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    Got my OEM style parking sensors installed.

    Thanks to Jonny at JMB Retrofits, got them professionally installed for a fantastic price.

    This is what I originally paid Audi £300 for! Stood out quite a bit from the bumper


    Someone went into my bumper when we last had some snow so had it replaced and did not get these sensors reinstalled.

    Lots of snow in the morning but the S3 coped with the journey fine


    Not straightforward taking off the bumper






    Car is filthy but sensors look and work great!


    Cheers JMB!
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    Looks really good mate. Are they the cobra ones? I have a set ready painted on the shelf and ready to fit. Just waiting for better weather so I can start pestering our Nigel to come and fit them
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    Yep - Cobra ones. Work as they should but look fab. Yeah def need some better weather. I need a weekend with no rain so I can wash the car! Considering going to a hand car wash place for now and then detailing properly myself in the summer.
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    Cool. I think they are the best looking after market ones currently available.

    I hear ya about the car washing. I swore I'd never go to a hand car wash after having the car detailed by a friend before Xmas but I finally caved today. It was bloody filthy and it's so cold, plus I haven't had the time the last couple of weekends. It looks so much nicer clean. Bloody black cars.

    Like you said, I'll give her a proper detail when it warms up and start building up that wax protection for the summer. If it ever bloody comes.
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    On a black car they will be invisible. Have to have a black ring as takes the colour from inside the bumper.
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    Perfect them now,never like the first ones ..

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    Glad you got them sorted now bud!

    Looks like you got some LEDs shinning down on your plate now?

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    Looks good. How much did the new set cost if you don't mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreythorny View Post
    Looks good. How much did the new set cost if you don't mind me asking?
    I'd like to know too. I have them fitted to my A3 and would really miss them should my next car not have them!

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    Link to product too? I assume these cant be too tough to DIY with some patience?

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    look good.... i have sensors on myn but like you said.. cos its black and cant see them but its all good....
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    are these just new sensors that you got? or did you have to get new control unit also? any upclose pics?

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    Got my OEM style parking sensors installed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser89 View Post
    Glad you got them sorted now bud!

    Looks like you got some LEDs shinning down on your plate now?
    Cheers. Yeah got the LEDs but as its a MY2010 build its throwing up an error so will have to go back to normal bulbs unfortunately.
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    Got my OEM style parking sensors installed.

    Cost was £180 fully fitted for colour coded sensors and control unit. Needs to have its own control unit.

    May be hard to do it yourself because of a special tool that is used to cut the holes perfectly. Wouldn't be able to get the same finish with a drill because of the curve in the bumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked666 View Post
    Cheers. Yeah got the LEDs but as its a MY2010 build its throwing up an error so will have to go back to normal bulbs unfortunately.
    Did we not turn that off when you were plugged in? Very strange.

    Speak to Trups when he's back and get some A5 ones in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked666 View Post
    Cost was £180 fully fitted for colour coded sensors and control unit. Needs to have its own control unit.

    May be hard to do it yourself because of a special tool that is used to cut the holes perfectly. Wouldn't be able to get the same finish with a drill because of the curve in the bumper.
    Here's that exact tool in action! I wouldn't say this is a DIY unless you felt very confident in doing this sort of thing!


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    Got my OEM style parking sensors installed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser89 View Post
    Did we not turn that off when you were plugged in? Very strange.

    Speak to Trups when he's back and get some A5 ones in there!
    Unfortunately we tried it but unable to get LEDs to work on 2010 cars. Trups is busy making some new ones with resistors so will get them when completed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser89 View Post
    Here's that exact tool in action! I wouldn't say this is a DIY unless you felt very confident in doing this sort of thing!

    How does it work? I can't figure out how it makes the hole!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    How does it work? I can't figure out how it makes the hole!?
    Two parts - screw together and makes the hole.
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    It's a knife effectively and cuts the hole rather than drilling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmh.01 View Post
    It's a knife effectively and cuts the hole rather than drilling it.
    That's it...

    Great thing about this tool is the nice "bevelled" edge that it creates. Sometimes when drilling it can make the edge slightly rough.

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    Bump for information. Where would one get such a tool as this?

    I have been experimenting with a step drill with some sucess at drilling holes, but not 100% every time, so not confident in drilling into my OEM bumper just yet!

    This tool would eliminate any errors I think.

 

 

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