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Author Topic: parking sensor testing  (Read 1825 times)

Offline surfrider

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parking sensor testing
« on: July 22, 2014, 10:40:56 PM »
hi all can anybody tell how to test my parking sensors please I have a buzzer going off all the time in reverse maybe I damaged one whilst doing my drive shafts at the weekend I have an up to date test meter with all the functions on any help please appreciated bazz 

Offline Etihad84

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Re: parking sensor testing
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 11:04:35 PM »
If you put your ear to each one they make a ticking noise if they don't then it could be faulty. Or if you have the vag lead I believe you can check them out using some free software

Offline SilverBeast

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Re: parking sensor testing
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 06:10:16 PM »
Easiest to check with free VAG-COM/VCDS-LITE and lead from  [eBay] (<10 from UK) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-OBD2-II-KKL-ECU-DIAGNOSTIC-CABLE-LEAD-FD232B-chip-compatible-with-VCDS-LITE-/330752513588?pt=UK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item4d0262d634 .  It will tell you the distance each of the 4 (8 if you have front and rear) sensors is seeing.

If you have a towbar check the ball cover isn't being picked up by the inner sensors, mine picks it up intermittently if it is cock-eyed.



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