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Offline Gayno

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Fitting reverse sensors
« on: October 27, 2012, 05:58:04 pm »
Was trying to fit my reverse sensors the other day, and when I removed the bumper, I found there's a great metal reinforcement bar that sits right behind the bumper.

This now mean I can't fit the sensors as there isn't enough depth for them.

Can you get a reinforcement bar that has the holes precut (from OEM reverse sensors)?

Or do I need to find some metal hole saws and cut my own?!

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Re: Fitting reverse sensors
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 04:06:58 pm »
This bar is removed if you fit a towbar.  While my bumper was off, I fitted the type of sensor that has an aluminium strip glued to the bumper which acts as an aerial.  I don't know if this type would be better with the metal bar on, though.

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Re: Fitting reverse sensors
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 08:33:33 pm »
So then, is the bar actually required?

Is it more there to stop major damage to the bumper in the event of a minor shunt more than anything else?!

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Re: Fitting reverse sensors
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 06:34:13 am »
its a crash bar, i personally wouldnt like to drive around with it removed

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Re: Fitting reverse sensors
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 08:18:19 am »
Probably protects the fuel tank too!