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Towbar vs parking sensors

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Mon May 04 2015, 02:46am
Member No: #38528
Joined: Dec 20 2014
Location: uk
Thank you
Thu Jul 23 2015, 02:19pm
Member No: #41428
Joined: Jul 23 2015
Location: Ireland
We just ran into this problem today with the installation of a bosal swan-neck tow bar. Unfortunately we didn't realise this was a possibility and although the garage who fit it were aware of this problem with "the French cars" they didn't feel the need to mention it.

Had they done so we wouldn't have opted for the fixed towbar but paid the extra(quite substantial amount) for the detachable one. Looking forward though, does anyone know if there is any way to either disable the middle sensors (1or2) or to adjust the sensitivity of the sensors so that it doesn't pick up the ball of the towbar?

I'm so annoyed at the installers failing to mention this problem even though they were well aware of it.
Fri Jul 24 2015, 01:32am

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Don't think you can 'desensitise' the centre ones I'm afraid. You may just have to unbolt the tow ball when not in use.
Fri Jul 24 2015, 03:05am
Member No: #16472
Joined: Nov 21 2010
Location: North Norfolk UK
Or - disconnect the center sensors - the outer two will still work. That said my Bosal fixed swan neck towball doesn't affect the sensors at all
Wed Aug 26 2020, 08:18am
Member No: #54708
Joined: Sep 26 2019
Location: Glasgow
LeonP wrote ...

Mine is a C4P Exclusive + 2015 model.

I have attached a photo to show the tow bar fitted.

Even though this is an old thread I just wanted to say thank you for posting this picture as its the towbar I am looking at and its good to see it and know it doesnt interfere with the parking sensors. thanks again
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