Audiovox ACAB104 Installation Manual

Audiovox ACAB104 Installation Manual
4 Sensor Backup Obstacle Sensing System
Model: ACAB104
Installation Manual
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Four reversing sensors detect obstacles between 1- 7 feet
Includes 0°, 5°, and 10° angle sensor sleeves to fit most
bumpers
Activates only when vehicle is in reverse
Will not drain battery or void factory warranty
Includes speaker/buzzer with 3 settings - high, low, and off
Four detection zones give the following warnings:
1 = slow beep within 5-7 feet
2 = medium beep within 3-5 feet
3 = fast beep within 1-3 feet
4 = steady tone within 1 foot
Works with any vehicle
5°
10°
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warnings....................................................................................2
Product Description ...................................................................3
Packing List ...............................................................................3
Installation Instructions .............................................................4
Mounting the Sensors .......................................................4
Installing the Power Harness ...........................................8
Mounting the Speaker.......................................................9
Mounting the Control Module ........................................10
Specifications...........................................................................11
Maintenance .............................................................................11
Toubleshooting.........................................................................11
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Warnings
This product is intended to assist in safe driving by signaling the driver of
obstacles behind the vehicle while the vehicle is in reverse. 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 4 Sensor Backup Obstacle Scanning System is designed to assist the
driver by providing an alert when an object is behind the vehicle whenever
the vehicle is shifted into reverse. 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 ACAB104 Backup Obstacle Scanning System consists of the
following items:
1.
2.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
Control box with Velcro pad
Sensors, 4 each, with 6m length of cable
Power cable, 4m length of cable
Speaker with 3m length of cable
4 each of the following sensor sleeves:
a. 0 degree
b. 5 degree
c. 10 degree
Hardware bag includes:
a. 2 tap connectors
Installation 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
6-12"
6-12"
Equal Spacing of Sensors
19.5-27.5"
Figure 1
Marking and Drilling Holes
1.
Mark the locations of the sensors on the rear bumper using a grease pencil.
a. Identify the sensors height on the bumper and mark. The sensor
height should be between 19.5” and 27.5” from the ground.
b. Mark the location of the left sensor by measuring between 6” to
12”from the left edge of the bumper toward the center. Repeat from
the right edge of the bumper.
c. Determine the center of your bumper and mark. Measuring 12” to 18”
from the center mark, determine the location of the center two sensors
and mark, keeping the four sensors equally spaced (see Figure 1).
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” of clearance behind the
bumper to be fully inserted and mounted securely. Do not mount
sensors directly above exhaust pipes. Relocate the sensors if any
obstruction exists.
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2.
Choose one of the following mounting methods for your vehicle
a. Use the sensor sleeves provided to compensate for contours in the
vehicles bumper.
b. If the surface is 90- 95 degrees perpendicular to the ground, install the
sensors directly in the bumper (see Figure3).
3. 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.
4. Drill the sensor holes.
o When using the sensor sleeves, use a 28mm hole saw (part# AS28MMHS). Drill at a perpendicular angle to the bumper (see Figure 2).
o When installing the sensors directly in the bumper, use a 22mm hole saw
and drill at a perpendicular angle to the bumper (see Figure 2).
o When drilling a metal bumper, remove the sharp edges using a round metal
file. Be careful not to enlarge hole when filing.
Figure 2
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Choosing the Correct Sensor Sleeve
A rro wh ea d u pwa rd
90
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5
Figure 3
The position of the sensors must be between 90°-95° perpendicular to the ground
(Figure 3). Due to different contours in vehicle bumpers 3 different sensor sleeve
angles (0°, 5°, & 10°) have been included with this system to aid in the proper
installation of the sensors at the proper angle to the road. If the sensor angle is less
than 90° the sensors may detect the road as an object and emit a constant beeping
tone, however if the sensor angle is greater than 95° objects may not be detected and
no beeping signal will be emitted.
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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. Press the pre-selected sleeve into a 28mm hole in the bumper, making sure
the thinner edge of the sensor sleeve is at the top of the hole.
2. Run the sensor wires through the sensor sleeves in the bumper.
3. Press on the outer ring of the sensor and push until the sensor is flush with the
sensor sleeve. The sensor should fit snugly into the bumper and lock into
place.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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
Tap/Run Connection
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2.
Wire the Power Harness to the vehicle’s reverse lamp.
a) Locate the reverse lamp in the tail light assembly. Using the tap
connector supplied, perform the following steps:
i. Place the un-stripped positive lead wire on the run channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped red power wire completely.
iii. Fold the tap connector back over the wires and make the
connection by crimping the u-contact down flush with the
plastic insulator.
iv. Close the top hinged cover until latched.
b) Attach the black wire to the ground.
i. Place the un-stripped ground lead wire on the
run channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped black ground wire completely.
iii. Fold the tap connector back over the wires and make the
connection by crimping the u-contact down 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.
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 mounting location to ensure good adhesion. When the
location is dry, peel the backing strip off the double sided tape on the
back of the speaker and press on the cleaned surface. Use the optional
mounting screws (provided), if necessary.
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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. The Sensitivity Adjustment (E) setting controls the sensitivity of the
sensors. The unit is shipped in the high setting. To lower the
sensitivity, pull the jumper off the middle/right post and place it over
the left/middle post.
3. Clean the pre-selected mounting area to ensure good adhesion.
4. When the surface is dry, peel the backing off the Velcro pad and
attach the control module.
Sensitivity Adjustment(E)
Low High
Figure 4
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Speaker cable
Sensor
Power cable
A B CD
Specifications
Power Supply
Current Draw
Detecting Distance
Sensor Cable Length
Control Box Size
Operating Temperature Range
DC12V
<180mA
1 to 7 ft
23 ft
4.125”x 3”x .830”
-40°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.
Troubleshooting
Problem
System does not beep
when reverse gear is
engaged and object is in
range
System beeping without
obstacle behind vehicle
Low sensitivity
Re-start often
No obstacles present and
system is beeping
Solution
1. Check if ignition/reverse light on
2. Check power cable connection
3. Check switch on speaker
1. Remove anything mounted on
the vehicle higher than the
sensor
2. Verify sensor is installed at the
correct height
3. Verify sensor is in the correct
position
4. Check all connections
5. Reduce sensitivity
1. Clean sensors
2. Check all connections
3. Check if voltage is normal
4. Set sensitivity to high
Poor contact of power cable or
ground
Check sensors for snow, ice, heavy
rain, and/or debris
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© 2008 Audiovox Electronics Corp., 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788
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