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Rear parking sensor E39

Discussion in '5 Series' started by HDi fun, 28 August 2010.

  1. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    One of the four parking position sensors has retired. Is it possible to replace it without removing the rear bumper?
     
  2. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    Doubt it tbh mate, unless you can gently pry it off with a flathead. You might be able to get under the car and pop it out as well.
     
  3. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    This is me we're talking about :) I'll leave well alone, the other 3 work fine and I don't need them anyway. I just have a slight OCD about things that don't work perfectly.
     
  4. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    Just have a look mate. It could be something very simple, for example a clip that has come out of place.
     
  5. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    The official line is that it's bumper off to remove them. And it looks like it as well. The other 3 are fine and I don't really need 'em.

    Someone suggested drowning it in WD40 to drive out any water whcih might have made it's way in over ten years.
     
  6. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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  7. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    I think that's the posts I read a couple of days ago. Might give it a go at some point. The PDC still works unless you reverse toward something really narrow (like Victoria Beckham, for example) which is facing the failing sensor. You get an early warning but as the obstruction gets closer it stops beeping. So it must be working to a point.

    The WD40 bath sounds like the place to start - for the PDC device, not for Mrs Beckham.
     
  8. geraint13

    geraint13 Pro Tuner

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    cover mrs beckham in wd40 and she will slip down a water drain quite easily lol
     
  9. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    She may quite like it...
     
  10. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    I recently heard David and Victoria referred to as 'Thick and Thin' on a BBC Radio 4 programme (can't remember which).

    Nasty perhaps, but very possibly not totally devoid of truth.
     
  11. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    :lol:

    Didn't they get thrones in thier home at one point?

    "People in Crass houses shouldn't stow thrones!" was the headline.
     
  12. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    They're just chavs that happen to be financially secure
     
  13. geraint13

    geraint13 Pro Tuner

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    oh yes paul, that is the beckhams !!!!!
     

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