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Retro-fitting Parking Sensors

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RobinA3, Aug 28, 2007.

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    I have seen a guide on how to retro fit parking sensors but has anyone on here done it themselves?

    If so how hard was it?

    And does the loom exist in the car already for them?
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    I'd like to do this too. I hear that the latest factory fitted parking sensors integrate with the DIS so you can control how loud they are. I"m not sure if the retrofit kits you can buy have this feature. I'll be reading this thread with interest.

    Regards, John.
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    John

    My mechanic friend also does this aswell as the cruise you were interested in!

    Don't think it will marrry up with the DIS for total control but should be a very OEM look.
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    Yeah I can confirm the parking sensor frequency and volume can be adjusted.

    Maybe I should get them too. I'm **** at parking.
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    Jamie,

    I sent you an email regarding the cruise. Did you receive it?

    Regards, John.
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    No mate?

    I'll PM you my details now.
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    John you have a PM hopefully!
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    How far is your mechanic from LE65 (Ashby de La Zouch) as it may be worth me making the journey to have cruise and reverse aids fitted.

    Cheers
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    He is in Stockton on Tees mate next to Middlesbrough, not sure exactly how far from there but dont think its that far!
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    so how much is it (approximately) to get the rear parking sensors and get them fitted??

    who does it and where is the best place in peoples experience?

    cooky
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    Depends on what you want!

    Loads of people sell kits to DIY fit but can be a pain.

    You can buy the OEM stuff from Audi so it will look as if it was fitted at the factory but it costs more.

    My friend does them (Audi qualified mechanic) for £250 fitted inc VAT and thats them sprayed in the car colour too!
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    That's not a bad price including paint!

    I recall a thread about this before, where someone said that the 8P already has markings on the inside of the bumper for the sensors. This would be a huge help when drilling if you were adding an aftermarket kit.

    My previous car (Focus ST170) had them and I thought they were very useful, but I'm less keen on drilling the rear bumper. Once you've got started, you can't exactly change your mind half-way through!
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    thats a very good price, shame he is almost 3hrs drive from me!!!
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    Thats not that bad!

    Iv'e driven 6hrs beofre to go to the right place to get things done to my car.
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