Crystalthecat

X Type reversing sensors not working

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Hi, I have a 2006 x type where the reversing sensors aren't working, there isn't any sound and I can't hear any of the sensors clicking when in reverse, can anybody help please?

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Hi Jim, thanks for the reply, I have checked the module in the boot and it's dry as a bone with no sign of water ingress, is there any way of checking it, or would one faulty sensor knock them all  out, none appear to be clicking?

 

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Hi Martin,

One faulty sensor wouldn't knock the others out.  You could check a fuse or look at the connections on the module.

Otherwise as Jim says, you could need a new one.

Regards

Peter.

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Thanks Peter, I've checked the fuse and connections, all look good, looks like I'll have to try another module and see what happens!

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28 minutes ago, Crystalthecat said:

Thanks Peter, I've checked the fuse and connections, all look good, looks like I'll have to try another module and see what happens!

Or is there a way I can check it with a multimeter?

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On 22/02/2016 at 4:58 PM, Old Peter said:

Hi Martin,

One faulty sensor wouldn't knock the others out.  You could check a fuse or look at the connections on the module.

Otherwise as Jim says, you could need a new one.

Regards

Peter.

Peter sorry to correct you but one duff sensor will indeed knock the other three out.I bought my x type with that very same problem.you have to get your ear right up to the sensors to hear which ones are clicking.only cost 10.00 for a new one.easy fix.

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On ‎19‎/‎03‎/‎2016 at 2:46 AM, JimC64 said:

True Gareth, in the sense that if one sensor goes out it takes the whole system down.

Having said that, I believe I'm right in saying that if you select reverse and put your ear close to them each in turn, you will still get a click click click that should let you know that one's ok.......not really scientific I know but the best test available without code reader

Thanks for the help chaps, still not got around to checking them yet, will update when I have, thanks.

Mart

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Hi, I finally got round to looking at these yesterday, I took the module out and it was corroded around the connections, I cleaned these up but still no joy. I got my multimeter to it and I have power going into the module when in reverse, but no clicking at the sensors. Does this sound like I need a new module?

Thanks, Mart

 

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Hi Martin,

If there is power going into the module I would first check if there is power going into the sensors.

Peter.

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Thanks Peter, don't know why I didn't think of that! Is there any particular art of getting the sensors out?

Mart

 

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Hi Mart,

I have never had to do it, but I think that there are some members who have, and they will assist you.

Regards,

Peter.

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the reverse senors have a clip which you have to unplug, this is easy to do.... when done put your meter on the pins of the plug to test for power going to the each sensor. this will show if you have a break in the cable. that is when you have another module replaced,(if needed)   as you stated that it was corroded!  if power then you know that the sensor is faulty.

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On 3/19/2016 at 11:48 PM, Garethg said:

Peter sorry to correct you but one duff sensor will indeed knock the other three out.I bought my x type with that very same problem.you have to get your ear right up to the sensors to hear which ones are clicking.only cost 10.00 for a new one.easy fix.

would that knock out the reversing lights too?

 

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