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Offline blue metal

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Parking Sensors
« on: June 01, 2012, 01:39:16 pm »
Sensors not working on galaxy

Read notes on faults

I found using my hearing aid on the sensors
I could hear the click/click ultrasonic sound in all but rear offside unit. I presume that is the fault.

What should I do next to fix it??

Blue metal

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Re: Parking Sensors
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 04:36:45 pm »
The tick test is a general indication only but a good starting point none the less. Buy a replacement (cheapest on ebay) and swap it out.
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Re: Parking Sensors
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 09:28:49 pm »
Personally, I'd :-
(i) Disconnect and inspect wiring to sensor and contacts for corrosion.  Fix anything then reconnect and check again.
(ii) Swap it with one of the other sensors and see if:-
     (a) The sensor ticks in the "new" location.           - Probably faulty wiring
     (b) The sensor in the "faulty" location ticks.         - Probably faulty wiring
     (c) The sensor doesn't tick in the "new" location - Probably faulty sensor

I seem to recall reading you need the correct sensor (all the same on a car?).  Don't know if this is between Alhambra, Sharan and Galaxy.  Galaxy's may all be the same.

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Re: Parking Sensors
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 09:54:29 pm »
thanks for the replies.
I will try to find time over the weekend

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« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 09:56:06 pm by blue metal »

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Re: Parking Sensors
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 10:46:36 am »
Forgot to say, if you have a laptop and are comfortable with using it, it's much easier if you get a VAG-COM lead from ebay (<£10) and download the free VAG-COM of VCDS-lite software from the ROSS-TECH site as that shows any detected faults and the distances each of the sensors is reporting.
If you intend to keep the Galaxy for any length of tme then it is well worth doing this anyway as it can diagnose lots of other problems too.

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Re: Parking Sensors
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 03:08:56 pm »
Thanks for that info.
Do I want to know all the other faults
I ask myself?

seriously though is the £10 cable
VCDSlite 006?
I am interested in trying it out
even though I am a silver surfer
do you have a link for this
please
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« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 03:11:00 pm by blue metal »

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Re: Parking Sensors
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 03:29:11 pm »
If you look in the Reference Section of this site you will see mention of it's use.  If you search for "VAG COM" on ebay you will see plenty of leads. I got one like this from ebay --> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAG-OBD2-OBDII-409-1-KKL-USB-AUDI-VW-Skoda-Car-Diagnostic-Cable-Interface-UK-/261007454087?pt=UK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item3cc541af87 and you can download the free version of the software from the manufacturers web site (link at the bottom of this page --> http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-lite/download/index.html)

Have a look round the site and it will help interpret fault codes that the software lists, though it's geared at VW's in the US a lot of information is relevant, with the MKI and MKII Galaxy's being built by VW and using VW
engines in the diesels. The free version doesn't show everything, but it's enough for most peoples needs, including mine for now.  You can (should) also clear the "Fault Codes" after first saving them.  You can then check again a few days later as some may be for faults that have already been cleared.

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Re: Parking Sensors
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 03:35:11 pm »
Thanks

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Re: Parking Sensors
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 06:35:20 pm »
have not got cable yet.

however got friendly mech

to do a readout

sensor for parking LR-g203    faulty

sensor for parking LRCtr-G204 faulty

both permanent

got him to clear engine codes

so next readout should show current problems.

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