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by DawieNel
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 21836

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

Just an update from my side... I ended up adding 4 x 1 Watt 220 Ω resistors as, even though 1 resistor was sufficient to "fool" the system into thinking there was a trailer, I ended up having to add a resistor to each circuit else the LED's in that specific cluster would still flash rapidly when sim...
by DawieNel
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 21836

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

I guess the calculation will go something like this... 13.8/120 = .115 amps (V/R=I) , so 13.8*.115 = 1.587 watts (P=VI) . You'll need something rated at about 1.5 watts or higher. Well they have been there since early 2013 and the van has been on the back for between 10,000 and 20,000K per year exc...
by DawieNel
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 21836

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

I have a 2012 XLT and the reverse sensors have always turned off when a trailer is attached. If it has an oem towbar, it should have a trailer module under the passenger seat. With the led's, I fitted resistors to my van and just use a patch lead for other trailers. Thanks Grant - I tested this las...
by DawieNel
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 21836

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

Thanks - I checked the manual first and there's no mention of turning it off in my 2012 model however it could be different in newer models?
by DawieNel
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 21836

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

I have 2012 XLT and also have the sensor driving me nuts when reversing. My issue is I have LED lights which flash and can get the trailer adaptor loom / patch harness from a local Ford dealer ($76.24) which I understand will solve the flashing issue. Problem I have is that, with trailer connected (...