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Old 08-09-2020, 02:12 PM
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Also are there any other parts I need to go with the system? I heard I also need the gong. I saw on other threads that it's under the dash but not sure if they are talking about the PDC gong or the normal gong. Or am I confused and the current gong in my car can be used for PDC?


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Old 08-09-2020, 04:58 PM
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Here's the BMW PDC retro-fit instructions - they might clear up a few of your questions...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uh3fs3sivb...07032.pdf?dl=1
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Thanks, that will help me a lot when I install it. Last thing I'm a bit confused about- based on some other old threads I found it seems like the facelift cars had a different PDC setup. My car is from 07/04 and the retrofit guide you posted says something about cars after 04/04 being different? I also saw something about front corner sensors being different on the facelift?



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Thanks, that will help me a lot when I install it. Last thing I'm a bit confused about- based on some other old threads I found it seems like the facelift cars had a different PDC setup. My car is from 07/04 and the retrofit guide you posted says something about cars after 04/04 being different? I also saw something about front corner sensors being different on the facelift?
On pre-facelift all front sensors are the same with straight connector. On facelift the front corner sensors have 90 deg. angled connector. As the location of front sensors is slightly different on these models it affects how the PDC module is coded regarding sensor sensitivity to distance.
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Yeah, what Clavurion said..!

I don't think there is much in the way of retro-fit instructions for the face lift cars - they pretty much all came with PDC standard ( I thought)....
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Yeah, what Clavurion said..!

I don't think there is much in the way of retro-fit instructions for the face lift cars - they pretty much all came with PDC standard ( I thought)....

Most of them with any options at all probably have PDC but my car and many I've seen for sale seem to come with this base package. I guess it was common on dealer lots or something. It has no cold weather so no heated seats or washers, base MID with no DSP, and I think the base Dakota leather seats with no lumbar. It does have pano sunroof and adaptive bi xenons. For some reason for the past few days none of the VIN decoders have worked for me so I can't check what options I have.







Wondering if I can use the pre-facelift module and sensors and re-code the module sensitivity. Found this thread on calibrating PDC where it seems like the values can be changed. Could be an interesting project but no idea if it will work out. Right now the only adapter I have is a Resler IBUS for my Android HU. Anyone know if I can use INPA, NCS Expert/Dummy, etc. (never used them just know the names from reading threads) with a Resler interface? Also probably not getting a 4.8is front bumper anytime soon so to install front sensors in a normal facelift bumper do I just drill holes? I thought I saw something about extra plastic pieces that clip on for the retrofit.



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Also are there any other parts I need to go with the system? I heard I also need the gong. I saw on other threads that it's under the dash but not sure if they are talking about the PDC gong or the normal gong. Or am I confused and the current gong in my car can be used for PDC?


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The front PDC uses the gong under the dash that is already there for door open, etc chimes. You will need to add the rear gong that sits just next to the rear fuse panel on the right side. I retrofitted front and rear PDC in my X5 and the wiring is all there on LCI models. I would also suggest getting the button strip on the console with the PDC on/off button as it is nice to have the light indicator for fault or simply turning it on or off. All those pieces can be had on fleaBay for under $20 each.
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Old thread but giving an update - unfortunately the seller just disappeared. Kept telling me days they would be home and then when the day came they would reschedule. Told me one day that they will be back next month. Later said they are a truck driver in a busy time and not sure when they can come to town. Tried to get a hold of them periodically for the next few months but no response so I just gave up . Scam comes to mind but they never asked me to send money in advance or anything so not sure what the point was of advertising, then pushing the time back again and again, then disappearing? lol
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Old thread but giving an update - unfortunately the seller just disappeared. Kept telling me days they would be home and then when the day came they would reschedule. Told me one day that they will be back next month. Later said they are a truck driver in a busy time and not sure when they can come to town. Tried to get a hold of them periodically for the next few months but no response so I just gave up . Scam comes to mind but they never asked me to send money in advance or anything so not sure what the point was of advertising, then pushing the time back again and again, then disappearing? lol


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The front PDC uses the gong under the dash that is already there for door open, etc chimes. You will need to add the rear gong that sits just next to the rear fuse panel on the right side. I retrofitted front and rear PDC in my X5 and the wiring is all there on LCI models. I would also suggest getting the button strip on the console with the PDC on/off button as it is nice to have the light indicator for fault or simply turning it on or off. All those pieces can be had on fleaBay for under $20 each.
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