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HI all can anyone direct me to a good parking sensor system to fit on my TF? Thanks
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There is so much electrical noise coming from the engine they maybe more trouble then they are worth. Even MGR and now MG have/had problems with the OEM fit sensors.
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The TF is so short it's just as easy to point your hand over the boot lid until you feel the fence.


Wish I's thought of that BEFORE I reversed in to the childrens climbing frame. Sensors wouldn't have helped me as it is a tubular frame - edge on to me. So the dent is a nice vertical crease across the spoiler.
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You could probably alter this inexpensive little device to work as a Parking sensor
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There is so much electrical noise coming from the engine they maybe more trouble then they are worth. Even MGR and now MG have/had problems with the OEM fit sensors.
Ah, but the current problems is with water getting kicked up by the tyres and getting into the sensors.

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This is the type I fitted to my van. Couldn't ask for better.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rear-Parking-R...3A1%7C294%3A50
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This is the type I fitted to my van. Couldn't ask for better.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rear-Parking-R...3A1%7C294%3A50

Gotta love the dude for attempting to demonstrating the [sensor] sound:


ALARM SOUND


1
160-200cm
Safe Mode
No sound

2
100-150cm
Safe Mode
Bi------Bi--------Bi

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Bi---Bi---Bi---

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Danger Mode
Bi-Bi-Bi-





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You could probably alter this inexpensive little device to work as a Parking sensor
Now that, I like!
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I've got one of them and it's B*****y useless, never opens my door.

I wonder if she will spot this post .

More on topic though i have heard good things about the volumatic* type park sensors which you can hide behind the bumper so no need to drill holes.
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which are the volumatic type please?
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I have seen these devices in action, and unfortunately they seem very unreliable, are sometimes unavailable and are very expensive, both in time and money, to maintain.

It may seem an ideal solution, especially if you have the components lying around the house anyway, but the reallity is far from ideal. For those of you who do not already have these units, but are thinking of having some, they do need years of training before they can be used reliably.
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This is the type I fitted to my van. Couldn't ask for better.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rear-Parking-R...3A1%7C294%3A50
I fitted this one as well, very easy to work on and very reliable. However I did this ----
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Parking-Revers...3A1%7C294%3A50

I have fitted these from this seller to two cars and not had any problems. The other day I parked my Jaguar barge into a space that someone in a focus gave up on.


They are very good and easy to fit. The only additional thing you need is two Scotch locks to tap into the reverse light wire.

But having said that. I see absolutely no good reason to fit them to a car like the MGF. By the time you can't judge where the car behind is, the buzzer will already have gone off.

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I heard on the radio this morning that the original electric synthesiser-type instrument, the Theremin, was originally developed as a motion sensor.



A Theremin, yesterday.

So you could always try a Stylophone up the exhaust pipe!
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Here is another Electro-Magnetic type. I have no idea if its any good but it's a bit pricey at 69. LINK
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thanks for tips and advice will get the one shaf mentioned and see how it goes
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