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#1 of 139 has anyone installed one of these
Nov 07, 2000 (7:42 am)
I WAS LOOKING INTO GET A BACKUP OBJECT SENSING
SYSTEM AND PUTTING IT ON MY 1999 MERCURY VILLAGER.
I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS INSTALLED one of
these systems which can sense objects behind a
vehicle.Any info would be appreciated, does it
work? and do you like it??
#2 of 139 back up sensor
Nov 11, 2000 (2:41 pm)
I'm wondering the same thing however the one I found is more than I want to pay . I would like to find a source for after market accessories for a 1999 Mercury Villager.
#3 of 139 back up sensor
Nov 13, 2000 (5:23 am)
The one I found is the autopark 2000. JC WHITNEY has them for $59, I also found them at WWW.KWMUTH.COM for $46 plus shipping.It looks like a basic sytem that mounts to the license plate frame and has a beeper you mount under the dash. Also if anyone has info on where to get accessories for the mercury villager let us know.
#4 of 139 re backup sensor
Nov 17, 2000 (5:14 am)
Hi, I installed one in my Sienna van. The unit is call Poron and I bought it from Autotoys.com. The installation was very easy. It is basically good for very slow back-up situation such as parallel parking and backing up against a large object such as a wall. However, it will not detect a little kid running across the back of your van or smaller objects such as a post. I got the 2 sensor unit and I contacted the manufacturer and they claim the 3 sensor unit works better but more expensive (of course). Overall this product is OK but don't expect it to detect anything smaller than a car.
#6 of 139 I purchased.....
Dec 21, 2000 (1:18 am)
The Backup Alert, from Kmart. the cost was $27 on sale. You can hook up to two sensors on it and it's range is from 5' to 15". I have had it for a year now, and am very happy with it. I did purchase two for the extra sensor. The extra control unit I kept in case the one installed ever goes bad. Just the other day I found another in a yard sale for $5, I might mount it on the front.
#7 of 139 range of backup alerts
Dec 21, 2000 (5:02 pm)
Can backup alerts be used for close parallel parking (e.g., be set to alert you when you are within 6"-12"?) If anyone knows of such a sensor, you could please e-mail a response, I would appreciate it.
#9 of 139 bf1pf
Dec 22, 2000 (9:19 pm)
The answer to your question is yes! Absolutely! That's what they are there for. These backup alert systems are usually preset to warn you at certain distances (not user customisable) and 12" is not uncommon. Personally, I'd recommend the Poron USA backup warning systems that http://www.autotoys.com sells since I've heard good things about it. You can also buy the same systems directly from Poron USA at http://www.poronusa.com
Hope this helps!
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