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Any one got a link to good value reliable sensors? My rear pdc is playing up and working intermittently which is worse than not at all so want to replace all 4

 

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2 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

Any one got a link to good value reliable sensors? My rear pdc is playing up and working intermittently which is worse than not at all so want to replace all 4

 

links?

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-PDC-Parking-Sensor-E39-E46-E60-E61-E65-E66-E83-X3-X5-3-5-Series-66206989069/261795140919?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&epid=652993716&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3cf434d537:g:OU8AAOSwzpFbIdYY&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACYBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickkXKoKcbeZcOrOku%2BoOBl%2BS4B3w1fhVaBl7064lFjtFnfIodA1oAGjoAWX7RHdFt3Vbzo0mGzmJ%2FUWDpcgDTLQV%2BG8UZngIcpOLUVTo2HJUHufzlxdEAD2ATeWZAOgZFMZG1pRBjX%2FT4zu1K1EbekBzF6XfLfh75uVx98yobE%2Fsn5NekpOZB4qOOIbrB2lo%2B%2B3jYnUxpRj%2B6NbVgoH5PggDsMwlH%2BZQVXInWw%2BTCRXGfJHvUnQb4vwOIBfXSaHrjjwnKkhrQ2ETO7XjAvA50oZovGeJfnw2R65csQVWOwP%2FawAskeuYCvI5VidiibCvJMqMKfH7H8rfflQjCwYmlnR8UMygCKQwf0x1ZJz8rhkR%2BkCFXKE0Q2unxShbKZ%2B0RWwsuvt66Zf%2FsRsx2noS%2F%2B6VoIZ9tZwWI0qlHSLhH8iFMNzx9kZM5CIWrcc0Yvig7bLbkwjSy%2B8Uvh9a8A17DGMWyXCbBXoQykN7MQCbPjcHvNDd3CEOjM8xBGf1a8SR%2FXeXzz6uS0RrapX7egklV5vyTtL7VDf7177cge5OXoF7hM%2BcDRFB1BnyoTPxbTZifxaoP4hgGROFtF5OEiPZQAbg%2FSEdFBL2kfQk0m9GBjJSa9Lqv5sixf8kXaZxjflAPLxVWl048D6F9Hk0ayABVfV4lgpCK%2FhHBd1%2FGyV8sOK%2BbMy1P95zGL7rcg6J4qzFz7495Rm3UrMz%2Fvug%2FeRRfW%2BEKCHeVmXMKK8Dmd80O8cJV%2F%2B%2FQXM8MOfdua21fC9Y66M|cksum%3A2617951409197b0ed90f4f52457993bacc7e71edba68|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-PDC-Parking-Sensor-E39-E46-E60-E61-E65-E66-E83-X3-3-5-7-Series-66206989068/261822774094?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3cf5da7b4e:g:7wAAAOSwkLJbIdVz&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACYBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickkXKoKcbeZcOrOku%2BoOBl%2BS9VAdmmkRZVuiAfZ9afEEltNuB%2BXsUwaqVPV6LpL8i31lnlvBEQdl5%2BBSYOFBNuSmUo8kOQd2XrcwzEM0wP5vDKgyvwR49%2BcuuvG46zEPsd14sLY8vwlbN3pBsXjmuvGzYRrUriqiVYOZde0n1eRihG5cEuPmDynxGK9N25mxGB4zKTiYPr03hWqYRVNF75j95%2B3xlnCUJAcaox8piTJ1qVqHPScDiTMRX8MX9Oz97SOfiZW8szT3XfFoOIq2GIihZyzypktLormTgcNaM29E7T40JO7HNbDUKaPWTnccl%2B6vcesvfWEpWqlKMq6Vy%2FvMorpqyyH2sTDhbUfGgbt2iNc10Q40aND1LJe9ZIBjCKlDJl9aXlu52B7iOfZP6EKoz%2Ft2BGEi9%2BHDWeBrko37bKS3T6YmCyzu6z%2Fo%2Bd001obFYxvLwdk7YHzHTH6FjIrcRG3j5MtdhKcaB6iSIFCkV45b4LlD5WCrxPuQOtqclkFb06i%2BeZdgQ2n3xmo7fR5oeO4EoW2go8OlulmgxBDBeaDBt2dt6IJ0NNn6qqXfEOoxCTTH6VXb5k5%2FXDaO5MEyj5IXyuem5Pww3JHjWb9%2BxhAc2yBN63XcWmKNRq6r7t3d2JDcO7TucMNzdnOLlFaj7ubv9uHpwddfZZWEjv67Hv64ELBtg88oyfmRg%2FJTsM9By8rbZFOwR%2BO2gMj1t7O6%2Bx0XonDxG1EBgJ3%2BFYTxpV4aqXgCqRf22opzo8i5TnP|cksum%3A2618227740947b0ed90f4f52457993bacc7e71edba68|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524

 

Never had any issues with these; they come with a 2 year warranty too

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I have some aftermarket sensor from eBay as well, since July 2019 running without problems. First sensor was faulty, seller sent another without problems, that working perfectly even after painting. Unfortunately don't have any links saved. At least I can vote for cheaper aftermarket sensors, they are ok.

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5 hours ago, chicaneuk said:

eBay sensors work for sure but the only thing I always found is that the range just isn't as good as the OEM ones.

 

Never had any issues with range, but only used those I linked to. So unsure re others. 

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Anyone tried fitting one eBay sensor with the others remaining original? 
 

INPA shows the output from all the original sensors, my mates were playing up on the front so I plugged it in & could see one going full signal occasionally accompanied by the alert noise. On closer inspection I could see the dodgy one had taken a bit of a knock. 
 

His wife works for BMW so was going to get a price on a genuine one (I’m assuming lots!) so I was wondering about fitting just one of the eBay ones, but if the range doesn’t match the originals it could well cause more problems. 
 

So a set of 4 eBay ones may be the better option. Some of the eBay ones are £7 I’m assuming they are rubbish! 

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11 minutes ago, Andyrt200 said:

Anyone tried fitting one eBay sensor with the others remaining original? 
 

INPA shows the output from all the original sensors, my mates were playing up on the front so I plugged it in & could see one going full signal occasionally accompanied by the alert noise. On closer inspection I could see the dodgy one had taken a bit of a knock. 
 

His wife works for BMW so was going to get a price on a genuine one (I’m assuming lots!) so I was wondering about fitting just one of the eBay ones, but if the range doesn’t match the originals it could well cause more problems. 
 

So a set of 4 eBay ones may be the better option. Some of the eBay ones are £7 I’m assuming they are rubbish! 

I'm running £6 eBay cheapie for over a year while rest 7 are OEM. Everything is perfect. It works even after painting to match the bumper. But before painting, always try if they work first. My first sensor was defective, so seller replaced it immediately with another, which was good. Painting didn't affect range or anything else.

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27 minutes ago, Andyrt200 said:

Anyone tried fitting one eBay sensor with the others remaining original? 
 

INPA shows the output from all the original sensors, my mates were playing up on the front so I plugged it in & could see one going full signal occasionally accompanied by the alert noise. On closer inspection I could see the dodgy one had taken a bit of a knock. 
 

His wife works for BMW so was going to get a price on a genuine one (I’m assuming lots!) so I was wondering about fitting just one of the eBay ones, but if the range doesn’t match the originals it could well cause more problems. 
 

So a set of 4 eBay ones may be the better option. Some of the eBay ones are £7 I’m assuming they are rubbish! 

 

Yup; mine were mix n match front and rear on previous E39s; the middle 2 OEM and outers were the ones I linked to; zero issues :) 

 

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Stroke of luck. I was looking for something else and found my spare bumper inserts removed from a bumper I bought to fix mine. Hey presto 4 sensors. Not sure if any good but will give them a go. 

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Thanks @Ray112 & @d_a_n1979 I’ve ordered an eBay special for my mates car.  Oddly his aren’t painted but his SE bumper inserts are, our Sport has the black plastic inserts so it makes sense our sensors match them. His would look better painted but no point painting one! 

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2 hours ago, Andyrt200 said:

Thanks @Ray112 & @d_a_n1979 I’ve ordered an eBay special for my mates car.  Oddly his aren’t painted but his SE bumper inserts are, our Sport has the black plastic inserts so it makes sense our sensors match them. His would look better painted but no point painting one! 

I used Halfords rattle can to spray the one I replaced. But luckily for me I had that spray can already at home. 

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