back up alarm with hitch mounts

mxtdiguy

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Joined
Oct 17, 2017
Location
Mexico
TDI
'16 sportwagen TDI sel 6mt
I don't know if this is just a DAP issue or applicable to all mk7's

If I have anything mounted in the rear hitch, even just a ball mount, the backup alarm goes off when I put it in reverse.

I don't see an easy way to turn this alarm off other than canceling the backup feature with the button next to the gear shifter, which is not a huge deal, but wondering if there is another way..
 

Jedadiah

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Joined
Sep 17, 2010
Location
Central Kentucky
TDI
'15 Golf S 6m (Dieselgeek S6, Westfalia Removable Hitch and OEM Trailer Wiring with Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller, Double Apex Garage Door Opener),'15 Passat TDI SE 6m(Homelink Retrofit), '10 JSW (Bought back)
DAP, I guess. My MK7 doesn’t care if I have my ball mount or a trailer behind me. On cars with the oem trailer wiring, the car will turn off the back up sensors when a trailer is plugged in. I bet it still goes off if just the hitch ball is there. My Golf S doesn’t have PDC, so I don’t have firsthand experience.
 
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