Front PDC retrofit.

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Front PDC retrofit.

Post by Joe » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:11 pm

Anyone in the know, do I have all the parts listed below for the front pdc retroft?

4x bumper sensors
4x sensor holders
1x front loom
1x PDC front and rear control module
Dash button
New surround as I only have a blank at present.

Anything else?

Does anyone know where the module is located?
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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by marco_polo » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:28 pm

The module lives in a nice big puddle usually! In the boot, driver's side, below the tail light.

Whilst you're swapping them over, I'd definitely position the new module a little higher.

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Front PDC retrofit.

Post by Arnie » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:03 pm

http://m.screwfix.com/pr-gallery.htm?id=8528D#imggal1

Stepped drill will be good to have.

And when installing front sensors get rid off 3m tape from sensor mounts and use glue instaed like guy on m3 forum as with tape they will seat dipper than you want them.

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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by Joe » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:17 pm

Cheers for the tips guys. Seams like a simple retrofit. Anyone know the correct part number for front and rear control unit and can second hand ones be recoded?
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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by marco_polo » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:32 pm

66209252638 ?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=66&fg=05

Might need your HU recoded to play the beeps through the front speakers??
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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by Joe » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:41 pm

marco_polo wrote:66209252638 ?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=66&fg=05

Might need your HU recoded to play the beeps through the front speakers??

Cheers Marco, looking at realoem I thinknyour right. 66209252638 Is for Nav I have CIC with an iDrive head unit.

Didn't know there were different control units for different head units! Crazy Bmw making things complicated again!
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Front PDC retrofit.

Post by Arnie » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:58 am

Joe wrote:Cheers for the tips guys. Seams like a simple retrofit. Anyone know the correct part number for front and rear control unit and can second hand ones be recoded?
I bought mine by looking at photos because sometimes speople put wrong ones anyway.

Any pdc from e8x and e9x will work.

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Front PDC retrofit.

Post by Arnie » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:03 am

For idrive cars this shoud work like you said: 66209252638

But its newest part number and they replace them time to time. If buying used you will find those will work aswell as they are same prt just from older cars.

66 20 6 982 403
66 20 6 982 392
66 20 6 973 117
66 20 6 974 023
66 20 6 982 388
66 20 9 225 824
66 20 6 982 396
66 20 6 969 283
66 21 6 947 798

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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by laxman85 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:01 pm

Hi guys I know this might sound like a silly question. But how do the front PDC connect to the module if the module is in the boot? Just thinking of going ahead with a retrofit but this bit has had me puzzled and cant find anything online.

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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by Ninjagogo » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:04 pm

How easy would this be to retrofit to a car with existing rear PDC?
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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by laxman85 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:18 pm

That's what I'm after I know you keen the front loom and a new module so it handles both front and back just can't finger out how the front connects to the module in the back the cables I find are no way long enough nor do I know how they are routed in the car


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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by MichalS » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:39 pm

Ninjagogo wrote:How easy would this be to retrofit to a car with existing rear PDC?
Quite easy:

you will need OEM retrofit kit for front pdc.
4x pdc sensor off of ebay with mathichg color.
pdc unit for front and back support (3 sockets)
you can eaither cut holes in your bumper or change out bumper for used one with holes. if you wish to cut holes get tools for it from bmw.
hardest part of the retrofit is geting cables thru firewall - need to take out ecu compltetely with casing.
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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by MichalS » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:42 pm

laxman85 wrote:That's what I'm after I know you keen the front loom and a new module so it handles both front and back just can't finger out how the front connects to the module in the back the cables I find are no way long enough nor do I know how they are routed in the car


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the loom from oem retrofit kit is long enough to go to the back. from EU passenger side bumper thru firewall in ecu bay/casing. to the cabin (EU glovebox) under the carpet along main wire loom to the trunc and module.
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To Go: Electric Heated seats, 335D engine + exhaust + gearbox + diff, sport brakes and suspension.

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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by laxman85 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:34 pm

Oh okay so it's not an easy retrofit then? And thanks for the answers been bugging me for ages


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Re: Front PDC retrofit.

Post by Arnie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:51 am

laxman85 wrote:Oh okay so it's not an easy retrofit then? And thanks for the answers been bugging me for ages


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Its not that difficult to retrofit as long as you have some manual skills.

I wouldn’t buy new bumper, you can cut holes for PDC, they are all marked up on the underside from factory.

I used below tool from screwfix few times now, last time cutting out holes for front side cameras in my 5 series
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Just do a pilot hole from inside the bumper and then drill from outside. Just be gentle not to go oversize as it goes via plastic like through butter;)
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