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Face Lift Reversing Sensors

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Harleydee, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Harleydee

    Harleydee New Member

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    Hiya, bought a generic reversing sensor kit for my 2004 sport but when I came to fit it this aft I found that the rear bumper is not vertical and if I fit them to it they will point down somewhat and false trigger.

    Has anyone overcome this problem? what does the factory fit look like for this model please ?

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  2. Mantamad

    Mantamad New Member

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    I don't have them on mine but understand your problem - I wonder if the factory fit ones have in effect a moulded in wedge so when mounted on the bumper, they will be vertical
     
  3. Harleydee

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    yep, thats what I was wondering. The ones I have bought have an angled sensor but on testing before fitting I found the angle was not acute enough. They need a pod or well slanted spacer. Interested how Land Rover have overcome this !
     
  4. TD John

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    Hi Harleydee,
    Just popped out and took a picy. :)
    Ours are standard factory fit.
    They are mounted on angled pods as you suspected. ;)
    TD John
     

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    Harleydee New Member

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    Many Thanks for your efforts TD John, will now see if Land Rover will sell me some without the rest of the reversing kit !

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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    Mantamad New Member

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    If not, you could use plastic or metal pipe of a suitable diameter to act as a spacer but cut to the correct angle then paint it black to match.
     
  7. Harleydee

    Harleydee New Member

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    Thanks to Ben at Brit-car I have managed to get 4 genuine spacers.

    Product Code: DXB500250PMA

    Britcar (UK) Ltd > DXB500250PMA BEZEL

    After market sensors seem to fit them but have not fitted them to the freelander yet.