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Post by Barbs on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 10:27

Anyone recommend parking sensors for the Wind as they were about the only thing missing from the optional extras when I bought it. Parking area at work has changed and think its time to invest in some.
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Post by skippy on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 13:18

I rely heavily on them in my car, made Renault fit them as standard as couldn't see out back window,
They are def worth getting
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Post by Araf on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 14:08

The car's half the length of a normal family car, you have a spoiler in your rear view that's close to the end of the car, and you still can't judge the length?

Frankly, I only seem to hit stuff when I have parking sensors fitted, as I rely on them too much, rather than having a proper look around.

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Post by Barbs on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 14:59

if I park nose in I am fine but reverse parking I always seem to be miles away

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Post by skippy on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 15:20

Nope, used to rely on rear window in the old cars, cant do it on this one so need the sensors for back up if I don't see nothing in side mirrors
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They are beneficial

Post by CheekyWind on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 15:27

They were on our latest Wind. And really pleased with them although alittle quiet.


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Post by Barbs on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 15:31

Looking at Wireless Rear Parking Sensor - 4 sensor
http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/wireless-rear-parking-sensor-4-sensor.html

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Post by CheekyWind on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 15:38

Position the sound box as near to the drivers seat as poss


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Post by Barbs on Tue 21 Apr 2015 - 9:06

Well the Parking sensors arrived yesterday and the car is booked in for Thursday to have the fitted. Will let you know how I get on.

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Post by Barbs on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 9:35

Hi Chaps

The parking sensors arrived given to the garage and you guessed it not fitted yet. They have said that it isn't as straight forward as it looks. I am looking to have them fitted along the bumper but they seem to think that would mean taking the bumper off does this sound right? The cable for the power box needs to connect into the reversing light so when reverse is selected the box powers up. The little display unit that sits in the front is a wireless connection to the box in the boot but requires a power supply, it suggested the power supply to the cigarette lighter is this easy to connect into? Anyone any ideas what to do or should I take it to a specialist alarm fitter? I know this might put up the cost but I want it done right.

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Post by Araf on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 11:14

I'll have to get underneath mine, to see if the bumper does have to come off. Unfortunately that is often the case, but if you can get your hand in behind it, you may not have to.

As for the feed in the front, the aux power socket is one place where there's a switched live, or the radio, or the ignition. There will be others, and I think it will be the case of seeing which one is most accessible, and easiest to run a wire from.

Where are you thinking of siting the display, or is it just an audible alert?


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Post by Barbs on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 11:59

The display is both audible and a visible notification. To be honest I was leaving the placing of it to the guy fitting it. There are not that many flat surfaces on the dash that are not near a heat source so not sure will have to look its not very big

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Post by Barbs on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 14:51

After a trip to an Auto Electrician showed him the box Wireless Parking Sensors and the Instructions asked how difficult it would be to fit.

The response..... fitting the sensors we would have to take the bumper off (been warned about that) the front bit they may have to drill into the dashboard to feed the cable through (ok I knew it would need to get the supply from somewhere) the problem is he said running the cable from the front of the car to the back....... It's wireless not sure he will be doing it for me.

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Post by Araf on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 19:15

I had a quick look around the dash, and either in front of the hazard switch, or on top of the steering column would be best. I'd probably go for the latter, and take the feed from the ignition switch. I might have a look over the weekend, to see how easy that bit would be. Smile

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Post by Barbs on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 19:48

They are the 2 places I looked at or near the interior light on the circuit that is on when the switch is flicked it would just be getting used to switching it on.
What do you think good or bad idea?

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Post by Araf on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 20:49

Interior light is permanent live, so no good.

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Post by Barbs on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 21:05

Right not good then.

Will spend tomorrow seeing where it can sit.

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Post by Araf on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 21:18

Not our cars, or reversing sensors (it's TPMS) but this should give you an idea.


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Post by Barbs on Fri 24 Apr 2015 - 22:02

Will chAt to the guys and see

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Post by Araf on Sun 26 Apr 2015 - 20:17

Okay, 5 minutes, and 2 torx head screws removed, left the switchgear on the column exposed. There are two press studs at the front, but once they are freed, there's nothing else to stop you getting to the switched live.



If that doesn't float your boat, then the stereo is easy to get to (for a switched live) with standard stereo blades, once the cober is removed (pulls off)



I also had a look at the back, and reckon you could fit all sensors in the black without taking the bumper off.

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Post by Barbs on Sun 26 Apr 2015 - 20:40

Thanks

Knew there was a reason I .... Liked you.

Will print it out tomorrow and if the guys don't see it..will find an Araf in Doncaster
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Post by Barbs on Wed 29 Apr 2015 - 12:50

Progress report.

I have 4 sensors fitted still the connections to do.

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Post by Barbs on Wed 29 Apr 2015 - 16:28

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Can someone recommend a sticky tape that will stay stuck. My little screen keeps slipping on one side


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Post by Araf on Wed 29 Apr 2015 - 21:51

Good to see.......


.....and now you don't have to. Smile


I hope they work better than the ones on our truck, which pick up every stone on the driveway.

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Post by Barbs on Wed 29 Apr 2015 - 22:09

Fab !!!!!!!
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Post by Barbs on Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 22:25

Parking sensors still working but the little display is not staying still one side keeps slipping. Anyone recommend a sticky tape that sticks....
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Post by Araf on Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 22:30

Where you have it isn't flat, but the display is.

I use this for my number plates usually http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Multi-Purpose-Double-Sided-Adhesive-Automotive-Foam-Car-Trim-Body-Tape/271083533812?rt=nc

I would build up the sides on the steering column with a couple of layers, until you get a flat surface for the display to sit on. Smile

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Post by Barbs on Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 22:34

Thank you Araf

One side is fine I guess its just where the sun is catching it. Will order some.
As Knebby said wish you lived next door bet you have some in your shed.... Laughing
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Post by Araf on Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 23:25

Nope, it's in the 3rd drawer down in the kitchen, along with a handful of handy tools for around the house and a tape measure. Smile

If heat is a problem, it will probably still be a problem. Car interiors can get very hot during the day.

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Post by SheStevo on Fri 19 Jun 2015 - 8:21

All our " stuff " is in the third draw down in the kitchen!

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