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Parking distant sensors

Is there anyway to disable the parking distant sensors? the dealer said they didnt know how. I felt like they were just blowing me off. i have a 2008 535i. thanks.

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  • joe May 11, 2010

    i don't have PDC on my BMW, but was always curious if you placed a piece of tape on all of the sensors, then turned the car on, would it sense it as an object being that close when placed in reverse or just ignore it as all of the sensors were reading the same. its a quick try to see if this works or not.

    i do know that on my X5 that when you purchase the trailer hitch, it comes with a module that gets plugged into the circuitry which disables the PDC whenever a trailer is connected. not sure if BMW makes a trailer kit for this 5 series or not, but would imagine if they did, then a similar module is included.



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