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    Default Factory parking sensor issue.

    Since getting my car back, it's had an intermittent issue with the parking sensors not working. It's got front and rear factory sensors fitted.

    Dean kindly diagnosed the fault with tech 2 for me last time I saw him with it and it showed my outer rear passenger side sensor was the cause of the fault. I've double checked the cabling and had the sensor out and checked it physically and connection wise and can see nothing obvious, so looks like I'm going to have to replace it.

    Found one brand new on Ebay for £45 including delivery which is a damn sight less than the dealers charge. So will be picking that up shortly.

    Question is this: My understanding is that the system sees each sensor individually (hence how it could diagnose which was faulty) do these have to be tech 2'd in as individual devices or can I just swap out the faulty one for a new one and it will just work?

    I've tried leaving the faulty one disconnected and the system just errors and stops them working period (which is damn silly to me but hey ho).

    Anyone know?
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    they dont need tech2 when replacing a sensor.

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    Brilliant, thanks Ken that's EXACTLY what I wanted to hear lol
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    but if you remove the complet system, remember to tech2 it out and send it to me

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    Erm, now let me think...


    Ok, thunk, nope not happening
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    aghhhh damm, then i just have to find my own.. (on second year now)

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    lol sorry mate, if the car ever gets written off then I'll consider it
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    Ken. Ian can send you the faulty sensor. If you want. It is a start, might not be the start you want though.

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    well im looking at a breaker in germany his selling of af "cosmo" with all bits as a extra.. but his a bit expencive ... 100€ for the rearloom (with sensors) and another 100€ for the bumper.. but dont have the control unite.. (and thats the most expencive part)

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    Fitted the replacement sensor yesterday and it's all working perfectly again, thanks Ken
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