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Retro fitting rear parking sensors?

Hi All,

Me and my wife are wondering if we can get rear parking sensors retro fitted or are they factory only?

And if so how much more than the £260 will it cost?

Happy Easter All.
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Mini make an official F56 rear PDC retrofit kit (below) which costs £94 plus then you need new 'black bands' to house the sensors at £64 and then add labour costs on top.



As it's an official kit (with a fitting time), your dealer should be able to give you a fixed price quote.
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Does that retro kit require one of the Expen$ive Option$ Package$?
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Mini make an official F56 rear PDC retrofit kit (below) which costs £94 plus then you need new 'black bands' to house the sensors at £64 and then add labour costs on top.



As it's an official kit (with a fitting time), your dealer should be able to give you a fixed price quote.
Do you have more info on this retrofit kit? It's the first I've heard of it.

I assume Visual Boost is needed at minimum, but I don't see the PMA module anywhere on there either. The PDC system is managed by a special module that is mounted in the rear. You would also have to get new rear trim as you can't just drill holes in the existing trim - they wont' fit right.

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Thanks for this I will call the dealer tomorrow
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Did you get a price from your dealer for these to be retrofitted.

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Do you have more info on this retrofit kit?
Click on the diagram to go to the Real OEM page for a European F56. If you search for parts on a USA F56, the retrofit kit isn't shown, so maybe it's Yurpeen only.

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I assume Visual Boost is needed at minimum, but I don't see the PMA module anywhere on there either.
Presumably it would still work audibly without the 'radar' picture on Visual Boost. The link says a PDC control unit is needed, but then it says PDC sensors are needed too, so who knows what's in the retrofit kit. If it's £94 for just a wiring harness and connectors, the total bill is going to be mighty expensive. But then we knew that already......

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You would also have to get new rear trim as you can't just drill holes in the existing trim - they wont' fit right.
Mini call that the 'black band', priced above.
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Click on the diagram to go to the Real OEM page for a European F56. If you search for parts on a USA F56, the retrofit kit isn't shown, so maybe it's Yurpeen only.
Could be.

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Presumably it would still work audibly without the 'radar' picture on Visual Boost. The link says a PDC control unit is needed, but then it says PDC sensors are needed too, so who knows what's in the retrofit kit. If it's £94 for just a wiring harness and connectors, the total bill is going to be mighty expensive. But then we knew that already......
If it's connecting to the headunit anyway (for the audio), I don't see why it wouldn't show the "radar".


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Mini call that the 'black band', priced above.
Is that what they are for? I wonder how they mount, because they still need to be plugged in to work so how does the wiring get routed? RealOEM's description does say something about the trim isn't included and must be ordered separately.

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If it's connecting to the headunit anyway (for the audio), I don't see why it wouldn't show the "radar".
You're responding to what I wrote, not what I meant to write. Which was that even without Visual Boost, I presume the audio warning would still work - after all, most cars don't have the radar display.
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You're responding to what I wrote, not what I meant to write. Which was that even without Visual Boost, I presume the audio warning would still work - after all, most cars don't have the radar display.
That would be interesting if that was the case.

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