BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Overview

Button in the vehicle

Park assistance button

Ultrasound sensorsPark assistance button

Ultrasound sensors

for instance in the bumpers. Ultrasound sensors of the PDC, for instance in the bumpers.

Functional requirements

Ensure full functionality:

  • Do not cover sensors, for instance with stickers, bicycle racks.
  • Keep the sensors clean and unobstructed.

Switching on/off

Switching on automatically

The system switches on automatically in the following situations:

  • If selector lever position R is engaged when the engine is running.
  • While approaching detected obstacles if the speed is slower than approx. 2.5 mph/4 km/h.

    The activation distance depends on the situation in question.

You may switch automatic activation when obstacles are detected on and off.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle settings".

3. "Parking".

4. "Automatic PDC activation": depending on the vehicle equipment.

5. "Automatic PDC activation".

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Depending on equipment, an additional camera view is also switched on.

Automatic deactivation during forward travel

The system switches off when a certain driving distance or speed is exceeded.

Switch the system back on, if needed.

Switching on/off manually

button.Press the park assistance button.

  • On: the LED lights up.
  • Off: the LED goes out.

The rearview camera image is displayed if the reverse gear is engaged when pressing the park assistance button.

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