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Old 12-01-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
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Reversing Sensors installation ???


Have just purchased a set of reversing sensors....and would like some advise
on installing them ...

It is probably a little too technicle for me to do myself, so was wondering
if I should take it to an Auto electrician, or wether a Land Rover dealer
would be more appropriate ???



cheers,
Brian C



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Old 12-01-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Reversing Sensors installation ???

On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 12:11:46 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
<bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>Have just purchased a set of reversing sensors....and would like some advise
>on installing them ...
>
>It is probably a little too technicle for me to do myself, so was wondering
>if I should take it to an Auto electrician, or wether a Land Rover dealer
>would be more appropriate ???
>
>
>
>cheers,
>Brian C


Really quite easy to fit yourself, I did my 110, my jaguar and my
wifes saab.
an auto electrician will certainly be cheaper than Land Rover.
if you are in devon/cornwall I'll do it for ye.

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Old 12-01-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Reversing Sensors installation ???

Thanks Mark...I'd take you up on your offer...but I'm in
Melbourne...Australia :)

Yeah I was thinking an auto electrician...but then thought they may not know
their way around the bits & peices of an Land Rover not being a local
car...though they are fairly popular down here..

Got any advice on the fitting ?

Like...did you put 2 or 4 in the rear bumper ? My kit has 4, and I was
trying to work out the best place to fit them into the bumper ( of my
Discovery ).

Also, did you fit the little screen ( if yours has that ) in front on the
dash or in the back..like about the rear interior brake light on the door
???

--


cheers,
Brian C


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> On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 12:11:46 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
> <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>Have just purchased a set of reversing sensors....and would like some
>>advise
>>on installing them ...
>>
>>It is probably a little too technicle for me to do myself, so was
>>wondering
>>if I should take it to an Auto electrician, or wether a Land Rover dealer
>>would be more appropriate ???
>>
>>
>>
>>cheers,
>>Brian C

>
> Really quite easy to fit yourself, I did my 110, my jaguar and my
> wifes saab.
> an auto electrician will certainly be cheaper than Land Rover.
> if you are in devon/cornwall I'll do it for ye.
>
> --
> Mark.
> www.mvp-fine-art.co.uk
> www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk
> www.mvp-gallery.com
> www.4x4info.info
> www.beautifulbondage.net
> www.facelessladies.com
> www.shoot-to-thrill.com
> www.bespoke-bondage.com
> "nec aspera terrent"
>
>
>
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Reversing Sensors installation ???

On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 14:25:14 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
<bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Thanks Mark...I'd take you up on your offer...but I'm in
>Melbourne...Australia :)
>
>Yeah I was thinking an auto electrician...but then thought they may not know
>their way around the bits & peices of an Land Rover not being a local
>car...though they are fairly popular down here..
>
>Got any advice on the fitting ?
>
>Like...did you put 2 or 4 in the rear bumper ? My kit has 4, and I was
>trying to work out the best place to fit them into the bumper ( of my
>Discovery ).
>
>Also, did you fit the little screen ( if yours has that ) in front on the
>dash or in the back..like about the rear interior brake light on the door
>???


I'll do it if you pay my travel costs :oD

I fitted 4 sensors, outer 2 at the corners, inner 2 evenly spaced. if
you have a step or towing gear space the sensors around them so that
the sensors don't 'see' them.

run the wires up through the floor in one corner and connect to the
control box inside the pillar trim, here you can also tap an earth and
reversing light feed.

I fitted the display to the rear view mirror (my displays fit there
nicely and block very little mirror, handy for looking in the mirror
at the same time). and the wire is run behind the headlining to the
rear of the vehicle and down the rear pillar trim to the control box.

Some kits have only a buzzer which is ok in the back with the control
box.

some kits have a quite large display which could fit next-to the rear
view mirror or on the dash itself with the wires going up behind the
front pillar trim.

fixing the display in the back of the car will make it too awkward to
see i expect, depending ehat info it shows. mine shows distance in
numbers and indicates which sensor it refers to (the closest one to an
obstruction). it also beeps and flashes as i get x distance to the
object, you can work on beeps alone but for close manouvering i like
more information.

the longest part of the process is removing and replacing all the trim
properly, and setting the holes in the bumper proper and neat.

Only tools i used was a drill to make the holes in the bumper and a
hole-saw-bit. A gas soldering iron for tapping into the feed to the
reversing lamp (you could use simpler methods). and screwdrivers.


--
Mark.
www.mvp-fine-art.co.uk
www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk
www.mvp-gallery.com
www.4x4info.info
www.beautifulbondage.net
www.facelessladies.com
www.shoot-to-thrill.com
www.bespoke-bondage.com
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Old 12-01-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Reversing Sensors installation ???

MVP wrote:

> I'll do it if you pay my travel costs :oD


I'll continue the bidding. I'll do it if you pay my (significantly
lower) travelling costs ex-Auckland. :-)

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Old 12-01-2005, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Reversing Sensors installation ???

Great...thanks for the info Mark...it helps me heaps... I guess getting the
wire behind the headling was the biggest issue for me...wasn't really sure
how to do that...but I'll have a look through my workshop manual for
detail...and se how I go...

and...yeah...we'd all like a trip to each other countries....there should be
some sort of holoday exchance idea going on here :)

cheers,
Brian C


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> On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 14:25:14 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
> <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Thanks Mark...I'd take you up on your offer...but I'm in
>>Melbourne...Australia :)
>>
>>Yeah I was thinking an auto electrician...but then thought they may not
>>know
>>their way around the bits & peices of an Land Rover not being a local
>>car...though they are fairly popular down here..
>>
>>Got any advice on the fitting ?
>>
>>Like...did you put 2 or 4 in the rear bumper ? My kit has 4, and I was
>>trying to work out the best place to fit them into the bumper ( of my
>>Discovery ).
>>
>>Also, did you fit the little screen ( if yours has that ) in front on the
>>dash or in the back..like about the rear interior brake light on the door
>>???

>
> I'll do it if you pay my travel costs :oD
>
> I fitted 4 sensors, outer 2 at the corners, inner 2 evenly spaced. if
> you have a step or towing gear space the sensors around them so that
> the sensors don't 'see' them.
>
> run the wires up through the floor in one corner and connect to the
> control box inside the pillar trim, here you can also tap an earth and
> reversing light feed.
>
> I fitted the display to the rear view mirror (my displays fit there
> nicely and block very little mirror, handy for looking in the mirror
> at the same time). and the wire is run behind the headlining to the
> rear of the vehicle and down the rear pillar trim to the control box.
>
> Some kits have only a buzzer which is ok in the back with the control
> box.
>
> some kits have a quite large display which could fit next-to the rear
> view mirror or on the dash itself with the wires going up behind the
> front pillar trim.
>
> fixing the display in the back of the car will make it too awkward to
> see i expect, depending ehat info it shows. mine shows distance in
> numbers and indicates which sensor it refers to (the closest one to an
> obstruction). it also beeps and flashes as i get x distance to the
> object, you can work on beeps alone but for close manouvering i like
> more information.
>
> the longest part of the process is removing and replacing all the trim
> properly, and setting the holes in the bumper proper and neat.
>
> Only tools i used was a drill to make the holes in the bumper and a
> hole-saw-bit. A gas soldering iron for tapping into the feed to the
> reversing lamp (you could use simpler methods). and screwdrivers.
>
>
> --
> Mark.
> www.mvp-fine-art.co.uk
> www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk
> www.mvp-gallery.com
> www.4x4info.info
> www.beautifulbondage.net
> www.facelessladies.com
> www.shoot-to-thrill.com
> www.bespoke-bondage.com
> "nec aspera terrent"
>
>
>
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