BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: System components

Park Distance Control
G30 Park Distance Control system components

  1. Ultrasonic sensors for Park Distance Control, front
  2. Central Information Display (CID)
  3. Operating unit
  4. Control unit for Parking Maneuvering Assistant (PMA)
  5. Ultrasonic sensors, Park Distance Control, rear
  6. Head Unit High

Vehicles that do not have the Parking Maneuvering Assistant but do have the Park Distance Control have a separate control unit, which is recognized as the PMA control unit by diagnosis and is also referred to by this name in the bus diagram. In other words, there is no longer a difference in the naming of the PDC and PMA control unit (there are however differences in the hardware design between the control units and the software is adapted to the equipment specification).

Park Distance Control
G30 Control unit for Parking Maneuvering Assistant (PMA)


     Auto PDC

    On the G30, Auto PDC is activated automatically if the vehicle is approaching an object at a speed below approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) and the object is located in a collision-critical area. The

     Side protection

    The side protection warns against obstacles at the side of the vehicle and thus supports the driver when parking and maneuvering. G30 Side protection Vehicles with the Parking Assistant, optional eq


    The Park Distance Control system is enabled in the following situations: If drive position R reverse gear is engaged when driving readiness is switched on. If the parking assistance button in the


     Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

    Alongside the Vertical Dynamics Platform (VDP) control unit, the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) represents the core element of the driving dynamics control systems used to increase active safety. It optimizes driving stability in all driving conditions and also traction when driving off and acce

     Connecting a mobile phone

    General information After the mobile phone is connected once to the vehicle, the mobile phone can be operated using iDrive and the steering wheel buttons. Connecting the mobile phone via passkey entry Via iDrive: 1. "My Vehicle". 2. "iDrive settings". 3. "Mobile devices". 4. "Connect new device".

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