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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 11-01-2012, 12:13 PM
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Question Parking Assistant Installation

I asked the sales person who sold me my car and 2 different people in the service department this question, it's been 4 days and still no ansewer.

I made a mistake and thought that Parking Assistant (the car parallel parks itself) was part of the Driver Assistance Package. After failing a couple times to have the car park itself I realized this was a seperate option. I wish the dealer had pointed this out when I was buying the car and decided I didn't need Parking Assistant because I was getting Driver Assistance.

Anyway, long story short, all I want to know is, can you get Parking Assistant installed post production?

Not even sure I want it, but just want to know if I have the option at this point.

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Old 11-01-2012, 02:30 PM
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Not as far as I know. It would require adding a bunch of equipment and wiring if the harness is different.

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:31 PM
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Ha, yeah. They got back to me. Said its cost prohibitive and would be around $8k if I had to have it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:41 PM
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The DAP comes with 5 cameras right? I can't imagine you not being able to parallel park with 5 cameras and top down view.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:58 PM
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The DAP comes with 5 cameras right? I can't imagine you not being able to parallel park with 5 cameras and top down view.

Cameras and sensors everywhere. It's definitely not needed. I'm just a tech nerd and think its cool and would have spent $700 extra dollars on it compared to $8,000 to add it now.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:35 PM
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Cameras and sensors everywhere. It's definitely not needed. I'm just a tech nerd and think its cool and would have spent $700 extra dollars on it compared to $8,000 to add it now.
I got Parking Assist for one reason only, I'm a tech nerd and I wanted to see it park itself first hand. It is quite impressive. A few of my friends who are big petrol heads too were also impressed by it.
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I had a product called Curb Alert installed in the front of my Corvette ZO6 for about $450 installed. It has a sensor and an alarm for inside the cabin. It can be adjusted to whatever distance you want to stop so you don't hit the concrete parking barriers.

I also saw somewhere a product that was advertised that can be installed into cars with GPS and there is a camera, etc.

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Cameras and sensors everywhere. It's definitely not needed. I'm just a tech nerd and think its cool and would have spent $700 extra dollars on it compared to $8,000 to add it now.
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I got Parking Assist for one reason only, I'm a tech nerd and I wanted to see it park itself first hand. It is quite impressive. A few of my friends who are big petrol heads too were also impressed by it.
This is the exact reason I wanted to get it on the Bimmerfest project 328i but we messed up the order not realizing it was a stand alone option. I thought it was part of the driver assistance package or something like that. I got to play around with the TMS 335i project F30 and it is a cool feature. I probably wouldn't use it that often but I would have still ordered it if I could do it over again.



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