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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-01-2007, 01:46 AM
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Question re 2007 X5 with backup camera and PDC

I am trying to figure out if the camera with its lines and squiggles cancels out the PDC function. I am trying to park the car headfirst against the garage, I am expecting to hear the PDC beeping (I turned it on and the camera came on). I drive forward close to the wall, no beeping. The rear facing camera takes up the whole screen as set in the menu.

I go to settings and change to PDC in main screen. PDC screen comes on and beeping starts with the yellow/red zones flashing in the front of the car as it should. I switch back to camera mode, no beeping.

Is there a way to get both functions to work at the same time? I can only get either the camera full screen, main screen or PDC main screen only. Nothing to allow for both.

BTW, what does the camera pan function do?
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:09 AM
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Yes, thats how it works. I agree, this would be significantly more usefull if both functions worked at the same time. Did BMW expect us to go into the IDrive everytime we switch from REV to DRIVE?? Looks like it....just another example of offering great technology but not quite getting it.

Hopefully we will get an update to fix this, but I wont count on it.

The camera pans the camera just slightly up when driving faster than a few miles an hour, it is automatic and only has a limited effect. If you pay attention you can see it pan up as you speed up (the bumper will disappear.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:30 AM
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Man, if you drive head-in to a spot, and you want PDC, you get a nice rear view of everything and it beeps only to the rear, not the front.
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no, the camera only comes on in reverse, or if you manually push the button on the dash. I tested it again and the beeping worked on front end, seems to be very erratic.
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Right, when I head-in a spot and I turn on PDC to hopefully hear a beep from the front proximity sensors, I get a nice rear view and an occasional beep which I suspect is from something being close to the rear quarter panels, not the front.
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