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    Reversing sensors

    Anybody fitted them? I don't want a camera system, but a beep to tell me I'm about to hit something I can't see might be useful.
    Amazon has kits for 15 upwards, it looks as if the only downside is drilling holes in the rear clam.

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    Re: Reversing sensors

    You will have to install a minimum of 4 to get decent coverage of the back................I know you don't want to install a camera but I think that this will be more effective. I intend to install a camera which will be liked to a monitor in the same location as the original mirror and be on all the time giving a lot better view than looking through the engine louvres.

    I installed a reversing camera on the Vito Van and far better than any reversing sensors in my opinion..........
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    Re: Reversing sensors

    Chris,
    I fitted some years to my wifes' car, coupled to a little audio/visible display mounted on the dash. Easy to fit, and no drawbacks
    My current Polo has camera and sensors, a combination I'll repeat in the future
    Last edited by Griff; 02-03-2020 at 19:17.

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    Re: Reversing sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCar6 View Post
    Anybody fitted them? I don't want a camera system, but a beep to tell me I'm about to hit something I can't see might be useful.
    Amazon

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    Are you fitting them on the front too Chris!?

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    Re: Reversing sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Are you fitting them on the front too Chris!?

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    Re: Reversing sensors

    [QUOTE=I intend to install a camera

    Andy, any idea what camera system you are likely to instal?. Carol has said she wont drive it again unless a reversing camera is installed before we go out again.
    Last edited by Longtimefan; 03-03-2020 at 14:57.

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    Re: Reversing sensors

    I'd like to know what others have used or are intending to use too.

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    Re: Reversing sensors

    I've got a rear view camera hooked up to a "smart" rear view mirror. It works pretty well as a manually selectable rear view camera when driving and is excellent as an auto-triggered (by reversing lights) reversing camera.
    The camera is mounted in the numberplate light so is almost invisible to the "casual observer"

    More info here;
    https://www.stratosec.com/Forum/show...ate-light-unit

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    Re: Reversing sensors

    That's similar to what I'm going for. I've asked Craig to install a smart mirror with the camera mounted on the chassis, looking out through the louvres, so although it won't act as a "reversing camera/sensor" it should stay clean. This particular one also has Bluetooth and an internal speaker so I can do handsfree calling, and a built-in satnav which can operate in "split screen" mode - so half satnav, half camera if I want. It also has other clever stuff I'll likely not use.
    When I had my Allora, I used to use the lip of the rear spoiler as a guide to the rearmost part of the car and go off that, which worked fine 30 years ago when I had a neck that could swivel like an owl's...now I'm just an owl git

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    Re: Reversing sensors

    I've installed a DVR rear view mirror like this one:

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...5ca96c27Bqk4ns

    Full screen but works as a normal mirror when switched off. Front facing 'dash cam' too. When you select reverse the view of the camera 'drops' and it adds reversing lines.

    I've has the cable split and fitted with a proper waterproof autosport connector to allow it to be split if the rear canaopy is removed form the car.

    It's a good size (a lot smaller than some of the others) very bright and very clear. I've mounted the camera in one of Graham's number plate light units.

    You can also buy reversing sensors that are fitted to the inside of the bodywork as a long strip. So no need to drill holes.

    https://www.hawkcaralarm.com/catalog...ng-sensors-kit

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