Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by marco_polo » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:17 pm

Check your rear light cluster seals too, in that case.
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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by iamjellis » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:06 pm

Hi Chaps,

Am i right in thinking that some of you have had to have the error codes reset, after you have dried out the PDC unit in order for the sensors to work again?

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by timk » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:27 pm

I had to reset an error to get mine to work, but that was fitting a different (used) PDC unit to the car.

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by iamjellis » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:42 pm

timk wrote:I had to reset an error to get mine to work, but that was fitting a different (used) PDC unit to the car.
Ahh right I see, can I ask how you reset the error, what tool was it that you used? I'm going to need to invest in something like Carley


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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by timk » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:41 am

I issued the SG_CODIEREN job against the PDC within NCS Expert, then I cleared the error within INPA. You can probably get away with just the latter, but I'm just assuming.

These programs are both part of the "BMW Standard Tools" package, and I'm using a K-CAN cable to connect to my car (2006 model). You probably need a D-CAN cable for your newer car.

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by Jord_559 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:14 pm

Quick question.

Does this unit control front sensors as well? Mine seem to have packed up, but the rears are still working so i'm puzzled lol, no warning lights or anything?

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by Cubz1 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:58 pm

Jord_559 wrote:Quick question.

Does this unit control front sensors as well? Mine seem to have packed up, but the rears are still working so i'm puzzled lol, no warning lights or anything?
Yes the module controls the front sensors also, you may have a faulty sensor that is causing the fronts not to work?
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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by Jord_559 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:42 pm

Cubz1 wrote:
Jord_559 wrote:Quick question.

Does this unit control front sensors as well? Mine seem to have packed up, but the rears are still working so i'm puzzled lol, no warning lights or anything?
Yes the module controls the front sensors also, you may have a faulty sensor that is causing the fronts not to work?
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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by Craikeybaby » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:56 am

I bought a 54 plate 120i yesterday, on the test drive I noticed that the parking sensors didn't work, but as the rest of the car was good I bought it anyway. I'll certainly be checking for pools of water where the ECU is & trying to dry it out.

The salesman gave me the "they all do that sir", but in this case it sounds like that may actually be the truth.

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by Prolifik » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:19 am

Is this covered by BMW out of warranty period?? anyone successfully done a claim???

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by marco_polo » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:14 am

No.
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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by Prolifik » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:36 pm

How can this not be a recall?

Do different pdc units need to be coded?

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by marco_polo » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:34 am

Recalls are for major vehicle safety issues only.

If the new module has the same part number you might be in luck.
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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by BMWilluminati » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:24 am

After finding this problem unexpectedly yesterday I'm going back in today as rain is looming and will check light cluster for fitting and putting that bad boy in a freezer bag as seen previously! Will also pack out the bottom of the poly to raise it slightly. Nothing else you can do really, which sucks!

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Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Post by BigJimNoFool » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:37 pm

Firstly thanks for the guide it was very helpful. I managed to get to my PDC which is/was housed in the polystyrene casing.

I can report there was no water or any apparent leaks from either seals on the side vent or back light cluster on my 2010 (10 plate) e87. Is it possible they rectified this issue by 2010?

Anyway for piece of mind i bagged up the PDC unit and cable tied it to a secure cable which was running above the vent.

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