Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google Sign in with Linkedin Sign in with Microsoft

Hello! Welcome to the Ford and Volkswagen MPV / SUV Forums.
Dedicated forums for the Ford Galaxy, S-Max, C-Max, B-Max and Kuga.
User groups for the SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Touran, Tiguan and Touareg!

Owners Forums for Ford and Volkswagen MPVs / SUVs

Ford Galaxy S-Max C-Max B-Max Tourneo Connect / Volkswagen Sharan Touran Tiguan Touareg Caravelle / SEAT Alhambra Alteca 

 Mk1 and Mk2 VW Sharan  Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Galaxy  Mk1 and Mk2 SEAT Alhambra  Ford C-Max B-Max  VW Tiguan  VW Touran  Mk3 Ford Galaxy  Mk3 VW Sharan  Mk3 SEAT Alhambra  VW T4 T5 Caravelle Transporter  Ford Tourneo Connect  VW Touareg

Advert:


Recent Forum Topics:

Google Translate:

Ford Galaxy Mk3 Forum:

Author Topic: Towbar being seen by the parking sensors! Any ideas  (Read 2908 times)

Offline R1chv

  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk3
  • Spec: 1.6 Titanium
  • Region: South East
Towbar being seen by the parking sensors! Any ideas
« on: September 24, 2015, 08:58:27 PM »
Hi Guys

I have recently picked up a standard flange type tow bar which was a doddle to fit. The issue I have is that I am using a high neck towball as I use a mottez 4 bike rack which locates on the towball. This extra height (30mm) over a std ball sets off the parking sensors. Does anyone have any ideas before I admit defeat and go for a detachable version. Thanks in advance.

Offline gregers

  • *
  • Posts: 1711
  • Thanked: 12
  • Model: Transporter
  • Spec: vw t28 camper
  • First Name: greg
  • Region: East Midlands
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Towbar being seen by the parking sensors! Any ideas
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 09:39:22 PM »
iirc it may need to be programed so the sensors dont pick it up??
vw t5 camper van.
reality is for people with no imagination
rip dad 21/12/10
rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline R1chv

  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk3
  • Spec: 1.6 Titanium
  • Region: South East
Re: Towbar being seen by the parking sensors! Any ideas
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 10:23:43 PM »
Hi thanks for the reply. I've read about this but assumed the programming was to deactivate the rear sensors when the trailer/van electrics were plugged in. If someone can add some clarity on the programming thing that would be great. Cheers. Rich

Offline rbrown3

  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Thanked: 1
  • Model: Galaxy Mk3
  • Spec: 63 Titanium X 163
  • First Name: Roger
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Towbar being seen by the parking sensors! Any ideas
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 11:05:26 AM »
I have the same problem, the sensor sometimes picks up the left side next time the right and sometimes never, as I have the sat system then I use the camera. When I am not towing I remove the tow ball or invert it then it is all OK

Offline Mirez

  • Pondering the next mod...
  • *
  • Posts: 3663
  • Thanked: 143
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 115PS Ghia
  • First Name: Mark
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Towbar being seen by the parking sensors! Any ideas
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2015, 05:15:55 PM »
On the Mk2 the controller is VW and you can adjust the offset value within VCDS, with the Mk3 that settings equivalent is available in Ford's world (well you can on the Mondeo and Focus so I don't see why the Galaxy would be different) It's just not so easy as Ford car's are generally dealer only for software changes.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline R1chv

  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk3
  • Spec: 1.6 Titanium
  • Region: South East
Re: Towbar being seen by the parking sensors! Any ideas
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2015, 11:00:31 PM »
Thanks guys. I've managed to pick up a witter detachable for a good price so this should sort me out. Only use the bike rack a handful of times a year. Sounds like the software access is a pain. Been a Vx/Saab owner for a few years and got used to Tech2 which a few forum buddies had. Over the years I have enabled all sorts of upgrades from auto lights and wipers to cheeky little remaps.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Latest
2 Replies
14390 Views
Latest April 05, 2012, 10:43:38 PM
by gregers
0 Replies
1700 Views
Latest June 23, 2013, 02:59:44 PM
by hendal
5 Replies
3828 Views
Latest June 25, 2013, 09:34:06 PM
by carrotts
4 Replies
2807 Views
Latest February 17, 2014, 10:26:28 PM
by Dave F
8 Replies
3905 Views
Latest March 23, 2014, 08:09:11 PM
by Chrispb
7 Replies
4441 Views
Latest April 17, 2015, 05:28:14 PM
by SilverBeast

Advertisement:


SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk