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2000 VW Clubman GL reversing sensors

Post by AndyPK on Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:31 pm

Has anyone managed to fit reversing/parking sensors to a Clubman GL? I'm asking because we tried to have them fitted by the dealer we purchased her from, but were advised that the metal 'bumper-bar' attached to the rear bumper was in the way, and would cause the sensors to be permanently activated....
Any thoughts gratefully received!

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Re: 2000 VW Clubman GL reversing sensors

Post by dandywarhol on Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:15 pm

I had factory fit sensors in my 2003 Clubman - the same bumper as far as I can see so it shouldn't be a problem. In fact, I'd to replace a sensor and I'm sure there's no metal bar in there.

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Re: 2000 VW Clubman GL reversing sensors

Post by AndyPK on Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:39 pm

Sorry, I didn't explain very well! The metal bar is tubular stainless-steel, and is attached to the body, protruding back about 100mm, and at the height where the sensors would go, meaning that they would 'see' it whenever reverse gear was selected.....
Hope that makes more sense?!?


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Re: 2000 VW Clubman GL reversing sensors

Post by dandywarhol on Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:05 pm

Ah, ok gotcha. They would interfere with the sensors

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Re: 2000 VW Clubman GL reversing sensors

Post by KMRTOPAZ on Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:43 am

I'm not familiar with the rear of a Clubman, but I do know that sensors can be fitted higher than the bumper bar. There is a degree of height/direction adjustment built into the backing unit. I fitted a set into the rear doors of a Timberland Endeavour (Renault Master base vehicle) in a position about 40cm above the base of the doors. If you purchase a DIY kit you will receive everything required including fitting instructions and a hole cutting tool of the required diameter. A few years past a kit cost me about £70 and a couple of bruised knuckles!

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Re: 2000 VW Clubman GL reversing sensors

Post by AndyPK on Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:38 pm

AndyPK wrote:Sorry, I didn't explain very well! The metal bar is tubular stainless-steel, and is attached to the body, protruding back about 100mm, and at the height where the sensors would go, meaning that they would 'see' it whenever reverse gear was selected.....
Hope that makes more sense?!?


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Update......contacted Auto-Sleepers about 'the bar', and they agreed that it would interfere with the sensors...so they suggested that it be removed (with instructions for how to do it). I'll probably give it a go, and see if the sensors will fit into the same holes that the bar was fitted to........
Wish me luck!

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Re: 2000 VW Clubman GL reversing sensors

Post by logburner on Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:26 pm

AndyPK wrote:
AndyPK wrote:Sorry, I didn't explain very well! The metal bar is tubular stainless-steel, and is attached to the body, protruding back about 100mm, and at the height where the sensors would go, meaning that they would 'see' it whenever reverse gear was selected.....
Hope that makes more sense?!?


Andy
Update......contacted Auto-Sleepers about 'the bar', and they agreed that it would interfere with the sensors...so they suggested that it be removed (with instructions for how to do it). I'll probably give it a go, and see if the sensors will fit into the same holes that the bar was fitted to........
Wish me luck!

Andy

I've got a Snooper reversing camera myself...........maybe an easier solution       scratch head  (although I didn't fit it myself) just the single lens one with the leds around it...........works great, day or night.   allthumbz
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