Please help - location of PDC Control unit

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Please help - location of PDC Control unit

Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi guys

Do you know where is the PDC control unit located? Everything online is saying that it's on the right hand side in the boot. Just underneath the fuses there is white plastic holder where it should be, but I only have there the air suspension control unit :?

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Re: Please help - location of PDC Control unit

Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:51 pm

Hi, I've taken a lot of useful info from this site so I have just registered to hopefully/maybe give something back!
I also trawled the web and found something as follows:
For the model years 2007-2008 (and possibly part of 2009), the PDC is a separate module located in the right rear compartment, below the A42 rear junction box, in a white, plastic rack.
For newer model years, the PDC is combined with the A4010 front junction box, located under the dash below the glove box.

I'm not sure whether this is an entry from our "friends from across the pond" so location could be dependent on steering wheel.
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Re: Please help - location of PDC Control unit

Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:45 am

DIY-PETE wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Hi, I've taken a lot of useful info from this site so I have just registered to hopefully/maybe give something back!
I also trawled the web and found something as follows:
For the model years 2007-2008 (and possibly part of 2009), the PDC is a separate module located in the right rear compartment, below the A42 rear junction box, in a white, plastic rack.
For newer model years, the PDC is combined with the A4010 front junction box, located under the dash below the glove box.

I'm not sure whether this is an entry from our "friends from across the pond" so location could be dependent on steering wheel.
Pete
Thanks a lot Pete :thumbsup: - this make sense as I've seen junction box mentioned in some of the materials, but not in association with PDC. I'll look into this over the weekend.
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Re: Please help - location of PDC Control unit

Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:39 pm

Hi, was your PDC not working or why were you looking for the location? Is the A4010a the PDC unit? I just bought a 2011 40D and the parking sensors aren't working. No clicking out of any of them and I pulled an AAEF fault code which relates to terminal 15 and an issue with the contol unit I think?

Did you get your problem sorted. If I replace the A4010a control unit which I think is the PDC, I will need to get the new one coded to the car. Any idea how or where you would go about doing this? Or any suggestions in anything else I should check first?
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Re: Please help - location of PDC Control unit

Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:07 am

I still haven't resolved this. I found the junction box unit (in passenger footwell), but didn't replace it as it needs to be coded etc. Also the second hand market for these is almost non existent and also buying second hand you risk of having same intermittent issues as I currently have. New unit from BMW is £360 excluding coding/fitting etc.

It's very frustrating ..
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