Fitting front parking sensors 2017 S5

Jonnie

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Does anyone have a guide somewhere for how front parking sensors are fitted to the S5 and what parts are needed?

I’ve bought the black edition S5 grille which doesn’t have the mounts for the parking sensors. After half an hour in the Audi dealership with the parts guy looking through every possible mounting bracket I had to special order a part from Germany. Two weeks later the parts arrived and they’re brackets for the A5 black edition grille which won’t fit.

Then looking at the possibility of just spraying the existing mounts black I removed the current ones from my car and noticed there’s a cut out in the grille which the black edition doesn’t have.

So before I lose the will to live, has anyone else managed to suss out which parts are needed and how to fit them? And if I need to hack a chunk out of the grill for the brackets?

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IJB1959

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Your gonna have to cut out the grille for those I'm afraid. Unless done by a pro it's gonna look pretty s**t.
 

Adam14

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I'd say you need to cut them out but imagine it's going to look pretty poor unfortunately :(

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Jonnie

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I'd say you need to cut them out but imagine it's going to look pretty poor unfortunately :(

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The current cut out (does looks like it’s been cut and not made into the shape of the grille) on the current chrome one is completely beneath the parking sensor mount so in theory as long as the cut outs in the new grill are exactly the same it shouldn’t be visible.

Think it’ll be a job for the professionals fitting it. I don’t suppose you still have your original grille to see if the cut out is the same?

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Adam14

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The current cut out (does looks like it’s been cut and not made into the shape of the grille) on the current chrome one is completely beneath the parking sensor mount so in theory as long as the cut outs in the new grill are exactly the same it shouldn’t be visible.

Think it’ll be a job for the professionals fitting it. I don’t suppose you still have your original grille to see if the cut out is the same?

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Unfortunately not to hand, I'm away at the moment and it's in the depth of the parents loft. Sorry!

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rasA4

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not sure about the A5 i know on the B9 A4 front either side of the bumper you will need one of these to cut the holes gives a perfect cut if you will use genuine audi sensors
 

Jonnie

Registered User
@Jonnie how did you end up resolving this?

I ended up just cutting two lines into the plastic so the little “flap” could flex down just enough to let the parking sensor clip in. Seems to have worked fine since then although the spray paint has begun to chip off the brackets.
 

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