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bought similar kit today. when I looked at bumper thought the metal frame came right behind plastic. your instructions and photos are great . now I know there is polystyrene behind plastic will get on and do it myself.
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Fitted mine too.

Thanks to everyone who'd posted here - was invaluable.

One tip I'd add is some silicone spray, helped the sensors pop into place very much easier than when I first tried without!

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Well, just to add balance to the universe I:

I had to remove my bumper after driling the holes (including the HD foam) only to find the white isn't a great match (will sort that out later with a special order of matched white) but what really 'Ground My Gears' was the fact that the sensor retaining clips (just shy of the lip of the sensor itself) are not deep enough to take the width of the bumper .....so the sensors just vibrate out....dangling like eyes pulled from a skull :eek:

+, I fudging stood on one of the sensors and had to conduct an A&E repair.

So, the entire experience has left me more frustrated than a frustrated thing.......not even wired the (wireless) dash unit....been on it since 10am.....now 15:12......children need walking.......

I'm So happy for all of you Rasp: I:

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..turn for the better today yay A: I had a bit of time before the children 'landed' so I had another go.

I found the ignition-12v for the stereo and hard wired the power for the dash unit into that - this was a great result in 2 ways. I didn't want the unit permanently as a potential power drain and, the wire just happened to fit beautifully into the speaker grill, with the wireless antenna hidden just under the lip of the grill - bonus. I had considered a more central location but off-side is perfect as you can observe the readout whilst using the mirror.

I soldered the wires together before crimping into 'in-line' permanent crimps - all worked as advertised.....first time.

Got the height right too, no false beeping.

Just need to give them a light dusting of matched white ; spot on T:

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I thought it worthwhile to FB on some odd behaviour. ....some 3 or so months after fitting.
My kit worked flawlessly for about a month. Then, then VDU started to 'spike', by this I mean the entire LED display would momentarily flash on (I put that down to the stereo +ve connection). Dispite this, the kit continued to provide accurate reversing distance and warning.

Sadly, over the last 4 weeks the kit started to fail I. E. now sensor input.....I get the odd split second signal when reversing but gen I get nothing......the kit is essentially dead.

I read online that glue can cause the sensors to fail (I used a fair bit to secure the sensors 'within' the bumper to achieve a flush fit.

Looks like a new kit is required, or maybe just new sensors??? Frustrating as it''s all boarded in LOL:
 

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What a great thread. I dont do electrickery at all. I just dont get it! But all your experiances have helped me to decide to have a go and fit my own sensors.
whats the worst that can happen....apart from blowing the van up!!!
 

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Have to agree GREAT THREAD Just got a set and of course over thought the whole process so for the last two weeks I have gazed aimless into the box all the time thinking this is going to be a bitch of a job. Thanks to all of you for you encouraging positive experience your comments gave me the drive to do it and hey it worked .
Thanks all.
 

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Hi All,

I've had a go at installing my cheap n cheerful parking sensors today and got as far as drilling the holes. I'm struggling on how to run the wires into the van. It's a 2006 T5 32. Any advice? Cheers
 

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Hi All,

I've had a go at installing my cheap n cheerful parking sensors today and got as far as drilling the holes. I'm struggling on how to run the wires into the van. It's a 2006 T5 32. Any advice? Cheers
Sorted now. Problem was getting the rear quarter panel below the lights off. Thought those black things were screws not clips!
 

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Thought I'd stick my oar in on these fitting kits. I've fitted mine and I've been quite happy with it. Not to mention it's the business when you need to reverse park an LWB. Either way, I didn't want the beeper & screen sticking out like a sore thumb but also in a decently viewable place.

I recessed it into the steering cowl which has loads of space to hold such an item.



https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMWaBcIYjngSUmcZ1qsibYca9CdfeOATQDJ2sp7

It's not fully fitted as yet but a temporary fix while I do the rest of the van.

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNrPgoYaAk9fqOWYyPSLRbLQ2-j4U_bpG7T4pEL

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipONeZLtTXazA9xFesKDp7F2pplieYlPhM-RcGhJ

If anyone gets the chance of an oscillating multi tool buy it, its a gem of a thing.
 

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Thought I'd stick my oar in on these fitting kits. I've fitted mine and I've been quite happy with it. Not to mention it's the business when you need to reverse park an LWB. Either way, I didn't want the beeper & screen sticking out like a sore thumb but also in a decently viewable place.

I recessed it into the steering cowl which has loads of space to hold such an item

It's not fully fitted as yet but a temporary fix while I do the rest of the van.




If anyone gets the chance of an oscillating multi tool buy it, its a gem of a thing.
 

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EBay. I think it was tenner. It lights up yellowish amber I might take it to bits to make it light green like the rest of the dash.
 

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I fitted wireless ebay jobs which worked beautifully for about 6 months...I've had nothing but intermittent unreliable on/off ..are they gonna work for two years now (been upgrading other things).
Power to the sender (from bulb feed) is 11.1volts.
Any ideas? ?
I purchased a second set, convinced the sensors were damaged by over-spra (not mine)...nope.
They seem to work perfectly when testing (just wired into the box....but goes up when I fit them??
Any ideas?
 

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Wireless are notorious unless you pay over 50 quid for a "good" set.....
The cheap ebay ones are subject to all sorts of electrical interference, including that from the van and any power lines or light fittings that are close!
Even noise from other vehicles close can disrupt the signal.
Maybe they would work in a small car (but who needs them then?) but a long van, lots of metal, and the signal is absorbed into the body work.
 

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Fair play, thanks for confirming. .'buy cheap buy 3 time' in my case. It was a big ask buying cheap...but they did work well initially....strange how they 'faded' as opposed to just ceased.
Cheers anyway.
 
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