Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear ParkSense

Front ParkSense can be enabled and disabled with the Front ParkSense switch.

Rear ParkSense can be enabled and disabled with the Rear ParkSense switch.

When the Front or Rear ParkSense switch is pressed to disable the system, the instrument cluster will display the "PARKSENSE OFF" message for approximately five seconds. Refer to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the Front or Rear system is disabled, the EVIC will display the FRONT PARKSENSE OFF or REAR PARKSENSE OFF message for five seconds, followed by a car graphic with OFF in the corresponding side. This car graphic will be displayed for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.

NOTE: Arc alerts from the enabled ParkSense system, will interrupt the five second messages, and the EVIC will display the car graphic with the corresponding arcs and OFF message.

The Front or Rear ParkSense switch LED will be ON when Front or Rear ParkSense is disabled or requires service. The Front or Rear ParkSense switch LED will be OFF when the Front or Rear system is enabled. If the Front or Rear ParkSense switch is pressed, and the system requires service, the Front or Rear ParkSense switch LED will blink momentarily, and then the LED will be ON.

Service The ParkSense Park Assist System

During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense System has detected a faulted condition, the instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS , PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS , or the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED message for five seconds.

When the shift lever is moved to Reverse and the system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display a PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS , PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS or PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED pop up message for five seconds. After five seconds, a car graphic will be displayed with UNAVAILABLE at either the front or rear sensor location depending on where the fault is detected. The system will continue to provide arc alerts for the side that is functioning properly. These arc alerts will interrupt the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS , PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS , or PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED messages if an object is detected within the five second pop-up duration. The car graphic will remain displayed for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Refer to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

If PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS or PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure the outer surface and the underside of the rear fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/ bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the message continues to appear see an authorized dealer.

If the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED message appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.

Cleaning The ParkSense System

Clean the ParkSense sensors with water, car wash soap and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.

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