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      08-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
MurrayX3
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Drives: 2012 BMW X3
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Location: Mountain View, CA

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Turning off/down backup proximity alarm when bike rack installed

I had a trailer hitch and rear 4-bike rack installed at my local BMW dealer last week. My only complaint is that the rear proximity sensor goes crazy whenever I backup the car with the bike rack on. Of course the bike rack is just inches from the sensors and so the display is red and a loud beep emits as soon as I backup and for a while when I start going forward.

With the $900+ install price and hours of extensive programming that were supposed to have gone into this install, I am surprised they can't make something simple like this turn off when the rack is installed. Is there any way to turn off the rear proximity detection beeping when a bike rack is installed? Thanks,

This is for a 2012 BMW X3 28 fully loaded.