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Reverse sensors not working

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04 F250 Crew Lariat..... The reverse sensors are not working... The "off" light comes on as soon as i place the truck in gear... Any ideas???? Also the compass has quit working also.. It gets very "confused"!!!

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I'm not sure what you are talking about? What "off" light are you referring to?

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If you have your hitch in try removing it, that can sometimes cause it to do that. Mine usually gets confused for a day or two after washing the truck in the winter (water freezing in the connectors). I fixed that with some dryer and sealing the connectors better.

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Some of these had problems with the module, and some with sensors, you will need to bring it in to get the codes out of it

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We're talking about the built in trailer brake controller aren't we? blush

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I think he is talking about the back up alarm, right?

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Parking aid

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The parking aid system consists of the following:

4 ultrasonic parking aid sensors (located in the rear bumper)

parking aid module (PAM) (located behind the RH cowl kick panel)

parking aid speaker—audible warning tone (located on the PAM)

parking aid switch (located in the instrument panel)

reverse gear select input (to the PAM from reversing lamp circuit)

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LOL, I was laughing at myself so hard I just about fell off the chair. For some reason I just couldn't get a handle on what we are talking about!!

Now I understand! grin

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YA I am not going to take it in and spend $$$$$$$$ for a sensor.... Oh well I thought I would give it a shot....

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This might sound like a dumb question but are you sure somebody didn't turn it off? I'm not real familiar with how they set it up in the trucks but I know that the Windstars have the option of turning it off in there setup menu.

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Seriously, you can't turn them off and have them stay off?

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