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Old 09-26-2011, 09:52 PM
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Is there an easy way to temporary turn off the backup sensor? I was hauling some branches to my burn pile and didn't feel like stopping and finding it on the EVIC.

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I'd never say to RTFM so I read it for you There should be a button above the HVAC controls that will turn the park assist off and on, mine has this button and I can't imagine they would change this on the 11's. Anyway here is a pic from the 2010 manual. Hope this helps.
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Yup....RansRAM has you covered.
The backup sensors are the 'Park Assist' sensors.
Note of Caution - The Park Assist switch is persistent, which means it will stay off until turned back on. Unlike most other things, it does NOT reset to the 'ON' position by restarting the truck. Be aware to turn it back on.....especially if you rely on it.
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The really sad part is I did RTFM, but then found the EVIC command on the park assist. Then when I needed the feature, I could just recall it was buried in the EVIC.

I need to get in the habit of verifying that button. I'd feel really stupid backing into something waiting for the beeps...

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When you start your truck the EVIC should remind you if the Park Assist is off; mine does.
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When you start your truck the EVIC should remind you if the Park Assist is off; mine does.
Yes Sir....It does! But if your anything like me, unless the information comes with a siren and bright flashing red light, I pretty much ignore it. On more than one occasion, I noticed in the backup cam how close I was to an object and wondered why the 'Park Assist' hadn't beeped..... .... I had the system 'Off', and the EVIC was doing it's job; I just chose to ignore it. LOL I am much more aware of this now, and usually warn others.
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Yup, lots of good information here. The button in question that enables and disables the park assist does have an orange light on it. This light means that it has been turned off. But as Brad has already stated it can easily be missed. I actually did in fact miss this and had a minor altercation with a stupid post. No permanent damage, just really pissed me off.
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