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Old 04-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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Backup sensors no longer work after sub install

I recently put in a subwoofer into my Camaro's trunk, using the subthump driver's side stealth 12" enclosure. It sounds great, but now I've noticed my rear backup sensors no longer work. It's hard to tell if it started before the sub install, right after, or some time after, because I just noticed it yesterday and realized it's been a while since I've heard the beeping. When I first put it into reverse, I hear the beep from the DIC to tell me I'm in reverse, but not the beep from the backup sensor to notify me it's engaged. And of course no beeping when I almost hit something. I have no error message in the DIC of any kind.
My car is still under warranty, but I'm afraid they'll say that it is because of my subwoofer and it won't be covered. It may very well be, maybe the sub has shaken one of the wires loose? But you'd think there'd be an error message at least.
Anyways, has anyone else had any problems like this? My car is a 2010 2LT Camaro with a manual transmission.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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I recently put in a subwoofer into my Camaro's trunk, using the subthump driver's side stealth 12" enclosure. It sounds great, but now I've noticed my rear backup sensors no longer work. It's hard to tell if it started before the sub install, right after, or some time after, because I just noticed it yesterday and realized it's been a while since I've heard the beeping. When I first put it into reverse, I hear the beep from the DIC to tell me I'm in reverse, but not the beep from the backup sensor to notify me it's engaged. And of course no beeping when I almost hit something. I have no error message in the DIC of any kind.
My car is still under warranty, but I'm afraid they'll say that it is because of my subwoofer and it won't be covered. It may very well be, maybe the sub has shaken one of the wires loose? But you'd think there'd be an error message at least.
Anyways, has anyone else had any problems like this? My car is a 2010 2LT Camaro with a manual transmission.
DillonN,

Sincerest apologies to hear about the concerns with the new sub woofer. A GM dealership may require you to remove the installed part to officially diagnose the vehicle. I would like to monitor the repair process if you plan on taking it to a GM dealer. If that's okay, please private message me your full name, VIN, and vehicle mileage. I'd like to offer my assistance in these matters.

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Old 05-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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Also the radios (satellite or FM/AM) don't work well anymore, terrible reception where I used to get crystal clear. My guess is it stopped working around the same time, I'm not sure because I always use my iPod. Warranty takes a couple weeks to transfer over, does anyone know of possible causes/fixes to this problem since it may not be warranty covered?
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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It could be your amp. Certain amps cause interference with reception, I'm not sure if the interfere with the sensors, but this could be your radio problem. List you amp brand/model and someone on here can let you know.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:08 AM   #5
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Remove the sub and the subthump wiring harness and see if everything starts working again.
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