Installing Talking Reverse Sensors!

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Introduction: Installing Talking Reverse Sensors!

About: As of April 2017 I have decided to no longer post on instructables. The fact that several of my published works have been removed without my consent is inexcusable. Also the insult of an author having no co...

Here is how I replaced a defective beep beep reverse sensor system with a talking type kit for my wife's car.

Step 1: The Talking Kit.

I swear it should be illegal to install a beep beep reverse sensor system... It is pure crap. This talking kit I got for 39usd on Amazon.com. Tell me why in this day and age these talking systems are not standard?

I have an identical system in my car for the past 9 years and it is working flawlessly. I want my Wife to have the same feature at an affordable price.

Step 2: The Needed Tools.

This project is brought to you by;
A cordless drill.
A 3/8inch Ratchet, driver.
A 10mm socket.
A bird beak pliers.
A 22mm hole saw.
A Phillips head screwdriver.
A small flat blade screwdriver.

Step 3: Marking the Sensor Locations.

I used a length of pcv trunking cover to mark where I will install the sensors. As per the manufacturer's instructions the sensors need to be separated 0.3m to 0.4m apart.

Step 4: Removing the Rear Bumper.

The rear bumper has 7 plastic stoppers to remove and two 10mm bolts at the tire wells. Once off onto the next step.

Step 5: Cutting the Sensor Holes.

The included hold saw in the kit makes cutting so easy (I wish instructables had animated emoticons).

Step 6: Installing the Sensors.

These are a push in type. I used a small flat blade screwdriver to squeeze in the silicone tabs so the sensors would seat onto the bumper.

Step 7: Routing the Wires Into the Car.

I used this grommet, on the rear left, as the transit for the sensor leads.

Step 8: Getting Power.

I tapped into the reverse light to get the 12v needed. The 0v I got from the chassis.

Step 9: Installing the Speaker.

I stuck the speaker on the side pillar trim using the included double sided tape.

Step 10: Completion!

The reverse sensor processor I secured in the rear lights Bay on the left. You can see the oem piece of beep beep crap. Now the wife has a proper reverse sensor system!

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