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      05-08-2018, 02:42 PM   #89
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I've pondered doing this retrofit, and am comfortable with the wiring/electronic components of it. I don't have a lot of experience doing body work, though. How risky/difficult is it to drill the bumper holes properly with respect to getting the right shape and diameter? I'd hate to mess up the bumper.

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There are crosshairs on the inside of the bumper for where you need to drill. Just drill a small pilot hole there and then use the proper stepped drill bit (mentioned in first post I think) to widen them. Some of my holes are off by maybe 1/8" due to the drill walking on the initial pilot hole but from the outside you can't tell at all.
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There are crosshairs on the inside of the bumper for where you need to drill. Just drill a small pilot hole there and then use the proper stepped drill bit (mentioned in first post I think) to widen them. Some of my holes are off by maybe 1/8" due to the drill walking on the initial pilot hole but from the outside you can't tell at all.
Thanks for the feedback! Did you find that you needed to use adhesive as the OP did, or did the brackets from BMW work for you as they were stock?
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Thanks for the feedback! Did you find that you needed to use adhesive as the OP did, or did the brackets from BMW work for you as they were stock?
I did front and rear retrofit. Rears were flush with the double-sided tape that comes on the brackets. Same issue as OP with fronts. With the double-sided tape the front sensors weren't flush so I removed the tape and used epoxy.
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Finished the 2nd Phase (Wiring & Coding) ......
  1. Disconnect the battery
  2. Route the wire harness through the firewall and ran it down the passenger side foot well and door sill all of to the rear of the car.
  3. Replace the center console button cluster
  4. Installed the new PDC Module (Use the pin mapping from the Schematic and not the instructions as two of the pins are labeled wrong)
  5. Retrofit Coding of the car for option $508 (PDC Full)

Thanks to Tom @ EAS for providing some wire routing tips through the firewall.

It should noted that the wiring pin mapping in the attached instructions on page 27 is wrong.
  • PIN 3 should map to the Brown\Black wire
  • PIN 2 should map to the Brown\White wire


Random Photos taken during the install.

I'm not sure if you noticed after coding the front PDC that it beeps slower than the rear PDC... it was bothering me and I read through TRC and found the solution to make them beep at the same rate. The sounds are different so no confusion whether it's front or rear....


front PDC frequency: FREQUENZ_TONGEBER_VORNE - code from: wert_02 to wert_01

and if for any reason someone wants a slower beep in front and rear PDC same token code:

rear PDC frequency: FREQUENZ_TONGEBER_HINTEN code from: wert_01 to wert_02

hope that helps!
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Random question - I am planning to do the front retrofit at some point. I recently did a rear view camera installation, and I figured it would be nice to have the PDC button since I'll eventually put the front sensors in.

Does anyone know how the PDC button is coded? (I'm guessing it gets enabled by default coding if you swap $507 for $508).

UPDATE: I poked around in the PDC module, changed pdc_schalter (PDC Switch) to aktiv. When I am in reverse the button now toggles PDC and camera on and off, but it doesn't work when the shifter is in any other position. So the switch is good, and the car sees it. I'd be curious if anyone has a dump of their PDC's coding data after $508 - left to wonder if there's another setting to change or if it will only work once the retrofit is complete.
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You don't need to code the button, once you code the front and read pdc the button will work! At least it did for me..
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Random question - I am planning to do the front retrofit at some point. I recently did a rear view camera installation, and I figured it would be nice to have the PDC button since I'll eventually put the front sensors in.

Does anyone know how the PDC button is coded? (I'm guessing it gets enabled by default coding if you swap $507 for $508).

UPDATE: I poked around in the PDC module, changed pdc_schalter (PDC Switch) to aktiv. When I am in reverse the button now toggles PDC and camera on and off, but it doesn't work when the shifter is in any other position. So the switch is good, and the car sees it. I'd be curious if anyone has a dump of their PDC's coding data after $508 - left to wonder if there's another setting to change or if it will only work once the retrofit is complete.
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I've been slowly buying components to do the Front retrofit on my E93 M3. I have a curious question though - it looks like some sellers have a revised kit for the front PDC retrofit that no longer includes the white sensor brackets.

Is there possibly a new set of kit instructions, or are they just requiring them to be purchased separately? I see two photo versions of the kit online at various sources, so I don't know if some kits are old stock or what the full story might be.

The photo at ECS for 66200418637 doesn't show the brackets anymore, so maybe this is a legitimate change by BMW?

Any information is appreciated.
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I've been slowly buying components to do the Front retrofit on my E93 M3. I have a curious question though - it looks like some sellers have a revised kit for the front PDC retrofit that no longer includes the white sensor brackets.

Is there possibly a new set of kit instructions, or are they just requiring them to be purchased separately? I see two photo versions of the kit online at various sources, so I don't know if some kits are old stock or what the full story might be.

The photo at ECS for 66200418637 doesn't show the brackets anymore, so maybe this is a legitimate change by BMW?

Any information is appreciated.
That's a good question. I ordered the sensor brackets separately based on that picture. I don't remember if I ended up with extra brackets or not. This was years ago. I'll check when I get home.
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A small update, I ordered the Front PDC kit and it did still come with the white sensor brackets. Shipping from Europe took forever (almost 2 months!). So now I have all the parts ready to go and hoping to start on it in the near future.

Doing a little more research I got one of the punch style tools similar to what BMW actually uses to do the installation. It is supposed to create a cleaner hole than the stepped drill bit. I'll update once I get to that stage.
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A small update, I ordered the Front PDC kit and it did still come with the white sensor brackets. Shipping from Europe took forever (almost 2 months!). So now I have all the parts ready to go and hoping to start on it in the near future.

Doing a little more research I got one of the punch style tools similar to what BMW actually uses to do the installation. It is supposed to create a cleaner hole than the stepped drill bit. I'll update once I get to that stage.
So sorry I forgot to get back to you on that. I ended up finding I do have a complete extra set of brackets since I had ordered them separately based on the ECS picture.
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