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GSM
Okay, got my parking sensors today in the post and fitted them in about 2 hours - would have taken a lot less time had there not been a few complications which I'll divulge for the benefit of anybody else wanting to fit the sensors to a mk2 pre-facelift.



As you can see, they look great, excellent colour match - barely even visible really, and they work perfectly well :D. I got a set without the screen and just the buzzer, as I'm not a fan of after-market screens clogging up the cabin.

Anyway, here's a few tips for people who want to do the same on a pre-facelift mk2:

1) I'm not sure if Preee's photos are reversed in his guide, but the guide seems to imply that the reverse light live cable is on the left side of the boot (which makes perfect sense as the reverse light IS on the left side of the car) - BUT for me it was on the RIGHT side of the boot space (goes through the grommet and is then routed to the reverse bulb via the bumper - seems silly to me).

I found this out after I originally followed the guide to the letter and taped all my wires up, put a hole in the left hand side grommet and brought the wires through to the boot. After hooking them up to the green/yellow wire on the LHS, I was dismayed to find that the parking sensors only worked when I hit the brake (green/yellow, for me, on the LHS, is the brake light in the spoiler).

2) I moved over to the right hand side and tried the green/yellow wire over there - still no luck, this time it was my fog light which activated the sensor - closer though.

3) Eventually tried it with the other cable running along-side the green/yellow in the right hand side (can't remember precisely what colour - there was 2 black (earths for reverse and fog), one orange (just a plug of some kind), the green and yellow (live for the fog) and then another two-coloured wire which done the trick!

The Haynes manual for my car actually says that the live wire for the reverse light should be green/orange, but it wasn't that colour either!

Now, I might just be a special case, for whatever reason, but if you're fitting sensors to a pre-facelift mk2, then you might just find that, like me, you in fact have to use the live cable running through the grommet on the RHS of the boot space behind the trim/carpet, and that it's NOT the green/yellow live, but the other live.

HOWEVER, the earth point that Preee uses in his guide is STILL on the left hand side in the pre-facelift mk2, and there's no obvious and convenient Earth point on the right hand side (not to a novice like me, anyway).

Luckily the wires were long enough that I could put the earth to the LHS of the boot and the live to the RHS, and just placed the control module in the middle of the boot behind the grey trim at the very mouth of the boot - it fits in nice and snug. And you can still just about place the buzzer anywhere - I made well sure mine was hidden behind as much trim and carpet as possible, as it's a loud wee bugger and needed some muffling to make it bearable.

Kudos and acknowledgments to Preee who's guide was still very useful, if in need of a few amendments for my car at least, and also to Clive for making the measuring up process last about 90 seconds instead of 20 minutes as per his last few posts!
GSM
One question for Preee::

You mention on the first page of your guide in the tool list that you need an in-line fuse, but didn't mention it anywhere else in the guide. Did you fit it? If so, where?
Lenny
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341865193' post='192407']
One question for Preee::

You mention on the first page of your guide in the tool list that you need an in-line fuse, but didn't mention it anywhere else in the guide. Did you fit it? If so, where?
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Preee is currently on Holidays in sunny Portugal but will be back with us next Monday
GSM
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1341868725' post='192428']
Preee is currently on Holidays in sunny Portugal but will be back with us next Monday
[/quote]

They have the internet in Portugal, don't they?!?!?!?!?!?!

Kidding, obviously! Lucky for some, eh?
Preee
How could I not buy WiFi Lmao. 15 euro for the week :-).
Now where was I . I used the inline fuse from the reverse live feed to the feed to the main reverse unit box. This was just a precaution.
GSM
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1341871496' post='192442']
How could I not buy WiFi Lmao. 15 euro for the week :-).
Now where was I . I used the inline fuse from the reverse live feed to the feed to the main reverse unit box. This was just a precaution.
[/quote]

Hahaaaa, knew it!

This forum is a hobby, not work! No reason why anybody should avoid it on hols :D.

Excellent, cool. I haven't fitted any such precautions - might do so at a later date, but for now, should be fine.
Stoney871
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341865070' post='192406']
Kudos and acknowledgments to Preee who's guide was still very useful, if in need of a few amendments for my car at least, and also to Clive for making the measuring up process last about 90 seconds instead of 20 minutes as per his last few posts!
[/quote]

Glad i could be of some help to you. :)
Leemaxd
Used This great guide yesterday to fit my parking sensors thanks Pree and also thanks to Lenny for pointing out the sensors are already marked out on the mk2.5 made the job 10x easier
Took about an hour to fit.

[IMG]http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a421/leemaxd/57130960.jpg[/IMG]
Preee
Leemaxd , nice rear end "Focus" m8 i'm jealous.
Haz93
Very smart looking mate :)
If you don't mind me asking what sensors did you buy as they look very flush with the bumper
Also is your exhaust a rear end section or cat back??
Leemaxd
Thankyou Preee, and thanks again for the great guide.
Leemaxd
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1343648286' post='197494']
Very smart looking mate :)
If you don't mind me asking what sensors did you buy as they look very flush with the bumper
Also is your exhaust a rear end section or cat back??
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The sensors were off eBay mate, 49.99, colour coded to the car.
The exhaust is a back section, custom made by longlife exhausts.
Lenny
[quote name='Leemaxd' timestamp='1343555498' post='197295']
Used This great guide yesterday to fit my parking sensors thanks Pree and also thanks to Lenny for pointing out the sensors are already marked out on the mk2.5 made the job 10x easier
Took about an hour to fit.

[img]http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a421/leemaxd/57130960.jpg[/img]
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Looks excellent mate,
i need to fit a set of these soon myself and i love the duplex too.
minnis
Hi and thanks for a great guide.
I used this guide to fit parking sensors, however they are not working. I have wired it up (not drilled holes etc in case they are faulty - I want to test them first) however, when in reverse, the reversing light comes on as normal but with no beeping. I tested the cable with a multimeter, and was reading 0v in neutral as expected, but only 0.0137v in reverse, nowhere near the 12v expected! Surely this cannot be the right cable, as 0.0137v can't power a bulb! Any ideas? I'm using the only cable I can see that fits the description in the guide.
Thanks in advance!
Lenny
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343751279' post='197738']
Hi and thanks for a great guide.
I used this guide to fit parking sensors, however they are not working. I have wired it up (not drilled holes etc in case they are faulty - I want to test them first) however, when in reverse, the reversing light comes on as normal but with no beeping. I tested the cable with a multimeter, and was reading 0v in neutral as expected, but only 0.0137v in reverse, nowhere near the 12v expected! Surely this cannot be the right cable, as 0.0137v can't power a bulb! Any ideas? I'm using the only cable I can see that fits the description in the guide.
Thanks in advance!
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trace the cable down to the grommet in the floor of the boot,
their is only one 2core cable going out through that grommet and in to the reverse unit,
both positive and negative feed to the reverse bulb, and one of them has to be a 12v supply mate.
it should be a green&orange cable is the positive reverse feed.
that is the one you need to splice in to for activation of the sensors.

[size=2][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1449.jpg[/img][/size]
minnis
Ahh, there's the problem, but I'm afraid it doesn't help me much! There were NO wires going through the grommet! There was a bundle of wires going near what looked like the rear light cluster. Could it be different as mine is a mk2, not a 2.5? Just to check I've got the right grommet, I assume it is the one in the corner of the boot nearest the reversing light? Or is this the wrong one?
Thanks for your help. Its my first car, I wanna make sure I don't reverse into a wall! :P.
Preee
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343756076' post='197752']
Ahh, there's the problem, but I'm afraid it doesn't help me much! There were NO wires going through the grommet! There was a bundle of wires going near what looked like the rear light cluster. Could it be different as mine is a mk2, not a 2.5? Just to check I've got the right grommet, I assume it is the one in the corner of the boot nearest the reversing light? Or is this the wrong one?
Thanks for your help. Its my first car, I wanna make sure I don't reverse into a wall! :P.
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If in doubt then work backwards from your reverse light and trace the wire into the car. , you can't fail then.
Lenny
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343756076' post='197752']
Ahh, there's the problem, but I'm afraid it doesn't help me much! There were NO wires going through the grommet! There was a bundle of wires going near what looked like the rear light cluster. Could it be different as mine is a mk2, not a 2.5? Just to check I've got the right grommet, I assume it is the one in the corner of the boot nearest the reversing light? Or is this the wrong one?
Thanks for your help. Its my first car, I wanna make sure I don't reverse into a wall! :P.
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no problem,
the mk2 is the same as the mk2.5 in terms of wiring loom and chassie,
just the outer cosmetic panels are different,

you are on the correct grommet mate,
i dont know what the other cables in that corner could be but their should be a cable going through the grommet to the reverse unit.
i have done a guide on an additional reverse light, some mk2 owners have followed it and had no trouble with wire colour reference or anything but perhaps yours could have been worked on in that area before and looks a bit different.

Preee is also a top man and the creater of this guide if you want to talk to him either.
minnis
Thanks all for your help! I looked underneath at the reverse light, and for some unknown reason, the cable came out of the light, up to the bumper, [i]along [/i]the bumper and through the grommet on the [i]other side. [/i] However, I now have a new problem. The wires from both rear fog light clusters go through some sort of black boxy thing (sorry for the vague description!) and different colour cables come out the other side. I could just splice the cable at the reversing light and feed it through the grommet, but if someone knows the colour it goes into, it'd be a lot easier!
The possible wire colours are:
Green with yellow stripe
Grey
White with blue stripe
White with red stripe
White with green stripe
Green with black stripe
Brown
Yellow
White x2
Black x2

As the green with yellow stripe exited the box in the same place as the reversing light cable entered, I tried that to no avail. I'm also guessing the black cables are both grounds. So, anyone know which cable to use, or is it lucky dip with a 1 in 9 chance?

Thanks in advance!
Lenny
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343764389' post='197804']
Thanks all for your help! I looked underneath at the reverse light, and for some unknown reason, the cable came out of the light, up to the bumper, [i]along [/i]the bumper and through the grommet on the [i]other side. [/i] However, I now have a new problem. The wires from both rear fog light clusters go through some sort of black boxy thing (sorry for the vague description!) and different colour cables come out the other side. I could just splice the cable at the reversing light and feed it through the grommet, but if someone knows the colour it goes into, it'd be a lot easier!
The possible wire colours are:
Green with yellow stripe
Grey
White with blue stripe
White with red stripe
White with green stripe
Green with black stripe
Brown
Yellow
White x2
Black x2

As the green with yellow stripe exited the box in the same place as the reversing light cable entered, I tried that to no avail. I'm also guessing the black cables are both grounds. So, anyone know which cable to use, or is it lucky dip with a 1 in 9 chance?

Thanks in advance!
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Ok mate,
you now have 4 cables or 4 core's coming through the grommet on the drivers side of the car and they feed in to a black box,
correct?

now my question is:
do those four cables feed in to one side of the box?
or
are all cables on the one side?

and the Green&yellow cable = the positive feed from your fog light.
The Black = The negative feed from your fog light.
see image below for standard fog light loom cable colours

[size=2][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1433.jpg[/img][/size]
minnis
Okay, thanks for your help :).
I should point out that this black box is underneath the car, near the drivers side fog light. Several wires go into it, including a black and a green/orange (I think) cable from the reversing light. I think the wires from the drivers fog also do, but I'm not 100%. Several more wires come out of this box and up through the grommet, behind the carpet in the boot.
Thanks :).
Lenny
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343765814' post='197809']
Okay, thanks for your help :).
I should point out that this black box is underneath the car, near the drivers side fog light. Several wires go into it, including a black and a green/orange (I think) cable from the reversing light. I think the wires from the drivers fog also do, but I'm not 100%. Several more wires come out of this box and up through the grommet, behind the carpet in the boot.
Thanks :).
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I dont know what the box is for but sounds like it could be parking sensors previously fitted to the car,
if you take the time to trace all of the cables you will find out,
but that green/orange will be the positive feed that you require for your new sensors.
minnis
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343767137' post='197812']
I dont know what the box is for but sounds like it could be parking sensors previously fitted to the car,
[/quote]
That seems unlikely - they're everywhere! In addition to this one, there's definitely one on each side in the boot behind the plastic trim and bumper. Not really a 'box' but no idea how else to describe it. A bit of plastic? I'll try and get pictures tomorrow.
What I might do is just try and splice in directly from the reversing light cable under the bumper. There won't be anywhere near as much room to move, but at least I'll get the right cable! Thanks so much for your help though, I'll try tomorrow and get back to you :).
GSM
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343768433' post='197826']
That seems unlikely - they're everywhere! In addition to this one, there's definitely one on each side in the boot behind the plastic trim and bumper. Not really a 'box' but no idea how else to describe it. A bit of plastic? I'll try and get pictures tomorrow.
What I might do is just try and splice in directly from the reversing light cable under the bumper. There won't be anywhere near as much room to move, but at least I'll get the right cable! Thanks so much for your help though, I'll try tomorrow and get back to you :).
[/quote]

See my post on the previous page. I fitted mine to my mk2 a few weeks ago and had similar issues following the guide.

For me, the reverse light cable was run along the back of the bumper and up through the grommet on the right side of the boot.

Also, the colour of the wire that went through the grommet was not the same colour of wire that eventually went into the reverse light, so "working backwards" would not have worked for me in that sense.
minnis
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1343772993' post='197853']
See my post on the previous page. I fitted mine to my mk2 a few weeks ago and had similar issues following the guide.

For me, the reverse light cable was run along the back of the bumper and up through the grommet on the right side of the boot.

Also, the colour of the wire that went through the grommet was not the same colour of wire that eventually went into the reverse light, so "working backwards" would not have worked for me in that sense.
[/quote]

That sounds exactly my problem! Cheers for the advice. Will try again in the morning. Any idea which wire you plugged into? Hopefully get these fitted by the weekend :).
GSM
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343775851' post='197871']
That sounds exactly my problem! Cheers for the advice. Will try again in the morning. Any idea which wire you plugged into? Hopefully get these fitted by the weekend :).
[/quote]

As I said in my post in the previous page, I can't quite remember what colour the wire for the reverse light turned out to be in the end.

However, when I pulled away the trim on the right hand side of the boot, there were 5 wires going through the grommet. There were none on the left hand side - the wires on the left hand side when into the light cluster and not the grommet.

The 5 wires on the right hand side were as follows: 2 black wires - earths for the reverse and fog lights, one orange which I couldn't identify, one green and yellow which was the live wire for the for light, and then another wire with two colours on it - for me, this was the reverse light live, which is what you want to tap into for the parking sensors. I'm sorry I can't remember the colour of it, but by elimination, you know it's that one. The Haynes manual says it should be green and orange, but for me, it wasn't that colour either.

It is definitely one of those wires though. I tried the green and yellow one first, but my sensors only worked with the fog light on, so I took it off that wire, taped it with some electrical tape, and tried the other two-coloured wire, and hey presto, it worked.

Unfortunately you still need to use the Earth point on the LEFT hand side of the boot beneath the trim (the same one as in Preee's guide). But my wires for the sensor were long enough to use the Earth on the left hand side and the live wire for the reverse light on the right hand side. I just housed the buzzer beneath the trim at the mouth of the boot space.

However, you could feasibly just tap into the live wire JUST as it comes out of the reverse light behind the bumper. Up to you really.

Mine is also a Ghia 1.6 from 2006, so chances are we have some sort of unique set up for some reason.
minnis
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1343833616' post='197970']
As I said in my post in the previous page, I can't quite remember what colour the wire for the reverse light turned out to be in the end.

However, when I pulled away the trim on the right hand side of the boot, there were 5 wires going through the grommet. There were none on the left hand side - the wires on the left hand side when into the light cluster and not the grommet.

The 5 wires on the right hand side were as follows: 2 black wires - earths for the reverse and fog lights, one orange which I couldn't identify, one green and yellow which was the live wire for the for light, and then another wire with two colours on it - for me, this was the reverse light live, which is what you want to tap into for the parking sensors. I'm sorry I can't remember the colour of it, but by elimination, you know it's that one. The Haynes manual says it should be green and orange, but for me, it wasn't that colour either.

It is definitely one of those wires though. I tried the green and yellow one first, but my sensors only worked with the fog light on, so I took it off that wire, taped it with some electrical tape, and tried the other two-coloured wire, and hey presto, it worked.
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I have more than that!? I also have two wires that ended in plugs, no idea about those. I know one is for an additional 12v power socket.
I have a green/black that seems the most likely. All the other two-colours are white and something.
The annoying thing is my wires are joined to about an inch before they are bare, so it'll be hard to have the earth on the left... I'll have to split the insulation a lot. Even them, they might not be long enough :(.
And I could tap into the wire direct at the light, but there's not a lot of space to move under there, so I'd rather not if I can get around it.
GSM
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343849301' post='198043']
I have more than that!? I also have two wires that ended in plugs, no idea about those. I know one is for an additional 12v power socket.
I have a green/black that seems the most likely. All the other two-colours are white and something.
The annoying thing is my wires are joined to about an inch before they are bare, so it'll be hard to have the earth on the left... I'll have to split the insulation a lot. Even them, they might not be long enough :(.
And I could tap into the wire direct at the light, but there's not a lot of space to move under there, so I'd rather not if I can get around it.
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I don't understand what you mean when you say "joined to about an inch before they are bare". For me all the wires were wrapped together in black electrical tape, but if you cut through that, then all the wires come apart. I just cut it all off, bared the wire where I needed it to be bared, soldered the parking sensor wire on (no scotch clips for me!), then insulated the join and wrapped the whole lot back up in fresh black electrical tape.

I wouldn't want to be soldering or otherwire baring wires under the bumper, as any wires you bare under there will be more prone to corrosion and damage, so I would do your utmost to avoid having to do that.
minnis
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1343905971' post='198214']
I don't understand what you mean when you say "joined to about an inch before they are bare". For me all the wires were wrapped together in black electrical tape, but if you cut through that, then all the wires come apart. I just cut it all off, bared the wire where I needed it to be bared, soldered the parking sensor wire on (no scotch clips for me!), then insulated the join and wrapped the whole lot back up in fresh black electrical tape.

I wouldn't want to be soldering or otherwire baring wires under the bumper, as any wires you bare under there will be more prone to corrosion and damage, so I would do your utmost to avoid having to do that.
[/quote]
No, what I meant was the two wires that go between the reversing light/ground and the parking sensor box were joined together, it splits into two desperate wires about an inch before the end. I.e its like a y-shape - one end to the box, one to positive, one to negative. Its not long enough.
And I know that its not ideal. I'll only resort to that if I really have to.
GSM
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1343910755' post='198232']
No, what I meant was the two wires that go between the reversing light/ground and the parking sensor box were joined together, it splits into two desperate wires about an inch before the end. I.e its like a y-shape - one end to the box, one to positive, one to negative. Its not long enough.
And I know that its not ideal. I'll only resort to that if I really have to.
[/quote]

Ah, that's a pain then. The wires I had peeled apart quite easily and you could send them off in different directions.

I'm no expert on earth points - there might well be one on the right side of the car near the live wire... but you'll have to look into that!
minnis
Well, I'm gonna try and splice into the earth wire for the reversing light and see if that works. Wish me luck!
minnis
Got it sorted! I used the reverse light ground as my ground too, which obviously was on the right. It was the green with black striped wire on mine which was the live. I wired it up before drilling the holes, so that if I had trouble fitting (which I did!) I wasn't left with holes in my bumper. So I've just gotta drill the holes and push the sensors home, then put the trim back. Glad my sensors are all sorted, but I do wonder how many other cars are like mine and Garrie's though.
Thanks to all for your help!
gumpy321
I'm after fitting some of these myself, but not with the wireless display, rather the speaker.

Am I safe to assume that the speaker is powered by the control box that it plugs into, or is extra juice required from another source?

Set in question: [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REVERSING-PARKING-SENSORS-FORD-COLOUR-MOONDUST-SILVER-/290585777682"]eBay[/url]
StanH
It was mentioned earlier that you can get positioning from the black trim on a Mk2.
Exactly how do you remove this trim please
GSM
[quote name='StanH' timestamp='1348393132' post='207890']
It was mentioned earlier that you can get positioning from the black trim on a Mk2.
Exactly how do you remove this trim please
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It just pops off... don't be scared to give it a good pull. Start at the far side of one and try to get your fingers underneath the edge - use a flathead screwdriver or something if you must (although be extra careful with surrounding paintwork!). Then just give it a tug and work your way around the edge.

It's held in by multiple small clips which should just pop off with a bit of a tug, and clip back in again when you give them a push.
StanH
Thank you

Stan
StanH
Back again. Does anyone know if it is possible to mount the sensors on the black trim and adjust them to work with the angle spacers supplied in some kits'
GSM
[quote name='StanH' timestamp='1348488383' post='208045']
Back again. Does anyone know if it is possible to mount the sensors on the black trim and adjust them to work with the angle spacers supplied in some kits'
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I wouldn't think so. The angle spacers are very narrow and are only really useful for very slight adjustments, whereas the geometry of the trim piece is quite curved iirc.

Imo it looks a lot better on the actual bumper - I've seen a few fords with them attached at the trim piece (the OEM ones) and they look a bit out of place and are very noticeable.. whereas if they're on the bumper and well colour-matched, they blend in really nice.

Shouldn't be too difficult to put them into the bumper anyway. Take the trim off, line up a ruler and put a point on the bumper. Drill through it, insert, and then get under the car and hook everything up.
StanH
Good advice - thanks
StanH
My kit arrived today but sensors wrong colour so can't do anything until that's sorted.
However, noted that the sensor wires are not identified in any way, but as it is a buzzer-only kit as far as I can see the order in which they are connected makes no difference.
I expect I will label them anyway and connect in ABCD order
minnis
[quote name='gumpy321' timestamp='1347385815' post='206119']
I'm after fitting some of these myself, but not with the wireless display, rather the speaker.

Am I safe to assume that the speaker is powered by the control box that it plugs into, or is extra juice required from another source?

Set in question: [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REVERSING-PARKING-SENSORS-FORD-COLOUR-MOONDUST-SILVER-/290585777682"]eBay[/url]
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The parking sensors take power from the reversing light wires. Any power needed will be taken through here when you put it into reverse.
And StanH, if you can get two friends, you can do what I did to check: I dropped the back seats, me and my brother climbed in and held the sensors where they needed to go and my dad walked in front to check the positioning was correct. Only then did we drill.
Also noticed you have a 2006 Ghia like GSM and me. We both found our car's differed from Preee's car in the guide. Would you mind posting if yours does to please? Would be interesting to find out why this occurs.
Any more advice needed, just post :-).
gumpy321
Yeah, thanks for that. I fitted some about two weeks ago now following the excellent guide from Pree. They look like they were factory fitted and the colour match is excellent.

I'll post some pics up when it stop raining.
StanH
minnis

Having a bit of trouble with suppliers but they assure me they are on the way.

Will let you know exactly what I find when I fit

Stan
gumpy321
As promised, pictures of mine.

[img]http://imageshack.us/a/img213/121/201210041743542.jpg[/img]
Lenny
[quote name='gumpy321' timestamp='1349373128' post='209678']
As promised, pictures of mine.

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Sweet mate they look good on your blue body colour too, you must be very pleased
I've gotta purchase a set of these soon myself.
StanH
Well, the replacement sensors arrived yesterday - so-called Tonic Blue was a terrible match so repainted them and left them overnight.
Had already marked out the positions on the bumper - for anyone interested mine are 40.5 - 49.0- 40.5 cms apart centred on the centre of the number plate and 3cms down as per Stoney's earlier post - so used the cutter with no problem.
As per earlier other posts, the reverse lead comes up on the right hand side on the 2006 Ghia and the positive reverse supply is confirmed as a black/green lead.
Used scotchlocks to connect to the black/green and one of the black leads and nothing worked. This is the first time I have used scotchlocks and discovered that the ones I had used did not engage properly with the size of wire so I cut out and soldered.
I had been dreading reassembling but it all went smoothly, so for well under £20 I now have reversing sensors and an almost full can of paint.
BTW - the block under the bumper referred to earlier is a multiway plug and socket.
I wonder if all 2006 Ghias are the same with the passenger fuse board different to the owners manual etc.- I have an idea that they were assembled in Spain

Stan
alkyz89
sorry to be a pain, but with xmas on the way im looking for some stocking fillers and reverse parking sensors seem ideal...
now ive got the mk2.5 in silver and wanted to know which sensors would be best as i have seen about 5 different links on this topic...
im looking for the reverse sensors, buzzer only.
ive seen a set for like £12 and then a set for £48 claiming to match the ford moondust colour.
has anyone purchased the cheaper set for a silver ford and do they match well??
cheers for your help!!
gumpy321
I got mine from [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400260738711?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649"]HERE[/url]. Mine are ocean blue and are a very good match. It says silver on the listing. If they weren't a good match, you could always get a spray paint for your car and just spray them?
Gary Minty Jupe
quick question guys, I am fitting reverse sensors but the instructions say red to twin coloured wire and the black to the other wire but the how to guide says black wire to earth point can you guys just confirm were im ment to put them ???? many thanks
GSM
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quick question guys, I am fitting reverse sensors but the instructions say red to twin coloured wire and the black to the other wire but the how to guide says black wire to earth point can you guys just confirm were im ment to put them ???? many thanks
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Red should go to the live wire for the reverse lights - which is a twin-coloured wire.

Black should go to any Earth point - although the Earth wire for the reverse lights is probably most convenient. This will be a black wire. But it really doesn't matter which Earth point you choose. You can wire to an Earth point on the car, you can splice it into the Earth for the reverse lights, etc. Doesn't make a difference.


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