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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 3 weeks 2 days ago #473481

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Quick question. When towing how does this effect the sensors and rear parking camera on your towing car?
I would imagine each time you put the car in reverse you'll get the warning beeps?
Thanks
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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 3 weeks 2 days ago #473483

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I'm not that posh and aint to got a reversing camera on my Kuga :P
We have reversing sensors which just give us a beep for close proximity when putting it in reverse but I hardly do any reversing with the caravan on so it doesn't bother me that much .
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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 3 weeks 2 days ago #473487

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TriciaA wrote:
Quick question. When towing how does this effect the sensors and rear parking camera on your towing car?
I would imagine each time you put the car in reverse you'll get the warning beeps?
Thanks

It depends on the electrical system you have fitted to the car. Some model specific towbar electric systems identify when the car is connected to a trailer via the plug and disconnect the sensors to prevent them operating.
Bailey Unicorn Vigo, Volvo XC60 D5
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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 3 weeks 2 days ago #473493

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On our Santa Fe we have a button next to gear lever that turns off the beeping of the sensors, and camera that shows towball.
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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 3 weeks 2 days ago #473499

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With Vehicle specific wiring loom and appropriate reprogramming, the devices will cut out automatically when the caravan is hitched and plugged in. The re-programming may also activate things like Trailer Sway Control (Ford's name for it)
Larry from N. Essex

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Kuga 2.0 Titanium 150PS 2WD
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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 3 weeks 2 days ago #473502

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I have a dealer fitted OEM towbar so the electronics were updated to include the trailer module which adds an extra stability programme and deactivates the rear parking sensors.

Edit: I meant to add that the front parking sensors are not deactivated, as they would be if you manually deactivated them via the switch on the dashboard.
Paul
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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 2 weeks 4 days ago #473754

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Depends on tow car connections. My 2013 Freelander 2 has 13 pin towing connection and disables the rear parking sensors automatically when the plug is in. However, when connected to a trailer rather than the caravan and the trailer lights also connected though a 13 pin plug this does not disable the rear parking sensors and reversing the trailer is very noisy.
So lots of possible variables.

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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 2 weeks 3 days ago #473828

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I’ve been doing lessons for the B+E and the car had parking sensors. I can confirm they just kept beeping with the trailer on when reversing.
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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 2 weeks 3 days ago #473831

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On my 2014 Sante Fe , Automatic, the reversing sensors can be switched off, but are reactivated when you select drive again . The reversing camera sights onto the tow hitch nicely for hitching up.
Hutch, aka, that annoying toad.
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Rear parking sensors and rear view camera? 2 weeks 15 hours ago #473929

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Our parking sensors do not beep when we connect up the caravan. A decent fitter should know how to avoid this.
The rear view camera on the car does still work if reversing the caravan, but as I am not looking at it there is no problem. They are brilliant for hitching though.
Ray
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