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Parking sensor fault on 2005 b7

Sirwacko Jan 16, 2010

  1. Sirwacko

    Sirwacko New Member

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    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...
     
  2. happyme

    happyme Member

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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?
     
  3. hilly

    hilly Member

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    yeah mine are the same going to try disconnect the battery see if that resets them.worth a shot
     
  4. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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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.
     
  5. happyme

    happyme Member

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    did it work ...
     
  6. pdt

    pdt New Member VCDS Map User

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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
    pdt
     
  7. happyme

    happyme Member

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    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.
     
  8. bashman

    bashman New Member

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    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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