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I have a 08 Buick and my Park Assist sensors off I recently

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Hi my name is***** have a 08 Buick and my Park Assist sensors off I recently replace all four sensors thinking that it was a problem on my sensors one was cracked but I put them all anyway and his system still saying that's off
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Buick. The Buick Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Ok I know it should be something simple I don't know if I have to reset the system or
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I went back and check the sensors connections to see if they will secure
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Buick Mechanic should know about your Buick?
Customer: No not at this time
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Build a cheap scan tool using a cellphone or laptop and retrieve the codes from the park assist module.

Here is how to make an inexpensive scan tool from a cellphone.

I bought his phone Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Pulsar A460G from the dollar general store for $20. It has the android system. You don't have to activate the phone or buy minutes, if you have a wireless router for your internet service. If you don't have internet service you can though purchase a USB adapter. The 2 adapters are either the USB which is a physical connection between the vehicle DLC and the phone or even a laptop. The other is WIFI, plus I believe it would work with Bluetooth also. Anyhow, I bought that phone for $20. Then purchase an ELM 327 adapter from here for the wifi one or here for the usb one.

Then download the free software here,

For the usb hookup you want the FORScan version 2.2.10 beta for Windows - free

If you want to go wifi, you will need internet access because you have to install it right from the cellphone from the google store but it's only like $5 for the FORScan Lite 1.1.3 for Android (Core 2.2.8) - paid