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Front Parking Sensor Retrofit

TF_Si Jan 23, 2018

  1. TF_Si

    TF_Si Member

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    Hi I have an 07 plate 8P A3 fitted with rear "beep" type parking sensors. I would like to retro fit front parking sensors, can anyone tell me what I need

    thanks in advance
    Simon
     
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  3. s8craig

    s8craig Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    A new front bumper, 4 front sensors, an upgraded parking controller with 8 channels, a wiring loom and a dashboard switch
     
  4. TF_Si

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    Why a new front bumper ? cant the sensors be put into my existing bumper ? Any part numbers ?
     
  5. s8craig

    s8craig Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Although there are X marks where you need to drill, there are no brackets to hold the sensors, so unless you can glue some sort of holders to the inside of the bumper how do you support the sensors. Also when you drill you will need to tidy up the paintwork as Audi sensors fit flush and when you drill you might expose the underlying bumper unless you are perfect at drilling.

    I've never done an A3 so I can't help on parts.
     
  6. TF_Si

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    I have an old rear bumper i can cannibalise for the holders so am OK there and am confident that I can drill it OK but either way at some point the bumper will be re painted anyway. I'm guessing the sensors are the same as the rears and i just need to change the module from a 4 channel to an 8 and then get the switch for the dash. May just bite the bullet and buy a new kit from Audi have seen it for £250
     
  7. s8craig

    s8craig Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I wasn't aware Audi sold genuine kits. Usually they sell aftermarket sensor kits. It depends on the car, the fronts tend to be right angled and the rears straight. It depends on the car of course.
     
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  9. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    The Audi branded kits, I'd guess are nothing more than the old VAG approved Cobra kits now being traded by Vodaphone, in their latest form, they do look identical to factory fit sensors and come with their own self adhesive mounting brackets but not do interface with the car's existing parking system, which might not bother you.

    For my money, I'd rather having adhesive fixed on mounting brackets now that I've seen just how long BMW factory fit self adhesive sensor mounting stay stuck 100% in place!
     

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