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    Hi, I bought a BMW 320d ES 2004 4 days ago, which was a big difference for me having upgraded from a fiesta mk6. I started doing the basic servicing to it: Oil filter, Oil, Oil breather (upgraded to Vortex type), Particulate, air filter and cleaned the EGR valve out.

    But one thing I'm trying to work out is if I can install parking sensors on it. Being an ES it comes with basic optional extras which means no parking sensors. Preferably I want OEM, but can I just buy the sensors and the control box and just plug it in? is the wiring there?

    I'm planning on getting all the bits from eBay but need to know what I need to do and what I need!

    Any help would be great

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    Hi, you will need a PDC control unit and bracket, 4 sensors and bumper mounting panel, sensor wiring harness and the control unit wiring harness as the wiring is not already installed. When you have fitted the parts you will need to recode the vehicles coding code so the other k bus control units communicate with the control unit. If you need a wiring diagram I am happy to print on off and send it to you.
     
     

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    Thanks paddock motors, you've been a great help. I'm going to start with buying those bits and take it from there.

    Adam
     
     

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    I don't know anything about the E46's but how do the PDC's work, is it just a beep because on my E60 it comes up on the screen.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrolmarty View Post
    I don't know anything about the E46's but how do the PDC's work, is it just a beep because on my E60 it comes up on the screen.
    Yep just a beep on the E46

    To Adam , I'd seriously consider a good set of after market PDC's as an OEM set up will cost you far more?
     
     

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    I reckon I can do it OEM for about £150 with bits off eBay, the reason I'm a bit sceptical about 3rd party stuff is because I've seen loads which look obviously 3rd party when fitted.
     
     

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