SSU 523824.06 – B138 Steering Wheel Position Sensor, Current in Channel 2 Too High

SSU 523824.06 (SSU )

Code: 523824.06



This diagnostic trouble code (DTC), SSU 523824.06, is generated when more than 20 mA flow to the steering input device SID 2 for longer than 320 milliseconds. This indicates an overcurrent condition in channel 2 of the steering wheel position sensor.


When this error is detected, the steering system may not function correctly, potentially leading to inaccurate steering inputs and compromised vehicle control.


Inspect Circuit for Shorts:

  • Check the wiring and connectors of channel 2 for signs of short circuits.
  • Use diagnostic tools to identify and locate any short circuits in the circuit.

Verify Connections:

  • Inspect the connections related to SID 2 for damage, loose connections, or corrosion.
  • Ensure all connections are secure and free from contaminants.

Check Power Supply:

  • Verify that the power supply to channel 2 is not providing excessive current.
  • Ensure that the current does not exceed 20 mA.

Update Software:

  • Ensure that the SSU software is up-to-date. Apply any available firmware updates to improve system performance and prevent overcurrent issues.

Replace Faulty Components:

  • If any wiring, connectors, or SID 2 itself are found to be defective, replace them with new, genuine parts.

Consult Technical Support:

  • If the error persists after performing the above steps, consult technical support or the manufacturer for further assistance.


  • Regular maintenance and inspection of the electrical system can help prevent short circuits.
  • Ensuring the wiring and connectors are in good condition is crucial for reliable operation of the control unit and steering system.

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