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#1 Nick su

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:04 PM

Has any body fitted aftermarket sensors to a golf ? or retrofitted vw ones ?
Is it as easy as this link ?



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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:10 PM

Interesting that the mk4 has preperation for the sensors, with the holes in the bumper.


It does look very easy.  Just checked ETKA, and the parts are listed on there.


 



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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:24 PM

ETKA?

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:50 PM

ETKA = VW Parts database. The system that your friendly VW tech will look studiously at when you visit your local stealers.


As for adding the revsersing sensors, I've been doing some research myself and yes, it is that simple, although the VW sensors don't mount in the rub-strip, they fit in the lower valance - ETKA lists a pre-drilled lower rear valance that will take the sensors directly.


To install the system, you need 4 x sensors, a loom to connect them (you can get these and other looms from http://shop.kufatec.de/index.php) and the PDC control unit / speaker which periodically come up on ebay. I think the part number is 1J0 919 283.


A search on ebay across the whole EU (ie. including Germany) for "VW PDC" will net you a whole load of useful hits...


Hope that helps...


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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:02 PM

ETKA lists a pre-drilled lower rear valance that will take the sensors directly.



Can't see that on my ETKA....justs says bumper.


Was going to post a picture of the ETKA page but could not figure out how????[:$]



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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:08 PM

Wthout getting into online naughtiness, any body care to pm me and hint where etka and elsa lurk on the net ? ive read extensively about them now and they do sound just what a compulsive tinkerer needs [8-|]


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Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:31 AM

Wthout getting into online naughtiness, any body care to pm me and hint where etka and elsa lurk on the net ? ive read extensively about them now and they do sound just what a compulsive tinkerer needs [8-|]


Ebay......ELSAwin is a huge program, so probably best to buy.  ETKA, is small in comparison (about 500-600mb) so can be downloaded.  Do a search on "ETKA + torrents"


 



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Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:16 AM

Hi Guys,


I've posted a screenshot of the relevent EKTA page here: http://www.firefly.o...ETKA_807-50.jpg


If it'd be useful, happy to do a "how to" for screenshotting. Piece of cake...


Anyway, back to the post at hand... As has already been said, ELSAWIN (VW Workshop manual) is huge (several DVDs) and it's worth buying from ebay.


I've heard that ETKA can be downloaded from Limewire (http://www.limewire.com) or eMule (http://www.emule-project.net).


Hope that helps...


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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:07 AM

Adrian


What version of ETKA are you running?


Don't suppose you have the latest "price" files for ETKA do you?



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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:20 AM

v6.31 update 537


Sore point about the price files - never been able to get any of them to work. [:(]



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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:45 AM

an excellent thread!


 


http://cgi.ebay.de/P...1QQcmdZViewItem


 


is this what we need?



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Posted 10 August 2006 - 12:49 PM

Well ive tried the lot, but will try again next week as i cant find diddly squat anywhere [:(]
2dvd's a big download ?? what 6 hours overnight !!
one last thing, the price updates that have been mentioned, are they as ellusive ?

edit    lime wire finds it but sooo slow


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Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:27 PM

2 DVDs from a download site like Limewire / eMule is more like 4 - 5 days... Download speed is throttled to keep you downloading for longer so that your computer can act as a source for other people who are trying to download too. (hence your edit!!)


Some people have found the price updates and have got them to work. Sadly, I've not been able to find them and the versions I have found haven't worked for me...


Would be interested to hear if anyone else has had better luck!


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Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:30 PM

an excellent thread!


http://cgi.ebay.de/P...1QQcmdZViewItem


is this what we need?



It's part of what you need. Also need a Loom and control unit. Part number for other parts are higher up the thread... [:)]



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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:02 PM

thanks for the reply Aidy

Have you got this system installed on your car?



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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:05 PM

http://cgi.ebay.de/L...1QQcmdZViewItem





is that the loom?





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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:05 PM

I wrote a guide on my website, different car but might give you an insight into how the VAG kits work.


http://www.fabia-vrs.com/pdc.htm



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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:14 PM

here's a two good thread from the TDI forum

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?p=358355

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=55191



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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:16 PM

amazing

well done!!



such a trick mod!!



these and folding mirrors are my ideal mods!!





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Posted 03 September 2006 - 05:01 AM

i went to the stealers last week btw - VW sell the retrofit kit for £179 - all OEM mk4 gear - only drawback is you have to drill the holes for the sensors on the bumper

i would say it would be wise to get a 4mo rear valance WITH sensors and mod the valance to incorporate the sensors...



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Posted 03 September 2006 - 06:35 AM

you can get a standard rear valance with the holes allready there.

 



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Posted 03 September 2006 - 06:37 AM

part no   1J6 807 433    B41  38.58 plus vat at vw



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Posted 03 September 2006 - 06:42 AM

cheers dude

the big Q is are the retrofit sensors the same size as the 4mo valance holes?



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Posted 03 September 2006 - 06:58 AM

the holes are smaller mate

the aftermarket ones come with a cutter so if you drill from the rear of the valance into the existing hole it looks OK

did you want the part no for the 4mo valance ?



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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:02 AM

thanks again Lee

I got the part numbers from the tdiforum thread

im assuming you got it fitted?



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Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:45 AM

only the aftermarket ones,but fitted into oem rear valance



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Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:47 AM

was the kit that you have fitted cheaper than the VW kit?

you painted your valance?

any pix Lee?



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Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:22 AM

valance was £40 from vw and the parking kit was £20 off ebay.

not got it painted, no pics but can take some tomorrow.

the oem kit is made by a firm called cobra



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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:47 AM

Old thread...


But are there any pics of the cheaper kit, leetdi22 has?


Did anyone fit any form of parking sensors?







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