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Author Topic: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!  (Read 10297 times)

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2011, 04:31:03 AM »
The most time consuming part of this whole mod is removing the rear bumper.  Take your time with that part and don't misplace any little parts.  The job on Reed's car went really well, mostly because SA kept me from screwing up too bad.  The results were great!  Although, I have not heard if Reed is happy with it or not.

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2011, 02:11:04 PM »
Since we haven't heard that Reed isn't happy with it I am going to put that in the win category.

Removing the bumper cover was the time consuming part.  Put the rear end on jackstands and remove the rear wheels and undo the rear section of the fender liners, it makes it much faster to get to the screws that hold the cover in place. 

GJ didn't we discover that you don't have to remove the backup light from the bumper cover?
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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2011, 02:30:18 PM »
We discovered a lot of things that weekend.  First off, I look great in pink.  Second, some folks there couldn't take there eyes off my legs when I had my Virginia Beach shorts on.  Third, yes, you can leave the light on the bumper, just disconnect the electrical. 

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2011, 02:39:05 PM »
You forgot to mention that we discovered if after your done working on Critter's car and you found you forgot to reinstall something don't attempt to go back and correct the matter.  I think that was the first time I have ever been assaulted with a pair of pliers.
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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2011, 06:44:31 PM »
Thanks GJ and Sol Asylum. I had already planned on setting aside a whole day to do the project. I have a lot of stuff I plan on doing involving the back end : this backup sensor mod, swiping rear brake light, and tinted backup lights. I really do appreciate the advice though. I'm sure its gonna make that day go a whole lot smoother :-)

My current plan is to try it with the materials that came with it and drive it for a while. If its not to my satisfaction I may try adding more antenna or adjusting its placement. That's my plan anyways. We'll see how it actually goes :-)

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2011, 10:31:49 PM »
I wonder if you could install one of these in the front? I'd love to be able to avoid tapping my front diffuser.....

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2011, 06:00:39 AM »
It's tough to do because it needs to be about 18" above the ground, that puts it to high for the bumper.   Especially if your car is lowered.

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2011, 08:32:29 AM »
Maybe just a front camera then!

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2011, 02:13:18 AM »
Maybe just a front camera then!

Maybe just learn to drive?
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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2011, 05:33:38 AM »
Maybe just learn to drive?

:lol: I was thinking the same thing!!!

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2011, 06:27:57 AM »
Maybe just learn to drive?
Maybe you need to install sensors in your door... :poke:

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2011, 08:55:43 AM »
I was thinking the same thing!!!
Would it protect against Deer? :rofl:  :poke:
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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2011, 09:00:46 AM »
 :lol: :rofl: :agree:

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2011, 11:10:57 AM »
Would it protect against Deer? :rofl:  :poke:
That was a no fault accident wasn't it Shiny?
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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2011, 02:08:27 PM »
Would it protect against Deer? :rofl:  :poke:

I used to like you.

:lol: :rofl: :agree:

You hush up! I was surprised you didn't come up with that response yourself.

That was a no fault accident wasn't it Shiny?

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2011, 08:59:56 AM »
The most time consuming part of this whole mod is removing the rear bumper.  Take your time with that part and don't misplace any little parts.  The job on Reed's car went really well, mostly because SA kept me from screwing up too bad.  The results were great!  Although, I have not heard if Reed is happy with it or not.

GJ

The sensor is great!  I think maybe it would be better if it were higher because it goes off for the slight change in grade when I back out of my driveway and the speed bump near my parking spot at work every time I back out and turn.  Luckily I'm used to the amount of beeping those cause and realized it was different about a month ago or I'd have bought a crappy old Civic from a coworker.  It's also pretty much useless in the rain since it just goes nuts.  Now I understand why OEMs use the ugly round sensors instead.

We discovered a lot of things that weekend.  First off, I look great in pink.  Second, some folks there couldn't take there eyes off my legs when I had my Virginia Beach shorts on.

What we really learned is you look a lot better when most of you is under a car.

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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2011, 09:43:06 AM »
What we really learned is you look a lot better when most of you is under a car.
Ohhh... BAZZINGA!! :lol:
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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2011, 10:09:09 AM »
The back up alert I installed sure had a lot less to do to install it - no disassembly of the bumper etc., and it works very well.  No holes drilled.

http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f11/backup-warning-alarm-my-solstice-pics-video-59883/

The lower item is a laser sensor - it is the upper bit that detects what you are backing into.



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Re: JonyMac's EM Backup Sensor Mod!
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2011, 11:54:39 AM »
I have a backup camera installed on the frame, that wouldn't work.  Glad to see there are other simple options.

 

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