Parking Sensors  - no drilling!! 54.98 + 2.00 quidco!
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Parking Sensors - no drilling!! 54.98 + 2.00 quidco!

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Found 18th Apr 2008Made hot 18th Apr 2008
Auto Express did a review on META TARGA SR2 reversing sensors and gave them 4 stars. At that time they were 199 fitted! Anyway, as a complete DIY Divvi i managed to fit the newly priced 49.99 set myself yesterday in about an hour.

The panel simply goes behind your numberplate and from what I have seen, it is quite effective!

See what you think!!!

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looks good, good find

hummmmm - I've always took the micky out of people who need parking sensors but I'm tempted with this now that I have a 307 station waggon with tinted windows! Can't see a thing out of the back.

/wonders if any of his mates are reading this.........

how does this not require drilling ?
where does the alert signal go ?

Here is the autoexpress review:
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They were more recently £99 which included fitting, but this is a great deal Although they can be had for £30 brand new, delivered on eBay.

Laughs at Worto!

DJ Dunk;1917748

They were more recently £99 which included fitting, but this is a great … They were more recently £99 which included fitting, but this is a great deal Although they can be had for £30 brand new, delivered on eBay.


Where on Ebay can you find this? Cheapest seems to be £65 + £5 P&P

wtrimm;1917865

Where on Ebay can you find this? Cheapest seems to be £65 + £5 P&P



Ebay item 350049995477.

Nice One DJ

wtrimm;1917934

Nice One DJ



You're welcome.

Thanks DJ. Managed to find it for £37 on Ebay.

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Excellent op :thumbsup:

might just go for 1
My CRV is a nightmare for us to reverse with the black-out tinted windows & spare wheel on the back of the boot door.
Don't know how many cars that is now we have parked on! :whistling:
Always leave a name & number though. ;-)

The OP said 4 stars - it only got 3!!!????

Original Poster

sorry...must have read 4 stars somewhere else!!! No drilling on my 07 Vectra...behind the numberplate were holes in the bumper (same in most cars i think) and i simply fed the sensor wires through these and into the boot alongside other existing cables...everything else has stowed away inside the boot.

Good deal. Even though you can get it cheaper on eBay, there is something to be said for alerting others to a good product. Heat and rep added.

backtothecaves;1918547

Good deal. Even though you can get it cheaper on eBay, there is something … Good deal. Even though you can get it cheaper on eBay, there is something to be said for alerting others to a good product. Heat and rep added.



I concur :thumbsup:

Seriously? You can't s****** on this site (sn*gger)? How daft is that?
I wonder if it will let S****horpe past (Sc*nthorpe)? Nope - obviously a small Lincolnshire Town near Grimsby has too rude a name to pass unmolested. I wonder how many seemingly innocent but actually deeply offencinve and potentially racist phrases there are in antidisestablishmentarianism...

What a load of bollards this "swear" filter is. Its could really frigg me off. (Frigg - Norse goddess of love etc.)

Would this work on a CR-V/Rav 4/X-trail type vehicle? Wouldn't the number plate be too high up to be effective?

BigAde;1919032

Would this work on a CR-V/Rav 4/X-trail type vehicle? Wouldn't the number … Would this work on a CR-V/Rav 4/X-trail type vehicle? Wouldn't the number plate be too high up to be effective?



Should be fine. I have an X-Trail and the plate is central although quite high. The instructions show how to adjust the sensors for higher vehicles.

abacuscaralarms.co.uk/ala…tml

DJ Dunk;1919606

Should be fine. I have an X-Trail and the plate is central although quite … Should be fine. I have an X-Trail and the plate is central although quite high. The instructions show how to adjust the sensors for higher vehicles.http://www.abacuscaralarms.co.uk/alarms/meta/meta-sr2-fitting.html



Thanks DJ Dunk - how long did it take to fit them to your X-Trail ?

BigAde;1919885

Thanks DJ Dunk - how long did it take to fit them to your X-Trail ?



I haven't fitted it yet as I have audio to install next Looks relatively easy, although you have the slightly more complicated route for the wires to travel due to the plate being on the rear hatch.

DJ Dunk;1920064

I haven't fitted it yet as I have audio to install next Looks … I haven't fitted it yet as I have audio to install next Looks relatively easy, although you have the slightly more complicated route for the wires to travel due to the plate being on the rear hatch.



Good point, hadn't thought of that. Will have to think about where I could hide the wires on my X-Trail...as don't really want wires dangling everywhere. Let me know when you get round to fitting them and how difficult it was. :thumbsup:

worto03;1917713

hummmmm - I've always took the micky out of people who need parking … hummmmm - I've always took the micky out of people who need parking sensors but I'm tempted with this now that I have a 307 station waggon with tinted windows! Can't see a thing out of the back./wonders if any of his mates are reading this.........



Lol, i've had factory fitted rear parking sensors on my last two cars and every one took the micky out of me with the first one, but now that i'm the only one without any dents it's gone all quiet.

This looks quite a good idea having them fitted within the registration plate. I've always thought the 4 dots or so on the bumper can be a bit ugly and it also costs a few hundred quid when factory fitted.

I just reverse until my Tow Bar hits something!

What are bumpers for then?!?!:?:whistling:;-)

DJ Dunk;1918233

For those interested . . .And fitting instructions . . . … For those interested . . .And fitting instructions . . . here:http://www.abacuscaralarms.co.uk/alarms/meta/meta-sr2-fitting.html



Those instructions show a 014mm drill as being necessary - but the header of the OP says "NO DRILLING"? :?

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dink;1921432

Those instructions show a 014mm drill as being necessary - but the header … Those instructions show a 014mm drill as being necessary - but the header of the OP says "NO DRILLING"? :?



Yes, not quite true. Only if you're lucky!

Anbody with a Vectra C you can get the 4 sensor ones off Ebay and there are marks on the inside of the bumper where to drill the holes with the included drill bit in the kit :thumbsup:

The set that got 5 stars in Auto Express is £49.99 from Dolphin Audio Reversing Sensors. Sorry don't know how to do a link:oops:

sure these were on at aldi for £15 or £20?, can't remember where i saw the post , think it was on hotdeals

I've got a van with parking sensors and its great i havent hit anything yet !

I bought a kit recently for £25-ish that doesnt require drilling into the bumper. Instead there's a metallic strip that sticks along the inside of the bumper and then connects in the same way as this. Only drawback is you need to remove the bumper to fit, which I haven't got round to doing yet, but once fitted nothing at all is visible. Anyone interested PM me and I'll give you the details. Details ]here

Parking sensors are for girls. If you cant park without hitting something you shouldnt be driving simple as that. You need to have awareness when driving and the simplest of this is being able to park. There is no bloody need for them and its just damn right lazy. I absolutely despise parking sensors.

iloveabargain;1921872

I've got a van with parking sensors and its great i havent hit anything … I've got a van with parking sensors and its great i havent hit anything yet !



Ive got a van without sensors and ive not hot anything either :whistling:

TeddyT;1921945

Parking sensors are for girls. If you cant park without hitting something … Parking sensors are for girls. If you cant park without hitting something you shouldnt be driving simple as that. You need to have awareness when driving and the simplest of this is being able to park. There is no bloody need for them and its just damn right lazy. I absolutely despise parking sensors.



So, let me see if I've got this right: seat-belts and airbags are for lazy and unwary motorists, we should take them off and say everybody should be paying attention?

How about the elderly who cannot swivel themselves around as far as younger, fitter drivers? Someone with a bulky load obscuring their rear view might5 just be glad of this - oh wait, I forgot, they are lazy and should be paying attention! :x

TeddyT;1921945

Parking sensors are for girls. If you cant park without hitting something … Parking sensors are for girls. If you cant park without hitting something you shouldnt be driving simple as that. You need to have awareness when driving and the simplest of this is being able to park. There is no bloody need for them and its just damn right lazy. I absolutely despise parking sensors.



I'm assuming you drive a particularly large vehicle (which these things are aimed at) and not a Smart car or a Fiat Panda or something?

It's worth noting that rear parking sensors are just another useful safety aide, like many other features onboard a car nowadays.

Bought a set for my wife's car when they were twice the price.
She discovered the benefit the next day when reversing out of car park they activated.
Was a toddler behind the car, totally unseen in mirrors or any rear view.
It's very handy too, when reversing/parking in tight spots
Lucky find & well deserving a hot.

TeddyT;1921945

Parking sensors are for girls. If you cant park without hitting something … Parking sensors are for girls. If you cant park without hitting something you shouldnt be driving simple as that. You need to have awareness when driving and the simplest of this is being able to park. There is no bloody need for them and its just damn right lazy. I absolutely despise parking sensors.



Teddy

To some extent I agree with what you say and it would seem there is a fair few guys here with chelsea tractors with blacked out windows and big spare tyres on the back windows etc. so it could be that reversing sensors may be more advantageous for the people that have to drive these type of vehicles.

I for one can parallel park a car with some ease and have had factory fit reversing sensors in my last 2 cars. Bottom line is I think they're very good and have saved my bacon once when a "hidden" concrete post in a car park appeared from nowhere, which I was totally blind to! Without the sensors I would have reversed into this "hidden" obstruction and no doubt have cost me at least a new rear bumper.

The title says no driling - if you look at the fitting guide there is a need to drill....
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