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#1 AndyGibson

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:25 AM

Hi All, I just changed my MK5 Golf for a MK6.  It has front and rear parking sensors, however the rear ones are flush to the bumper and the front ones are slightly recessed.  Can the front ones be adjusted so that they are flush or do I have a problem in that it may have had a repair? (Pics attached)

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:50 AM

The first picture looks OE and the second look like a retro fit. To be sure you would need to take the bumper off and see how they are mounted

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:12 AM

Thank you for your response.  I agree that the rear sensors look OEM.  So if this is the case the car would have only had the rear ones from new.  How would they have integrated the front ones within the existing system?



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:26 AM

In your case the fronts have been retro fitted, and the control box has been swapped to one that has front and rear inputs

On my jetta I retro fitted rear ones, that have the optical display on the vw headunit

The sensors are like the ones on your cars front.

U can't adjust them, the bracket is glued to the bumper and the sensors clip onto that .

The depth of the sensor or shall I say the poke is determined by how thick the amount of glue they used to stick the bracket to the bumper .

I would say it's not worth removing the bumper to go to that amount of hassle. You'd need a decent glue or adhesive, and remove and reglue.

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#5 AndyGibson

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:32 PM

I don't think I will do anything just yet, however it will bug the hell out me every time I look at it.

 

They seem to be working okay though

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

That's what I retro fitted to my jetta

Ops system , but I didn't bother with the front sensors ,

In retrospect I should have done so , to help the wifes parking

If they work then just leave them be, it was a right hassle trying to glue them in place when I fitted mine, and there were no markings on where to drill, and you just glue the brackets on, which is a bit naff to be honest

If u did remove them then have some decent glue ready to hand, and u could also lightly sand the hole and add some paint to where theyve drilled the bumper as u can see grey plastic in the pic, but it's up to you of course

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#7 AndyGibson

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:00 AM

Thank you all for your replies.  I have decided to leave as is for now but may try to add paint to the holes as suggested.






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