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Tue, Jan-25-2005, 08:10:25 AM
Putting the gear into reverse, the parktronic's solid beep noise, which normally denotes close proximity to an object goes off, despite there being nothing behind the car. I am wondering what could be the cause of the malfunction. I am going to take it for a wash tomorrow in hopes that it's just dirty or there's just frozen water on one of the sensors.

Have any of you had this problem?

Tue, Jan-25-2005, 08:49:38 AM
Yep happened to me loads of times.

Only really any good for close proximity parking on an even level :banghead:

As our driveway is on a partial incline it seems to start with a bleep and then once I am sure its clear anad start reversing it sort of resets itself.

Crud on the sensors could be a problem also.

Trick is not to rely on it too much and really only use it for tight spaces etc.

Tue, Jan-25-2005, 11:06:44 AM
The new PDC on the 5 series, etc is really good with the corner/front/back sensors and it shows up on a screen and is colour coded depending on how close and object is.