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Unread 06-21-2015, 05:30 AM   #1
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Cargo carrier ever interfere with backup sensors?

Thinking of installing a curt hitch on my 2013 that does not have a factory towing package. I did I the same on my 2004 WJ. Having done this, I know the hitch will be lower than a factory installed one. Anyone ever have an issue using a cargo carrier (with cargo in it) triggering the backup sensors? I imagine the items being hauled will sit lower than the sensors. Just curious though.

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Unread 06-21-2015, 06:46 AM   #2
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Just put a Curt hitch on my daughter's X3. Nice unit for sure. Do you have a button to disable the back up assist? My '14' Overland does but it also has factory tow package.
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If your carrier is sitting low enough to be out of view of the park sensors, I think its going to be dragging on the ground. I always turn my sensors off when using a carrier or towing.

There will be a button on all Jeeps with parking sensors, some of us don't like to be beeped at when backing out of the garage and just keep them off

The carrier does not seem to interfere with crosspath detection.
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Thank you both-I did not think about that. May need to just turn them off. Judging from your responses I assume others have likely had to do the same when using a cargo carrier with cargo stacked up. Makes sense.
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Unread 06-21-2015, 08:46 AM   #5
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The carrier absolutely interferes with the sensors with the factory height. Easy to assume since the non OE is lower by +/-2.5" that would be a definite yes as your cargo is right there..
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Just want to add that I frequently haul my bicycles on a hitch rack, and need to turn the sensors off. Easy to do with button on dash.
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Bicycle rack and dirtbike rack trigger the beep. Trailer doesn't. Just turn off the sensors.
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Just want to add that I frequently haul my bicycles on a hitch rack, and need to turn the sensors off. Easy to do with button on dash.
Yeah, that's why I put the hitch on my daughter's X3. Didn't even bother with wiring for lights.
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Do the sensors ever sound when backing out of your garage (if it is a one car garage)?
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Unread 07-28-2015, 12:51 PM   #10
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Do the sensors ever sound when backing out of your garage (if it is a one car garage)?
Yes, if you come close to the door jamb.
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Mine will sound on occasion, but I think it's the cross path detection doing it.
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Yep, it beeps. Since i dont spend much time in reverse its a non issue.
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I'm probably an idiot, but where is the button to turn off the backup sensors? Mine sound continuously when backing up with my hitch cargo carrier. I just turned the volume down, but it was annoying and I couldn't find a way to turn it off.
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Bottom of the center console toward the drivers side. Should be right above the hatch where the usb and power point is.

My front/rear sensors go crazy when going in or out of my 1-car garage. They are basically beeping the entire time I'm parking.
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To the left of the Eco Mode switch
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