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    ive fitted them before on my old car, but the last car had a towbar that i removed so had a hole i could easily access to pop the wiring into the boot. this one hasnt had one, so where do you people get the wiring into the boot if you dont take the bumper off (which i wont be doing)
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    done a camera today for reverse take the trim of the boot the plastic bit and down to the left u will see a rubber grommet just pit the wire through there I jacked the rear up to get under the car better to feed the wires

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    Can I ask, do towbars affect rear parking sensors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_NI View Post
    Can I ask, do towbars affect rear parking sensors?
    No, Fitted mine with towbar on. No problems.

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    Removal of bumper: http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...oval-Replacing

    Fitting of sensors (including wiring through bodywork): http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ersing-Sensors

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    No need to remove bumper fit wiring through grommet for number plate lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutybrown View Post
    No need to remove bumper fit wiring through grommet for number plate lights
    If you do remove the rear bumper you can use the factory markings for placement of the sensors though

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    i am not removing bumper, i used the measurements on here to mark the bumper from the outside, it worked perfectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by azacbr6 View Post
    No, Fitted mine with towbar on. No problems.
    I've got rear parking sensors with a tow bar. When you reverse with out towing anything the sensors stop you about 1 ft. from the object. The tow bar might only be 6" away from the object, so you do need to be careful when parking up against another car.

    When you reverse with a trailer/ caravan and engage reverse, the sensor picks the trailer up and the buzzer flat lines immediately as thou you are 1ft away from something. You could probably get a switch fitted to turn them off, but I haven't and its not often when your towing that you have to reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    If you do remove the rear bumper you can use the factory markings for placement of the sensors though
    Use the measurements on the how to and they are same as factory

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