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acc41d 10-10-2012 09:18 AM

Retrofitting PDC in E60 with OEM BMW parts - Need help with programming/coding
 
Hi there,

I'm going to retrofit PDC in my BMW E60 520i 2003/08 using the following BMW OEM parts:
1 x PDC sensor cable set front bumper
1 x PDC sensor cable set rear bumper
1 x PDC modification cable
4 x PDC sensors front
4 x PDC sensors back
1 x PDC module
1 x PDC / DSC switch console

The retrofitting will be done by a professional who's going to receive a reasonable amount of money from me. But the coding/programming part I want to do myself (since I won't have any money left). I have everything I need to code/program and my laptop set up and running correctly (INPA, EDIBAS, NCS EXPERT, DIS, PROGMAN + USB OBD II cable)

Since I'm a newbie to programming/coding I would really appreciate some help with coding my retrofitted PDC. What do I have to do/code in order to get the OEM PDC working?

Your help is really appreciated!

Thanks.

cforceleritas 11-19-2012 04:29 PM

Have you completed any of this? I would be interested to hear how it turned out... I have an E60 and really wish the original owner had ordered this option. I'm tired of pulling up a little too far on parking blocks and would love to retrofit this as well.

acc41d 11-20-2012 03:04 AM

It's all done and it works like a charm.

Step 1: Install all the parts
Step 2: Update the vehicle order to include PDC ($508)
Step 3: Code the M-ASK (in my case) to show PDC

In total it cost me EUR 490 for the parts and EUR 250 to have it all built in.

For a full overview of all the parts, condition, part numbers and where I bought them see the following website https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...4Zkw3MXc#gid=0 (Google Spreadsheet)

If you have any questions feel free to ask them.

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cforceleritas 11-26-2012 11:28 AM

Wow, thanks for mentioning the part about updating the Vehicle Order... I have been spending way too much time reading about coding our vehicles!

Anyways, the coding sounds straight-forward enough, but I'm stuck at the center console switch. I can't find the part number for the switch on your spreadsheet (61 91 6938310). I think this was your spreadsheet, I found it on another forum, maybe 5series.net.

What does the switch even look like? Currently on the driver side (left) I have a DSC button, and on the passenger side (right) I have a trunk release button. There are apparently many different combinations depending on if you have heated/cooled seats, active seating, etc.

Check out these images from realoem.com:
http://i.imgur.com/wCL5l.png
http://i.imgur.com/WKtVT.png

I'm just lost because I don't know what the PDC button looks like on a car with the option installed from the factory.

Any help would be appreciated. I am beginning to think a mod like this is above an amateur such as myself.

acc41d 11-26-2012 12:15 PM

It's probably my Google Spreadsheet.

The switch for my 2003/08 520i looks like this:
http://dparts.com/thumbnails/1d/1d55...8069567b86.jpg
http://dparts.com/thumbnails/4e/4e17...769a342791.jpg

If you have a newer model, it might look like the ones on your images but it has to have a PDC switch with the same logo (P with the pawn).

I don't have any seat heating or other fancy stuff, so my center control switch has just two buttons, one for the PDC and one for DTC. If you have other fancy options, like seat heating, you should get a center control switch with the additional buttons.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask them, I'll be glad to help if I can.

- acc41d

txag_530i 11-26-2012 02:28 PM

Why not just install a video camera from modmynav? It will cost you $485, which I think is about the cost of the PDC controller and sensors. For another $185 you can add a front camera. You don't need to code anything, either.

F-Tar 02-01-2014 04:46 PM

How did you solve the signal/gong sound? Did you connect to already existing speaker?

F-Tar 02-01-2014 04:49 PM

And where the heck did you get hold of the supply cables? I can only find PDC wiring which i already have.. I need wiring from DSC/PDC panel out to PDC module.

F-Tar 02-23-2014 11:34 AM

Retrofit rear done 100% by me, i can provide more details if there is intrest


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BavarianFanatic 03-18-2014 07:58 AM

I'm looking to do this on my E61N (LCI) with an 9/07 build. I see that there was a retrofit kit for pre-LCI cars that included the bumper harnesses AND a harness for the PDC controller. I can't find anything similar for the LCI cars. Is the car pre-wired? I'm also curious about the switches in the dash. I'm assuming that is handled on the iCan bus? Insights appreciated...

F-Tar 03-19-2014 04:28 AM

Retrofitting PDC in E60 with OEM BMW parts - Need help with programming/coding
 
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Originally Posted by BavarianFanatic (Post 8218437)
I'm looking to do this on my E61N (LCI) with an 9/07 build. I see that there was a retrofit kit for pre-LCI cars that included the bumper harnesses AND a harness for the PDC controller. I can't find anything similar for the LCI cars. Is the car pre-wired? I'm also curious about the switches in the dash. I'm assuming that is handled on the iCan bus? Insights appreciated...

Bought everything from junkyard.. Pick out the cables you need from this big piece. Lenghten the wires to front pcd sensors.
Switch control center, SZM controls buttons. Attachment 428965
Can't tell for lci about pdc button.. But i bought the whole pdc switch control panel.
Attachment 428966
Pdc module kcan high/low
Attachment 428967
Connector pdc harness
Attachment 428968
Some parts (pdc switch control panel not in picture.
Attachment 428969


What you really have to figure out urself is the button.



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BavarianFanatic 03-19-2014 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F-Tar (Post 8220545)
Bought everything from junkyard.. Pick out the cables you need from this big piece. Lenghten the wires to front pcd sensors.
Switch control center, SZM controls buttons. Attachment 428965
Can't tell for lci about pdc button.. But i bought the whole pdc switch control panel.
Attachment 428966
Pdc module kcan high/low
Attachment 428967
Connector pdc harness
Attachment 428968
Some parts (pdc switch control panel not in picture.
Attachment 428969


What you really have to figure out urself is the button.



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So I'm assuming that the connector from the module to the car (not the front and rear harnesses) basically needs power and bus correct? Any idea what the pinouts are? I've been having trouble finding a diagram with that level of detail. My LCI buttons are different than what you've shown, but I'm assuming it's all handled on the bus. They literally have a dozen or so different combinations of switches that incorporate seat heating, PDC, active seats, seat cooling, etc. with either one, two or three physical buttons in each assembly.

I just find it curious that BMW offered a full retrofit kit for pre-LCI cars that included all of the harnesses and the module. It's not longer offered for LCI builds. That's what led me to believe it MIGHT be pre-wired for the module bus/power and the harness to the front.

Thanks for the info and pics!

F-Tar 03-19-2014 06:32 AM

Power, can high/low and earth. Take a look here.. It's pre-lci pinouts but maybe it's pretty much the same. I followed this OEM instruction http://zorc.net/misc/online/E90_PDC_Retrofit.pdf

And you will need something like this.. Buttons http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E60-LCI-...ht_2765wt_1153 Try to find those with your existing equipment and + the PDC button for the retrofit ofc.

Yes, again its controlled by SZM.. Buttons do not need coding as they're connected with the switch control center already.
Retrofit kit or not, the parts is easy to find if you search. Also it gets cheaper from junkyard. Coding was for free ;) Dont think its pre-wired tho.


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