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WheelNuts
01-20-2012, 07:01 PM
I have been using this PDC set up on my bimmer for a long time now, and I love it.
After I realized that Rear park assist is not available on the Sport, I decided to get a set of this.

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BMW License Plate Mounted Park Distance Control Kit-Rear Only
Part # 66210395009
It's available in BMW dealerships from $100 to $140.

This PDC Kit is piratically a universal fit. The installation is simple. The power comes from one of the reverse lights.


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All the parts.

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Before installation.

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Open the tailgate. remove the liftgate door pull and the plastic pins. the pins are pretty hard to remove. I just did the ones circled in red to get enough access.

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the chromed tailgate handle is held by 4 nuts from the inside. you can choose to remove theses and then run the wires of the sensors underneath the tailgate handle. but I decided to use another way.

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What i did was taking off the bottom right license plate mounting piece and fed the wires through the hole.

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the back of the license plate bracket with PDC sensors. make sure the wires are in place.

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on a bimmer the bracket is mounted onto the car using the 2 holes circled in green. however the fiat does not have the mounting holes in the gate. so instead I'm gonna use the license plate mounting holes in red, using 4 of the longer screws supplied within the kit. make sure the sensors point downward.

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reposition the license plate mounting piece.

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