How do you activate the front parking sensors on a BMW?

What steps do I need to take to activate the front parking sensors on my BMW? I would love to have them turned on because I have to parallel park all the time, but I can’t find the switch for them.

Many new cars come with awesome features that make driving much easier—and BMW is no exception! To activate the front parking sensors on your BMW, you can press the Park Assistant button by your gear lever.
However, you’ll need to do this every time you want to use them, as their default setting is off. If they were always on, your car would start beeping whenever you were stuck in slow-moving traffic or waiting at a traffic light! However, your rear parking sensors should activate whenever you put your car in reverse.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 20, 2021

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