Electrical & Lights Tow bar

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by FOXX, Wednesday 1st Apr, 2015.

  1. FOXX Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi All,

    Could anyone tell me if having a tow bar fitted to a tourer will affect the operation of the rear parking sensors in any way.

    Thanks
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
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    I'd assume it's fine unless you're actually towing something and reversing with it.

    Hopefully someone who has a Tourer and reverse sensor can give you a better answer.
     
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  3. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Depending on where the sensors are fitted, you may need to disable one or two of them (depending on size of towbar etc.), but I think it should be fine. If having the towbar fitted professionally, I'm sure they could provide some advice.
     
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  4. NottsBiker Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    If its the standard Honda towbar then I'd have thougt it was designed to work with the genuine parking sensors in place.

    I've got a towbar but no sensors so can't be of more help.
     
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  5. jimmy1973gb Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Northern Ireland jimmy1973 Ballymena
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    Get one of the quick release towbars, they cost a little more but you can remove it and keep it in the boot when not in use, that way it doesnt interfere with sensors.
     
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  6. Nighthawk Guest

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    If it were me, I would install a cut off switch for the parking sensors like I did with mine. That way you can manually turn them off when you have something attached to your car.

    In answer to your question, if the towbar is fitted correctly, I would hope that it wouldn't interfere with the parking sensors. If the sensors are OEM, might be worth a quick phone call to a local dealer and just asking them.
     
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