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  1. Disable Reverse Sensors With Bike Rack

    and just an update: It also needs a resistor on the stop/brake light circuit otherwise it raises an alarm for a blown stop light globe. I also went and bought some 120 ohm 1 watt resistors for the job. So, for others benefit, the final solution (so far) is: - 120 ohm, 1 watt resistors on the left indicator, right indicator and stop/brake light circuits Ian
  2. Disable Reverse Sensors With Bike Rack

    Lenny, you misunderstood my solution. It doesn't involve changing bulbs or anything. The solution is: - buy a 7 pin trailer plug - install a resistor from the LH indicator connection to earth - install a resistor from the RH indicator connection to earth - plug it in to the trailer socket when you have the bike rack on - unplug it when you remove the bike rack regards Ian
  3. Disable Reverse Sensors With Bike Rack

    I found my own answer on the Ford Australia forum (that I had been de-registered from unknowingly). Some suggests 120 ohm on the left and right indicators does the job (you would theoretically need 1 watt resistors for 120 ohm). I only had 100 ohm 1 watt in my junk box and they do indeed disable the reverse sensors and blind spot warning. They should really be 1.5 watt, but they are surviving so far due to the 50/50 duty cycle of the indicators. Ian
  4. I have a 2012 Mondeo Titanium hatch here in Australia, and want to disable the reversing sensors when I have a bike rack on the back of the car. I want to make up a "dummy trailer plug" that fools the car electronics that a trailer is connected (and hence disables the reverse sensors and blind spot warning). I presume the way it detects a trailer is connected is to detect one or more trailer lights connected (which it already detects for blown globe detection). 1. Does anyone know which globes the system needs to see for it to decide there is a trailer connected? 2. Does anyone know the maximum resistance in a globe circuit the system needs to see before it decides a globe is blown? (Ford Australia refuse to help :-( ) regards Ian