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    Thumbs up Reversing sensors finally fitted.

    Finally plucked up the courage to drill the bumper and fit the reversing sensors this afternoon, they've been lying around in the garage since the summer so i thought it's about time they we fitted.

    All went well, only managed 2 cuts to my fingers and 3 minutes of cussing !

    Routing the wiring through the rear panel and into the boot was a bit of a pain, but managed to tidy everything up, made the connections and tested it out and all is well and working.

    I'm a happy hector !

    These are the ones off ebay by the way and cost about £18


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Looks good bud, did you take your bumper off...?

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    Looks a good job m8......

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    Yep ! Bumper off and used the pre-marked crosses on the inside to drill.
    Used a 2mm drill to pilot the holes first from the inside, before using the hole saw that comes with the kit (which is very sharp) !
    I put some masking tape on the outside first, just incase the paint chipped and drilled from the outside.
    Last edited by FIL 4822; 11th December 2008 at 17:05.


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    Nice job mate, how hard is it to take the bumper off? I would like to have the B4lls to do it!! can't think of drilling the bumper, knowing my luck something would go wrong!!

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    looking good there matey. Wish i had some too.But havnt got the bottle to take the bumper off and drill holes into it. Out off curiosity does the wiring that comes with the kit plug straight into a spare plug in the boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROY2593 View Post
    Nice job mate, how hard is it to take the bumper off? I would like to have the B4lls to do it!! can't think of drilling the bumper, knowing my luck something would go wrong!!
    To take the bumper off you need to take the back lights out, unscrew 3 screws in each wheel arch, 2 screws above the number plate and disconnect the number plate lights, 2 plastic brackets in the middle of the bumper from underneath.

    Take things easy with the drilling (don't rush) and all will be well !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    looking good there matey. Wish i had some too.But havnt got the bottle to take the bumper off and drill holes into it. Out off curiosity does the wiring that comes with the kit plug straight into a spare plug in the boot.
    I used a scotch lock to splice into the reversing light wire (Halfords sell them).

    Earthed via 1 of the 3 nuts that hold the rear light in.


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    i know scotch locks make things easy but they are rubbish much better to get butt connectore(straight throughs) and do it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyd View Post
    i know scotch locks make things easy but they are rubbish much better to get butt connectore(straight throughs) and do it that way
    I disagree, more than adequate for the job it's doing !


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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