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    Parking sensor fault on 2005 b7

    since we had this cold weather my front and rear parking sensors have ceased working!
    every time i put the car in reverse the parking sensor button beeps and flashes and doesnt register any distance front or rear and the light just flashes constantly until i select 1st gear.
    is it possible to get the system reset?

    Any help grateful...

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    hiyah my reverse parking sensors dont seem to be working either ...everytime i go into reverse i get a long beep and then it goes off about 10 second later... sometimes if i get to close to the car behind the sensors wont work ...so not sure whats going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyme View Post
    hiyah my reverse parking sensors dont seem to be working either ...everytime i go into reverse i get a long beep and then it goes off about 10 second later... sometimes if i get to close to the car behind the sensors wont work ...so not sure whats going on?
    yeah mine are the same going to try disconnect the battery see if that resets them.worth a shot

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    Get it scanned with vagcom & should point to the issue causing the failure guys, most times its a sensor fault, loom come loose/faulty or control module fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly View Post
    yeah mine are the same going to try disconnect the battery see if that resets them.worth a shot
    did it work ...
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    Hi all

    apparently this is quite common.
    The contacts in the bumper need to be cleared of moisture.
    Pull them out, clean the contacts for the wiring and apply some grease...

    Does the trick...

    (although from memory is a bumper off job)

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdt View Post
    Hi all

    apparently this is quite common.
    The contacts in the bumper need to be cleared of moisture.
    Pull them out, clean the contacts for the wiring and apply some grease...

    Does the trick...

    (although from memory is a bumper off job)

    cheers
    pdt
    mmmmmm might just take it to me neighburs to do then .....known me il take the bumper off and then wont be able to put it back on lol...going to try that at the weekend thanks PDT.
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    So - did cleaning the contacts work?

    Quote Originally Posted by happyme View Post
    mmmmmm might just take it to me neighburs to do then .....known me il take the bumper off and then wont be able to put it back on lol...going to try that at the weekend thanks PDT.
    I also had 2 rear sensors apparently go faulty during the snow we had in January - so keen to know if the tip on sorting out the wiring / joints worked!

    by the way - not seen this posted - but a tip I picked up was:

    to tell which sensors are/aren't working - turn ignition on, don't start engine, engage reverse - & if you hold your ear close up to the sensor you can hear faint fast ticking, if it's working ok.

    No ticking = faulty. (I have 2 OK it seems & 2 dont make any noise!)

 

 

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