Additional Calibration Requirements: BMW/Mini

Additional Calibration Requirements: BMW/Mini

The addition of the OEM Calibration Requirements Search to the RTS portal was a big step for the collision industry. While this new feature has been well received, there has been some confusion about what is included in the search tool. The OEM Calibration Requirements Search is designed to provide information on the calibration requirements that are needed for vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and collision braking.

It does not include occupant classification systems (OCS), steering angle sensors, battery disconnects, or other calibrations/initializations required, when not related directly to ADAS. Let’s take a look at what additional items may require calibrations/initializations on BMW/Mini vehicles.

There are various systems that require a calibration or initialization after removal, replacement, or when the battery is disconnected. The additional calibrations are found in vehicle-specific repair manuals. Some items that require calibration include the:

  • steering angle sensor.
  • power windows.
  • sunroof.
  • parking brake.
  • run flat indicator.
  • power seats.

There are many more systems that may need to be calibrated after removal or a collision. Make sure to check the repair manual to know what systems may be affected by the repairs that you are performing to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional BMW information, check out the following pages:
BMW OEM Information
Mini OEM Information

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