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    Talking Parking Sensors again on an Elite Estate

    I know it's all been said before about sensors, but I don't see that anyone has mentioned an estate they all seem to be Saloon & Hatchbacks. Apoligies if you have but I couldn't see it.

    I don't want to pay the dealer £385 for the crappy thing that sticks on the bottom of the bumper because when I eventually order my Irmscher dual twin branched pipe exhaust and rear skirt, I would lose the sensors.

    There is not a lot of room on the estate bumper. Has anyone fitted aftermarket sensors, colour-coded. I have ordered the sensor switch for my dash, can I attach aftermarket jobbies to this? probably not from what I have read. What is the best in to go for. There are too many to choose from. What do Vx use for factory fit on the new shape.

    I don't require a display, cos I can hear. Just a bleep like me Zafira factory fitted jobbie does. I would like 6 on the front as well but not as essential as the back. Anyone got experience of this on a facelift. Perhaps you have and you would like to do the work for me, great.

    Any one got pics of aftermarket on an estate. What are the spacings for them.

    What ever I go for, I don't have the time so will be paying someone to complete, perhaps a service some one here can offer?

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    Vauxhall factory parking sensors are made by bosch. When i eventually get my SRi i will be pricing up the full factory park assist option. I then need to find out if the loom is there in the bumpers for the sensors to connect to. Failing that i will be doing what i did on my old Vec and buying a £40 jobby off ebay with sensors that come colour coded.

    You will probably find that the spacings for them will templated on the inside of the bumper like they are on the Hatch.

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4264
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10974
    i would have thought it to be very similar to the signum which in turn ended up pretty easy to do for 40.00 off ebay colour coded

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    parking sensors wots up cant anybody drive or reverse on here

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    I have the factory fitted kit on my estate....can barely hear the rear beeping as it's in the boot I think.

    4 sensors at the front and rear...that's all.

    Some of the kits come with a cutting tool to make the exact size holes required, just remove the bumper and take you time to measure up and cut.

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    The last kit i bought came with a drilling tool to get the correct diameter. On the hatch it was easy, all i had to do was remove the rear bumper, no measuring required as the drill holes are pre templated on the inside of the bumper. Twist the sensors in place run wires through the grommet in the spare wheel well and in to the reverse wire in the rear of the light cluster on the off side. Refit everything and job done!

    Locate the speaker where you can best hear it. If you want it out of site drop a bit of headlining and tuck it up there.

    The silver colour coded ones i got off Ebay were a very good match. I would certainley use the kit again.

    Paul.

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    I am gonna be getting these number plate sensors for my estate:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REVERSING-SENS...QQcmdZViewItem

    Has a few advantages over other options:
    1). Don't have to drill the bumper (This scares me, especially when the estate bumper is pretty big and likely to get scratched)
    2). I have a Private plate without mounting holes, so I don't need to drill it to fit in the normal VX plate holes. Just fits nicely in the parking sensor holder.
    3). If I change car I can take the sensor kit with me.

    Beware though I have seen a cheaper version of this kit on eBay and its not got the number plate holder. Its just sensors that stick to the sides of the number plate.

    Also don't know if this would work on the front of the car??

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    I'd like to thank everyone for their messages.

    I've decided to go for the Cobra kit and have it professionally installed, 6 on the front and 4 on the rear and guess what, the guy said he can utilise the parking sensor switch which I have just ordered from the dealer to get rid of the horrible blankin plug. Slightly expensive but all colour coded, £185 each side and who would guess that it wasn't the factory fit option.

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    Good result, seems a decent price, is he going to wire it to the switch so it can be de-activated?

    Any links for the kit?

    Paul.

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    The only link I can give is on the Cobra web site, not that it tells you much and takes you to a pdf of the Parkmaster.
    http://www.cobravehiclesecurity.co.u...d=610046341606

    Looking on the website, the units come in 2 or 4 sensor kits so I guess they are using 2 kits on the front and 1 on the rear unles there is some OEM kit avaailable. The speaker is going around the steering column somewhere, hidden but loud I am told so I don't have to turn the music down.

    Yep wiring in to the plug so the front kit can be switched on and off as required, but only the front. Back one is just on the reverse light. Says he can, will find out on Monday when he fits it

    Sorry should have said £370 all fitted, I just divided by 2. Oops!!

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