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Backup Sensor "Engaging" While Trailering

I have an 07 WK and had and OEM hitch installed last summer. Just recently I was able to actually pull a trailer and noticed that the backup sensor engaged while I was trying to backup with the trailer attached.

Is the common behavior? I figured that the car would have recognized that there was a trailer attached as I had plugged in the trailer lights and thus would have prevented it from "beeping" at me as I am trying to back up.

If this is common, is there a way to disengage it? Every time I back up while using my Yakima bike rack, which obviously doesn't plug into the wiring, it beeps.

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:49 PM
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Re: Backup Sensor "Engaging" While Trailering

Perfectly normal. There is no way for the car to know how big the object is that is plugged in, you could just have a hitch brake light installed.

Not sure where it is on the 07 but 2011-2013 it is a P with waves in front. it turns off the park sensors. I need to do this every time I hook up a trailer.
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Re: Backup Sensor "Engaging" While Trailering

yup, need to punch the button when I tow (or use the bike rack) with the WK.

it is on the lower switch bar, P with waves.

The sensors see something in the way, they can't tell if it is a bike rack or a child.
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