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Old 02-03-2015, 07:42 PM
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Has anyone tried to disable the park sense alarm on their Ram Diesel? It's touted as a "feature", but it's really a pain in the rear-end.
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Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®


ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the ParkSense® switch.

When the ParkSense switch is pressed to disable the system, the instrument cluster will display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system is disabled, the EVIC will display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.

NOTE: The ParkSense® system will automatically disable when the system detects that a trailer with trailer brakes has been connected to the Integrated Trailer Brake Module. The EVIC will display “PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in reverse.

The ParkSense® switch LED will be ON when ParkSense® is disabled or defective. The ParkSense® switch LED will be OFF when the system is enabled.

If the ParkSense switch is pressed, and the system is disabled or requires service, the ParkSense switch LED will blink momentarily, and then the LED will be ON.
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Thanks for the reply RamTech, but my '06 Ram doesn't have a park sense switch, much less an EVIC.
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Since your truck is an '06, the system it has is Park Assist, not Park Sense, which is in the DS trucks. There should be a button to disable the Park Assist in the switch bank in the center of the dash.
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Oops, my fault. I wasn't clear about what "feature" I was asking about in my original post. What I meant was the "no park sense alarm." This is the feature that activates the horn and lights (alarm) if the driver's door is opened and the transmission is not in park. It's a pain in the butt if you're trying to line up a trailer hitch, etc.
Sorry for the confusion...
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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.
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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.
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