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Hi to everyone, this is the first time i`ve tried anything like this so be patient..Is it possible to retro fit rear reversing sensors to my 2010 1.5 dci megane and if so what is required ? looking forward to your replies.
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Re: reversing sensors

For instance you can try this:
or this:

or one of these: (not sure about the wireless bit!)

And I'm sure others are available.

It was pretty easy on the scenic, but I ended up having to remove the bumper outer just to get the holes done, so you may want to plan to do that in any case.

Basically - 2 (or 4) holes are drilled in the bumper, feed the wires through and into the car, this tends to be in the area of the rear lights, so you can connect to the reversing light circuit.

The sensors are supposed to be rotated so that one side is up, but I'm not sure how much it matters.

The module is located behind the rear lights normally, but whatever suits best - it doesn't really matter where it is as long as there is an earth connection and a reversing light.

Once the module is installed it's then a matter of running the display to a suitable location, normally the dashboard or, as I have it, on top of the reversing mirror.

In operation it's pretty simple - once reverse is selected the unit is energised and when any of the sensors detects something it will beep and the display will lightup with bars and a measure of how far away the object is.

As you might expect the nearer you get to something the faster the beeps, so you get a good idea of distance.

For the money and a few hours work it can be very useful.

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Re: reversing sensors

Which shape is it?
Mine is a basic coupe but came with the sensors.
Depending on which shape megane you have the sensors may or may not have to be painted.

They are very usefull indeed especially on a coupe version..

The wiring no idea.
They use the standard beeping noise for reverse engaged , lights left on, key card still in car etc.
Fitting of the sensors shouldnt be any real problem if you have the right size hole cutter for your drill .

Mark the center accurately and use masking tape so you dont slip and damage the surrounding bodywork whether its painted or unpainted plastic.

Is most of the wiring there already? dunno
Is the sensing "master unit " in place but just not used..dunno that either.

1. get the full kit from a renault dealer, and give em your left leg as a deposit if it has to be ordered.
Seriously , it might be very expensive but if you talk to a decent "parts guy" you might be able to find out exactly what bits you need aside from the sensors.
Even if you dont buy from them.
Guessing , you may not need that much, as mine came fitted as standard on a base trim model there cant be too much extra.

2. once you know what bits you need you might be able to source them from car breakers (cars that have had front end damage).

3. another option would be Ebay kits , maybe they are very compatible. Personally Id prefer oem equipment even second hand , cant be more than 2 years old really.

Other posters may have more detailed information

edit : nm replies have started^ gl wi it. nb sensors are a fair distance away from the rear lights on mine.

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Re: reversing sensors

Thanks for the advice,I might go down the breakers yard optiion first but if that doesnt work out its the dealer and then finally ebay etc.
I will post how I get on and once again thanks.
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