CISBO Reversing Parking Sensor 4 Sensors Audio Buzzer Alarm £14.99 delivered @ gps-ppc ebay
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CISBO Reversing Parking Sensor 4 Sensors Audio Buzzer Alarm £14.99 delivered @ gps-ppc ebay

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Found 11th Nov 2013
I know these can be bought a bit cheaper, but these have excellent reviews and come with a 3yr guarantee.

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Are they ok to fit or need expert

Just what every lady driver needs in her Christmas stocking. (_;)

I've used a couple of sets of these. They are really easy to install, and have been reliable so far. If the colour match isn't 100% you can paint them, 2-3 light coats from a can.

Voted hot.

How easy are these to install?

aabarcellos

Are they ok to fit or need expert



No disrespect, but if you need to ask the question then I would guess you would need someone to do it for you. Personally, and I have done lot's of DIY car work over the years, I would baulk at fitting one of these systems. Not at fitting the sensors, but running the wires to the control panel.

to fit one of these kits you.

1. remove rear bumper.
2. mark 4 sensor locations as per instructions
3. drill holes with the usually supplied hole cutter
4. push sensors into holes.
5. run supplied wire across the sensors then poke through a grommet, hole or vent on the back of the car.
6. using supplied terminal crimp the supplied power cable onto the live and earth for reverse light (the hardest part of the hole job is finding the correct wires)
7. find a suitable location for supplied control unit and beeper and using double sided tape stick them to car.
8. now plug the reverse parking loom. beeper and power to control unit.
9. refit rear bumper.
10. test by reversing into your neighbours fence.

pretty easy job done in about an hour for someone of medium competence.

tricky1984

to fit one of these kits you.1. remove rear bumper. 2. mark 4 sensor … to fit one of these kits you.1. remove rear bumper. 2. mark 4 sensor locations as per instructions3. drill holes with the usually supplied hole cutter 4. push sensors into holes. 5. run supplied wire across the sensors then poke through a grommet, hole or vent on the back of the car. 6. using supplied terminal crimp the supplied power cable onto the live and earth for reverse light (the hardest part of the hole job is finding the correct wires)7. find a suitable location for supplied control unit and beeper and using double sided tape stick them to car. 8. now plug the reverse parking loom. beeper and power to control unit. 9. refit rear bumper. 10. test by reversing into your neighbours fence. pretty easy job done in about an hour for someone of medium competence.



Hmm... Looks like its not a women job:(

tricky1984

to fit one of these kits you.1. remove rear bumper. 2. mark 4 sensor … to fit one of these kits you.1. remove rear bumper. 2. mark 4 sensor locations as per instructions3. drill holes with the usually supplied hole cutter 4. push sensors into holes. 5. run supplied wire across the sensors then poke through a grommet, hole or vent on the back of the car. 6. using supplied terminal crimp the supplied power cable onto the live and earth for reverse light (the hardest part of the hole job is finding the correct wires)7. find a suitable location for supplied control unit and beeper and using double sided tape stick them to car. 8. now plug the reverse parking loom. beeper and power to control unit. 9. refit rear bumper. 10. test by reversing into your neighbours fence. pretty easy job done in about an hour for someone of medium competence.



Done that, but forgot to connect connect the power cable to the unit, so it didn't beep.
I now owe my neighbour a new fence too

Seriously though, the last set I bought off Amazon, didn't have a very good range and the beeper isn't very loud compared to other sets I've fitted, so considering replacing them. Has anyone tried this set and can vouch for the quality?

Edited by: "BigAde" 12th Nov 2013

Loeeza

Hmm... Looks like its not a women job:(



how sexist.

is the guarantee affected by installation?

What about this bit: "Please beware your insurance policy will be void" ?

I think a lot of these kits are the same ones, and I got a similar one for my Ford Focus a few months back, off Amazon (think mine cost £12.99 or £14.99).

The kits (if they are the same as mine) are pretty good, and have decent sensors when reversing.

As far as fitting goes, if you have a Ford Focus Mk2.5 (2007-2010), then the inside of the bumper has markings where the factory fitted sensors would go, and no need to remove the bumper - you can reach them from underneath the car. So, its simply a case of putting something pointed through from the inside of the bumper, which then shows where to drill from the outside.

As far as wiring goes, they just connect to the reverse light - so when reverse is selected and the light comes on, it activates the sensor. There as a rubber gromit in the boot floor too, so the wires can be run from the sensors through that and then concealed behind the boot carpet trim, to the control unit & sounder in the boot.

They are definitely worth the upgrade.


Edited by: "johnson293" 12th Nov 2013

^ Beat me to it.

Can confirm a Focus Mk2.5 (08 onwards) has the markings on the inside of the bumper - plenty of room under there as well, but you might need to clean it up first in order to see the markings.

Oh and you won't need the angled washers that usually come with these sets.

The reverse light cable on the focus is under the boot carpet on the nearside/passenger side on the focus.

Banned

Does drilling holes in the bumper not affect insurance?

xmonkeychopsx

Does drilling holes in the bumper not affect insurance?



Not sure why it would - your simply drilling small holes the same as the factory would, had these been fitted originally - its not compromising the strength of the bumper.

EDIT: Just done a quick search, and whilst not conclusive, have found discussions saying these should possibly be declared as a modification to the car. Just closes another potential get-out for the insurance companies, should you have an accident after these are fitted.


Edited by: "johnson293" 12th Nov 2013

STBwoo

What about this bit: "Please beware your insurance policy will be void" ?



Read the next line...

"if you install non-CE components in your car"

I accept its not clear!

If you do modifications to your car and declare them it can substantially limit the number of people that will insure you. A few years ago I phoned my insurance company to tell them I was having alloys (same size and tyre size as standard) fitted to my car that came with steel wheels and they said they insurance cover would end the day the wheels went on as they would not insure modified cars.

As boring and sensible as it is I would be cautious about modifying a car in anyway without checking with your insurance company. Last thing you need is insurance to be void because of a £15 parking sensor.

lazy_sheep

If you do modifications to your car and declare them it can substantially … If you do modifications to your car and declare them it can substantially limit the number of people that will insure you. A few years ago I phoned my insurance company to tell them I was having alloys (same size and tyre size as standard) fitted to my car that came with steel wheels and they said they insurance cover would end the day the wheels went on as they would not insure modified cars.As boring and sensible as it is I would be cautious about modifying a car in anyway without checking with your insurance company. Last thing you need is insurance to be void because of a £15 parking sensor.



I think there's a difference though about modifying to add alloys or spoiler, etc, which will change the car appearance and (arguably) make it more attractive to thieves, than something like this which is a convenience/safety feature at best.

My experience with Frizzells is that you phone them up, declare the modification and they note it down.
No extra charge, no hassle.

I agree that things that reduce the risk to the insurance company (like fitting parking sensors) shouldn't really classify as a modification in the same way as adding alloy wheels. But as always with insurance companies it's usually better to declare these things.
Edited by: "BigAde" 12th Nov 2013

I fitted some a few yrs ago and my car was written off but nothing was mentioned about the sensors

This is the actual statement This kit is the 4 sensor system.

The production has CE certification.

Please beware your insurance policy will be void

if any electronic device without 'CE' approval is installed on your vehicle.
hope this helps

In theory, these should LOWER your insurance premium, as they are an aid designed to help prevent collisions with objects/other cars. However, i can see the insurance company using the excuse "you fitted it yourself - the wiring might catch fire"
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