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Front Parking Sensor Fault

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TivvyMatt
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Front Parking Sensor Fault

Post by TivvyMatt » Fri Dec 29, 2023 3:00 pm

Hi all. When engaging reverse gear, one of my front sensors thinks it's next to something (when it isn't). It's a continuous sound, so it thinks something is *very* close. It doesn't tend to happen when it's raining.

I've just been quoted £159 by BMW for a diagnostics check then of course, there could be a another cost to fix.

Has anyone on here had this issue, or have any ideas on how to fix it?
It's a 69 plate X1.

Thanks in advance!

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Front Parking Sensor Fault

Post by X5Sport » Sat Dec 30, 2023 9:22 am

Depends upon which sensor? The outer ones may be part of the fog light trim, in which case that needs to come off and it’s a simple swap. If it’s an inner one then the bumper needs to come off and then again it’s a swap out for the transducer.

Sounds like BMW Diagnostics have got even more pricey!
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Front Parking Sensor Fault

Post by TivvyMatt » Mon Jan 01, 2024 7:11 pm

X5Sport wrote: Sat Dec 30, 2023 9:22 am Depends upon which sensor? The outer ones may be part of the fog light trim, in which case that needs to come off and it’s a simple swap. If it’s an inner one then the bumper needs to come off and then again it’s a swap out for the transducer.

Sounds like BMW Diagnostics have got even more pricey!
Thanks for the reply. Yes, not cheap that's for sure!

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