Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: Enabling And Disabling ParkSense

ParkSense can be enabled and disabled with the ParkSense switch.

When the 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 system is disabled, the EVIC will display the "PARKSENSE OFF" message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.

NOTE: The ParkSense system will automatically disable when the system detects that a trailer with trailer brakes has been connected to the Integrated Trailer Brake Module. The EVIC will display "PARKSENSE OFF" message for as long as the vehicle is in reverse.

The ParkSense switch LED will be ON when ParkSense is disabled or defective. The ParkSense switch LED will be OFF when the system is enabled.

If the ParkSense switch is pressed, and the system is disabled or requires service, the ParkSense switch LED will blink momentarily, and then the LED will be ON.

Service The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System

During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense Rear Park Assist 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 or the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED message. 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 system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS or the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense will not operate.

If PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure the outer surface and the underside of the rear 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 PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED appears in the EVIC, see your 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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