Front PDC sensor replacement

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nivens
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Front PDC sensor replacement

Post by nivens » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:45 pm

My PDC has been giving an error message on the dash anytime it attempts to engage, either by reversing or pressing the dash button recently. I read the error codes today and it's giving a 9E3A (9E 3A E1 01 4B 14 09) error which I think means the front centre right sensor has failed. Access seems like an issue for the front sensors but I'm thinking I might be able to remove the grill to get at that rather than removing the entire bumper, would that be right?

Also, can anyone recommend a decent replacement? OEM sensors seem ridiculously priced compared to some of the replacements listed on the likes of Amazon or ebay.
2005 E87 130i

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Re: Front PDC sensor replacement

Post by AP1 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:04 pm

I’ve only ever found gen pdc sensors work on BMWs. If you want a cheaper option there are plenty of used ones for sale.

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Re: Front PDC sensor replacement

Post by nivens » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:08 pm

Thanks, I'll make sure I pick up some genuine ones, looks like too tedious a job to be doing twice.
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Re: Front PDC sensor replacement

Post by nivens » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 pm

Quick update for anyone doing this in the future. I picked up a damaged box OEM sensor on eBay for £25. The front centre sensors are accessible just by releasing the top of the bumper, this guide covers all you need to know. Dead easy 10 minute job.
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