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    Default Fitted Parking Sensors

    Fitted my parking sensors today, Rather easy following the how-to guide

    I had 2 screws that wouldn't budge with the torx bit inserted, so i had to get the Dremel to it and cut a slot into the screwhead to remove them with a flathead screwdriver

    Overall, i'm happy with the result, works champion, and the colour match is quite decent too

    I enclose a couple of pics, ignore the dirt on the first pic, the car has been washed since The second pic shows the unfortunate (but hardly visible unless up close) accident i had with the hole-saw with a freak gust of wind

    Not bad for £12
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    £12? That's a good price, where from bud?

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    Amazon

    It was these, [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001I1AG18"]Silver Rear Car Parking Reversing with 4 Sensor Buzzer: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S9Da50FqL.@@AMEPARAM@@41S9Da50FqL[/ame] but it turns out they're 14.99 now. Still value for money

    It's a Cisbo kit and really easy to fit. If you use scotchlocks to take a feed from the reverse light, you'll need to use the red ones as the gap in the blue ones are too big to splice the supply wire
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    edit, double post
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    done the same thing to mine a few months back. ive driven loads of different cars, vans, even a couple of lorries, but the vec c for some reason i just cant judge how much space i have behind me, i think i am bumper to bumper with someone, and in reality i have about 2' lol

    i didnt drop the bumper though, there is a guide on here to get the correct measurements for drilling from the outside. i used that, and when i turned the circle that was cut out around, the cross hair markings were right in the middle, so well pleased lol. i bought the one with the buzzer, as i didnt want to be disctracted by a loud noise, i fitted it in the boot, in the little cubby hole, that way its a nice subtle beeping when backing up

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy bhoy View Post
    done the same thing to mine a few months back. ive driven loads of different cars, vans, even a couple of lorries, but the vec c for some reason i just cant judge how much space i have behind me, i think i am bumper to bumper with someone, and in reality i have about 2' lol

    i didnt drop the bumper though, there is a guide on here to get the correct measurements for drilling from the outside. i used that, and when i turned the circle that was cut out around, the cross hair markings were right in the middle, so well pleased lol. i bought the one with the buzzer, as i didnt want to be disctracted by a loud noise, i fitted it in the boot, in the little cubby hole, that way its a nice subtle beeping when backing up
    which kit did you get mate?? thinking about buying a kit for the estate as it's a nightmare to park

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    this is the one i have

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CISBO-Park...item35a4014dc1

    but i only paid £13.99 delivered

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    cheers mate, I'm going to get one of those. Sick of opening the door to see how close I am to the wall at work!

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    Cheers, may have to order a set of these, I find it really hard to reverse and judge the gap correctly too

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy bhoy View Post
    there is a guide on here to get the correct measurements for drilling from the outside. i used that
    I saw that one, but didn't really trust myself to do it with the bumper still on the car, especially how windy it was

    I found it easier to tidy up the wiring with the bumper off, used half a roll of electrical tape to wrap the wires from the sensor into the car

    I'm quite pleased with the result, and i've found that if the beeper is too loud, you can just stick a strip of sticky tape ofer the beeper's hole to reduce the volume

    Taffy Bhoy's ebay link is exactly the same kit i got from Amazon

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