Rear Parking Aid - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



2017+ Super Duty The 2017+ Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 Super Duty Pickup and Chassis Cab

Rear Parking Aid

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-20-2018, 11:07 AM
Red-Rover Red-Rover is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14
Red-Rover is starting off with a positive reputation.
Rear Parking Aid

I cannot figure out how to turn on my "Rear Parking Aid". When I go to "Settings" part of dashboard display, one of the screens gives me choices on three items: Rear Parking Aid
DTE Calculation
Advanced Settings
There is a box in front of the Rear Parking Aid choice and when I highlight that function, I am unable to "check" that box.
Hopefully I am just doing something stupid. I think I read somewhere that if I had the towing option, which I do, I could not have Rear Parking Aid but that does not make sense unless there of a switch selector somewhere.
Anybody out there able to help me with this minor problem?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-20-2018, 01:07 PM
wrvond's Avatar
wrvond wrvond is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 1,629
wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.
When you click "ok" a checkmark will appear/disappear in that box. No other trick to it. It's not real bright, so you might want to make sure the screen is shaded.
When you have a trailer connected the rear parking aid is automatically disabled. There will be a dialog box displayed to let you know that.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-21-2018, 03:57 PM
Red-Rover Red-Rover is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14
Red-Rover is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mine will not accept a checkmark. I press ok button and nothing happens. How does the vehicle know a trailer is attached?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-21-2018, 04:14 PM
BlackOps450's Avatar
BlackOps450 BlackOps450 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 321
BlackOps450 has a good reputation on FTE.BlackOps450 has a good reputation on FTE.
When I put truck in reverse, center dashboard above steering wheel has a box that says parking assist with options to turn on off.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Red-Rover Red-Rover is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14
Red-Rover is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yes I have that box but I can't check or uncheck the box. Looks like a trip to the dealer for a warranty repair. I just thought it might be something that had not done correctly or failed to do.
Does "Rear Parking Aid" turn off automatically when you hook up a trailer or do you manually turn it off?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-21-2018, 04:39 PM
cficare's Avatar
cficare cficare is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The 757
Posts: 1,651
cficare has a good reputation on FTE.cficare has a good reputation on FTE.
Have you towed with your truck? And if so, is that trailer still "active" in your dashboard menu?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-21-2018, 05:46 PM
NorEasterMA's Avatar
NorEasterMA NorEasterMA is offline
The Lighting Guy
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 511
NorEasterMA has a very good reputation on FTE.NorEasterMA has a very good reputation on FTE.NorEasterMA has a very good reputation on FTE.
Worth asking the obvious question - do you have any accessories like a headache rack or rear lightbar or anything that is tapped into the 7-way trailer plug? If you do it'll disable sensors even without a trailer hooked up.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-22-2018, 03:44 AM
windellmc windellmc is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 169
windellmc is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red-Rover View Post
Yes I have that box but I can't check or uncheck the box. Looks like a trip to the dealer for a warranty repair. I just thought it might be something that had not done correctly or failed to do.
Does "Rear Parking Aid" turn off automatically when you hook up a trailer or do you manually turn it off?
Do you have rear parking aid? It is standard on lariat and up and an option on xlt. Not available on xl except for fleets.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-22-2018, 07:28 PM
wrvond's Avatar
wrvond wrvond is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 1,629
wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red-Rover View Post
Yes I have that box but I can't check or uncheck the box. Looks like a trip to the dealer for a warranty repair. I just thought it might be something that had not done correctly or failed to do.
Does "Rear Parking Aid" turn off automatically when you hook up a trailer or do you manually turn it off?
Yes, the truck can tell when something is plugged into the receptacle, and it will disable the rear parking aid. When you put the truck in reverse, if the rear parking aid is disabled there will be a dialog box stating it is disabled.
Normally, when you check the box to turn rear parking aid off, it only stays off until you restart the truck. The default position is "enabled".
If you have the option in the menu, and you have sensors on the rear bumper, I would assume you have rear parking aid, and something is preventing proper operation.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-23-2018, 08:39 AM
Red-Rover Red-Rover is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14
Red-Rover is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thank you all for your responses. I have an appointment with the dealers service department next week, the earliest they could get me in.
From your responses it appears that I am doing nothing wrong, the unit is just not working as designed.
I have had a trailer plugged into the outlet inside the bed for 5 minutes, just to check electric brakes and lights, all ok.
Yes this is a Lariat package and there are sensors in the rear bumper but just not "plugged in"?
It's interesting that the Rear Parking Aid is deactivated by plugging in the electrical connection for trailer lighting/braking.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-31-2018, 06:51 AM
Red-Rover Red-Rover is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14
Red-Rover is starting off with a positive reputation.
Just a follow up on this "Rear Parking Aid" problem. The problem was in the software. The dealer did a download of updated software and I was out the door in 30 minutes.
The day of us shade tree mechanics is over!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-31-2018, 08:52 AM
wrvond's Avatar
wrvond wrvond is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 1,629
wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.wrvond has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red-Rover View Post
Just a follow up on this "Rear Parking Aid" problem. The problem was in the software. The dealer did a download of updated software and I was out the door in 30 minutes.
The day of us shade tree mechanics is over!


Good to know you got it fixed.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-31-2018, 05:08 PM
cficare's Avatar
cficare cficare is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The 757
Posts: 1,651
cficare has a good reputation on FTE.cficare has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red-Rover View Post
The day of us shade tree mechanics is over!
Kind of sad, isn't it? Anyway, glad your problem was corrected & thanks for posting a follow-up.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical Problem Affects Everything ScottInTexas 2004 - 2008 F150 13 12-13-2017 09:36 AM
2011 F350 rear parking sensor problems xpl0sive 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 3 09-15-2017 03:36 PM
2013 F250: Check Rear Park Aid wing_96 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 9 06-29-2017 06:01 PM
Rear park Aid papyjack 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 5 07-27-2016 11:38 PM
Sensor Module Park Aid ohiodallas Excursion - King of SUVs 10 06-10-2016 07:31 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.