Introduction: Installing Talking Reverse Sensors!
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!