610C: [TS]: MOMENT SENSOR

I can't seem to find anything on this forum or Google about this error and how to troubleshoot. If anyone has any suggested next steps, I am all ears. I know the steering is completely electric, which makes it harder, but not sure I can justify putting $3K into a 12 yr. old vehicle.

Thanks in advance!

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the steering rack has its own controller built in to it ie are rear of engine and under the inlet manifold as such you will see some big amps cables going to it,, could replace it with a secondhand one but will need software to activate it after fitting,, i use autocom cdp plus for this job, ie it calibrates the sensor that control the travel of steering as such,
 

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the steering rack has its own controller built in to it ie are rear of engine and under the inlet manifold as such you will see some big amps cables going to it,, could replace it with a secondhand one but will need software to activate it after fitting,, i use autocom cdp plus for this job, ie it calibrates the sensor that control the travel of steering as such,
Thanks, Mike. Been doing some Googling and this one may be out of my league. But appreciate the advice!
 

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Thanks, Mike. Been doing some Googling and this one may be out of my league. But appreciate the advice!
this is the part link below ie steering rack with controller on rear of it
 
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