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8L S3 parking sensors

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Routledge, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Routledge
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    Routledge Wind Deflector Trend-setter

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    Just thought I'd share my weekend activities.

    Got given a set of parking sensors so thought I'd fit them. They were black so I had to sand them down and paint them the same colour as the car.

    Came out alright, and have already found them useful when manoeuvring near low walls and bollards.

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    It just has a speaker that I've stuck to the top of the sub in the boot - Linked the feed up to the reverse light so they're only on when in reverse.

    Anyone else done this 'mod'?
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    No, but mine came as fitted with them, absolutely love them, helps as the s3 has a large arse and can catch you out.
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    Ah, I didn't realise that they were a stock option!

    I've just Google'd them and can see that they appear to be in the lower insert when factory fitted, but the insert appears to be raised rather than indented on the standard guise.
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    How do you calibrate them?
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    They come labelled A-D and have a corresponding socket in the box. There was no calibration required, so it would appear they come pre-configured to alert to set distances.

    I just applied them to a surface that was relatively horizontal-facing to prevent either a) not picking up objects and b) not picking up the floor.
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    They look oe to me, would need a keen eye or side by side comparison to spot they not from factory!
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    They're factory fitted on the ar5e of mine:

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    ....but I never noticed the insert was different to S3's without it factory fitted, every day's a school day n'all that!
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    I want parking sensors :(
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    Nah....save the weight! ;-) Its not like we're parking juggernauts!
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    Unless you're a woman :)
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