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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:16 AM
alokbhargava alokbhargava is offline
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A probable bug in the Park Assist Control

Last week, my X3 battery was little low on battery, so I swithched off console display while driving to my office assuming it would help charge the battery quicker. When I reached office garage, I pressed park assist button (console display was still off), car's top view image appeared on the console and I tried to use it to park. To my surprise, red bar didn't appear though my car reached very close to the wall. I don't remember if it beeped, probably not else that would have alarmed me. Luckily I saved hitting on front bumper. I don't want to try again the same scenario.

This is an avoidable issue by not turning off the control display but is this a bug in the park assist control?

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Old 11-12-2011, 08:27 AM
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Did you put it in reverse before pushing the PDC button? Because the PDC switches on automatically if you put it in R, pushing it again after the fact can switch the PDC sensors off. The status of the PDC is indicated by the green LED on the button itself.

By the way, that iDrive screen doesn't really use that much battery. If the car isn't having enough of a charge, may I suggest taking it for an extended (>30km) drive on the freeway?
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:51 AM
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Did you put it in reverse before pushing the PDC button? Because the PDC switches on automatically if you put it in R, pushing it again after the fact can switch the PDC sensors off. The status of the PDC is indicated by the green LED on the button itself.

By the way, that iDrive screen doesn't really use that much battery. If the car isn't having enough of a charge, may I suggest taking it for an extended (>30km) drive on the freeway?
Sorry to mention that it was forward parking. I pressed the PDC button and could see the top view on the screen clearly.
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