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Hello all, I have a ford fiesta 2007 1.4 1.6v zetec and I'm really hoping to be able to fit some aftermarket reversing/parking sensors on my rear bumper tomorrow 馃槺馃槺 (7/3/22)

Obviously I am planning on testing all sensors etc before I start to fit them, just in case one doesn't work after drilling holes. I know where to put the sensors on the bumper and the location where the joining box is going to go and how to wire the sensors up etc. The thing I don't know is how to feet the wires up from the rear bumper. I've taken the plastic trim of the bumper latch to see if I can see right through anywhere but nope and I've also looked up under the car where the bumper is and can't seeing anything there either. Please please please can someone give me some advice? I've been wanting to do this for ages now but I chickened out due to making holes so now I've got the items and built up the confidence so I don't want to turn back now 馃槀馃槀

Can I drill a small hole myself in the boot? Just big enough to allow the head if the connectors through basically? Is that something that is easy to do?

Thanks all

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I fitted some "Dolphin" Reversing sensors on my 2007 Zetec S a few years ago which were available in different colours to match the paintwork.

Control box is at the rear of the spare wheel well, and if you remove the nearside trim inside the boot you should be able to find the hole that I used to run the four cables from the sensors to the control box.聽 I took a reversing light feed from the back of the nearside lamp array, and the sounder is fitted under the parcel shelf support.

I did remove the rear bumper, and on some models I believe the the holes for the sensors are marked on the inside, but not the Zetec S as they were not an option on that particular model.聽 Removing the rear bumper involves drilling out the black rivets, and you will need a "Lazy Tongs" riveting tool to get the new ones back in !

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Thank you so much for your help. I'm hoping to be able to drill the holes without removing the bumper (fingers crossed), I know there is a metal beam running behind the bumper but should just miss it. Thanks again for all you help.

31 minutes ago, Paulkp said:

I fitted some "Dolphin" Reversing sensors on my 2007 Zetec S a few years ago which were available in different colours to match the paintwork.

Control box is at the rear of the spare wheel well, and if you remove the nearside trim inside the boot you should be able to find the hole that I used to run the four cables from the sensors to the control box.聽 I took a reversing light feed from the back of the nearside lamp array, and the sounder is fitted under the parcel shelf support.

I did remove the rear bumper, and on some models I believe the the holes for the sensors are marked on the inside, but not the Zetec S as they were not an option on that particular model.聽 Removing the rear bumper involves drilling out the black rivets, and you will need a "Lazy Tongs" riveting tool to get the new ones back in !

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