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    Default Parking sensor positions.

    i'm after a big favor... could someone who has rear parking sensors take a few measurements for me?

    preferably in MM

    A: from numberplate recess to center of sensor 2
    B: from number plate recess to center of sensor 1
    C: from lip to center
    D: from lip to center

    I presume C & D should be the same.

    i know i can remove the bumper and the positions are marked on the rear, but i really cant bothered

    cheers...

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    Mick,

    I have done this job a couple of months ago. It is far easier to remove the bumper and drill with the templated marks on the rear. It only takes minutes to remove the bumper quicker than trying to get measurements correct. This way you know the sensors will be spot on.

    Paul.

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    i just dont fancy jacking the car up to remove the wheels.... its such a pain.

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    Why do you have to remove the wheels?

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    to remove archliner blots ?

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    Mick I usually fit sensors to Audi's going from measurments previously taken off cars with factory fitted ones. I too asked the same question could someone measure theirs when I came to fit mine but found the job so simple by removing the bumper in comparisom to how we do the Audis.
    When measuring you have to be sure you're measuring from a parrellel line i.e the ground er not!!! With the bumper off I just went bang, bang, bang, bang with 4 pilot holes, didn't have to look or check, well I did look I was drilling in the centre of the crosses With 4 pilot holes drilled just spun bumper over & using the supplied saw drilled out my 4 holes.

    To get to the screws in wheel arches go get one of these .

    Lost count how many people I've shown this tool to have found them very usefull.

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    Or a pair of moles grips or pliars on the torx bit so you can unscrew the bolts without needing room for a driver (needing to remove wheels), and use it as the tool above. Trust me, you don't need to remove the wheels and i'ts far easier to complete the job with the bumper off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds vectra
    Or a pair of moles grips or pliars on the torx bit so you can unscrew the bolts without needing room for a driver (needing to remove wheels), and use it as the tool above. Trust me, you don't need to remove the wheels and i'ts far easier to complete the job with the bumper off.
    Blimey Paul, what would take longer
    Still if job needs to be done on the spot eh, who knows what extremes we'll go to.
    Hammer & nail to make a pilot hole anyone???

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    These damn sensors were only a impulse buy as they were cheap.... now it looks set to cost even more with the bypass relay, angle driver and torx bits(mine are knackered)... and Iím still 50/50 on selling the car well 55/50 leaning toward keeping it (especially after seeing book price!).
    angle driver looks very handy tho!

    I think Iíll go to dealers and see if they have a vecci in with parking sensors so I can measure up... much cheaper.

    If I do ever get the measurements Iíll post them up here for future modders.

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    I haven't worried about a bypass relay & mine are fine. Admitidly I never use the lights on feature but even so yes the rear sensors will go live but if you've driven onto your drive then there's obviously nothing behind the car so they won't actually do anything.
    Seems to be a lot of excessive trouble to cure something you're never gonna notice is happening.

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