How do I turn on the parking sensors on my BMW?

What’s the best way to turn on the parking sensors on my BMW? I have to parallel park all the time at work, and I think they would be really helpful.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
BMW’s Parking Distance Control (PDC) feature can be super helpful when
parallel parking
. And it’s very easy to activate! Follow these steps to turn on your BMW’s parking sensors:
  • To activate PDC, you can either press the parking assistant button on the console or put your car in reverse.
  • If you want to enable the parking aid lines, click the left sidebar on your console and check the box labeled parking guidelines.
  • If you want to enable the object marking feature, which will give you warning sounds if the system detects an obstacle, check the obstacle marking box.
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