Audi A8 Steering Lock Repair Service / ELV Steering Lock Module Repair / VW Touareg / Bentley Continental GT / Porsche Cayenne


MotorTronics provides a prompt test and re-manufacturing service for your electronic steering lock.
The steering lock will be completely tested and re-manufactured. Having your steering lock re-manufactured rather than purchasing an expensive new unit means there is no need for further dealer security programming or coding to be done once the unit is returned to you.
You simply reinstall all parts for the vehicle to start and run.

All that is left for you to do is

  1. Click Buy it Now / Add to Cart
  2. Fill in the Order Form / Packaging Slip provided after the payment page.
  3. Send your Module with the Order Form
    1. Steering lock
    2. Steering Column if it’s not possible to remove the Steering Lock (additional £65 will be charged)
  4. Await repair while we have your part(s)
  5. Once received simply Plug it in and turn the key.
  6. You will require diagnostics to adapt / Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes on all Modules.


Audi A8 Steering Lock Repair Service / ELV Steering Lock Module Repair / VW Touareg / Bentley Continental GT / Porsche Cayenne

The Access Start Authorization lock module is a part of vehicle’s steering column.

Steering Lock Module failure is a common problem in the 2003-2010 year of the following model vehicles.

  • Cayenne
  • Touareg
  • Audi A8
  • Bentley Continental

The problem is typically identified by no start and no response from key in the ignition, or proximity access (Start button). The Start / Stop Authorization Module (along with the Electronic Ignition Switch) is responsible for key/transponder recognition, unlocking/locking of steering wheel and powering up all modules in the vehicle.

If there is an issue with any of the lock module components (actuator motor, sensing micro switches, relay) or the integrated Immobilizer system Microprocessor / PCB, the module will not provide power to Terminal 15 (ignition on). End result, no ignition and no engine start. The module will typically store “00288 – Steering Column Lock Actuator Defective” or similar fault.

Common problem with this module :

  • Takes several attempts before car will start
  • Steering lock fault code 00288 (steering lock actuator N360)
  • Clicking noise when key inserted
  • No ignition car will not start
  • Vehicle immobilized
  • Steering wheel locked
  • Vehicle won’t start and steering doesn’t unlock
  • Noisy steering lock
  • Key will turn in Electronic Ignition Switch but will not start
  • Electronic steering lock (ESL / EVL) cannot be heard when key is inserted
  • Steering wheel cannot be turned, even with key inserted

If you are having any of these issues,  all you need to do is remove the lock and send in to us for a Full Repair

Please note, you will need to clear all diagnostic Codes after the steering lock as been fitted to the vehicle to enable the steering lock.