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Honda AAM 39651 User's Information Manual

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Backup Sensors User's Information Manual

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    Backup Sensors User’s Information Manual...

  • Page 2: A Few Words About Safety

    A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. Operating the BACKUP SENSORS safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels in the vehicle owner’s manual, and in this manual.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents A Few Words About Safety ... 2 Introduction ... 4 Important Information ... 5 How the Backup Sensors Work ... 6 Limitations ... 9 Care of the Backup Sensors ... 11 Operation ... 12 Troubleshooting... 14...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this Honda accessory. Please read this User’s Information Manual carefully before using the backup sensors. Keep this manual in the glove box for future reference. This User’s Information Manual should be considered a permanent part of the vehicle. It should remain with the vehicle at all times and stay with the vehicle when sold.

  • Page 5: Important Information

    Before using the backup sensors, make sure you read and understand the operation and limitations of the system as discussed throughout this manual. • The backup sensors are designed to provide an audible sound when they detect large stationary objects while the vehicle is moving in reverse at low speed. However, all obstacles may not always be sensed.

  • Page 6: How The Backup Sensors Work

    How the Backup Sensors Work Backup Sensors The sensors are ready for operation when the backup sensor switch is ON, and the shift lever is moved into the reverse position. The sensors operate by emitting ultrasonic waves. The sensors calculate the distance to an obstacle by measuring the time that ultrasonic waves take to reflect back from an obstacle.

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    The sensor system is designed to alert you with a buzzer beep when the rear bumper is nearing an obstacle. The buzzer beep has three sounds: Corner Sensor Center Sensor Buzzer Distance Distance Slow intermittent Within 2.0 ft Within 4.9 ft beeps (60 cm) (150 cm)

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    How the Backup Sensors Work The sensors detect the nearest rear obstacle. The corner sensor detects the side wall. The sensors may not detect the bumpers of a tall vehicle. When towing a trailer, the audible signal may keep sounding if the shift lever is moved to the reverse position.

  • Page 9: Limitations

    The system may not sense thin or low objects or sonic-absorptive materials such as snow, cotton, or sponge. Examples: POLE RECTANGULAR LUMBER CARDBOARD BICYCLE CARTON TIRE SMALL TREE SOFT SNOW CURBSTONE WIRE, ROPE, OR CHAIN LINK FENCE • The sensors may not work near a garage door with electrical sensor.

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    Limitations • The sensors are covered with snow, ice, mud, etc. 4202050Y • When the vehicle is on a rough road, on grass, or climbing a hill. • When the system is affected by electrical equipment or devices generating an ultrasonic wave.

  • Page 11: Care Of The Backup Sensors

    Wipe the sensors clean with a clean cloth. Flush with low-pressure water if the sensors are clogged with mud or dirt. LOW-PRESSURE WATER 4202090Y Care of the Backup Sensors Do not spray high-pressure water against the sensors. HIGH- 6D13020H PRESSURE WATER (Do not use.)

  • Page 12: Operation

    Operation Before using the backup sensors, become familiar with the types of sounds in relation to the distances between the sensors and the obstacle by parking your vehicle in a garage or parking space. Also confirm the obstacle detecting range of each backup sensor.

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    With one of the doors open, check that the buzzer beeps by slowly moving a board close to each sensor as described: Corner sensors: From 2.0 feet (60 cm) Center sensors: From 4.9 feet (150 cm) Confirm the obstacle detecting range of each sensor.

  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting With Beeps When you turn the ignition switch to ON (II), and the backup sensor buzzer beep more than once, there may be a problem with one of the sensors. Corner Sensors Two fast beeps: right sensor is faulty. Three fast beeps: left sensor is faulty.

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    Perform the following checks if the buzzer does not beep when the vehicle is nearing an obstacle. Symptom Remedy • Clogged sensor • Wipe with a clean cloth or flush with snow or mud with low-pressure water. • Frozen sensor •...

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    AAM 39651 (0805) 08V67-SZA-1000-81EN00 © 2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights...

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