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Old 06-16-2003, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Reverse Sensing System

Can the reverse sensing system be turned off? Does it alarm when you are backing up with a load in tow?
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Re: Reverse Sensing System

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Can the reverse sensing system be turned off? Does it alarm when you are backing up with a load in tow?

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Well......

Every time you put it in reverse, it activates by default. There is a button to turn it off, but when you put it in drive and then put it in reverse again, it is back on again.

So I normally tell people it's the greatest option in the world, and you won't know how you ever did without it, but if you spend a lot of time backing trailers you might want to think about skipping this option. There have been discussions (Upgrades and Aftermarket, maybe?) of people putting a switch inline with the beeper, to just turn it OFF for times when you don't want it at all, I'm not sure how successful anyone was.

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Re: Reverse Sensing System

Thank's for the information.
My other, is concerned about going to a dual wheel truck and although
towing the 5th wheel is less than 30% of the miles, providing her with every advantage when in the local mall parking lot is to my advantage, although when backing into a tight space any distraction
is a pain, so I guess I will have to make it in on the first try. Where is the button located to disable the alarm?
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Re: Reverse Sensing System

The button to turn it off is right on the dash, real easy to spot, but just a pain when you are in and out of reverse several times with a load, plus it beeps if you leave the tailgate down. Still a nice feature though IMHO. Would be nice if it would just automatically deactivate anytime you hooked to a trailer. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
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Re: Reverse Sensing System

I was not to sure I'd like the sensor, but it came on my truck. If I'm in two-haul it does not beep, guess it knows theres a trailer back there, or maybe it's broke like my 6.0 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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I would be lost without it!! As SRLQH stated if you are in tow haul it is turned off automatically. The pluses definitely out weigh the minuses. IMHO

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Re: Reverse Sensing System

If you get a 6spd it does not have tow haul mode and the rev sensors activate everytime you putit in reverse. Had i known what this option was all about i would not have ordered it because my truck has the trailer hooked up 99% of the time. I am constantly hitting the button to shut it off and it gets annoying. I think its a good option if you are without a trailer behind you but for me it was a waist of money that i could have spent elsewhere.
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Re: Reverse Sensing System

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If you get a 6spd it does not have tow haul mode and the rev sensors activate everytime you putit in reverse. Had i known what this option was all about i would not have ordered it because my truck has the trailer hooked up 99% of the time. I am constantly hitting the button to shut it off and it gets annoying. I think its a good option if you are without a trailer behind you but for me it was a waist of money that i could have spent elsewhere.

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That's a bit like the Daytime Running Light "feature" the GM included with my ZR2, one that I shut off by hitting the dome light override button four times in quick sucession. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bleh.gif[/img]

I have a cure, but just haven't performed it yet. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]

As for the Reverse sensors, I'd recommend a simple on/off pushbutton switch mounted in a convenient spot on the dash that shuts it off until you push that button again. You can probably get a stereo installer to safely punch a clean, factory looking hole in the dash. I'm sure someone on this list has or knows the wiring diagram enough to tell you the correct wires, or that same stereo installer has that info as well. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Reverse Sensing System

I like mine for the safety aspect. We have small children running wild everywhere in our neighborhood. That sensitivity may be one drawback for your significant other while at the mall. I've been at the mall, in reverse, waiting to back out, and had a "weight challenged" individual walk behind and set the alarm off. Safest thing may be to just not drive it to the local Crispy Cream. You'd go deaf.
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Re: Reverse Sensing System

Thank's for all the input, if it disables in tow/haul mode that is great. I guess it will go on the must have option list. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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I must be nuts because I just added one to the front of my truck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]
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