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Parking Sensors

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by djcormie, May 27, 2008.

  1. djcormie
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    [May 27, 2008]
    Hello All

    Quick question, my parking sensors have started to show signs of rust, they work OK but look a bit tatty, just wondering can they be stripped and painted or would that mess up the sensor. Or are they costly to replace.

    Cheers

    Mark
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    [May 28, 2008]
    You will struggle cleaning them up - really you should replace the sensors.


    Are they factory fitted or dealer fit?

    Factory fitted are flush mounted (in a 23mm hole) and are fitted from behind.
    You can get replacements from eBay - i have used these guys before, and they are good, inexpensive and reliable:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....om=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=330233478754&fvi=1
    You can buy four from these guys for less than a single one from an Audi stealer!!!

    If they are dealer fit, the sensors are slightly raised (sub-flush)
    These are pushed in from the front, and sit in a 20mm hole.
    Audi use an OEM version of the Cobra Parkmaster System.
    You can buy these from here:
    http://www.lowcostcaraudio.co.uk/sh...sors_productJJ391ZZcategoryJJ/Reversing-Aids/
    Again, less than half the price of Audi.

    Stafford Audi sell them on eBay, but they are identical to the Cobra item:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-A6-Saloo...photoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

    Let me know if you need any more info.

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    [May 29, 2008]
    gtiller

    thats brilliant cheers mate, i had been lookin around for replacement ones without going to the stealers, but wasn't sure what I was lookin at.

    i'll check later which way they're fitted, i think its factory, but can't remember from memory

    i'll let you know how i get on

    mark
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