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Old 02-17-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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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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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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Old 02-18-2011, 04:12 PM   #4
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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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