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Ford f350 reverse sensing system broke

I have a 2002 Ford f350 with the Reverse Sensing System (RSS), a couple months ago it stopped working. The switch on the dash used to enabld/disable the RSS remains in the "OFF" posistion continuously. All sensors in the bumper are in good condition, nothing unusual happened to trigger the malfunction. It literally worked one minute, then did'nt the next. Pressing the switch does nothing, it should auto enable when in reverse, and manually disabled with the dash switch if desired. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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  • dmsracing Feb 19, 2009

    My backup sensors on my 2001 F350 4x4 also have stopped working. I checked the fuses but none were blown. The dash control also stays in the off position and will not activate the sensors and will not turn on.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I will atemp to diagnose today

    same problem

    will get back to you

  • crossdmj May 06, 2009

    i recently purchased a 06 f-250. The back up sensors quit working about 6 months after I purchased it. The off light does not even come on. The system acts as it has no power. I checked all fuses in the truck and they are good. I am probably going to take it to the dealer soon.



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