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Old 02-10-2013, 07:47 AM
Housemd Housemd is offline
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Park Distance Control and iPhone Mute

Sorry if this is in another thread but I didn't see it when searching.....

I've ordered a 535xi (so i cant try these yet )and read the online manual but can't find the answer to a few questions.

1 - Will the PDC come on automatically when I pull into a parking spot front first without having gone into reverse? My wife's Navigator does this and so does the Lexus and I find it helpful (yes, the Nav is HUGE so it is really helpful but even on the smaller Lexus it helps). If this doesn't start automatically, is there a way to turn it on in that case? I do have the bird's eye view and rear camera options (which I saw in the forum you can push the iDrive controller to change views - does that include the side cameras?).

2 - I've seen posts that there isn't a way to mute the iPhone without using the phone itself. Is this true!?! Seems like a basic function..... I did read a post that said pushing the volume knob on the dash will mute the phone. Does this work?

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:57 AM
Gilgorm Gilgorm is offline
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1 - Will the PDC come on automatically when I pull into a parking spot front first without having gone into reverse?
If this doesn't start automatically, is there a way to turn it on in that case? I do have the bird's eye view and rear camera options
- does that include the side cameras?
No

To turn PDC on manually, push the button on the left centre console for the surround view/rearview cameras

Side view cameras are only turned on by a different button on the left centre console
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