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    Default I need help with wiring.

    Fitted my rear parking sensors today, all went well in the end apart from when it came to the wiring. How do I know which wire is for the reversing lights?

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Trace is through the bulb holder to the multi plug.

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    just dont wire up to foglight, I've seen that done before
    Rubbin'z racing Harry!


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    care full the wiring is cam bus. read up about it first. dont just cut and tap in to any old wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmc_vectra View Post
    care full the wiring is cam bus. read up about it first. dont just cut and tap in to any old wire
    Thats excatly what i'm scared of doing. Does any one have any pics?

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    dont be too scared, the best way I have found is by Backprobing the multiplug to the light cluster with reverse light in.

    with all loom plugged in stick your test light down the back of each wire in the multiplug one at a time whilst getting somone to drop the car in and out of reverse. Make sure your ignition is on. Lighting up your test light when going into reverse will signify the wire you need to take a feed from for your parking sensors
    Rubbin'z racing Harry!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamtom View Post
    dont be too scared, the best way I have found is by Backprobing the multiplug to the light cluster with reverse light in.

    with all loom plugged in stick your test light down the back of each wire in the multiplug one at a time whilst getting somone to drop the car in and out of reverse. Make sure your ignition is on. Lighting up your test light when going into reverse will signify the wire you need to take a feed from for your parking sensors
    Cheers Teamtom, I'll have a crack at that next weekend. Heres a pic of the sensors fitted

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    looks as good as factory fit! if not better,

    Forgot also to mention with your test light, a good opourtunity to make sure the earth point that you have used for your sensor kit, is to earth your test light out on the same point whilst checking for reverse light feed.

    - testing the earth for your sensors and finding you're reverse light feed all in one job, if you see what I mean
    Rubbin'z racing Harry!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamtom View Post
    looks as good as factory fit! if not better,

    Forgot also to mention with your test light, a good opourtunity to make sure the earth point that you have used for your sensor kit, is to earth your test light out on the same point whilst checking for reverse light feed.

    - testing the earth for your sensors and finding you're reverse light feed all in one job, if you see what I mean
    Do I need to fuse the wire to the reversing lights from the sensor control unit??

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    no mate

    as you're only taking a feed, you are still covered by the fuse for rear light
    Rubbin'z racing Harry!


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