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Offline alfieb

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Mk 3 Galaxy - parking sensors problem
« on: July 30, 2021, 09:18:51 am »
First post on this forum and hope to be a regular visitor.

My parking sensors seem to have developed a problem that I need advice on.

When the ignition is turned on they emit a constant beep then goes dead. Previously they emitted a series of beeps before settling down then worked as normal when near objects.

However, now they don't recognise any objects and I don't know what actions are best to take.

Can anybody advise my next course of action?

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Mk 3 Galaxy - parking sensors problem
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2021, 12:26:23 pm »
Good morning Alfred, welcome to this lovely forum and I hope you make many good friends here as I have done also over the years.

In terms of your sensors, by way of remarkable coincidence I have the same fault too.

It sounds like a knackered sensor so I would buy a VCDS cable from ebays for around £7 and a new sensor for the same price. VCDS will tell you what’s wrong, and assuming it’s one of the sensors, simply switch it over for the new one. If the fault is something else then it may be a bit more complicated, but that’s the course of action I for one would take.

Also sometimes giving them a good clean and a bit of a gentle bashing can help. But I’d wager it’s a duff sensor.

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I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

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Re: Mk 3 Galaxy - parking sensors problem
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 04:14:43 pm »
As it’s a mark3 get yourself forscan and a lead to scan the PDC and see what errors come up. Most likely a failed sensor or wiring issue,but fault codes will point you in the area to look.

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Re: Mk 3 Galaxy - parking sensors problem
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2021, 10:49:28 pm »
Forscan definitely the way to go - https://forscan.org/ for the software, just need a suitable cable (details on the site of suitable cables)

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Re: Mk 3 Galaxy - parking sensors problem
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2021, 10:52:03 pm »
Ah yes, forscan is for the fords, vcds is for the alhamb only I think (or maybe the sharan too)
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

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Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Mk 3 Galaxy - parking sensors problem
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2021, 11:05:50 pm »
Its not that simple!. Forscan is for the MK3 which isn't anything like the mk2. Forscan works for some aspects of the mk2 Fords, but VCDS is used for the majority of the systems on the mk2 Fords which the exeception of the 2.0/2.3 engine (which any normal obd tool will work for, or Forscan, but not VCDS).

Further complicated by the mk2 ending in 2006 for Ford, but 2010 for Seat/VW.

Seat and VW both use vcds petrol or diesel. And the v6 of any badge is all VCDS except for the PATS system on the Ford.

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Re: Mk 3 Galaxy - parking sensors problem
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2021, 11:23:44 pm »
Hehe, how do you know all this stuff!!!  8-)
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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