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Old 02-17-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Rear bumper removal help.

I want to install parking sensors on my 08 A6 and wanted to see if anyone has ElsaWin or any other info which can assist me in disassembling rear bumper. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:05 AM   #2
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15 FIXINGS HOLD THE REAR BUBPER ON.

WHEN YOU HAVE REMOVED ALL OF THE FIXINGS, GIVE THE SIDES OF THE BUMPER A SHARP PULL DOWNWARDS AND THE BUMPER WILL SEPARATE FROM THE BODY.

PULL THE BUMPER REARWARDS.
I PLACED A DUVETT ON THE FLOOR BELOW THE BUMPER.

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Thanks for the info. Where are the fixings located? Seems like you reply with pictures (i see tags in html code) but I am not seeing the images on neither of your replies, here and on my parking sensors post. Thanks

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Yes, thank you, this can't get more detailed. I will install next weekend.
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Yes, thank you, this can't get more detailed. I will install next weekend.
Can you please take pics and do a DIY? thanks!
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Can you please take pics and do a DIY? thanks!
It's already been done by "royclark"

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Anyone have pics on how to remove rear bumper? I already done this last year but need to replace one sensors but somehow Roy's pictures are gone
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Have a look at the attached PDF, it should help
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Have a look at the attached PDF, it should help
Awesome. Thank you!
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I want to install parking sensors on my 08 A6 and wanted to see if anyone has ElsaWin or any other info which can assist me in disassembling rear bumper. Thanks.
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15 FIXINGS HOLD THE REAR BUBPER ON.
WHEN YOU HAVE REMOVED ALL OF THE FIXINGS, GIVE THE SIDES OF THE BUMPER A SHARP PULL DOWNWARDS AND THE BUMPER WILL SEPARATE FROM THE BODY.

PULL THE BUMPER REARWARDS.
I PLACED A DUVETT ON THE FLOOR BELOW THE BUMPER.




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When you have removed the rear bumper, you will see that the positions for the reversing sensors are marked.
I used Cobra sensors. (Off ebay)
Just follow the instructions and you can't go wrong.
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I drilled the four holed (20mm) with a steped drill.
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Trace the reversing lighrt wire. to get your signal from.
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It is connected to the reversing light wire. (See arrow marked Reversing light wire) Put the gearshift into reverse then, with a circut tester find the live wire, If its the correct one the test light will go out when you take it out of reverse.
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The four sensor wires are run into the trunk through the rubber grommet (shown here - see arrow - through grommet) THIS GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE TRUNK.
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It is connected to the reversing light wire. (See arrow marked Reversing light wire) Put the gearshift into reverse then, with a circut tester find the live wire, If its the correct one the test light will go out when you take it out of reverse.
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Got everything fixed today. Thank you once again.
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can you tell us the product u used (sensors) and how hard of a DYI was it. i see the pics and its pretty fool proof but there's always bumps to get something done....

thanks man
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I went with cheap Chinese sensors from eBay; thought I give it a shot and see what happens and since they are 22mm I can always replace with cobra or Bosch if anything goes wrong. Another reason why I went with China is becayse they were already pained my color. Had them for 2 years and only now had to replace one sensors. Took me about 30 mins to replace but initial job took about 2 hours because I wanted to make sure i aligned the holes correctly. Bumper does have slight markings for sensors already on it. They only issues I had is finding 3rd screw inside of the trunk; it was hidden under the carpet trim. So far so good.
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Default Bumper cover with sensors vs. w/o sensors

Hello,
Great DIY help here. I am hoping those of you with the experience doing this repair/upgrade might be able to lend some advice.

Unfortunately, I'm looking to replace rear bumper cover on my '08 S6 with the sensors. I'm trying to cut the cost, because it was my mother that did the damage. The cover cracked right on the corner, so I'm faced with getting a whole new cover.

Shopping around I can find the covers without the sensor holes for $100s less than one with the holes (@$750 vs @$350). I'm fine with doing the work to drill the holes since it looks like they come marked and I have to get it painted regardless.

So my question is: Given that I intend to reuse the existing factory sensors, should I have any reservations about getting a replacement cover without the holes versus the one with holes?

Thank you Kindly,

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In checking the bumper cover from an on–line dealer, the prices are identical for the cover w/ or w/o the sensors holes ($789.01). Knowing that auto manufcaturers would use the exact same mold for a cover w/ or w/o the sensors, I would say you shouldn't have any problems because the hole positions should be clearly marked due to the mold used to form the part.
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