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    All, has anyone fitted an aftermarket Four sensor parking kit to a facelift SRi estate ?

    If so where did you mount the sensors ?, I've had a quick look underneath and it would appear that there are markings for reversing sensors in the lower trim section that is mounted on the bumper.

    I assume that this where the Vauxhall factory fitted set up would be fitted, however this lower trim has an angle of approximately 15 degrees off vertical so if I fitted an aftermarket kit in the lower trim, I would need one that comes with the head adjusters that would accommodate this.
    (Can anyone recommend one ?)

    Alternatively is it possible to get the sensors fitted higher up actually in the bumper without the big steel crossmember that lies behind the bumper getting in the way ?
    (Does anybody have the correct measurements for this ?)

    Also the centre of the lower trim is only 390mm from the floor, I'm not sure, but is this not lower than most kits recommend ?

    Alternatively, the area where the sensors would be fitted if in the bumper is 460mm from the floor, is this not better or does it not matter ?

    Your help / advice on this would be much appreciated,

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    The factory fit ones are fitted in the lower plastic trim on the estate, got them on mine. Most aftermarket kits come with the angled adaptors, the £16 off ebay set I put on my saloon did.
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    Hi Saxman

    I have s similar predicament, I have an xp lower skirt
    to fit on my facelift estate. On standard estate skirts
    the test parking sensors are fitted in the lower skirt, the have
    angled rings that fit just behind the sensor heads thus
    levelling out the sensors I.e. making them horizontal.

    Once I fit the new skirt I will fit Parking Dynamics unit which
    Fits along the total length of the bumper behind it I.e. no drilling of holes.
    They are more expensive.
    Keefy

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    I would avoid the parking dynamics after bad experience from a previous car. Numerous issues and in the end removed it.

    I have just fitted the Cisbo kit to my Vectra Estate with XP kit. I had the same concerns regarding the slight angle but after a month of them fitted can report they are fine and pick everything up. My kit was about £14 from the bay and fitted WITHOUT the angled spacers they came with. They look oem.

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    Oh j fitted them to the premarked holes on the lower spoiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrushton View Post
    Oh j fitted them to the premarked holes on the lower spoiler.
    Thanks Paul, just the sort of info I was looking for.
    (My estate is fitted with full XP kit also)

    Anyone else with anything to add, I'd like to hear from all you guys with advice / opinions / recommendations with regard to this.
    Last edited by Saxman; 24th September 2010 at 20:27.

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    I didn't wire mine to the reversing lights. In the fuse box there is a connection (can't remember which one but on here if you search). I connected to this and once reverse is selected it powers this connection which drives the reverse sensors. This way I didn't need a relay and it won't cause errors with your bulb warning system. Took my a couple if hours to do wiring and bumper work.

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