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#1 FORD 1

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

Hi,

The parking sensors on my 2007 tdi Titanium do not work. When selecting reverse I get a 3 second beep and the dash switch flashes.

I would like to check the wiring all the way from the sensors to the control module so can someone please tell me where the module is located and is there one for both front and rear?

Thanks

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:27 PM

sorry to sound daft but have you selected the reverse button to on?

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:56 AM

That will be the button on the dash?

The manual says that when selecting reverse the system is automatically turned on. The button is so that when in a forward gear you can turn the system on to activate the front sensors i believe.

The beep when selecting reverse coupled with a flashing light in the button indicates a fault in the system.

I'm hoping someone can tell where the control module is located and is there just one module for front and rear?

Thanks

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:20 AM

Its located in the trunk. If you open the boot and look on the RHS (assuming RHD vehicle) then there is a panel that you can clip off.
Once removed you will see a black unit around 10cm x 10cm with 3 connectors going to it. One connector is for the front sensors, one for the rear and the third for power/comms to the rest of the vehicle.
I had an issue on my system which was pinpointed down to a break in the wiring to one of the rear sensors - it took the dealer weeks to find it though. I got a friend to check the fault codes which pinpointed it down to the sensors but the dealership went full circle, i.e. replace the module, update the software, etc and only really took my advice into account when I started getting firm with them - wasted a lot of unnecessary time, money and effort.
Goodluck !

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:51 PM

That will be the button on the dash?

The manual says that when selecting reverse the system is automatically turned on. The button is so that when in a forward gear you can turn the system on to activate the front sensors i believe.

The beep when selecting reverse coupled with a flashing light in the button indicates a fault in the system.

I'm hoping someone can tell where the control module is located and is there just one module for front and rear?

Thanks



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Posted 21 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

I have just rectified a rear parking sensor fault on my S-Max. When selecting reverse the rear sounder produced a constant tone regardless of the car's proximity from another object.

I removed each sensor in turn - simply splay the tabs of the holder from behind the bumper with your finger and thumb and then push the centre of the sensor from the front using your other hand. The connector pulls off after depressing the small tab at the rear. Hoping that ingress of dirt and moisture may have been the culprit I cleaned and refitted each sensor.

Unfortunately this didnít clear the fault so I surfed the internet for a replacement sensor. Apparently they retail at Ford for £60-70 but I was lucky enough to pick up a new one on eBay for £11.50. I then simply swapped it with each sensor in turn until the fault cleared. During this process I noted that if the system is activated with a sensor disconnected you get the fault indications descibed earlier - the light in the dash-mounted override switch flashes rapidly and the sounder bleeps for about 3 seconds. In a normal fault situation this could indicate an open-circuit sensor or a wiring fault.

Although sealed and potted the sensors appear susceptible to water damage and I note there is a caution in the manual about avoiding contact with pressure washers.
In regard to the sounders the front one is fitted at the front somewhere and the rear one is fitted behind a grill in the trim panel which sits directly behind the offside rear window (non-opening).
Hope this is useful.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 01:17 PM

Parking sensors on my 56 plate 2.5 Titanium packed up around a year ago with the same symptoms, continuous tone for 3 seconds accompanied with rapidly flashing warning lamp in the dash switches.

I asked the dealer to look into this at the 62.5k service and the answer came back that the sensors were corroded. I was astonished at this as the car was less than 3 years old. The dealer quoted around £450 to presumably replace the entire parking sensor system. Of course, it was out of warranty so nothing doing as far as a free repair/replacement goes! Needless to say I declined the dealers offer of relieving me of £450.

The sensors themselves were plastic coated when I first bought the car but the coating soon broke off so perhaps this had something to do with allowing water and dirt to get to the sensors. In any event I suspect these components are of a very poor standard to break down that early. Oddly enough mine is in for its 75k service and I have courtesy 59 plate Fiesta with only 6000 miles on it, and one of the rear parking sensors is also showing signs of corrosion; so not an S-Max problem exclusively it seems.

Anyway, does anyone know where to get hold of replacement sensors, apart from Ford's who only seem to sell the entire sytem?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:06 AM

Parking sensors on my 56 plate 2.5 Titanium packed up around a year ago with the same symptoms, continuous tone for 3 seconds accompanied with rapidly flashing warning lamp in the dash switches.

I asked the dealer to look into this at the 62.5k service and the answer came back that the sensors were corroded. I was astonished at this as the car was less than 3 years old. The dealer quoted around £450 to presumably replace the entire parking sensor system. Of course, it was out of warranty so nothing doing as far as a free repair/replacement goes! Needless to say I declined the dealers offer of relieving me of £450.

The sensors themselves were plastic coated when I first bought the car but the coating soon broke off so perhaps this had something to do with allowing water and dirt to get to the sensors. In any event I suspect these components are of a very poor standard to break down that early. Oddly enough mine is in for its 75k service and I have courtesy 59 plate Fiesta with only 6000 miles on it, and one of the rear parking sensors is also showing signs of corrosion; so not an S-Max problem exclusively it seems.

Anyway, does anyone know where to get hold of replacement sensors, apart from Ford's who only seem to sell the entire sytem?

Any help greatly appreciated.


My S-Max Titanium has developed the same problem. Did you find anywhere to get the replacement sensors?

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