Audiovox PSD100C Installation manual

Front or Rear Parking Sensor System
Model: PSD100 / PSD100C
Installation Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warnings.......................................................................................4
Product Description ......................................................................5
Packing List ..................................................................................6
Installation Instructions ................................................................7
Mounting the Sensors .......................................................7
Installing the Power Harness (REAR)..............................9
Installing the Power Harness (FRONT).........................10
Mounting the Speaker.....................................................11
Mounting the Mute/On-Off Button .................................12
Control Module Dip Switch Settings ..............................12
Mounting the Control Module ........................................13
Setting the Learning System.......................................................14
Specifications..............................................................................15
Maintenance................................................................................15
Troubleshooting..........................................................................15
Warranty .....................................................................................45
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Features
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Front or rear install
Adjustable range to 7ft
Adjustable sensitivity
Upgradeable to a 4-sensor system
(requires part #: PSD200/PSD200C)
Learning capability to ignore vehicle mounted objects
Auto-mute capability for use with trailer
Easy install active learning front system
Includes 0° and 8° sensor sleeves to fit most bumpers
Will not drain battery or void factory warranty
Includes adjustable speaker with tricolor LED
Works with any vehicle
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Warnings
This product is intended to assist in safe driving by signaling the driver of
the distance to obstacles in close proximity to the vehicle while the vehicle
is in reverse or moving forward slowly. You, as the driver, are solely
responsible for the safe operation of your vehicle and the safety of your
passengers according to your local traffic regulations. Do not use any
features of this system to the extent it distracts you from safe driving. Your
first priority while driving should always be the safe operation of your
vehicle. Audiovox Electronics Corporation cannot accept any
responsibility whatsoever for accidents resulting from failure to observe
these precautions or safety instructions.
1. This product utilizes high voltage. Any unauthorized modifications
or damage to the product may result in electrical shock. Handle all
components with care. Inspect regularly for damage to
components and cabling.
2. You are responsible for ensuring that the installation of this
product does not void or affect the vehicle manufacturer’s
warranty. Audiovox Electronics Corporation or its subsidiaries are
not liable in full or in part for improper installation resulting in
loss or damage to your property, or for voiding all or part of the
vehicle manufacturer’s warranty.
3. Do not apply excessive force to any of the components contained
within this kit. Excessive force used before, during or after
installation that results in a damaged or non-functional part will
void all warranties.
4. Please follow the procedures in this installation manual. Improper
installation or modification of this product will void all warranties.
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Product Description
This Front or Rear Parking Sensor System is designed to assist the driver
by providing an alert when the vehicle is traveling toward a nearby object.
Never rely solely on this product to ensure the area is clear of children
and/or obstructions. This product is not intended to replace existing safety
procedures, but rather to add an additional safety tool for your vehicle.
Packing List
The model PSD100 Front or Rear Parking Sensor System consists of the
following items:
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6.
Control Module
Sensors, 2 each, with 19.68ft length of cable
9-foot power cable
Tricolor LED display/speaker with 9ft length of cable
Auto-Mute button with 9ft length of cable
2 each of the following sensor sleeves:
a) 0 degree
b) 8 degree
7. Hardware bag includes:
a) 2 tap connectors
b) 6 cable ties
c) Velcro tape 2pcs (1-module, 1-speaker)
d) Alcohol swab pad
e) Lock screw for buzzer/LED (speaker) module
f) Grounding screw/washer/ring terminal
8. Installation Manual
9. User Manual
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Installation Instructions
Before installing this product, take time to familiarize yourself with the items
in the box and use the packing list to verify all parts are present.
Mounting the Sensors
Choosing the Correct Sensor Sleeve
Use the application guide below to determine whether a sensor
sleeve will be required. This will affect the diameter of the hole in
the bumper.
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Marking and Drilling Holes
Figure 1 (2 sensors)
Figure 2 (4 Sensors)
1. Mark the locations of the sensors on the front or rear bumper using a
grease pencil.
a. Identify the sensors height on the bumper and mark. The sensor
height should be between 18” and 30” from the ground.
b. Divide the bumper as shown in Figure 1 for a two sensor install, or as
shown in Figure 2 for a four sensor install.
c. Install the sensors equally from the center of the bumper as shown in
Figure 1 and Figure 2.
d. Inspect behind the bumper where the sensors are to be located to
check for possible obstructions, including metal braces, electrical
wires, and clearance. The sensors need 1.5” of clearance behind the
bumper to be fully inserted and mounted securely. Do not mount
sensors directly above exhaust pipes or with the rear of the sensor
contacting metal. Relocate the sensors if any obstruction exists.
2. Before drilling the holes, use a center punch to make a dimple on the
bumper to prevent the drill from slipping from the intended mark.
3. Drill the sensor holes.
o Use a 26mm Hole Saw if you are using a sensor sleeve.
o Use a 13/16” Hole Saw if you are installing without a sensor sleeve.
o When drilling a metal bumper, remove the sharp edges using a round metal
file. Be careful not to enlarge hole when filing.
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Installing the Sensor Sleeve and Sensors
NOTE: When installing the sensors into the sensor sleeves, push on the outer
ring of the sensor only. Never push on the center of the sensor.
1. Ensure sensors and sleeves are upright (all products have an alignment mark
on the top).
2. If required, install the sensor into the sleeve.
3. Install the sensor (with sleeve, if required) into the holes drilled in the
bumper.
4. Run the sensor wires through the sensor sleeves in the bumper.
5. Press on the outer ring of the sensor and push until the sensor is flush with the
bumper. The sensor should fit snugly into the bumper and lock into place.
6. Determine where the sensor wires will enter into the trunk area or passenger
compartment. Many vehicles have a factory grommet to allow routing of
wires from the outside to the inside of the vehicle. If needed, drill a hole to
route the wires into the vehicle, taking care when drilling metal. Smooth
edges with a round metal file and use a rubber grommet to protect the wires.
7. Feed the sensor wires through the factory grommet or other opening into the
vehicle for connection to the control module (e.g., into the cab of most trucks
or the trunk of passenger cars).
NOTE: Once the wires are passed through, make sure there is enough wire to
route to the control module. Check that the sensor wires will not be
pinched by moving parts or panels.
8. Cable tie the sensor wires and the power harness wires behind the bumper,
keeping them away from the exhaust system or moving suspension parts
(install power harness before using cable ties). Do not pull on the sensor
wires near the sensor shaft exit point, as this may damage the inner
connections.
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Installing the Power Harness (REAR)
Tap/Run Connection
1.
2.
REAR SENSORS - POWER HARNESS INSTALL.
For installation in the REAR of the vehicle, locate a source of reverse power
(usually at taillight assembly) and accessory power (usually cigarette lighter).
a) REVERSE POWER
Using the tap connector supplied, perform the following steps:
i.
Place the un-stripped positive reverse power lead wire on the
run channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped RED power wire completely.
iii. Make the connection between the wires by crimping down the
metal connector with a pair of pliers, making sure the metal is
flush with the plastic insulator.
iv. Close the top hinged cover until latched.
b) GROUND
The ground wire should be secured directly to the vehicle body or
to a ground wire directly attached to the vehicle body. Using the tap
connector supplied, perform the following steps:
i.
Place the un-stripped ground (earth) lead wire on the run
channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped BLACK power wire completely.
iii. Make the connection between the wires by crimping down the
metal connector with a pair of pliers, making sure the metal is
flush with the plastic insulator.
iv. Close the top hinged cover until latched.
c) ACCESSORY POWER
i.
Place the un-stripped accessory lead wire on the
run channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped ORANGE ground wire completely.
iii. Make the connection between the wires by crimping down the
metal connector with a pair of pliers, making sure the metal is
flush with the plastic insulator.
iv. Close the top hinged cover until latched.
Route the power harness wires with the sensor wires to the control box.
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Installing the Power Harness (FRONT)
Tap/Run Connection
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2.
FRONT SENSORS - POWER HARNESS INSTALL.
For installation in the FRONT of the vehicle, locate a source of accessory
power (usually cigarette lighter).
a) ACCESSORY POWER
i.
Place the un-stripped accessory lead wire on the
run channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped RED ground wire completely.
iii. Make the connection between the wires by crimping down the
metal connector with a pair of pliers, making sure the metal is
flush with the plastic insulator.
iv. Close the top hinged cover until latched.
b) GROUND
The ground wire should be secured directly to the vehicle body or to
a ground wire directly attached to the vehicle body. Using the tap
connector supplied, perform the following steps:
i.
Place the un-stripped ground (earth) lead wire on the run
channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped BLACK power wire completely.
iii. Make the connection between the wires by crimping down the
metal connector with a pair of pliers, making sure the metal is
flush with the plastic insulator.
iv. Close the top hinged cover until latched.
Route the power harness wires with the sensor wires to the control box.
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Mounting the Speaker
The speaker has three volume settings: Off, Hi, and Low. Since the speaker
can be adjusted as needed, you should mount the speaker in an accessible
location in the interior.
It is recommended that the speaker for the Rear detection system is mounted
behind the driver and that the Front detection system is mounted in front of the
driver.
1. Route the wires for the speaker to the area where you will install the
control module. Make sure they will not be pinched by the panel or
moving parts.
2. Clean the back of the speaker and the mounting location to ensure
good adhesion. When the location is dry, peel the backing strip off the
Velcro tape and place on the back of the speaker. Next, peel the
backing strip off the other side of the Velcro tape and press on the
cleaned surface. Use the optional mounting screws (provided), if
necessary.
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Mounting the Mute/On-Off Button
The PSD100 system has an optional mute/on-off switch. When installed with
a rear system, the button will mute the rear PSD system until the ignition is
turned off and back on. When installed on a front sensor system, the button
serves as an on/off switch for front detection. To install the Mute/On-Off
button:
1. Determine a suitable place to mount the button.
2. Route the wires for the button to the area where you will install
the control module. Make sure they will not be pinched by the
panel or moving parts.
3. Check the area behind the button location to ensure it is clear of
obstacles. Drill a 10mm diameter hole for the button,
4. Mount the button and secure with the supplied locking ring.
5. Attach the cable connecting the button to the module.
Control Module Dip Switch Settings
The PSD100 has a number of settings. You can modify these settings at any
time.
SETTING
UP
SWITCH 1
Rear Bumper
SWITCH 2
4 Sensor
DOWN
Front Bumper
2 Sensor
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SWITCH 3
Full
Detection
(7ft)
Normal
Detection
(5ft)
SWITCH 4
High
Sensitivity
(general use)
Low
Sensitivity
(use if required
to remove
ground
detection)
Mounting the Control Module
Determine a dry place inside the vehicle (out of the way) to mount the control
module (e.g., behind an inner body panel), making sure that all wiring will
reach the intended location.
1. Plug the sensor wires, speaker and power harness into the control
module before mounting. The sensor must be plugged into the
corresponding socket (see Figure 4). The control module is pre-fitted
with Velcro for mounting.
2. Clean the pre-selected mounting area to ensure good adhesion.
3. When the surface is dry, peel the backing off the Velcro pad and
attach the control module.
LS – Left Side Sensor (only used in 4 sensor install)
RS – Right Side Sensor (only used on a 4 sensor install)
Figure 4
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Setting the Learning System (Rear Sensors)
If an object mounted on the vehicle is causing the Rear sensor system to false
alarm (tow bar, rear mounted tire, bicycle rack etc.) you can ‘train’ the PSD
system to ignore these obstacles.
1. Place the vehicle in an area at least 15ft away from obstacles.
2. Start the engine and leave it running.
3. Place the vehicle in and out of reverse gear 4 times at 1-2 second
intervals, ending with the vehicle in reverse.
When the vehicle enters learning mode, the LED display will display
RED-ORANGE-GREEN alternately for 10 seconds silently. The system
will then beep for 1 second to confirm that the ‘training’ was successful.
4. Once ‘trained’, whenever the vehicle is placed in reverse the LED
will flash orange and then green and the system will beep once to
alert the driver that part of the detection area is being ignored.
The learning system can be re-trained at any time by performing the
training cycle explained above.
The system can be reset to default by removing the vehicle mounted
obstacle and performing the training cycle.
Once the learning system has been reset, when placed in reverse, the
system will only flash green once (showing that there is no area in the
detection zone being ignored).
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Specifications
Power Supply
Current Draw
Detecting Distance
Sensor Cable Length
Operating Temperature Range
DC9V-DC16V
<120mA
0ft – 7ft
19.68ft
-0°F ~ 176°F
Maintenance
Though your backup system requires minimum care, you should maintain its
condition and performance using the following the guidelines:
• Keep the control box away from moisture, extreme heat or cold.
• Keep the sensors free from snow, ice, and debris.
Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting
Problem
No sound when reverse gear is
engaged.
1 Beep
2 Beeps
3 Beeps
4 Beeps
System beeping without
obstacle behind vehicle
Solution
1. Check if ignition/reverse light on
2. Check power cable connection
3. Check switch on speaker
Rear system is functioning correctly
1 sensor is disconnected/damaged
2-3 Sensors are disconnected/damaged
No sensors are connected
1. Ensure sensor is mounted upright.
2. Remove anything mounted on the
vehicle that may be in the detection
area.
3. Verify sensor is installed at the
correct height.
4. Verify sensor is in the correct
position.
5. Check all connections.
6. Ensure module is not mounted near
electrical components with high
current.
7. Verify supporter was used if required
(angled/metal bumpers).
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