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What is this switch for?

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by SeekerFor, June 26, 2011.

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    1. SeekerFor

      SeekerFor New Member

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      On the dash of my 2003 EX Eddie Bauer Limited there is a switch to the left of the steering wheel that has a light that says "OFF"
      If I push it twice the light goes out for awhile.
      I have read the manual a number of times but can't find what it's for.
      There is a "P" on it with arrows or something pointing to a triangle or something.
      Thanks
       
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      umm. Hazard lights? can you post a picture?
       
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      NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      That is the reverse parking system cutoff switch. Basically, if when backing up and you want to turn off the backup sensors (the knubs on the rear bumper) that button disables it until the next key cycle.
       
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      Ya, that button turns off the backup sensor. The switch resets everytime you stop and restart the vehicle.

      I've never seen the point of turning the sensor off. During rainy or snowy conditions it'll beep randomly when nothings behind me but I've never found it to be a problem. When something's actually behind you the sensor will beep steadily, which is easily distinguishable from random beeps.
       
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      Switch

      Thanks.

      Love this forum!
       
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      It's great for when when concentrating on backing up your boat trailer you can turn the noise off. Use that switch a lot.
       
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      I turn mine off when I have my bike rack mounted as the rack blocks the sensors sets off the audio alert.
       
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      The switch in my '03 EB resets each time I change from R to D. A real pain when "practice-backing" my ATV trailer!
       
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      Ditto on shutting it off when you have a trailer on.
       

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