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Any one recommend brand/where to get parking sensors for my recent purchase of an 05 Gt. Anything I should look for or problems involved in fitting them
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in terms of aftermarket, you can buy ones which are totally hidden, with a sensor strip that is mounted behind the bumper. i've no idea how effective they are, but presumably ok.

alternatively, you can buy kits with 2 or 4 sensors, much like the factory setup. these obviously need holes drilled into the bumper.

i don't know about N Ire, but in Australia, specialist ICE/car audio stores often sell these. for those with the individual sensors, they can be painted and colour-coded to your car, so they can look like factory. if you are not skilled or don't have the tools, an ICE installer can do the fitment, which will involved bumper-removal, fitting the powerwiring and sensor wires, and mounting a 'beeper' inside the cabin, and a trigger wire to activate the system via the reverse light. sensors presumably have a calibration/gain setting to adjust them.

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Had my Nikkai sensors for over three years now. Brilliant, worth every penny, extremely sensitive and totally reliable.
 

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Had my Nikkai sensors for over three years now. Brilliant, worth every penny, extremely sensitive and totally reliable.
Dragging up an old thread here.

Will soon be collecting my new GT (new to me anyway) and one of the first things I would like to do it get some parking sensors fitted.

I fitted the ones in my last car myself as the bumper was already marked on the inside so I knew exactly where to drill the holes.

Is the GT bumper marked up on the inside in the same way? If not I may have to get it done properly as I wouldn't want to spoil my new bella with wonky sensors :cry:

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I doubt they're marked up, that seems a bit forward thinking for AR!

I had mine fitted by veloces, cost £250 including painting the sensors to match. Last time I spoke to Ned he mentioned that Autolusso fit them too, or at least they used to.
 

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i just put some on my facelift 156 and the bumpers were marked on the inside for the sensor holes,dont know about the gt though . i got mine from ebay 4 front and 4 rear for about £32. very easy to fit but i had my bumper off anyway.
 

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These Targa SR2 reversing sensors are excellent. I had them fitted to my '04 GT. It sits behind the number plate so no visible holes need to be drilled to the rear bumper, which spoil it in my opinion. Even though there are only two sensors, and you wonder whether they would be very effective, they have kept me from having any reversing accidents in the few years I have had the car. The sensors use a variable tone beeps to tell you how close you are to any object. There is no visual display. The price is a little more than I paid before (£109.99 v £99.99) but it is fully fitted (and done by a contract company - not Halfords staff!). Just make sure the sensors are pointing down and not up. Something which happened to me after a garage removed them to do something with my bumper (another story, idiot went into the back of car on the M25 at slow speed in queueing traffic).

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i just put some on my facelift 156 and the bumpers were marked on the inside for the sensor holes,dont know about the gt though ...
This sounds promising. I suspect that if the car is designed with sensors as an option then logic dictates that they create a single cast for the bumpers rather one for each option. Hopefully the GT will be the same. :thumbs:

These Targa SR2 reversing sensors are excellent. ... The price is a little more than I paid before (£109.99 v £99.99) but it is fully fitted ...
Even fully fitted I'd struggle to get that price past SWMBO, she's already got the hump with me for trading my nice big family saloon for a 3 door coupe :tut:

Thanks for the replies.
 

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I've just bought a reverse parking kit off ebay, happy to fit it myself, but a bitdaunted by locating the reverse cable to connect in the unit.

On my 2007 147 the reverse light is in the tailgate door, any tips on how to find and identify the reverse light cable in the main body of the car so I can do the connection?
 

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I've just bought a reverse parking kit off ebay, happy to fit it myself, but a bitdaunted by locating the reverse cable to connect in the unit.

On my 2007 147 the reverse light is in the tailgate door, any tips on how to find and identify the reverse light cable in the main body of the car so I can do the connection?
bump - can anyone help with locating the reverse light cable in the back of my 147 please? where does it go after it passes from the boot door into the main frame of the car?
 

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Wish I could help you here mate! Might be worth getting hold of an eLearn disc or similar, failing that perhaps have a search for someone who has one and send them a PM asking them to have a look for you.
 

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Wish I could help you here mate! Might be worth getting hold of an eLearn disc or similar, failing that perhaps have a search for someone who has one and send them a PM asking them to have a look for you.
cheers mate, not a bad idea. failing that, i might fit the sensors etc, do as much as i can, but get a professional in to do the final connection :)
 

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Google parking dynamics they do a magnetic strip kit for £80 so no drilling your bumper no colour coding sensors so it doesn't spoil the look of your car.
As for finding your power supply it will be in your near side boot, long time since i've done a 147 but remove the boot liner on the n/s find the loom coming down from the top of the tail gate use a multi meter and a willing assistant engaging reverse when required to find your 12v reverse wire. Always solder your connections leave the bodge locks for tow bar fitters lol
 

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Google parking dynamics they do a magnetic strip kit for £80 so no drilling your bumper no colour coding sensors so it doesn't spoil the look of your car.
As for finding your power supply it will be in your near side boot, long time since i've done a 147 but remove the boot liner on the n/s find the loom coming down from the top of the tail gate use a multi meter and a willing assistant engaging reverse when required to find your 12v reverse wire. Always solder your connections leave the bodge locks for tow bar fitters lol
cheers mate, that's a great idea with the multimeter, will defo try that out :) i have a wee plug in soldering iron, so that can be done - should i use a choc block or something similar for the joint?
 

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Will it be the same wire at the back of the car that go onto the switch in the gearbox. If so have a look there for the colours. My 2004 147 had one white and blue, the other was yellow and something else. Just been repairing the wiring...

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Alternatively learn to drive and know where the corners/back of your car is! I think the sensors always look crap even when factoy fitted. Ruins the look of the bumper. We never had them years ago (says the poor old man of 44!) and I dont remember people continually reversing into things!:)
 

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Well i had a go at doing it - the wires coming out of the reverse light are purple/black & black/white. I located the main loom coming down the tailgate, all the purple/blacks seemed to be going to earth, so I tried the black/white, but no joy.
Think I'll get a mobile autoelectrician to do the final connection for me to make sure its done properly!

Alfaitalia, i know what your saying, btu i had it on my last Alfa, and its just a 'nice-to-have' thing reallly. These are gloss black sensors on a black car too, so you hardly see them.
 
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