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Author Topic: Parking sensors  (Read 3915 times)

Offline wazevan

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Parking sensors
« on: March 21, 2014, 07:51:01 PM »
Hi all,
Brill site already used it to do some odd jobs on car and saved a few quid.
My parking sensors in the last week have decided not to work,
When I go into reverse or turn on parking sensors by switch ,I get a constant beeeeep followed by flashing button.
I have checked front and back sensors for loose wires ,marks on sensors non,. water under the passenger seat all dry.They started working yesterday and now there playing up again.Im trying to determine if is front or back sensors the speaker making the warning noise is the back one.Any ideas .Is it possible to turn them off permantly (fuse).Althrough I want them to work.
Thanks

Offline wazevan

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 08:04:17 PM »
I meant no water under passenger seat.I have blasted all wires with WD40.Not sure if that has helped or hindered.

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 08:56:50 PM »
You can use VCDS/Vagcom to interrogate the park assist module this will tell you which sensor is not responding, it's a very useful tool to have if you DIY

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Offline wazevan

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 10:22:42 PM »
Cheers,
Ill take round garage by me .Mate got charged to £10 to find a abs fault.
I just wondered if it was back sensors as the noise is from back.
 

Offline Mirez

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 10:27:19 PM »
No it just uses the rear sounder for the fault tone, have you done the tick test?
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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 03:15:25 PM »
Hi,just listened to all sensors and all making the tick noise.Help any ideas.

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2014, 05:05:52 PM »
I did say you can get one of these leads (under a £10) see Here

You don't need to register the software for the majority of DIY jobs
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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Offline wazevan

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 07:43:41 PM »
Cheers all,
Got to be  a wire.It works fine when car first starts then it plays up.The noise is now constant as if something on the sensor (when button or reverse engaged)I m going to take fuse out as it now annoying.As for buying the leads,there seems to mixed reviews.But for less than a 10 quid I give ones of these ago.Has anybody had an experience with the leads (VCDS/Vagcom).

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Parking sensors
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 08:09:11 PM »
Don't worry that the Galaxy is not on the list of vehicles, just be sure the lead is compatible with your operating system, XP, windows7 etc.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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