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#1 fiesta0007

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:17 AM

Dear friends

iam new to this club and iam fron srilanka,

so i have a problem of instalation new reverse sensor to my ford fiesta 2012

so problem is what is the sorrect position for installing sensors ,

i saw  various positiong in internet

 

so please help me

 

what is your recomandations

 

1.

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or

 

 

2.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:47 PM

help me



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

Both will work OK. The ones fitted lower down will be the easier to fit as you wont have to remove the bumper. The higher fitted ones look more like the factory fit but will be more difficult.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:14 AM

Both will work OK. The ones fitted lower down will be the easier to fit as you wont have to remove the bumper. The higher fitted ones look more like the factory fit but will be more difficult.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

Once you get your parking sensors, they should come with instructions, detailing how far from the ground they should be. I think mine recommended 50-75cm. Too low or too high and it'll pick up too much and continuously beep or won't pick up anything and not beep at all.

 

I personally put a bit of masking tape where the sensors would go, dropped the back seats and hung out the back with someone else holding the sensors in position while a third person went round checking there were no blind spots before the bumper was drilled. We found that the only blind spot was rediculously close to the bumper, where the tow bar would be. But if there were any, it could be rectified before drilling.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

Once you get your parking sensors, they should come with instructions, detailing how far from the ground they should be. I think mine recommended 50-75cm. Too low or too high and it'll pick up too much and continuously beep or won't pick up anything and not beep at all.

 

I personally put a bit of masking tape where the sensors would go, dropped the back seats and hung out the back with someone else holding the sensors in position while a third person went round checking there were no blind spots before the bumper was drilled. We found that the only blind spot was rediculously close to the bumper, where the tow bar would be. But if there were any, it could be rectified before drilling.

thakx for replying and please tell me how can i identify correct wire color of reverse light



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

I have just fitted some to the Wife's Fiesta , same position as picture one , very easy to fit , just need to spend a little time measuring correctly from the center. Problem with the lower picture two would be two different colours to match.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

I have just fitted some to the Wife's Fiesta , same position as picture one , very easy to fit , just need to spend a little time measuring correctly from the center. Problem with the lower picture two would be two different colours to match.

i agree with you

so i think the best method is  pic 1 \

 

by the way  i have ford fiesta JA8 and please tell me how can i find color of reverse light wire\



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:06 PM

Rather than guessing if you use a 12v tester you can insert into the plug of the rear lights and place in reverse gear and select ignition point two , (do not Start) , you will then be able to see which wire is live , when reverse is selected.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:41 PM

Rather than guessing if you use a 12v tester you can insert into the plug of the rear lights and place in reverse gear and select ignition point two , (do not Start) , you will then be able to see which wire is live , when reverse is selected.

thankx'\

do u remember the colors of wire ?



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

i havent 12 tester so i have led 12v blub

i tested with car battery

 

so the positive (+) is the lower point of blub

the negative (-) is the round of the blub

 

could you please any one tell me is it wrong or correct

my electrical knowledge and English is too bad :(

sorry



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:06 PM

dear friends

i glad to tell you today i installed rear sensors to my fiesta 2011

so i like to thanks for many friends help me to do this specially member

zahtar and others

thankx and best regards



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:34 PM

what colour was the wire that you used in the end?




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