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Post by steve00136 on Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:11 pm

I am very pleased with my reversing sensors fitted to the rear skirt apart from the visual appearance of a row of black dots.
I have found the colour code from Autosleeper and got a small touch up pot of paint. I cleaned the sensors with meths and with a small brush applied a coat of paint ensuring it did not block the sensor holes. Just one coat was enough.
The sensors worked just as well after being painted as before - and looks a lot better - hardly noticeable from a distance.
Very pleased - see the picture below

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This is the paint label with code

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Hope this info maybe useful to anyone else who thinks the row of black dots spoils the vans appearance - or is it just me!

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:31 pm

They are available self coloured.Yours now look the biz.

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Post by steve00136 on Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:39 am

Thanks for the info Peter - not sure how close a colour match they would be but think I would have still gone for it if I had known.
It's amazing the price of these things now (13.95 for the whole kit) and such a straight forward diy fitting - a few years ago garages were charging £200 to have retro fitted.

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Post by Jaytee on Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:27 am

Hi Ploughlin, Peter, do you just wire into reversing lights via a relay so as not to confuse the canbus thingamajigs ?

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:10 pm

Jaytee,

Haven't a clue. Canbus is above my pay grade. Would love to know,as I have thought about fitting some, also not sure what effect having trailer attached would have.

The advert says that with Canbus, reversing lights can't be used as supply only as switch through relay, with separate power direct from ignition switched supply point. With a trailer plug fitted through a bypass relay, I suspect the plug reverse supply could be used as supply to the sensors.

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Post by Jaytee on Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:41 pm

That's a very good idea Peter, trailer socket would work just fine I reckon

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