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The led panel over the rearview mirror says that the Parking Assist is disabled but I cannot enable it following the instructions in the owners manual and it doesn't reset when the ignition is turned off. What can be possible be wrong and how can I fix it?

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  • bmoore9369 Jun 18, 2009

    Hey, the Towncar does not have automatic parking. The rear sensors are only to tell how close the car is to objects (or people) while backing up, and to also indicate when contact is iminent.



    The system is supposed to reset to default (on) when the ignition is turned off and then turned on.



    Also when the overhead button is pushed to turn if off and then pushed again to turn it back on.



    Neither of these work. The indicator continues to read "Parking Assist is Disabled.".



    Now, How can I determine the cause and then fix it?



    BMoore

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I had this situation too, exactly. Everybody told me it was probably a rear bumper sensor gone bad, but at least in my case, no such luck. It was the Park Assist Module, basically the control computer for the whole system. A new one fixed it, but was about $300.

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I really need to know the year of the car to help, but based on my Ford dealer experience u have a defective parking assist sensor, the system can be tested at any Ford or Lincoln dealer to determine the cause with a special scanner that is a Rotunda tool

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