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    Rear window/Reversing

    hi all,
    this is my first post on this site, i have just bought an astra coupe 2.2 in the light blue (aruba i think is how you spell it!)
    anyway i'm just looking for some advice here, when reversing the car to park etc i'm struggling to find out where the back of the car actually is as its so high! i dont wanna crunch the neighbours car so wondering if anyone has any tips? when i look out the back window i think when i see their bonnet just go under the spoiler thats it, close enough, but when i get out there is another 6foot or so of gap!! apart from that and the emissions light staying on (got a sport cat) i love it.

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    Welcome, you can get rear parking sensors fitted, not too expensive if you buy from ebay anf fit yourself.
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    Hi ya,
    As said above i fitted rear sensors which i got from e-bay for about £17.00.


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    Try using the wing mirrors instead, i found it a lot easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2turbo View Post
    Try using the wing mirrors instead, i found it a lot easier

    wheres the fun in that???! lol
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    ebay it is!

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    yep,
    there's a massive choice, the ones i got came in 4 standard colours Black/ Blue/white and Red

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    How easy are they to fit?
    Do you use a seperate switch for them or are they activated when you engage reverse?
    Coupe Turbo coming soon!

    www.westmidsonline.co.uk

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    Im not 100% sure but i think they start working when you go in reverse as they pick up power off the positive in the reverse lights.
    I am tempted to do this mod as it cheap, and definitley cheaper than reversing into somebody and getting the damaged repaired!

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    As you said,
    Just link into reverse lights to power from one of the lights units.
    All the parts needed to fit came in the box, even the drill bit.
    (BUT NOT THE DRILL)
    Very easy to fit you don't even have to remove the rear Bumper,it takes about 1 hour if rushing, but really about 1 to 2 hours.

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