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Car: 2.2 NHB & 1.8 DBP TypeS
Join Date: 18th September 2007
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I installed them in the 5-door but I was not impressed at all.
First I tested them by hanging the metal strip between two poles. Worked perfect! First alarm at about 60cm, continuous beep at 15-20cm.
Then I sticked it with some tape to the outside of the civic. It only started to warn at 15 cm, and continuous beep at 5 cm! The manual said that an additional strip could help, so I put a piece of wire with tape together with the original strip: hardly any improvement.
I decided to mount it anyway since I had bought it, but it was a disappointment all together. For example when raining, or with a wet car the thing goes mad. It reacts acceptable to some materials, and way to late on other materials. I really couldn't trust it so I took it off.
I think if it really worked well you would find it as an OEM option on many cars, but everyone still uses the parking pimples. Must have a reason...