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Having only front corner parking sensors and relying on that bizarre little mirror thingy to see if you're going to hit something at the front seems, well, a bit silly!  Is it possible to get proper sensor coverage at the front by buying 2 more sensors, mounting them either side of the number plate, and wiring them in parallel with the others?

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13 minutes ago, drahpla said:

Having only front corner parking sensors and relying on that bizarre little mirror thingy to see if you're going to hit something at the front seems, well, a bit silly!  Is it possible to get proper sensor coverage at the front by buying 2 more sensors, mounting them either side of the number plate, and wiring them in parallel with the others?

 

I assume you do not have the option with the three front cameras

Because  if you do, that and the front sonar should be adequate, but only adequate.

Should be able to get a set from Halfords, or similar.

Whether you can buy two more sensors and wire them in parallel ?

If you go that route that us all know how you progress.

 

Good luck.

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I do actually have a front camera, but it was part of an extensive aftermarket Japanese audio system, which I've removed. I've yet to either a; find the camera wire, b; install the new head unit I've bought, or c; figure out how I might make the front camera work with the headunit once I do install it. On the old system it had a switch that could bring the front camer in at any time.

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2 hours ago, drahpla said:

I do actually have a front camera, but it was part of an extensive aftermarket Japanese audio system, which I've removed. I've yet to either a; find the camera wire, b; install the new head unit I've bought, or c; figure out how I might make the front camera work with the headunit once I do install it. On the old system it had a switch that could bring the front camera in at any time.

 

Please share with us the make and model of your new head unit.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/UMIWE//page/DC04C8E4-F799-49AB-A4EF-D372CB9507A9

 

It's this, the 9 inch version. Although it seems to be no longer available, which is odd, as I only bought it a week or so ago. There are many similar-looking models from other no-name manufacturers which appear to share the exact same screen but do not have anywhere the same connectivity options at the rear, so presumably the guts are different.

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