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#31 M4RC

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 04:14 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 ;)

It's all good, I got them done mate :)

For some reason I can't put a pic up but have a look in the link in my bio thing (just below :) )

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

Glad it worked out mate! Can't see the pic from the mobile, when back home I'll check it out.

Enjoy!

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:14 PM

I know it seems cheap.. but i was looking at this

http://www.aliexpres.../395189211.html

 

Just ordered one, not too much money wasted if it does not work, mostly work hours.

But not to sure about quality for that kind of money! :D 



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

M4rc, they look fine mate!

 

Negendahl, I had heard of these, but was doubtful. Good thing that you don’t need to drill the bumper, but plz let us know how detection works ;)



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:53 AM

Will do!
Currently waiting shipment from China.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:32 PM

I received the parking sensor, looks alright.

I will try to install it soon.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:46 AM

good to know! keep in mind that you might need to do a bit of spot cleaning since the EM tape is adhesive (see the pics of step 3).

 

let us know about its responsiveness. good luck!



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:16 PM

good to know! keep in mind that you might need to do a bit of spot cleaning since the EM tape is adhesive (see the pics of step 3).

 

let us know about its responsiveness. good luck!

 

Yeah, my plan was to remove the bumper, clean it, and then install - maybe give it some duct tape on the back just to make sure it holds.
Will install on Thursday, need my dad's help for something else on the car, he is a mechanic, so i will be able to get it on the lift. 

 

Looking forward :) 

 

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:23 AM

Decided to do it yesterday, sun was out - lovely! :) 

 

Took off the bumper (following this: )

Gave the surface a good cleaning, stripe on and then some duct tape over it to hold / keep dirt out, then i did all the wireing, mounted back on the bumper.

Took me a good 2 hours (with some help from my girlfriend, turns out she had fun "fixing the car" with me :D)

 

Tested and works, so so far I'm a happy man :)



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:01 AM

Decided to do it yesterday, sun was out - lovely! :) 
 
Took off the bumper (following this: )
Gave the surface a good cleaning, stripe on and then some duct tape over it to hold / keep dirt out, then i did all the wireing, mounted back on the bumper.
Took me a good 2 hours (with some help from my girlfriend, turns out she had fun "fixing the car" with me :D)
 
Tested and works, so so far I'm a happy man :)

Has she got a sister?

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 12:54 PM

good to hear it turned out nice mate! And a really good thing your gf had fun helping with the car!!! enjoy!



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:33 AM

Hmm..seems like it have stopped working - i just came back from the town yesterday, and when i put the car in reverse it just constantly beeps - like something is right behind it. 

Haven't looked more into it as i was a bit busy - just an update :) 



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:04 AM

Hmm..seems like it have stopped working - i just came back from the town yesterday, and when i put the car in reverse it just constantly beeps - like something is right behind it. 
Haven't looked more into it as i was a bit busy - just an update :) 


Perhaps the duck tape has peeled off tricking the sensor into thinking an obstruction is present

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

Perhaps the duck tape has peeled off tricking the sensor into thinking an obstruction is present

Sounds like a possible explanation :) I will check it out during the week, thanks.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:10 AM

That's exactly what I guessed of too!

Keep us posted mate, good luck!

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