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    Default Finally got round to fitting them.

    One of the things I always missed the most on this car that I had on my old one was reverse parking sensors and money being as tight as it is at the moment didn't think I'd be likely to for some time either.

    However £17.99 spent on Ebay later and I'm a really hapy bunny.

    Took me 3 or 4 hours to do what should have only taken about an hour, partly because of the weather and partly because of a completely rounded off screw under the wheel arch that I had to part drill, part cut, part break off before I could get the bumper off.

    Anyway, bumper off (eventually).



    That damn screw that caused me an extra hour of work.



    Finally a chance to use my new toy purchased a couple of months ago



    Cutting the holes is one of the scariest (although damn easy) things you'll ever do.







    At this point it started chucking it down with rain, thank god for an understanding partner



    Not quite the perfect colour match I was hoping for, but they're close enough.





    Tying the wiring up neatly.



    The grommet I routed the wires through (the number plate wiring), it just unclips from the car and so I could do this indoors while it rained outside. Small cut in the rubber to get the cables through and a tiny bit of mastik on it after its all finished to make sure it stays watertight.





    The control box.



    Neatened up somewhat.



    The last pic I took because I was trying to get it finished in the rain after this brief sunny period. I ran the buzzer through the back (you can see it just sitting on the back of the seat at the moment) and mounted it behind the bolster of the rear seat.



    All works brilliantly and am a chuffed bunny.
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    Nice work there Ian.........

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    Spot on mate

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

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    nice job you have done ian khalid

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    tidy job mate..i must sort my self out when i put my new bumper on

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    Think I found them on ebay, where did you take power from?

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    I need to do these soon find it impossible to judge how far I am away! Nice mod Ian

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    These are the ones I bought

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=190322960277

    Power wise it's only an earth and feed wire both of which you tap off the rear light cluster (brown earth wire and white with black stripe is the reversing bulb wire). I did it by splitting the wires without breaking them and soldering the others to them, but you can just scotchlok them on.

    I went for the titanium grey but think I should have gone for the iron grey ones as the ones I got are very slightly too light but it's close so I'll live with it.
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    I did these yesterday too. I came across two stuck screws, one I shoved an allan key in and got it out, the other one I had to drill out too.

    Luckily my Veccy is Sapphire Black and the gloss black sensors sit very well on it.

    I took the live from the black & white wire for the reverse light and just put the earth on an earth point in the boot of the car. Regards the grommit, there is a grommit on the left hand side as you look at the boot just above the crash bar face down towards the ground with nothing going through it, I just poked a hole in that one and ran all the cables through. handy since it's over near the fuse box.

    Very impressed with the product especially for £18. Looking at fitting them to wife's CR-V now too!

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    Top job, one I want to do. I assume there are marks on the inside of rear bumper to mark the location of these is there..?

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