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    Default Park pilot - worth it?

    I'm trying to source all the parts for the OEM park pilot.

    I've read some threads that suggest I need a speaker, I thought the beeps would go through the centre speaker in the dash. Is this correct?
    There was also some mention of a cable loom in the roof lining.

    If I need to install a new speaker, I might as well go for the fleabay option.

    I like the OEM route to keep it standard, but is the OEM too expensive and too difficult?

    Opinions welcome.

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    You can pick OEM PP up for under £100 you just have to keep an eye out
    The kit comes with a small speaker all you need to do is fit and get tech2 to activate

    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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    y dont you use cheap sensors off ebay, and wire them up with the standard park pilot switch and no1 would ever no they aint factory, all you need to do is open switch up, take resistor out so it becomes a normal latching switch and wire everything up to a latching relay board, max cost should be £50quid

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    I am in the middle of doing this now, I have all the parts with the exception of the body loom.
    I bought a complete setup from Gregc, the sensors have now been bonded into the bumpers and sprayed, I changed the rear light loom last Sunday afternoon, I have the correct front loom on order from the local stealers. One thing to note also, my 'new' wiring loom came from a 2003 car, my car is 2006, you need to move a few wires between the connectors.
    All I need is the body loom wiring for this which Andy.l is sorting out for me next month.
    It is definately cheaper to get a set off of eBay but I want the factory fitted look. There was a set on eBay a few weeks back for £145 plus postage but it sold very quickly.
    My advice is, for what it's worth, think about all the mods you want to do, electric rear windows, heated seats etc and get all the wiring and parts together first, get the sensors and get them in your bumpers. Then and only then do the interior wiring as the passenger seat, rear seat and the carpet on the passenger side needs to be moved out of the way.

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    One benefit of fitting the genuine sensors is that the can self diagnose faults, they can be switched off with the propper dash button and if you have a towbar they will be disabled when a trailer/caravan is plugged in.

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    OK time to start picking the bits up then (sensors, loom, fixing kit etc.)

    Are the factory sensors flush, or do they sit slightly proud? (makes it easier polishing if they are flush)

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    the factory fitted sensors sit flusg with the bumper in the carriers thats
    bonded to the bumper so you wont need to worry about polishing it.

    ive retro fitted loads of these factory fitted pp systems and i wouldnt fit
    anything else wotever the cost and these cheap kits i just wouldnt entertain
    them but thats me i like the genuine article.

    the factory system is easy to fit and wire in but id say that cuz im use to
    fitting them

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    Do it, best thing on my motor is having front and rear. One reason I can't see me upgrading to a facelift anytime soon.

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