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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.

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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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