I have read every page of the 14 pages of this thread so far due to my keeness to install some of these sensors.
I had 2 questions to ask and have come up with further questions due to the lack of clarity in the reply, so maybe you guys can help me here. I'll explain:
I have a standard FOCUS 1.8 Titanium TDCI Silver 2008. I assume this means its the mk2.5, and 'moondust silver' is the official name of the colour. Please correct me if these assumptions are wrong.
First I wanted to know whether the BEEP BEEP sound comes out of the black box (control unit, going in the boot) or whether its actually from the LCD screen. So i contacted the supplier on ebay (as posted and referred to by Preee) who informed me that the sound came out of the LCD unit.
"Hi, it is the display that does the beeping. The sound is not loud enough to be heard from the front if it was placed in the boot, as it's not designed that way.
We have a newly designed buzzer kit, and you place the buzzer in the boot and it's loud. See item number below:
I then decided that the LCD unit wasnt for me (no place for it, will 'clutter' the inside of my car, and generally like most of standard fitted cars isnt necessariliy necessary). So I would like to take the 'audio only' version. So reading this thread further it seems that the 'audio only' version does have a significantly loud beep to compensate being buroied in the back of the boot.
QUESTION1: Can you confirm this? Is the audio only version (without the LCD screen) loud enough to rely on without frustrations if installed and positioned where Preee has suggested? And where is the 'speaker' installed in such an occasion? Still in the boot at the side of the main black unit?
In the email you can see he pointed me to a 'new modern' model specifically for a CANBUS car (which is £3 more). I am not sure whether this is relevant to me (Im not fully understanding this CANBUS thing and whether my car cares regarding the reversing light. I do know a simple LED replacement bulb DIDNT work in my reversing light but did on an older car which I concluded it must be this CANBUS incompatibility thing). So has anyone else bothered with this.
So, QUESTION2: Am I safe to just take the 'non-canbus specified' version (such as http://www.ebay.co.u...and discussion)
(Question 3: Is the 'silver' from these CISBO sensors really a good enough match for my silver 2008 focus, in your opinion?)
I hope this makes sense, thanks for your help.