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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Park Assist vs B&W Tow & Stow

Does anyone have the rear park assist sensors and run a B&W Tow & Stow on their truck? i just got my '14 and with the ball mount from my 06 if i leave it in there it freaks out the sensors and i hate getting that message every time i put the truck in reverse and i also dont want to have to take the damn ball mount out every time i unhook from a trailer. i just ordered a B&W Tow & Stow to step up to the 10k rating so im really hoping that it will work better. My buddy has a '13 Mega Cab and he is finding every little thing he can to get at me about my truck and this was one of them...he can leave his ball mount in and the park assist works just fine LOL

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I have the b&w tow and stow and as long as it's "stowed" the sensors won't go crazy.

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that is great to hear. i dont mind flipping it around to stow i just dont like taking it all the way out. i have been rear ended by a few small cars that really messed up the car but did no damage to my truck because the ball mount was in. i like the protection that it offers.

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my truck did the same thing so i just pulled the fuse on my park assist and never worry about it again. I don't need it though so it didn't bother me to not have it anymore. Might consider it if you don't use it.

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I ditched the park assist fuse within a month. During the summer the ball stays in all the time and I got sick of the light on the dash. One would think an engineering department as big GM's would have tested the heavy duty version of their truck with a receiver in the hitch at some point and said " maybe we should angle the two middle sensors out a little so they don't see the insert"
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Mine says service park assist with just a hitch and ball. It sucks!

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Mine says service park assist with just a hitch and ball. It sucks!
Pull fuse number 20 on dash fuse block, 10 amp
Unplug batteries for a few minutes.. No more backup alarm or error.

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Pull fuse number 20 on dash fuse block, 10 amp
Unplug batteries for a few minutes.. No more backup alarm or error.
Will this work on a 2016 ? Do you lose anything else other than alarm? Have an after market front bumper and it keeps going off.
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Saw this was from 2014 , hate to necro a thread, but i've been trying to do some digging to get this fixed.
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Will this work on a 2016 ? Do you lose anything else other than alarm? Have an after market front bumper and it keeps going off.
Have you tried using the 'Personalization Menu's' to set set the park assist to 'off'?

(the is a towbar setting for those just having issues when a ball mount is in place.


Turning the Features On or Off

The button on the center stack is used to turn on or off the Front and Rear Parking Assist.
The indicator light in the button comes on when the features are on and turns off when the features have been disabled.

Front and Rear Parking Assist can be turned off, on, or on with towbar through vehicle personalization. See
“Park Assist” under Vehicle Personalization 0 136.

If the parking assist is turned off through vehicle personalization, the parking assist button on the center stack will be disabled.
To turn the parking assist on again, select On in the vehicle personalization menu.

The On with Towbar setting allows for the parking assist to work properly with a small item attached to the trailer hitch.

Turn off parking assist when towing a trailer.

To turn the rear parking assist symbols or guidance lines on or off, see “Rear Camera” under Vehicle Personalization 0

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