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      04-15-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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Disable rear PDC via hitch light, where to plug in?

I have an aftermarket hitch and bike rack on my X1, and it makes the rear PDC make a continuous tone everytime that I go into reverse...very annoying.

I've read over on Bimmerfest that several people with X3/X5 have had success with adding a simple $10 tow light and connecting it via a "4-pin to 7-pin" connector, which adds enough resistance/draw to make the ECU think there is a proper trailer turn signal.

Has anyone done this before? Where should I be looking for the connector?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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I have an aftermarket hitch and bike rack on my X1, and it makes the rear PDC make a continuous tone everytime that I go into reverse...very annoying.

I've read over on Bimmerfest that several people with X3/X5 have had success with adding a simple $10 tow light and connecting it via a "4-pin to 7-pin" connector, which adds enough resistance/draw to make the ECU think there is a proper trailer turn signal.

Has anyone done this before? Where should I be looking for the connector?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Based on my research, the X1 does not have the connector and electrics to make this happen as it is not approved in US for a hitch.

probably can just hit the switch on the console to tunr off the PDC or at least disapble the sound via Idrive

Let us know what you find
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You can't turn the sound all the way off via iDrive sadly. Just down

I'm going to give the dealer a call to see if one of their techs would know.
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You can't turn the sound all the way off via iDrive sadly. Just down

I'm going to give the dealer a call to see if one of their techs would know.
There is no 4 pin or 7 pin connector. You will have to install it yourself. I've done it and it will take about 1-2 hours depending on your ability. Soldering will be difficult as the space to work in is tight. Solderless connectors are a bit easier but still difficult because of limited room to work. Small hands and good vision(neither of which I have) will make the job much easier. I soldered my connections.
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There is no 4 pin or 7 pin connector. You will have to install it yourself. I've done it and it will take about 1-2 hours depending on your ability. Soldering will be difficult as the space to work in is tight. Solderless connectors are a bit easier but still difficult because of limited room to work. Small hands and good vision(neither of which I have) will make the job much easier. I soldered my connections.
Do you have any info about how to wire this up?

I might have to take the plunge.
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