Form #5428, Rev. A, 02-28-13 Parking Sensor System CONTENT INTRODUCTION ……………… 1 INSTALLATION TOOLS ……………… 8 MODEL NUMBER ……………… 1 WHERE TO INSTALL ……………… 9 FEATURES ……………… 1 INSTALLATION PROCEDURE ……………… 9 TECHNICAL DATA PRODUCT COMPOSITION ……………… 2 SENSOR INSTALLATION ……………… 10 ……………… 3 POWERING UP ……………… 12 PRECAUTIONS ……………… 13 ……………… 3 HOW TO USE SYSTEM STARTUP TEST THE SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS ……………… 3 TEST SUBJECTS ……………… 13 WARNING MODE ……………… 4 TEST METHODS ……………… 13 WARNING UNIT ……………… 6 ……………… 15 ABOUT DETECTION ……………… 6 TROUBLESHOOTING ……………… 15 PRECAUTIONS ……………… 8 WARRANTY CARD ……………… 18 DISCLAIMER INSTALLATION 2013 Parking Sensor System ● INTRODUCTION ¨ Model number The FrontZone™ is a front parking system that The model number and system description/features are provides a visual and audible alarm when close to listed on the box. large objects to aid the driver while parking. ¨ Features Read this manual thoroughly before installation and operation of the system. Please pay attention to all of the precautions and instructions listed in this manual. High sensitivity: Able to quickly detect large obstacles (car, wall, pole, etc.) up to 2.5M (98”) in front of the vehicle. Automatic operation: OFF above 10mph (16km/h), ON Installation by trained professionals is recommended. below 6mph (km/h). This manual describes the functions, installation, use and Min. display distance: 28cm (approx. 11”). precautions of the parking system. Parking curb detection capable. Designs and specifications are subject to change without Wide detection angle with minimal blind area. prior notice and the diagrams or figures in this manual may Adjustable alarm volume: high, low and off. differ slightly in appearance from the actual product. Diagnostic functions monitor and alert you of inoperable This device is only a parking aid and should never be sensors. solely relied upon for operation. The use of this system Attractive and ergonomic display unit. should Small, unobtrusive sensor design and shape. never replace normal operational and safety precautions needed for operating a vehicle. Always use Reliable performance, design and use of high-quality caution during any vehicle operation. components ensure consistent operation. 2013- 1 Parking Sensor System Diagram-1: TECHNICAL DATA OF PARKING SYSTEM NO ITEM LED 1 Working Voltage (VDC) 9~16 (Rated Voltage: 12) 2 Rated Current (max.) 3 Display Distance: m (in.) 0.28 (11”)~2.5 (98”) 4 Blind Area: m (in.) at 25C <0.28 (11”) 5 Detection Tolerance: m (in.) at 25C 200mA REMARKS 1. Display distance is the detected distance from sensor to obstacle during operation at 25C. 2. The display distance results from detecting a square wood plank of 1mx1m (39”x39”). ±0.03 (1”) Sound 6 Warning Mode Distance Zone Direction Video - 7 Display Type 8 Sound Frequency 9 Working Temperature(C) -30~+75 10 Storage Temperature(C) -40~+90 11 CAN BUS Interface Type OBDII 2013- LED 2.4kHz 2 Parking Sensor System ● PRODUCT COMPOSITION When the vehicle ignition is turned on, the display warns The system consists of 3 basic components (see Figure 1): drivers of obstacles in different ways: sound, display of ¨ Electronic Control Unit (ECU) warning zones, distance to and direction of obstacles. ¨ Ultrasonic Sensors Note: The display has a high-low-off switch for audible ¨ Warning Display warning volume control. The display may be mounted on the visor (upside down) or on the dash (right side up). The display has a switch to rotate the display during installation. ● HOW TO USE ¨ System Startup Parking System The system is fully automatic. It is active when the vehicle ignition is on. It is inactive when the speed is above 10mph (16km/h) and reactivates when the speed is below 6mph (10km/h). At system power-up (Vehicle ignition on), you will hear a short half-second ‘beep’. ¨ Diagnostics After the system is turned on, the FrontZone will go 2013- 3 Parking Sensor System through a self diagnostic mode. obstacle appears within the Warning zones, If a sensor malfunction is detected, the display will warn shown in Diagram 2. you of a fault. The system will still operate, but may not function normally. (See troubleshooting section for explanation of diagnostics function.) Note: Sensors must be installed in order of serial number. If not, the diagnostic function may reference the wrong sensor. See Figure 2. ¨ Warning Mode See Figure 3 for the three detection zones. Audible Warning: System beeps when 2013- an 4 Parking Sensor System Diagram-2: AUDIBLE WARNING MODE FOR FRONT WARNING DISTANCE AUDIBLE WARNING ZONE (D) MODE 00"<D<11" Beep(Bi) 11"≤D<12" Bi.Bi.Bi 12"≤D≤16" Bi. .Bi. .Bi 16"<D≤20" Bi…Bi…Bi 20"<D≤24" Bi….Bi….Bi 24"<D≤28" Bi…..Bi…..Bi 28"<D≤32" Bi…...Bi…...Bi 32"<D≤38" - 38"<D≤98" - 98"<D - Danger Zone M(in.) Caution Zone M(in.) Safety Zone M(in.) Outside but still shows distance. Diagram-3: INDICATION OF DISTANCE AND ZONE DETECTION FOR FRONT DETECTION WARNING ZONE DISTANCE(D) M(in.) DISTANCE DISPLAY D＜0.28(11”) -P(STOP) Danger Zone 0.28(11”)≤D≤0.4(16”) (Inches) Caution Zone 0.4(16”)<D≤.7(28”) (Inches) Safety Zone .7(28”)<D≤2.5(98”) (Inches) Blind Zone Outside · 98"<D - The display shows distance only when an obstacle is detected within the range of 2.5m (98”) from the sensor. Note: When there is more than one obstacle, the system indicates the · distance and direction of the closest one. If an obstacle remains at a to brake immediately. When the obstacle enters the Blind fixed distance for over 3 seconds, the system stops the audible warning Zone (“-P-” will appear in the display), you should apply 2013- When an obstacle enters the Danger Zone, be prepared 5 Parking Sensor System your brake immediately. ¨ About detection ¨ Warning Unit This unit warns you with a tricolor LED display with a built-in buzzer, enabling you to know the warning zone, direction (left, right) and distance to the obstacle. See Fig.4 and Fig. 5 · Indication of direction - The left and right wave bands show drivers if the obstacle is to the left or right in front of the vehicle. · Indication of zone - The wave bands are green, yellow and red. Color changes as the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, telling drivers the warning zone where the obstacle Obstacle detection may vary due to object size, shape, is located. density and environmental conditions. It is recommended to thoroughly check the system sensitivity before use. An unusual reflection angle of obstacles may cause an incorrect or unusual detection warning. Refer to Fig.6 below: Point A may not be detected due to unsatisfactory reflection angle. 2013- 6 Parking Sensor System As you approach these obstacles, the warnings may vary in intensity. Unusual condition of obstacle Due to varying height, size, clothing type (absorption of signal), etc., A PERSON MAY NOT BE DETECTED. This device is only a parking aid and should never be solely relied upon for safely parking a vehicle. Always use caution during any vehicle operation. Obstacles outside the detecting range In Fig.7, detection may be variable due to object size, height and In density. Angled surfaces may give false distance measurements. detected, while Surface A may Various surface angles may be detected at varying distances on the never be detected. Fig.9, Surface B will be display. Low obstacle standing before a tall one As shown in Fig.8, Unusual road surface condition although Obstacle When road surfaces are rough, Ta-b is lower than the system may output a the sensors, Part warning signal. See Fig.10. Tb will be detected and warned first. 2013- 7 Parking Sensor System Obstacles in blind zone correct position. When sensors are found defective, they should be The blind zone covers a range of zero to 28cm (11”) in front of the replaced immediately. After installation, testing should be conducted to verify vehicle. Obstacles in the blind zone will never be detected. Therefore, proper operation before use. it is normal if the warning unit ● provides It is recommended this system be installed by a trained incorrect detection results. See Fig.11. INSTALLATION installation professional. ¨ Precaution When this system is working, it will automatically turn to standby mode if the vehicle speed is above 16km/h (10mph). The system will turn to working mode if the vehicle speed is below 10km/h (6mph). Keep sensors clean. Remove dirt, ice or snow for proper operation. Make sure that sensors are mounted securely in the 2013- 8 Parking Sensor System ¨ Installation Tools ¨ Installation Procedure The tools listed in Fig.12 are required for installation. · The kit includes two drill bits, electrical connectors, double-sided General Layout Sensor Installation Component Connection Power Connection Parts Inspection Test adhesive tape. In addition a file, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver and a pair of pliers will be required. ¨ Where to Install Fig.13 gives a general layout showing where to install the components of the parking system. General layout Determine where to install the ECU and warning unit according to the layout of your vehicle. Make sure the power cable of the ECU can be easily connected. Sensor installation For details, refer to “Tips on Sensor Installation” on page 10. Component Connection See Fig.14 for the connection between components of the parking system. 2013- 9 Parking Sensor System strip. Powering up For details, refer to “Powering up” on page 12. Test For details, refer to “Test the System” on page 13. Note: Sensors and harness connectors are serialized and must be connected in position and order as shown in Figure 2; otherwise the display will indicate improper location of object. ¨ Tips on Sensor Installation Width of different vehicle models varies; it is very Control unit important to choose the correct The parking system has 1 ECU that should be installed locations to install sensors. near the power, ground and CAN connections in the front of Sensors need to be installed the vehicle. with the “Up” mark facing up as Warning unit shown in Fig. 15. Install the LED display on the visor using supplied clamps, Sensor must be fully inserted or, a flat spot on the dashboard using supplied adhesive and fit flush to bumper face. 2013- 10 Parking Sensor System Area behind sensor must be open and not contact sensor ⋅ For 4-sensor installations with optional curb detection, body (bumper, mounting brackets, foam…etc.). mount two center sensors at min height of 12”. See The face of the sensor should be perpendicular to the Fig. 16. ground. If the bumper surface is angled, use the supplied angled bezels to compensate. Note: To use angled bezels, first, carefully remove bezel from sensor. Snap correct angled bezel on sensor with bezel angle in proper orientation. Horizontal and vertical positioning ⋅ For 2-sensor installations see Fig. 17 The horizontal distance between sensors is decided by the ⋅ For corner detection installations, see Fig. 17. width of vehicle “L”. For a wider detection area, locate side sensors closer to the lateral sides of the vehicle. ⋅ Installation steps · For 4-sensor installations see Fig.16. Mark the positions of each sensor on bumper using supplied sensor mounting template and a marker to ensure proper location. · Drill holes using the included hole saw. (An M2/.079” drill bit can be used to drill pilot holes to aid in this process.) · 2013- Remove the burrs from the hole edge with a file. 11 Parking Sensor System · Insert the sensor cables into the holes made in bumper according to serial number. Refer to Figure 2 IMPORTANT • Use correct hole saw. Sensors may not function ¨ Powering Up Power connections of the parking system The control module gets power from the ignition circuit of the vehicle. Refer to Fig.18. properly with holes that are too small or too large in diameter. • Plastic bumpers require the 21.5mm hole saw. Plastic bumpers do not require the rubber sleeves included in kit. • Metal bumpers require the 24.5mm drill. Metal bumpers require rubber sleeves installed before installing sensors. (Note: The rubber sleeves must be oriented with "UP" notation mounted up). • Sensors can be re-painted to match the color of your vehicle. Note: The painting layer must be symmetrical and less than 0.1mm (.004 in.) thick. 2013- It is recommended to solder all connections. If it is not possible to solder the connections, use the supplied electrical connectors. · Press the metal part tightly to ensure cables are well connected. See Fig.19. 12 Parking Sensor System Vehicle engine must be off when installing the system. The ECU must not be installed near any potential sources of interference, e.g. exhaust pipe, other cables or groups of cables. Detection results may be affected if sensors are installed in steel bumpers without rubber sleeves. Ultrasonic Power connection steps： and electromagnetic waves from other sources near the system may affect detection results. Securely connect the power cable of ECU to +12V wire of the ignition circuit; ● Securely connect the ground cable of ECU to a vehicle ¨ Test Subjects ground point. CAN connection steps (Refer to Fig 18 and 19) Securely connect the Green CAN-L wire to Pin 14 of the OBDII connector; Securely connect the Yellow CAN-H wire to the Pin 6 of TEST THE SYSTEM Audible warning Refer to Fig 3 and 5 Distance, direction and warning zones Refer to Fig 4 and 5 Turning on parking system the OBDII connector. Once vehicle ignition is turned on, system is automatically ¨ Precautions activated; when vehicle reaches speed above 10mph 2013- 13 Parking Sensor System (16kmh), system goes into standby mode. Once vehicle speed goes below 6mph (10km/h), system goes into working mode. ¨ Test Methods Test tools Conduct tests by using obstacles in front of the vehicle. Prepare a PVC tube of Ø75mmX1000mm(Ø3”X39”L) for Test for short distance test. optional curb Prepare a wood plank of 500X500X10mm (20”X20”X4”) detection for long distance test: ＞1.2M (47”) mounting. Tests of detection Refer to Fig.22. Turn the vehicle key to “ON” position, don’t start the vehicle engine. Move the 2 obstacles forward and backward 20~200cm(8”-79”) in front of vehicle. System should beep and/or visually show the warning zones, distance to and ● DISCLAIMER The system is designed and intended as a warning aid for parking only. The supplier of this product accepts no responsibility for direction of the obstacles. any accidents and/or damage caused during the use of this Check the sensors one by one. Refer to Fig.20 & 21. system. 2013- 14 Parking Sensor System Detection results may be affected by environmental Audible warning of diagnostics conditions: i.e. rain, fog, snow, extreme temperature. Due If a sensor is found defective during diagnostics, the system to obstacle variability and road condions, warning levels will tell you its serial number by beeping per Diagram 4. If all may vary or obstacles may be undetected. sensors are defective, the system will beep a solid tone for Ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves from other sources near the system may affect detection results. 1.5 seconds. Ex. 1: in case sensor No. 7 is abnormal When powered on, system beeps once for 0.5 second (signal for ● TROUBLESHOOTING diagnostics), then rapidly beeps 3 times (signal of sensor No. 7 that is Fault-Warning mode The following chart shows what abnormal). This alert will continue each time the system is started until will be displayed during a diagnostic-fault: the problem with sensor No. 7 is resolved. Diagram 4: AUDIBLE & VISUAL WARNING MODE OF DIAGNOSTICS Ex. 2: in case both sensors No. 2 and 4 are abnormal When powered on, the system beeps once for 0.5 second, and then Serial No. of Defective Sensors Audible Warning Display rapidly beeps 2 times, you should power off the system and solve the 5 Bi E5 problem of sensor No. 6. When you re-start the system, after the beep 6 Bi.Bi E6 of 0.5 second, the system will beep rapidly4 times, indicating a problem 7 Bi.Bi.Bi E7 with sensor No. 8. 8 Bi.Bi.Bi.Bi E8 Visual warning of diagnostics Note: Multiple sensor faults may be displayed in succession 2013- · When diagnostics are over, the display shows you the 15 Parking Sensor System serial number of abnormal sensor. Refer to Diagram 4. · Display mode Ex 2: If neither sensor No. 2 nor No. 4 works, “E6” and “E8” will appear in the display successively. If a sensor is found abnormal, “EX” will be displayed for less If none of the sensors works, “EE” will be displayed and the than 3 seconds, “X” is the serial number (5 through 8) of the system will beep continuously for 1.5 seconds. abnormal sensor. If the ECU is disconnected or getting incorrect information Ex 1: If “E5”is displayed, it tells you sensor No. 5 is operating from the CAN-BUS interface, “E0” will be displayed and the abnormally. system will sound 5 beeps consecutively. 2013- 16 Parking Sensor System The following chart provides you with solutions to a few simple problems. PROBLEM REASON SOLUTION System doesn’t react when ignition is ON. 1.System is not powered up or wrong connection of power cable. 2.Invalid connection between display and ECU. 1. Check the power and ground connections. 2. Check the connection between display and ECU. After activation, system continuously beeps for 3 seconds. 1. Invalid connection between sensors and ECU. 2. All sensors are defective. 1. Check the connection between sensors and ECU. 2. Replace the defective sensors. The display distance remains the same while distance to obstacle varies. 1. Incorrect installation direction of sensors. 2. Incorrect installation angle of sensors. 1.Follow the “UP” mark and re-install sensors. 2. Adjust the position of detecting angle to avoid downward detection. In case no obstacle is found in the 1. Sensor(s) is loose. 1. Ensure sensor is fixed tightly in bumper. detection range, display always shows 2. System is detecting vehicle itself or its spare parts, 2. Adjust the position of sensors and the detection “-P-” and system beeps. for example the spare tire. angle. Wrong indication of direction. Theserial number of the sensor plug is different from that of the ECU socket. Re-connect sensor plugs to ECU sockets by matching serial numbers. (See Fig. 2, page 4) The display refuses to work when vehicle’s other lights are on. Wrong connection of ECU’s ground cable. Correctly reconnect the ground cable of ECU. 2013- 17 36,000 MILE/36 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY Model Mileage Fax # Date Installed State Zip Part # Year Notice to Installer: Contact your distributor for technical assistance or return authorization. THIS CARD MUST BE COMPLETE AND ACCOMPANY THE RETURNED PRODUCT. Any alteration to product, damage caused by installation or use with any product not manufactured or recommended by Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. voids the warranty & parts will be returned. Description of Defect/Repair Customer Complaint Vin# Make Date Purchased Email Phone# City Dealer Address Dealer Name Customer’s Name To be completed by installer and retained by customer OWNER’S WARRANTY RECORD Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. 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