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Back up sensor

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by HGT INC., Feb 21, 2009.

  1. HGT INC.

    HGT INC. Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 158

    Can anyone help me with obtaining a back up sensor. I'm not talking about a back up alarm, but a inside the cab unit that will warn you when your truck is within inches of an object. My 08 Chevy has one which was standard equipment and it has a series of small lights that flash and also emits a beeping sound the closer that you approach an object. Thanks everyone, Jerry.
  2. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    post a picture of it
  3. HGT INC.

    HGT INC. Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 158

    Hi Chris,
    The sensor in my 08 Chevy is built into the rear bumper system, all you see is a few dimples about the size of a dime. The warning lights and the alarm are built into the right rear plastic pillar that you would see if you looked over your right shoulder. A guy posted a thread on this site of the damage he received after backing into a pole. Another person suggested that he install a back up sensor (alarm) to help prevent this accident from happening again So far I have been unable to find anything like this. Thanks, Jerry.
  4. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    my car has that too...i wish there was one on the front for some tight parking lot situations!
  5. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    search for radar proximity motion sensor, vehicle proximity alarm, backup proximity alarm, etc.

    Here's one hit.

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  6. HGT INC.

    HGT INC. Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 158

    Thanks everyone for the replies, Jerry
  7. MattyK

    MattyK Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 105

  8. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    You'll grow to hate it unless there is a way to completely turn it off when you're plowing. My f-250 has it, but it only turns off for the one cycle of the gear selector. For example: you put the truck in reverse and hit the "off" button, then put the truck in drive, park etc. it re-activates the sensor system. And if there is any build up of snow on the sensor heads it'll be going off constantly. It was such a nuisance that I disabled the system by unhooking all of the sensors. Do a search in the repair sections here, you should find threads in there about this topic.
  9. MightySal

    MightySal Junior Member
    Messages: 28

  10. MattyK

    MattyK Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 105

    Is there a way to wire in an on/off switch to the positive cable?