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    Parking Sensors Retrofit

    I fitted the genuine Audi parking sensors to my A4 (B6) yesterday and it is well worth the retro fit - if anyone is thinking of doing this then I would highly recommended it

    I didn't do a How 2 guide but if anyone needs any help on doing this; I'll be happy to advise.

    I'll try getting some pictures up when I get the chance

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    I have toyed with the thought of doing this but wasn't sure how difficult it would be?? Was it straight forward enough?
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    Same here, but was waiting for someone to try it first, Sheraz your from West Yorkshire - whereabouts? if your anywhere near Bradford perhaps I can check them out in person, also did you fit them yourself or get a specialist to do them, when it comes to wires and electrics the closest Ive got is to change a plug and a light bulb.

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    To be honest it is pretty straight forward; it is best to have a couple of spare hands. It took me over 4 hours to do but I took it nice and easy just so there are no mistakes.

    A followed the following how2 guide from a member on TSN:
    http://www.tyresmoke.net/ubbthreads/...page/0#1054776

    Pav-G - I live in Bradford

    The genuine kit gives you full instructions on fitting inc which wires need connectiong etc (except for taking your bumper off)

    Sheraz

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    Is there just the rear kit available or can a front set be fitted on aswell?

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    I believe there is a front kit but that is a bigger job as it has a switch which needs installing on the dash somewhere.

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    looks quite straightforward, where did the kit come from and how much did it cost?

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    Bought the kit from Ebay (Audi dealer) for 130 inc delivery - it was on as a special price (RRP is 200)

    Defo worth the retrofit

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    Definately worth the money!
    My only concern would be making the holes in the bumper without burring the outer edges because it could end up looking ugly!
    Did you use a hole saw of the appropriate size? how did you prevent burring?

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    That was my concern at first BUT it was fine once I used the right tools!

    I initially drilled a 3mm hole (you can make 6mm if you want) and then I used a corn drill to make the right size - the good thing with the corn drill is that you can keep checking/fitting the sensors until the size is perfect!

    I hardly got any burring with the corn drill as I did it slowly - but you can always use a file/sand paper to smooth it off.

    As the sensor covers the edges; you won't have any probs of it looking ugly

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    Not sure what a corn drill is?
    Heard of a hole saw and a tapered ream, but never come accross on of those!

 

 

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