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Reverse Park Sensors

I notice that the rear Parking Proximity Sensors I have ordered with my new Grand Scenic Privilege are listed as 'dealer fitted', rather than factory.

Is this normal - I thought they were part of the car from the Factory? The Renault price guide doesn't mention this at all and I'm worried that they will look different from the ones shown on cars in the Scenic brochure.

Any assistance would be useful, as I wonder if the dealer is fitting his own version to save money over the factory ones?

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Dunno mate. They were factory fit on my scenic. Although having said that I was told that most "extras" are not fitted in the factory but at some place down south as they throw them off the boat. True or False I dunno. Can remember for sure...something about the Renault Reception Centre???

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I was looking on ebay some time ago for sensors to fit on my Laguna, I emailed one of the sellers to ask if they would be ok for my Laguna.

He said the ones he was selling at the time would not fit as the Laguna bumpers are too low. He went on to tell me that he fitted all the sensors to vehicles at the local Renault dealers!

He also told me he was waiting for a delivery of sensors to fit on Lagunas and when they came in he would email me.

The self fit sensors would cost £40 and if I wanted him to he would spray them in the correct colour for my Laguna if I let him have the paint code for an extra £12.

Sorry I cannot remember now where he was based.

Anyway thats £40 for sensors £12 for paint, how long to fit? say 1 hour at say £50 =£102, How much do Renault charge for sensors as an extra?
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A lot more than that. Plus, if I recall correctly, the dealer fit reversing kit is only a two sensor system - you only get the full four on the factory order.

The genuine sensors are positioned in the rear bumper rubbing strip. They seem to work well there, and I've only had false alarms when reversing off a steep path (I think it quite sensibly saw the flat road behind me as an obstruction.)

When I fitted a two sensor system to my last L2, I put one each side of the number plate for convenience. This was lower than the manufacturer suggested, and the system would often give the 'long range' beep even if nothing was behind you. But the faster and constant beeps still triggered at the correct times, making the system perfectly usable. To be honest, I don't think the mounting level is really that critical.
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