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I've just purchased a Mercedes C Class and I had parktronic installed - front and rear. The rear sensors work fine but the front ones are a nightmare. If I brake suddenly the front sensors beep (not always but usually). I didn't have a control fitted inside the car. Should they have fitted one so I could switch off the sensors? When I'm in a traffic jam the noise is horrendous!!
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Are these MB OEM? You should have a switch to turn them off. But you should not need it. They should be active at low speed only and rear ones only when on reverse. Sounds like there is an issue, braking should not make them beep.
 

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Are these MB OEM? You should have a switch to turn them off. But you should not need it. They should be active at low speed only and rear ones only when on reverse. Sounds like there is an issue, braking should not make them beep.
Sorry I don't know what OEM means but they were fitted by my local MB dealer. The front sensors are definitely active at low speeds and as I said they do "sometimes" beep when I brake. I am going to phone the garage but I wanted to check beforehand to see if they should have installed a switch for me to be able to disable them if needed, As I said being in a traffic jam is hell.
 

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Sorry I don't know what OEM means but they were fitted by my local MB dealer. The front sensors are definitely active at low speeds and as I said they do "sometimes" beep when I brake. I am going to phone the garage but I wanted to check beforehand to see if they should have installed a switch for me to be able to disable them if needed, As I said being in a traffic jam is hell.
Can you clarify, is the traffic jam an issue because you have to brake and that makes your parktronik beep or are you driving too close to the next car?

This is the switch you should have if the system is MB original (=OEM). But you should not need the switch at a traffic jam. Make them fix their installation.

(Edited: this one is actually for a W211, for some odd reason I picked up the the W211 even if you seem to have a C-class car, but this should be similar, the button may be elsewhere).

Activating/deactivating Parktronic

Activating/deactivating Parktronic
Indicator lamp If indicator lamp
is on, Parktronic is deactivated.
 

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Sorry I don't know what OEM means but they were fitted by my local MB dealer. The front sensors are definitely active at low speeds and as I said they do "sometimes" beep when I brake. I am going to phone the garage but I wanted to check beforehand to see if they should have installed a switch for me to be able to disable them if needed, As I said being in a traffic jam is hell.
OEM - original equipment manufacturer
Parktronic should have a switch to turn it off. BTW, this is not an option in Canada for the C-Class; instead we have the "Quickpark".
 

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Can you clarify, is the traffic jam an issue because you have to brake and that makes your parktronik beep or are you driving too close to the next car?

This is the switch you should have if the system is MB original (=OEM). But you should not need the switch at a traffic jam. Make them fix their installation.

(Edited: this one is actually for a W211, for some odd reason I picked up the the W211 even if you seem to have a C-class car, but this should be similar, the button may be elsewhere).

Activating/deactivating Parktronic

I can be driving at 70mph or 30 mph and if I brake sharply it will beep. Loudly!! If I'm in a jam with cars in front of me it goes nuts. If I'm stuck in traffic for an hour it beeps for an hour. I try and keep some distance from the car in front but if beeps with the cars on either side of me too.
 

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.. what is Quickpark compared to Parktronic?
I looked into both manuals: for my ML, It has Parktronic, while the C has Quickpark; the way they were described, they both use ultrasonic waves to sense obstacles during very low maneuvers - so they are the same I suppose, however, there is one difference - Quickpark is for reversing only while Parktronic does both. :)
 

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I can be driving at 70mph or 30 mph and if I brake sharply it will beep. Loudly!! If I'm in a jam with cars in front of me it goes nuts. If I'm stuck in traffic for an hour it beeps for an hour. I try and keep some distance from the car in front but if beeps with the cars on either side of me too.
It should turn off at about 10 to 15 mph. If it was installed by an MB shop, it should be MB original (price would tell too) and then it definitely should work differently. Let us know if and how they fixed the installation.
 

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I looked into both manuals: for my ML, It has Parktronic, while the C has Quickpark; the way they were described, they both use ultrasonic waves to sense obstacles during very low maneuvers - so they are the same I suppose, however, there is one difference - Quickpark is for reversing only while Parktronic does both. :)
Thanks for the explanation. I have not seen this as a factory option in Europe, we only seem to have 220 even for the C-class. But I have seen "the rear parktronic only" as a retrofit kit (from MB), this must be equal to what you call Quickpark.
 
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