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#1 sporty1

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:47 PM

hi ihave a 54 plate fusion2 it has built in reversing sensors, if i have a tow bar fitted i.e to tow a caravan or trailer how does this affect the sensors on my car
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#2 btmaldon

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:36 AM

I suppose it depends on if the towbar is going to be in the way of the sensor array. If it is low enough it may not effect the signal. Obviously a great big caravan attached to the back will.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:28 PM

I'm pretty sure that when you have towbars fitted the sensors need recalibrating to allow for the intrusion into the detection zone.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

Blimey. I didnt know you could even get these calibrated.


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