Parking sensors

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Dave Maddock
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#1 Parking sensors

Post by Dave Maddock » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi Guys, thank you all for your advice about the conversion from LHD to right, all completed now. However, it may be the very long bonnet or the fact that am so used to sensors on the BMW that I have now bashed the car twice, not a huge amount but enough.

Has anyone any experience of fitting sensors to a series 3 OTS? without drilling of course.......Many thanks. :thankyouyellow:

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#2 Re: Parking sensors

Post by Paul Buckley » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:15 pm

That is just what I was thinking.
I, personally, have never bashed my bonnet in 40 odd years, but a mechanic has, and I am very conscious of not being able to see the first metre of the bonnet!
It certainly could do with sensors and I should think they could be hidden in the grill, or even the scoop, without much of a problem.
But would it matter if the scoop underskirt was drilled for them, they are certainly very inconspicuous and it would only be of concern if you were showing the car?

I would like electric windows, as well .......... :roll:
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#3 Re: Parking sensors

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:01 pm

It's your car, Paul. Do what you want with it and don't feel that you have to apologise for it. Fitting sensors is a good idea and maybe you could fit them in the air intake by bonding brackets in place. After all, the whole bonnet is pretty much bonded together. There are some brilliant adhesive systems available now.

While you're at it, why not fit a camera up there too?

You've got me thinking, now......
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Post by malcolm » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 pm

You can get adhesive stickers with wireless connection to the main unit, so no drilling. here's a link - https://www.parkingsensors.co.uk/catego ... ensor-kits
Haven't used them myself, so can't comment on how good they are.
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#5 Re: Parking sensors

Post by Markman » Sun May 24, 2020 10:34 am

Hi, I know this is an old thread but wanted to know if you found a good solution? I have a tight garage in the city and would hate to damage the car (Series 3, 2+2)
Thanks

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#6 Re: Parking sensors

Post by AussieEtype » Sun May 24, 2020 12:09 pm

Dave Maddock wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:28 pm
However, it may be the very long bonnet or the fact that am so used to sensors on the BMW that I have now bashed the car twice, not a huge amount but enough.
When I bought my car, my daily driver was an old Renault with a goose neck towbar. In the first year of owning my E-Type I ran into the tow bar twice denting the bonnet twice and having it repaired twice.

I have a parking sensor kit that I have never used, your post has now made me think about using the kit for my car.

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Post by MarekH » Sun May 24, 2020 1:15 pm

Do you guys want me to design a small parking aid that fits inside the front overrider, pops out when you are parking just high enough to be visible from the drivers seat and then pops back down when you are done?

The electrics could come through the bonnet plug via the unused red/yellow wire.

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Post by tim wood » Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 pm

Sounds an interesting concept
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Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold.
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Post by Series1 Stu » Sun May 24, 2020 9:27 pm

Or hang a practice golf ball from the ceiling of your garage on a piece of string positioned such that when it hits your windscreen, you stop! Thus avoiding damage to your bonnet's nose!

Sometimes low-tech is the best best.

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