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Backup sensor problem, need help

My backup sensors seem to work but every so often when I put it in reverse, it just gives me the solid beep and wont shut off, or it will stop for a second then go back to solid beep. other times it works just fine. the light never comes on that they are off. Could it be a bad sensor?

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No, not yet anyway, but soon. That's the way mine were before they died.


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Sounds like a faulty sensor. I haven't messed with OEM systems, but i've installed dozens of aftermarket reverse sensors (service trucks) and when this happens, our way of diagnosing it is to disconnect one sensor at a time and activate the system. If it still malfunctions, you plug it back in and move to the next. When it works correctly, you've found your bad sensor. For some silly reason, it is not uncommon for them to die in pairs, so if following my method doesn't work, unplug two at a time until you locate the bad pair. Its usually just one though.

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Yes that's how mine were. The two outside ones were dead.


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thanks guys. Guess I'll order a pair of sensors.

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If you have AE or know someone that does you can test the system and find which sensor is bad. Moisture can affect the sensor (car wash / hard rain) good luck with it.


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I know this may sound simpley stupid but have you cleaned off the sensor (mud snow dust dirt dead cat)? I have found these sensors to be next to worthless on my work truck. Justy a little trash and they are all done...

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Yeah, they are clean.

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