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#1 Preee

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

GUIDE TO FITTING REAR PARKING SENSORS WITH WIRELESS LCD SCREEN TO A FORD FOCUS MK2.5- By Preee


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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.

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.

This guide i hope will help other's who want to retro fit reversing sensors to their Ford Focus Mk2.5

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.

So this post is not a "This is what i have done , but i'm not telling you" .Its a full Guide.

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.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

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)

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:05 PM

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.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:22 PM

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 .

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:35 PM

Pidu good idea putting it in the back .


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 ;)

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:40 PM

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

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

I was offered it when i brought the car last year but was not willing to pay £125 ,


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.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:35 PM

Very nicely done.
Was thinking of this system myself.
No drilling at all and simples.

http://www.caraudioc...afe_p-27381.htm

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:18 AM

When I look at the pictures I must admit you did a good job fitting your display.


Thanks Pidu , i'm happy with the position of the display


Very nicely done.
Was thinking of this system myself.
No drilling at all and simples.

http://www.caraudioc...afe_p-27381.htm


Cheers Stoney.

they look a good idea if you don't want to do any drilling

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

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 :-)

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

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


Yes, you can use parking sensors without any display. Simply buy a set with beeper only. It will be cheaper as well.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

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)

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c62633910

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:39 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, found the beeper-only kit for 13 on eBay. Definitely something to think about fitting.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

can you link to the beeper kit?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

can you link to the beeper kit?


Item no. 330340144598 but there's loads of similar ones on there.

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