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Default Parking Sensor Woes - 4th April 2014, 08:09 AM

Bought my wife a Cooper Convertible R52 last week, it's parking sensors weren't working so I listened for the clicking sound they make and found one that wasn't working.
I replaced it and now all 4 make the clicking sound but the parking sensors still don't work !

Any ideas what to look at next ?

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Default 13th April 2014, 01:26 AM

Check the wires between the parking sensors and the BC1
  
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Default 13th April 2014, 10:21 AM

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Check the wires between the parking sensors and the BC1
What's the BC1 and where do I find it ?

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Default 13th April 2014, 01:55 PM

It's the Body control module, it's in the drivers footwell behind the trim panel by the accelerator,
Check it for water damage and any corrosion on the plugs/pins. These are prone to water ingress and can cause a wealth of problems. You might also want the check the PDC control unit , which is behind the carpet in the boot .
  
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Default 18th April 2014, 10:28 AM

Checked the BC1 and all looked ok, no sign of water.
Looked in the boot and can't find the PDC control unit anywhere, had all the drivers side trim out but nothing , do you know where it's located ? This is the convertible.

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Default 9th August 2014, 04:24 PM

As a follow-up to this, it turned out to be the sensors you get off of ebay don't work on the Mini, they look identical but are not compatible.

I tried two from different sources and neither worked, i had to buy a genuine one which worked straight away.

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Default 4th May 2015, 02:05 PM

Our household is a BMW or Mini only home. Currently we have one of each, fortunately both sets of sensors are working well, although previous models of BMW and our first Mini had sensor issues. Apparently is a beamer electronic common issue! Hope you manage to get it fixed, and on the cheap!
  
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Icon10 3rd June 2015, 07:02 PM

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Looked in the boot and can't find the PDC control unit anywhere, had all the drivers side trim out but nothing , do you know where it's located ? This is the convertible.
It's at the RHS of the rear passenger compartment in the convertible.

Not so much room in the convertible boot due to all the roof hydraulics.

The speaker is still in the boot though. That's just to confuse you.


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Default 21st June 2018, 09:03 PM

Hi
I just need to agree with and echo Nicks post. I had parking sensors not working, i found a outer offside sensor not clicking. Bought one off ebay didn't work. Bought one of a german high quality outfit (one tech) with full applications data and that didn't work (although both could be heard clicking). Fortunately then i read nicks post so.....
Went to the dealer who wanted 158 for the sensor - not fitted, no way !!!
Finally i bought one of a scrappie (silverlake) for 28 delivered, it arrived next day and it worked perfectly.
Now here's the odd bit, if i plugged the bad sensors in while reverse was engaged and ignition on the bad sensor clicked but was blind but the other 3 sensors would work poperly and the acoustic warning worked properly , but once you turned the ignition off and one again - nothing, not even the 10 second faliure warning peep, so that tells me for sure the bad sensors sold to me were just not compatible.
The moral of this tale is long live good scrappies!!!
  
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