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    Fitting Parking Sensors?

    Hi,
    I am going to fit my parking sensor kit at the weekend, has anyone got any tips regarding fitting them ie best position for the sensors and where the digital readout goes front or rear?
    The kit has 4 sensors, do i need to remove the rear bumper etc to fit them?
    If anyone has any photo's then that would be great!
    Due to my disabilities i think the sensors will help quite a lot.
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    Forgot to mention i have a MK4 Astra Hatch
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    You have to put them in the place thats sticking out furthest of the bumpers. The digital readout will go on your dash to tell you how close you are to an object.

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    cant be that hard to reverse an Astra Hatch surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BYRON SRI
    cant be that hard to reverse an Astra Hatch surely?
    i was thinking the same
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
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    They have to be a certain height I thought...not too low, and not too high.

    Check out other cars (not just astras) to see what height, and have your readout in the dash (maybe the second slot above the ashtray)

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    icould do with these but its cos im a shite driver
    drives zafira dti, astravan sportive

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    Cobra do a very good kit, pretty easy to fit and the sensors can be painted to match the car. I fit quite a few at work as Mazda use them as a gen acessosry.

    Just need to be brave when drilling the holes in the bumper but they give you templates of how big to go. Its worth investing in a good quality cone cutter for you drill though.

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    I'm thinking of getting the parts from VX if they're not too pricey and installing it myself. You just buy 90513499 and 90513599 and that includes all the bits needed. I persume the control unit will connect to somewhere on the car?

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    There is only one place to fit them and thats where the instructions tell you, you can't just say that they are that high and that far apart on others so must be alright on mine. Really the bumper has to come off as behind it in the middle theres this thick foam that needs cutting

    As for the digital display fit it where ever is best for you, I think i'd go for the right hand side of the dash if it's giving number readouts so that you can look between the mirrors and display easy enough
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