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Retro Fit Acoustic Parking Sensors

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by dan888, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. dan888

    dan888 New Member

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    Has anyone retro fitted these parking sensors to an A4?

    http://www.abacuscaralarms.co.uk/alarms/meta/reverse-sensors.htm

    If so I'd be interested in what they are like? (bearing in mind they are only £99 and can be fitted without drilling the rear bumper)

    And how you would wire them into the reversing light circuit?

    Dan
     
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  3. Quattromaxx

    Quattromaxx New Member

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    did you decide to go with these, or did you choose something else
     
  4. Richardesty

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    i went for original audi ones in the end they are well good pick up everything
     
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    Hello mate :hi:

    Any pics of them fitted?

    (I'm sure you have) ;)
     
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    :notme: as it happens, I'm halfway through relocating the 'wire' - cos I took the easy route first time, mounted it low down and ended up picking up the road when I backed out of my drive way........

    So - the green line shows were the sensor is now mounted, having passed it behind all the support moulding, the red line shows where I originally mounted it.

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    Although I went for the one with the LED display :whistle2:

    If you look on the left you can see the 'end' of the sensor (C) sticking out from the tape - this just connects to a wire, which in turn goes to the control unit.

    [​IMG]

    For the new position, I taped the sensor to the end of a hacksaw blade, passed it through behind the moundings, then taped it into place using black Duck tape.


    And here's what it looks like when it's finished :

    [​IMG]

    :o.k:
     
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    Not exactly an easy fit then!

    They are certainly discrete! So discrete I can't even see them :keule: Where are the sensors in the bottom pic?
     
  9. Richardesty

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    The very bottom photo shows the car once put back together. The whole idea is that you can't see the 'sensor' cos it's the metallic strip which mounted inside the rear bumper, as shown on the first photo :sly:

    Installation is really quite easy - once you work out where all the fixings for the rear bumper are
     
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    Ah I see, sorry my mistake. I thought you had fitted the ones from the bottom link that go on the number plate surround. Your's looks a very discrete clever system, do they work ok?
     
  11. Richardesty

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    :no: Technically no 'they' don't.........however, 'it' works a treat :haha:

    (There's only the one sensor) :blush:
     
  12. dickys3

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    Hi Rich,

    Atfer having them fitted for a while now, would you recommend them?

    Any issues with them?

    Cheers
    Rich.
     
  13. Richardesty

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    Yes I would recommend the kit I used..........

    The only downside is false readings when the rear bumper is either wet, or indeed covered in snow!!!! :blush:

    Other than that - it's great :yes:
     
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    Cheers. Think I'l order myself a kit.

    Rich.
     

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