Parking sensor sensitivity

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Andy Beats
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Parking sensor sensitivity

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Quick question, mental blank.
Can the sensitivity of the parking sensors be altered in the settings?
The Gti sensors are so slow to react compared with my previous 'beats', I've to reverse really slowly or there's the distinct possibility I'd hit something before they've even turned red.
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Re: Parking sensor sensitivity

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I think you can only adjust the tone and volume of the sensors - not the sensitivity - in the car settings menu under ‘Parking and Manoeuvring’ The sensitivity of mine seem to be OK and pretty similar to the sensors on my previous two VW’s.
Andy Beats
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Re: Parking sensor sensitivity

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I'll maybe have to put it in.
Reversing into my space at work, same pace as before in the 'beats'
First I knew I was close was the clang of the exhaust hitting the kerb. :shock:
Then the sensors caught up.... :D :roll:
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Re: Parking sensor sensitivity

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I think you can adjust that with VCDS, but adjusting one of the adaptation channel in 76 - PDC.

Maybe speak to a VW dealer, they should be able to adjust it with their ODIS system.
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Re: Parking sensor sensitivity

Post by monkeyhanger »

I doubt the speed at which it updates your position is adjustable, maybe the range is. Surely the system is the same on all variants that come with front/rear sensors?

Sure you're not just driving faster in the GTI?

Isually the range detection/feedback starts at about 3 feet away and it beeps continuously as if you're pretty much touching the obstacle when you're 10"-12" away, in the Polo, the A1, the A4 and multiple Golfs and Sciroccos I've owned.
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Re: Parking sensor sensitivity

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monkeyhanger wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:13 pm Sure you're not just driving faster in the GTI?
Positive.
DSG is so bloody lethal on the throttle in reverse I don't go anywhere near it, I just use the creep function.
Which is definitely slower than I reverse normally.
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