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    Hi,

    Have looked through several threads on fitting reversing sensors, but as I have the estate I'll need to trace the live feed from the reversing light which is in the tailgate.

    Has anyone done this? Where do the wires end up in the boot? i.e. where would be the best place to connect the live feed, or will i have to run a wire all the way to the reversing lamp?

    Thanks

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    have a look at the below thread I had the same problem....luckily I had a bypass relay.....

    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=29232

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    I used the nut to the right of the fuse box as my earth. didn't untighten fully as didn't know what it held on. unscrew slightly and you can slip a wire behind it......one earth......no scraping of paint required.


    by the way do you have the leads shown in my photo's....

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    Cheers John.

    Is it the thin red wire in the first two pics? I can't quite make out from that picture where its connected.

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    i believe its the thin red wire with the blue connector attached to the thicker black wire.

    I would just temp attach if possible to see if its the one. Or trace it to see if it goes into the tailgate.

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    Ok I'll give it a try.

    Cheers

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    Had a look at the fuse / connection box(es) in the rear left pannel inside the boot. My car has a 7.5 amp fuse number 28 which according to the handbook (page 219) is for reversing sensors????

    Any idea why mine would have that fuse? Has anyone else, who doesn't have factory sensors, have that fuse?

    I'm wondering if I could take the live feed from here, if the fuse only goes live when reverse is engaged.

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    See the Pic, top right hand pin is the reverse light. (amonst the clump of black wires)


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    Sorry ghostrider, but I can't see which pin you are reffering to.

    Which connection block is it? Blue, brown etc?
    Any closer pic available?

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    been & had a look on mine.

    near the top, just to the right of the thick red wires, there are two connection blocks with black bundles of wires going in. In your pic they would be behind the two flat ribbon wires. The top one of those blocks has 4 fairly thick black wires going into it. Directly under that there is a white block with about 10 very thin wires going in to it. Is it the top right one of these? The thick one, or the thin one?

    The thin wires look almost like speaker wire.

    Your help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

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