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April 20, 2018, 02:12:11 PM

derin100

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Which pattern PDC sensors on a Facelift (LCI) E83?
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:12:11 PM »
I have two PDC sensors out on my newly acquired E83 3.0Si. One is a front inner and one is a rear inner.

I knew the system wasn't working when I bought the car and a local Indie (via diagnostics) has identified which ones.

I anticipated a relatively simple fix that I could do myself and for the front read the 'How to Guide' on this forum which seemed pretty straight-forward.

Unfortunately, on the LCI (face-lift) models, it appears it's a "front bumper off" job just to access them. I realised this after I tried several other ways of getting to the front inner one by various other means!  :(

So, I don't want to have to take the bumpers off completely just to see which shape/pattern I need for a face-lift E83 and then have to put it all together again, order the 2 sensors and then have take it all apart and put it back together once I've bought the 2 sensors.

I want to try to keep costs down rather than buying 2 sensors from the BMW Main-dealer.

So could any knowledgeable forum members confirm the correct type of sensors and are the same for both front and back ?

i.e. Are these the correct ones?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Front-Rear-PDC-Parking-Sensor-X3-E83-X5-E70-E70N-X6-E71-E72-66209270501/131906447859?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Many thanks in advance!

April 20, 2018, 06:16:24 PM
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Alan Gunn

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Re: Which pattern PDC sensors on a Facelift (LCI) E83?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 06:16:24 PM »
Put the last 7 of your vin number in this site and it will show you every part in the car along with the all important "part number".
http://www.realoem.com

April 20, 2018, 06:55:02 PM
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Re: Which pattern PDC sensors on a Facelift (LCI) E83?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 06:55:02 PM »
Thanks Alan but I've already done that...I use realoem a lot as I own 7 BMWs (until this morning it was 8!) but it's not clear on there and also it lists the parts by generic drawings (which cannot be relied upon as accurate representations)...and also by pre-painted colours...so it's not a realiable resource for this sort of thing and especially if you are trying to avoid the Main-Stealers.