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Hi all,

I am considering getting some parking sensors fitted to my 1.8 Sport. Mainly for peace of mind more than anything else.

I have been looking around the internet and have found the following company. Fitted Parking Sensors. I am looking at the basic "beep & park kit 1".

Can anyone tell me please.....

Have you used them / heard anything about them?
Are the brand they use (Valeo) any good?
Is it a reasonable price for supply and fitting?

I know there are people who will say it's easy enough to do it yourself but I really would rather someone else do it for me. I'm just not practical enough to trust myself to do it well.

Thanks in advance,

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Hi all,

I am considering getting some parking sensors fitted to my 1.8 Sport. Mainly for peace of mind more than anything else.

I have been looking around the internet and have found the following company. Fitted Parking Sensors. I am looking at the basic "beep & park kit 1".

Can anyone tell me please.....

Have you used them / heard anything about them?
Are the brand they use (Valeo) any good?
Is it a reasonable price for supply and fitting?

I know there are people who will say it's easy enough to do it yourself but I really would rather someone else do it for me. I'm just not practical enough to trust myself to do it well.

Thanks in advance,

Say Cheese.
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i purchased this 6 Rear Parking Reversing Sensors LED 2 Front 4 Rear on eBay (end time 24-Mar-10 20:06:52 GMT) only £25.00 and fitted it myself. However you can get dealer to fit for you (its hard work installing it yourself) they will just charge you labour. Or get any autoelectrition to fit it. your looking at total cost inc fitting/labour £125 ish. The function i like is the lcd display as it gives you a visual range and beep noise, but you can switch beeper off! (lets say you got kids sleeping!). Something you cant do with the above product as it would render it useless!
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Hey cheesey, I'd be interested to hear which sensors you go for and how you rate them. I too am after some and whilst looking for an i-pod connection kit, spotted this little beauty, needs no drilling or painting, but would love to get some feedback on this product before shelling out. Can anyone help?http://www.ipodcarkitdirect.co.uk/im...us_plastic.jpg
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just fitted a beep n park kit today myself.

Bought it from Towequipe which is handy for me as its down the road lol.

Towequipe - UK's best value towbar store - Valeo Beep & Park 4 Rear Reversing Parking Sensors

Had the kit with led screen in my last motor and it was spot on.

Just fit it yourself matey. Its a doddle.

Oh and stay away from the drill less jobs. Load of crap.
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Hi

Where is the connector block located to power the reverse box?
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loads of guides in the how to section matey

Its located top right behind the rear trim.
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Hi. I found your threads as I was just trying to find info on parking sensors etc as I am struggling to park my car "forwards". I have no problem reverse parking, but does anyone else struggle to see how close they are to parked cars when trying to drive "into" a space? Sorry to sound so daft, but I've only had my Civic a week and I'm used to being able to see the bonnet on my Ford Focus! Any advice anyone can give would be greatly appreciated...
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Hi. I found your threads as I was just trying to find info on parking sensors etc as I am struggling to park my car "forwards". I have no problem reverse parking, but does anyone else struggle to see how close they are to parked cars when trying to drive "into" a space? Sorry to sound so daft, but I've only had my Civic a week and I'm used to being able to see the bonnet on my Ford Focus! Any advice anyone can give would be greatly appreciated...
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Hi. I found your threads as I was just trying to find info on parking sensors etc as I am struggling to park my car "forwards". I have no problem reverse parking, but does anyone else struggle to see how close they are to parked cars when trying to drive "into" a space? Sorry to sound so daft, but I've only had my Civic a week and I'm used to being able to see the bonnet on my Ford Focus! Any advice anyone can give would be greatly appreciated...
Turn the headlights on, the light pattern is a give away on how close you are.
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i have factory fitted sensors....

They are good but i wouldnt pay for them.
You become reliant on them, so sometimes i reverse without looking untill i hear the long beeeeeeeeeep. I know sooner or later i will hit something.
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Hi. I found your threads as I was just trying to find info on parking sensors etc as I am struggling to park my car "forwards". I have no problem reverse parking, but does anyone else struggle to see how close they are to parked cars when trying to drive "into" a space? Sorry to sound so daft, but I've only had my Civic a week and I'm used to being able to see the bonnet on my Ford Focus! Any advice anyone can give would be greatly appreciated...
I've always reverse-parked, irrespective of the car I had - problem solved ! ...
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You will get used to it.
Fair point lol, although I took my mate out tonight and used her as a "guide" - let's just say I got more out of it than she did!
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i have factory fitted sensors....

They are good but i wouldnt pay for them.
You become reliant on them, so sometimes i reverse without looking untill i hear the long beeeeeeeeeep. I know sooner or later i will hit something.

Thanks for your comments on this - tonight my mum offered to pay to have them fitted for me as I think I may have been going on about it a bit now lol, so at least I can tell her to save her money! Cheers.
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Turn the headlights on, the light pattern is a give away on how close you are.
Clever! I've only ever thought of doing that in multi-storey car parks! Cheers!
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I've always reverse-parked, irrespective of the car I had - problem solved ! ...
Me too usually, as so much easier to do - but off to the South coast in a couple of weeks with my mum, and determined to look as if I know what I'm doing lol
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