BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Overview

Button in the vehicle

Park assistance button

Ultrasound sensors Park assistance button

Ultrasound sensors

With the four side ultrasound sensors, arrows,

With the four side ultrasound sensors, arrows, and the ultrasound sensors of PDC Park Distance Control in the bumpers, the parking spaces are measured and the distances to obstacles determined.

Functional requirements

Ultrasound sensors

Ensure full functionality:

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

For measuring parking spaces

  • Maximum speed while driving forward approx. 22 mph/35 km/h.
  • Maximum distance to row of parked vehicles: 5 ft/1.5 m.

Suitable parking space

General information:

  • Gap behind an object that has a min. length of 1.7 ft/0.5 m.
  • Gap between two objects with a minimum length of approx. 1.7 ft/0.5 m.

Parallel parking to the road:

  • Min. length of gap between two objects: your vehicle's length plus approx. 2.6 ft/0.8 m.
  • Minimum depth: approx. 5 ft/1.5 m.

Diagonal parking:

  • Minimum width of the gap: own vehicle's width plus approx. 2.3 ft/0.7 m.
  • Minimum depth: your vehicle's length.

    The depth of diagonal parking spaces must be estimated by the driver. Due to technical limitations, the system is only able to approximate the depth of diagonal parking spaces.

For parking

  • Doors and trunk lid are closed.
  • The parking brake is released.
  • When parking in parking spaces on the driver's side, the corresponding turn signal must be switched on.

Steptronic transmission:

  • Driver's safety belt is fastened.

Switching on and activating

Switching on with the button

button.Press the park assistance button.

The LED lights up.

The current status of the parking space search is indicated on the Control Display.

automatically.Parking assistant is activated automatically.

Switching on with reverse gear

Shift into reverse.

The current status of the parking space search is indicated on the Control Display.

To activate: Display on the Control Display "Parking Assistant"

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     Display on the Control Display

    System activated/deactivated Gray: the system is not available. White: the system is available but not activated. The system is activated. Parking space search and system status Symbol P on the

     Switching off

    The system can be switched off manually: Press the park assistance button. Switching signal tone for suitable parking spaces on/off Via iDrive: 1. "My Vehicle". 2. "Vehicle settings". 3. "Parking"

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