I think you’ll agree with me that although there are many benefits of an OnGuard safety collision system, nothing beats being in control of your own vehicle.
Well, we have good news. It turns out that you can learn how to disable OnGuard collision safety system.
In this post, we’re going to show you exactly that. We’ll start with how an OnGuard safety collision works and the mechanism behind it.
Moving on, we’ll address the possible problems you could face and top off with an easy 4 step guide to disable the system.
So, hop in the ride and let’s go for a drive together.
How Does the OnGuard Safety Collision System Work?
A collision safety system is basically designed to prevent accidents and if not, at least reduce the impact and damage. This is made possible through radars and advanced algorithms.
Today, these modern systems can detect an object on your path, manage the distance between your vehicle and the object, and much more.
The OnGuard Safety Collision system is like a 3 in 1 solution. It provides you with a collision warning, adaptive cruise control with active braking and collision mitigation.
This helps alert you when a vehicle gets too close by giving you warnings and alerts. You can be alerted through both visual and audible signals depending on your version of the safety system. These signals are displayed on your dash-mounted display.
In case if you get distracted by any troubleshooting, the safety system will warn you before you smash your beautiful motorhome. Saving your life and your gorgeous ride.
Adaptive Cruise and Active Braking
This feature makes sure that you always maintain a safe distance from vehicles around you. You may ask how so?
Well basically, if the vehicle ahead of you slows down, this motion-sensing system automatically slows down your motorhome and vice versa. Doesn’t that sound pretty cool?
Once the road is clear, it accelerates again automatically. Talk about smart technology!
This feature detects when a possible collision can occur and warns the driver beforehand through audible and visual warnings.
In case the driver takes action by slowing down, the system doesn’t intervene,
However, if the driver takes too long to react in the situation, then the system automatically intervenes and aggressively applies brakes.
This can greatly reduce the severity of the accident by reducing the impact.
Possible Problems You Could Face
Now the OnGuard collision safety system is a great add-on for beginner drivers. Knowing that you have a reliable backup in case you falter, is a great confidence boost for nervous drivers who are newly hitting the roads.
It almost gives people a sense of comfort they need to drive safely.
But here’s the catch. Most seasoned drivers would tell you that they like being in control of their own vehicles. Moreover, many users report the system giving false alarms even when the front vehicle is over 200 feet ahead!
Also, some users report the alarm going off when there are no vehicles ahead of them and the brakes seizing up abruptly.
These malfunctions kind of defy the whole point of getting a safety system. If you’re confident in your driving skills, then such automatic systems may be more of a curse than a boon.
So, let’s take a look at how to disable it.
How to Disable the OnGuard Collision Safety System
Whatever reason you may be unsatisfied with your safety system, we’re going to show you how to disable it so that you can be in control of your own RV.
Remember that if you disable your OnGuard system, your cruise control will automatically be disabled as well.
So, let’s come to the real deal. The OnGuard system can be disabled if you remove the fuse through which power is provided to the system.
This is a pretty easy job if you’re familiar with the components of your vehicle.
If not then don’t break a sweat. It’s better for you to contact your service center so that they can get the job done for you.
Step 1: Turn off your ignition switch and shut off the battery disconnect switches
This is an absolute must before you even think of removing the required fuse. If you fail to do so, you could cause some major damage to the front Power Distribution Center (PDC).
It may seem like a pretty basic thing to do, but you’d be surprised at the number of people who forget to do so.
Step 2: Locate the Power Distribution Center (PDC)
After you’ve disconnected the power, try locating the PDC inside the front left compartment under the driver’s window.
If you have trouble locating the PDC, remember that the front of the PDC is a black plastic box that’s mounted with 2 thumbscrews on the back wall of the compartment.
Step 3: Open the Power Distribution Center (PDC)
Once you’ve located the PDC, loosen the thumbscrews on its cover to access the interior board of the device. Look for fuse 1.
The fuse you’re looking for is a 2A fuse which is located near the top left corner of the PDC.
Step 4: Remove the fuse from the PDC
Once you’ve located the correct fuse, remove it carefully. Then put on the PDC cover properly again and tighten the thumbscrews.
Once you’re all set, turn on the battery disconnect switches and restore power to the coach.
Keep the fuse in a safe place where you can easily access it. Why do you ask?
That way, if you change your mind and start missing your old friend, you can always enable the safety system again.
OnGuard Collision Safety System is almost like a driving tutor for new drivers. If you mess up or react too slowly, it intervenes and does the work for you.
But in reality, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. So, we hope this gave you a clear picture of how to disable onguard collision safety system.
That’s all from us. If you have any queries regarding this topic, do let us know in the comments below. Until then, drive safely!