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#16 alexandjen

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:38 PM

Fitted mine today - Ebay seller (based in Tun Wells UK) supplied two colour coded sensors and two mat black sensors so I could fit them in the factory fitted positions - only £14.99 delivered - included adjuster rings as well - easy to fit  

worst part was running the two cables from one side to the other internally but got there in the end

Very pleased with the finished result - will get some photos soon



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

nice to know :)

 

post some photos when you have the opportunity!



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:08 PM

Can anyone recommend what parking sensors I should buy. Thanks in advance gary

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

Is ebay the best place to find the reverse sensors?

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:42 PM

For the price, they're sure worth a shot!!

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:48 PM

Could you recommend which to go for.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

Could you recommend which to go for.

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I bought this set:

http://pages.ebay.co...id=141038761146

Just emailed my insurance company to find out about adding them as a modification and they want £25!! Robbing !Removed!!!

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

Thanks for that il have a look. That's not good about the insurance mate.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

I bought this set:

http://pages.ebay.co...id=141038761146

Just emailed my insurance company to find out about adding them as a modification and they want £25!! Robbing !Removed!!!

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Anyone have any idea what color would match Ford's "Midnight Sky" ?

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:19 PM

The picture on the listing is reasonably accurate.

I can tell you Tonic Blue is a close enough match to Avalon

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:38 PM

negendahl,

 

If you can't find a matching set, you can also spray paint them yourself if you happen to have colour coded paint. Just make sure you do this before installing them. This is not ok for every set of sensors so make sure you buy those that can be painted.

 

I did mine with the touch up kit and from up close they do look a bit sloppy, but from 1m (3ft?) away they look ok.



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 06:01 PM

negendahl,
 
If you can't find a matching set, you can also spray paint them yourself if you happen to have colour coded paint. Just make sure you do this before installing them. This is not ok for every set of sensors so make sure you buy those that can be painted.
 
I did mine with the touch up kit and from up close they do look a bit sloppy, but from 1m (3ft?) away they look ok.


I'll look into it, thanks for the reply!

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:06 AM

Defo gonna get a set of these, just wondering is there two layers too drill through? Also does anyone know the factory dimensions?

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:02 PM

Anyone know the best measurements?

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 01:31 PM

No it is just one layer of plastic to drill through, the painted part of the bumper.

The dimensions I mentioned in step1, are the safest regarding the car. A technician from an authorised ford service center recommended them. But make sure they comply with the manufacturer of the sensors. Some recommend lower drilling height so you won't lose low obstacles. This is both for safety reasons as well as for functional. If you install them lower than the manufacturer suggests, they might give false posisive detection every time you reverse. And I am sure you don't want that ;)

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