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    Just bought my e36 touring 1999.
    When I put the car into reverse there is one long beep then nothing. The sensors don't pick up anything behind the car.
    Any ideas.

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    Assuming the PDC set up is similar to E46 theres a few possibilities it could be, one or more sensor is faulty, the wiring to the sensors is broken or the control unit is fubarred!
    Again like the E46 you can sometimes identify a faulty sensor by switching the ignition on and placing the car in reverse,
    then place your ear to each sensor and the one that isn't clicking is faulty.
    Alternatively, and I think I'm right in saying this, a good quality diagnostic tool can reveal the fault but check with the garage before you shell out any money.

    the guide below might help in the future and check out the BMW Parts For Sale section for PDC spares as members regularly break E36's ,

    BMW History » E36: PDC sensor repair


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    Thanks very much mate. No clicking coming from any of the sensors. Will need to get the car on a ramp and check the wiring.

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    When I first got my current car, about a year ago, i seemed to be changing parking sensors every few weeks. I was keeping ebay going on my own. I eventually bit the bullet and bought 4 brand new ones (Range rover sport - half the price of BMW ones) and have had no problems since. (cross fingers). The one nearest the exhaust seem to get the most punishment.
     
     

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    my sensors are doing the same thing if it is the module in boot does any
    one know if a second hand one needs programing or is it plug and play.
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