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Date registered: Aug 2006
Vehicle: 02 ML320 06 ML500
Location: Bronx, New York
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The answer to your question is a NO. The steering angle sensor is part of the steering column, which means that you get everything except the steering wheel, air bag, clock spring, combination switch, lock cylinder and covers.
The cost of the jacket tube with the sensor w/ESP is $350, part #163 460 05 16. Mercedes gives a labor time of 3.6 hrs for their technicians, so think wisely.
Mercedes Tech Bulletin 46.10/11 cautions their techs to be extremely careful when installing the column to the the swivel coupling, as improper installation could cause recurring fault codes. The coupling is directly below the angle sensor, which if struck could damage it and then you would have to purchase another one. In the bulletin they also instruct their techs not to remove the new angle sensor from the new column and put it on the old one.
I have no idea what your mechanical skills are, but I would really think hard about tackling this on your own.