Installing Parking Sensors
Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:25 PM
Just bought myself some window blinds however, as my depth perception is poor at the best of times, I think I best look at some sensors. These will be fit by myself, so I have two options:
1) JML Set - battery powered, and only two sensors, should be able to fit these easily enough
2) Cheapo set from ebay - 4 with LED and beepers
If I was to go for option 2, is anyone able to advise how I would be best placed to wire them in?
If the bumper removal is just the visible Torx screws / nuts, then I can give that a go, otherwise I will opt for drilling in situ.
Does anyone know how I would need to wire these into the lights, and what co lour I would need to wire these into on the loom?
Anyone done this who can offer advice?
Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:20 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:44 AM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:59 PM
Having been under the car for the first time since buying it, I finally saw the little bump in the bumper bar lol... bit bigger than it felt
Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:04 PM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:50 PM
OK so in the end I got my sensors fitted, took a few hours but that was because I separated it over several days...
so for anyone who wants to know, Orange and Green behind the left hand side boot trim panel is the wire I used...
I cut the wire with a pair of pliers, then stripped back about one inch either side of the cut to reveal the wires, and twisted them on themselves. I separated the same from both the live and earth wires on the sensor kit, and secured the earth in between the bolt head and the nut at the earth point, then wrapped the live around the twisted green / orange connector, then slid both ends into the crimp butt connector and squeezed in the middle and once at each end.
I bought a set of "heat shrink crimp butt connectors" which I tried to heat with a lighter, but could probably do with doing a proper job later, but for now its a good job.
I worked on a premise of putting the sensors A and D (outside edges) 6.5cm in from the outer edges, and then gave them about 40cm between the outside and inner sensors (there was about 36cm between the two inner sensors).
Pictures will be uploaded soon, but for a set for 16.50 off ebay, and the fact that I just plug the LCD receiver into a 12v output, and jobs a good 'un.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:57 PM
Good job Jeebo , i would not be without my parking sensors , they give a little peace of mind when the space is tight or the cars are cramed on a car park.
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