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Preee
[center][u][size=6]GUIDE TO FITTING REAR PARKING SENSORS WITH WIRELESS LCD SCREEN TO A FORD FOCUS MK2.5- By Preee[/size][/u][/center]

[center][size=5][u]Download PDF- printable copy[/u][/size][/center]
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[size=6][size=4]The sensors were £27.99 and only took one day to arrive which was great , they are 4 rear sensors witha wireless LCD 3" screen that shows which side of the car and distance.[/size][/size]

[size=6][size=4]Thanks to Lenny for a small Tip which made these Sensors even easier to FIt , they are very very easy to fit to your Focus Mk2.5 due to the markings on the inside of the bumper guiding you where to drill so no measuring at all needed.[/size][/size]

[size=6][size=4]This guide i hope will help other's who want to retro fit reversing sensors to their Ford Focus Mk2.5[/size][/size]

[size=6][size=4]I like to Modify my car but more importantly i like to share my knowledge so other 's out there will be able to retro fit mods to thier own cars and no better way to do that than is to do a guide with pictures , step by step.[/size][/size]

[size=6][size=4]So this post is [u]not[/u] a "This is what i have done , but i'm not telling you" .Its a full Guide.[/size][/size]

[size=6][size=4]p.s Sorry about writing across the pictures but some are taking our guides and using them on other forums and not giving any credit.[/size][/size]
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[size=6][size=4]Guide is downloadable and printable[/size][/size]

[size=6][size=4]Enjoy[/size][/size]
[size=6][size=4]Regards[/size][/size]
[size=6][size=4]Preee. :) [/size][/size]
Lenny
Top Class Guide Pree,
this kit is a must buy item for anyone with a moondust silver focus, its unbelieveable how the colour of the sensors matches the bodywork on the car, and the holesaw for drilling comes supplied with the sensor kit too :o ,
its fantastic B)
Pidu
Nice guide. Sensors match the colour of the car really good.

About 2 weeks ago I have fitted parking sensors to my estate and must admit it is very easy. No need to remove bumper etc. As I did not want any additional displays in front / on dash I bought again Valeo kit with rear mounted display (under the roof). It is very comfortable to use, you can observe it either in rear view mirror or directly when looking back while reversing.
Preee
Thanks guys , i enjoyed fitting them and also doing the guide.

When i was searching for sensors there were some a lot cheaper but they all had the crescent shape display , problem being i too did not want to fit it too the dash board and you can't turn the one's off Ebay upside down to fit to the roof lining as the read out would also be upside down.

some had large screens , and some with cameras built in ,all very cheap , but the screens were too big and again not wanting to fit them on the Dash.

This one suits me fine and small enough screen out of the way .


Pidu good idea putting it in the back .
Pidu
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1327788737' post='163690']
Pidu good idea putting it in the back .
[/quote]

I used this kind of system in a company car, then bought it for my private one and now again. It is offered by Valeo, Steel Mate and many other manufacturers. My display does not show the distance as a number, only sound and led bars indicating the side and distance to the obstacle.

Honestly speaking parking sensors display is a gadget, the sound "beep - beep" is enough for every day use. But I like it and wanted to have it ;)
Preee
I was offered it when i brought the car last year but was not willing to pay £125 , Amazed really why it did not come as standard on the Titanium , its only standard on the Sport.

I would have got the crescent type bars , if the read out could have been turned upside down
Pidu
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1327789817' post='163697']
I was offered it when i brought the car last year but was not willing to pay £125 , [/quote]

I guess nobody would like to pay such amount, way to much.

When I look at the pictures I must admit you did a good job fitting your display.
Stoney871
Very nicely done.
Was thinking of this system myself.
No drilling at all and simples.

[url="http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-rac-reverse-safe_p-27381.htm"]http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-rac-reverse-safe_p-27381.htm[/url]
Preee
[quote name='Pidu' timestamp='1327790612' post='163701']

When I look at the pictures I must admit you did a good job fitting your display.
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Thanks Pidu , i'm happy with the position of the display


[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1327793116' post='163710']
Very nicely done.
Was thinking of this system myself.
No drilling at all and simples.

[url="http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-rac-reverse-safe_p-27381.htm"]http://www.caraudioc...afe_p-27381.htm[/url]
[/quote]

Cheers Stoney.

they look a good idea if you don't want to do any drilling
Pitmonster
Outstanding guide Preee, thanks for writing & posting.

I was wondering if you (or anybody else) could answer two questions:

1. Can the parking sensors be used without the LCD screen i.e. just the audio beeping?

2. Does the Mk2 (not Mk 2.5) also have the circles inside the rear bumper for use as a template?

Thanks :-)
Pidu
[quote name='Pitmonster' timestamp='1327871972' post='163878']
1. Can the parking sensors be used without the LCD screen i.e. just the audio beeping?
[/quote]

Yes, you can use parking sensors without any display. Simply buy a set with beeper only. It will be cheaper as well.
Stoney871
When ford fit sensors to a MK2 they place them in the black protection strip above the bumper.
This bit here (other side of course)

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK3-REAR-BOOT-TRIM-PANEL-BLACK-HATCHBACK-55-08-FREE-POSTAGE-/190629230864?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c62633910"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK3-REAR-BOOT-TRIM-PANEL-BLACK-HATCHBACK-55-08-FREE-POSTAGE-/190629230864?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c62633910[/url]
Pitmonster
Thanks for the replies guys, found the beeper-only kit for 13 on eBay. Definitely something to think about fitting.
irl-06lx
can you link to the beeper kit?
Pitmonster
[quote name='irl-06lx' timestamp='1327928527' post='163943']
can you link to the beeper kit?
[/quote]

Item no. 330340144598 but there's loads of similar ones on there.
Preee
Here are some with just the buzzer
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-STOCK-CAR-REVERSING-REVERSE-REAR-PARKING-FOUR-SENSOR-BUZZER-ALARM-KIT-/400260738711?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item5d31662e97"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-STOCK-CAR-REVERSING-REVERSE-REAR-PARKING-FOUR-SENSOR-BUZZER-ALARM-KIT-/400260738711?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item5d31662e97[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reversing-Parking-Sensor-4-Sensors-Audio-Buzzer-Alarm-/330340144598?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item4ce9ce95d6"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reversing-Parking-Sensor-4-Sensors-Audio-Buzzer-Alarm-/330340144598?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item4ce9ce95d6[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PARKING-REVERSING-REAR-SENSORS-KIT-FOUR-SENSOR-KIT-/230405599727?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item35a53e71ef"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PARKING-REVERSING-REAR-SENSORS-KIT-FOUR-SENSOR-KIT-/230405599727?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item35a53e71ef[/url]
PaulB1803
Yet again, a super guide Preee. I want to do these but i'd like to do front sensors too. I like the lcd above the mirror so does anyone know if these are available with front and rear sensors? Also, are the front bumpers marked like the rear for placement?
alkyz89
not sure about the front and rear sensors, but best way to find out about the circles marked on the inside of the bumper will be to stick your head under and have a look, id imagen they would be in similar positions as the rear ones if there are any...
yet i dont remember ford advertising for all round sensors, only reverse parking sensors...
Preee
Thank you Paul


There are some up to 8 sensors models on Ebay with an LCD screen similar to mine not sure of the size of it though . I have searched the Cisbo model i have ,and although the screen does depict that it could work with front sensors i have not found my model with the extra sensors.

As for seeing if there is any markings on the front bumper , you will probably have to remove the front head lights to see the back of the bumper, as there are panels underneath

*EDIT*
Found these on Amazon
[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-sensors-Parking-Reversing-display/dp/B005EWRQZG/ref=sr_1_57?ie=UTF8&qid=1328903145&sr=8-57"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-sensors-Parking-Reversing-display/dp/B005EWRQZG/ref=sr_1_57?ie=UTF8&qid=1328903145&sr=8-57[/url]
PaulB1803
cheers Preee. I decided to just go for the rear sensors in the end. Ordered the same as you got. I forgot to send a note stating which colour i wanted, doh! Luckily they sent gloss black thankfully. If its dry this weekend i will have a go at fitting them along with my pedals. Then i'm just waiting for my illuminated ignition barrel to arrive from HK.
Preee
lol Lucky with the colour then , take some pics for us , are you fitting the display in the same place?

I decided to run a Ign live wire from the back of the radio up the pillar and to the LCD in the end as the curtesy power remains on , although the screen onlt triggers when you select reverse i did not want to keep a perm live to it incase of battery drain.
PaulB1803
Yeah, i'm planning on fitting it in the same place. Good idea on the cable from radio mate. Can you tell me which one i need to tap into?
I will take some pics, as i never did any of the leds in the door handles either. Just hope its not raining like it is now.... :(
Preee
Good question i did not take note of it , i think it was green/black , if you have a tester it was the only one i could find that was switched live with IGN
PaulB1803
Well, the rain gave way to sun this afternoon so i set about doing them. Had to take shelter indoors a couple of times due to heavy hail! Good excuse for a brew though lol. I've decided that instead of making life easier scotchlocks are the devils spawn. Could just be the ones i've got though i suppose.
Anyway, all fitted and working great now. Didn't use the radio wire at the moment but when i do something else around there i will use it. No pictures yet either as it started hailing and snowing while i was finishing fitting the screen. Will definately do some tomorrow afternoon weather permitting.

Thanks again for the guide Preee. Made doing these much simpler. In fact i wouldn't have tackled them without it. :)
Preee
thats great Paul , glad you found the guide usefull , looking forward to the pics, do the sensors colour match ok?
PaulB1803
Haha, its hard to tell currently as the car is dirty but they look a pretty good match. after footy tomorrow i really need to give it a bit of a wash and i'll be able to tell better then.
PaulB1803
Ok, here we go with the pics at last.

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I also put a 3 way 12v socket adapter in the dash to tidy the aux cable and 2 charging cables. these were routed up through the storage box on top of the dash. The 3 way was routed by tapping in to the 12v near gearstick and wire hidden into dash. much neater imo than cables everywhere. I now use an old android phone with memory card for music along with connecting to my current phones wifi hotspot to allow streaming currently from TuneIn radio app.

[img]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e65/PaulB1803/20120219_153417.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e65/PaulB1803/20120219_153358.jpg[/img]
loadsabeer
I've just bought the cisbo kit with the buzzer. What is best to use instead of scotchlocks?
Preee
Nice pics Paul looks great and colour match is good too:)

[quote name='loadsabeer' timestamp='1332800083' post='174575']
I've just bought the cisbo kit with the buzzer. What is best to use instead of scotchlocks?
[/quote]

You could solder and shrink wrap the joints if you don't like scotchlocks
loadsabeer
Just fitted these in about an hour. Great guide preee. Thanks.
Preee
[quote name='loadsabeer' timestamp='1333292345' post='175576']
Just fitted these in about an hour. Great guide preee. Thanks.
[/quote]
Glad to be of service loadsabeer :)
MARLEY
Ive fitted these too, many thanks for a great guide.
The only problem i seem to be having is every 5 mins or so the lcd screen beeps for no reason at all.
Has anybody had same thing happen to them ??

Regards
Paul
gc88
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1327966784' post='164054']
Here are some with just the buzzer
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-STOCK-CAR-REVERSING-REVERSE-REAR-PARKING-FOUR-SENSOR-BUZZER-ALARM-KIT-/400260738711?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item5d31662e97"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5d31662e97[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reversing-Parking-Sensor-4-Sensors-Audio-Buzzer-Alarm-/330340144598?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item4ce9ce95d6"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ce9ce95d6[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PARKING-REVERSING-REAR-SENSORS-KIT-FOUR-SENSOR-KIT-/230405599727?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item35a53e71ef"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item35a53e71ef[/url]
[/quote]

Another awesome guide Preee!

Im seriously considering doing this (not that i cant park.. :huh: )

With the one's you've shown, do you know where you'd mount the buzzer?

does anyone know if its mounted in the boot, and is loud enough to be heard in the front, say over a little music?

Thanks awesome awe-inspiring people.

gc
Stoney871
They usually mount in the boot unless like me you carry dogs then they tend to mount it in the A or B pillar.
They are pretty loud and I had to mute mine down a bit.
Preee
The ford Default buzzer is mounted O/S rear behind the panel , thats as good a place as any it will echo in there unless you have a sub banging away :)
gc88
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1341167336' post='190243']
The ford Default buzzer is mounted O/S rear behind the panel , thats as good a place as any it will echo in there unless you have a sub banging away :)
[/quote]

[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341166943' post='190238']
They usually mount in the boot unless like me you carry dogs then they tend to mount it in the A or B pillar.
They are pretty loud and I had to mute mine down a bit.
[/quote]

You two are both legends.

I will pop outside check i have the markers in the rear bumper, then order away!

I say i will pop outside..i mean after the footballs finished! :wub:
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341168750' post='190250']
You two are both legends.

I will pop outside check i have the markers in the rear bumper, then order away!

I say i will pop outside..i mean after the footballs finished! :wub:
[/quote]

[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif[/img][/url]If you were a true ford enthusiast you wouldnt care about the football, [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/badgoalie.gif[/img][/url][url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/toot.gif[/img][/url]
ive gone out to the car with no shoes on just my socks with an inch of snow on the ground to get on my knees and check for footwell light sockets. [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/phew.gif[/img][/url]
Stoney871
A true car nut.
:P
tyler s
good guide preee, a bit of advice needed.I was looking at reverse sensors,with buzzer only and have moondust silver,ive looked at the links and they come in standard silver for buzzer only.im trying to find a good colour match,any help would be appreciated.
Stoney871
This will be just what you're looking for then-
Look at this on eBay:

REVERSING PARKING SENSORS, IN FORD COLOUR MOONDUST SILVER

http://bit.ly/NbGNoW
tyler s
thanks stoney
Stoney871
[quote name='tyler s' timestamp='1341584620' post='191584']
thanks stoney
[/quote]

I aims to please :D
tyler s
i like the look of the 18mm sensors,should fit ok with no angle adjustment on them,18mm or 22mm?
Stoney871
TBH you're probably better off getting ones with a bit of adjustment so you can tune out kerbs and towbars etc.
GSM
Just ordered myself a set (buzzer only) off eBay.

I'm fitting them to a mk2 though and I've just checked the bumper - no guide holes marked out!

Anybody have any suggestions for how to measure it out?
Stoney871
On a Mk2 the black trim at the top of the bumper has markings on the inside however I was advised by the place that fitted my sensors to have them lower as aftermarket ones scan at a flatter zone than Ford ones.
Photos to follow.....
GSM
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341598205' post='191624']
On a Mk2 the black trim at the top of the bumper has markings on the inside however I was advised by the place that fitted my sensors to have them lower as aftermarket ones scan at a flatter zone than Ford ones.
Photos to follow.....
[/quote]

I did see those (I think), but from what I seen there were only 3? One bang in the middle and two at either side.

I might just be foaming though, I'll double check that too.

Pics would be a lovely treat, Clive :D.
Stoney871
Right, had a quick recce of the car, Sensors are exactly 3cm from below the bottom edge of the black trim to the centre of the sensor face and dead in line with the Ford sensor position.
If you take off the black trim and look at the back the sensor positions will be obvious.
Measure up and calculate the positions for the holes from centre point of the trim and then transfer the measurements to the bumper.

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GSM
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341603206' post='191649']
Right, had a quick recce of the car, Sensors are exactly 3cm from below the bottom edge of the black trim to the centre of the sensor face and dead in line with the Ford sensor position.
If you take off the black trim and look at the back the sensor positions will be obvious.
Measure up and calculate the positions for the holes from centre point of the trim and then transfer the measurements to the bumper.
[/quote]

Excellent! You're a life saver... thanks for the effort.

EDIT: nm stupid question - was answered in post already.
Stoney871
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341604912' post='191658']
Excellent! You're a life saver... thanks for the effort.
[/quote]
Welcome mate, just to add that when you remove the black trim thare are also corresponding holes on the bumper behind where the rear of the sensors would sit with a OEM Ford install.
This may help you get the spacing between the sensors more accurate.

[img]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$(KGrHqJ,!lIE6GBY93y!BOoUB!JZiw~~60_12.JPG[/img]


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