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#1 KJay

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:50 PM

Is it possible for me to get parking sensors put on to my new Fiesta or do they have to be put on when the car was being built? The reason I am asking is because I am not great at parking and the other day I very nearly hit the front of my car up against a high curb.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:13 PM

Its possible to get the retro fitted but chances are it will cost more than if you bought them as an option to the car when you purchased it.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:14 PM

Before my Fiesta I had an Astra TT and several of the guys bought their own parking sensors and had them fitted them but I don't know if this feasible on the Fiesta.

I suppose it might be worth checking out..................

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 09:14 PM

I've asked my dealer and he says it can be done, didn't give me an exact quote but said it would be around 200. I also enquired if they could be colour coded (the ones on the paint) and he said they could.

I am a bit worried that by not getting them done at time of manufacture that it may cause problems with the paint on the bumper where they have to cut the holes so I'm in two minds whether to get them at the moment

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:56 PM

I fyou get them fitted at a ford bodyshop then they SHOULD use XVISION parking sensors these are the first and only Non Ford product that FORD have said Is endorsed by them to use on the car so if anything went wrong you would be ok. We fit them at my dealer in Leeds

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:50 PM

a good aftermarket kit cost from 50 and then about an hour to fit see here
http://www.parkingse...co.uk/index.asp

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

Just got confirmation from my dealer that the total fitted price including colour coding is 199, takes half a day.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:40 PM

a good aftermarket kit cost from 50 and then about an hour to fit see here
http://www.parkingse...co.uk/index.asp


Which do you think is the best option?

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:45 AM

Which do you think is the best option?


Another update, saw my dealer this morning (lives a few doors down from me) and he explained that if you get the sensors fitted by a ford dealer after purchase then it will indeed be the X-Vision ones, they will not be placed in the same place as factory fit (under the rear reflectors and across the rear splitter) but will in fact run in a straight line across the rear bumper.

The X-Vision ones can be colour coded in the bodyshop prior to fitting, whereas the Ford factory fit ones cannot.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

I was wondering how you managed to get a price for colour coding when mine came with the car and are not colour coded.

Now I know--use non Ford parts!!!

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:55 PM

I was wondering how you managed to get a price for colour coding when mine came with the car and are not colour coded.

Now I know--use non Ford parts!!!


Yeah, although I'm now not sure I want to go for them as all though they can be colour coded I don't really like the thought of them running in a staight line across the bumper above the reflectors

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:12 PM

Just have the standard ford ones then--it's the first time I've ever had parking sensors and they are quite handy.

At first I didn't think they worked because you have to get quite close or so I thought anyway!

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:59 PM

Just have the standard ford ones then--it's the first time I've ever had parking sensors and they are quite handy.

At first I didn't think they worked because you have to get quite close or so I thought anyway!


Don't think Ford will retrofit the standard ones.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:47 PM

just posted up my hints and tips for fitting parking sensors to a Mk7 Fiesta here - cost 15, took under two hours though I got a bit wet in the rain...

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

hi

i had mine done after delivery on my sea grey titanium fitted colour coded x vision excellent job 199 all fitted :rolleyes:

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