Installing Backup Sensor System

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Installing Backup Sensor System

Postby Squirrel - December 26th, 2016, 1:36 pm

Got my daughter one for Christmas yesterday. 70 degrees today so going to take advantage and install it. Now, on my '04 v6 I had to do some fancy wiring that included a relay. This was because of Fords better idea of reversing polarity when in reverse.

I thought I read that Ford stopped doing the reverse polarity in '04, and the 2nd gen '05-'07 is normal. Before I tap into the reverse lights, I want to be certain I do not need a relay first.

Can anyone confirm or deny the backup lights operate normally and do not reverse polarity? A speedy answer would be most appreciated! TIA!!! :thumb:
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Re: Installing Backup Sensor System

Postby Squirrel - December 26th, 2016, 4:06 pm

Never mind. Went ahead and cut/spliced the sensor module power wire and verified with VOM that the polarity DOES NOT reverse on '06 FEH. :yahoo:

Black/pink stripe is (+) and black is (-). :yes:
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Re: Installing Backup Sensor System

Postby Escape94 - December 26th, 2016, 8:38 pm

Glad you got it figured out :thumb:

Where are you that it's 70 out? I'd take that weather!
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Re: Installing Backup Sensor System

Postby Squirrel - December 26th, 2016, 9:39 pm

Escape94 wrote:Glad you got it figured out :thumb:

Where are you that it's 70 out? I'd take that weather!


Thanks. Me too! :lol:

SW Ohio. Will be 39 tomorrow... :shock:
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Re: Installing Backup Sensor System

Postby Rex B - December 28th, 2016, 2:21 pm

Sounds interesting. What kit are you installing?
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Re: Installing Backup Sensor System

Postby Squirrel - December 28th, 2016, 10:33 pm

Rex B wrote:Sounds interesting. What kit are you installing?




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