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Offline Cosmosdan

Z6 Reverse light and updated sensor
« on: July 23, 2016, 02:02:42 PM »
Is your reverse light on regardless of what gear your in and the rev limiter is engaged? Here is a how to on fixing the problem.

Why did this happen?
The old sensor is too tall and the top was broken off by the parking brake bracket. Sensor works by ungrounding the lead when in reverse telling the ecu to turn on the rev limiter.

Option #1
Ground the lead going to the sensor, bypassing the sensor and reverse light will never come on again.

Option #2
Replace the sensor with the updated part that is lower profile.

1. Remove the seats

2. Remove the trim around the parking brake

3. Remove the plastic that sits behind both seats. Push pins and some bolts here

4. Remove the broken off terminal from inside the sensor lead.

4a. You can just ground it now and call it good if you like.

5. Remove the old sensor. You can get a box end wrench on it. Try under the bracket, angled back.

6. Install updated sensor

7. Attach tail of new sensor to sensor lead. If it goes in easy, you may want to pull the plastic cover off and squeeze the ring smaller to get a solid connection.

8. Place extra wire in wire holder to the rear passenger side of bracket. Make sure to leave some slack.

9. Confirm that it works and reinstall plastics.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2016, 06:38:57 PM by NMKawierider »
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Reverse light and updated sensor
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 02:28:33 PM »
Nice "How To". Should we put it in the How To section?
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Reverse light and updated sensor
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 03:10:34 PM »
Not sure if it applies to the other models. If it does than sure.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Reverse light and updated sensor
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 03:17:36 PM »
Not sure if it applies to the other models. If it does than sure.
We'll just call it "Z6 Reverse Light and updated sensor"
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Reverse light and updated sensor
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 04:21:17 PM »
Sounds good
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline Derfer22

Re: Z6 Reverse light and updated sensor
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 06:49:50 AM »


Option #1
Ground the lead going to the sensor, bypassing the sensor and reverse light will never come on again.

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This one of the very 1st things I had to do to mine.
2013 Z-Force 600
3" Lift
When in Doubt
Throttle it Out

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Offline Martyn

Re: Z6 Reverse light and updated sensor
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 03:17:29 PM »
Hi, just joined this forum today after finding your post yesterday and wanted to say a massive thanks as I found it incredibly useful.  I was out off roading and this happened, had to drive the 6+ miles home at 11mph!!  Gutted as I bought this vehicle new only 6 weeks ago.  Still, back on the road now thanks to your post.

Regards, Martyn
Regards, Martyn

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Z6 Reverse light and updated sensor
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2016, 05:08:26 PM »
Always glad to hear someone  found this helpful.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet