Originally Posted by BigHo
Just wanted to bump the thread to see if anyone finds this "feature" as annoying as I do. There must be some way to defeat it, right?
To clarify, the "no park sense" alarm activates the horn and headlights whenever the driver's door is opened and the transmission is not in park, like when you're backing a boat trailer down a narrow ramp, or trying to line up your trailer hitch with to your trailer.
I'm surprised that this thread has dropped into "idle"!
I experienced the "feature" a couple of times before I realized what might be the cause. I thought that I had inadvertently hit the "PANIC" button on the key fob.
While I can see the benefit of the feature, I can see the need for the ability to temporarily disable it i.e. when backing a trailer.
A friend told me that when he bought his RAM 2500, the dealer asked him if he wanted the feature activated. He said yes before he realized that he would be doing a fair amount of "backing" with his 5th wheel trailer rig. He went back to the dealer to have them disable it and was told that once enabled, disabling was NOT possible!
I think that it wouldn't be impossible to wire an interrupter switch into the horn relay circuit to at least turn the horn off during backing operations at the boat ramp or in the campground.