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#110 of 139 Re: Backup Sensor: Poron, Rostra, or else? [kthan]
Nov 17, 2005 (6:00 pm)
The rostra was installed below the bumper on both sides of the rear license plate.
I didn't like the idea of drilling holes in my bumper so I had 4 small stainless steel brackets made for me which I tack welded to the bumper to install the poron.
The rostra model that I installed had both audio and visual indicators. I didn't bother with the audio and installed the visual indicator in the roof panel between the seats. They were coded red yellow and green for different distances.
The poron model had both audio and a digital led readout as to the distance between the truck and any object.
What it came down to is durability. The wires on the poron are really thin as compared to the cable looking type that came with the rostra. Being installed on the outside of the vehicle and being subjected to just about every type of abuse, the poron did not hold up well and I had to replace the wires once. The second time around I bought the rostra.
I's surprised that your rostra would reset by depressing the brakes. Reason being that the sensors do not turn off until you shift out of reverse so there should be no resetting unless you shifted. Could be that it was installed differently.
#111 of 139 Re: Backup Sensor: Poron, Rostra, or else? [obyone]
Nov 20, 2005 (6:04 am)
I was informed from one of dealer that I cannot install backup sensors underneath the bumper because Odyssey has plastic bumper. The only way I can do is drill it and install the sensors directly attach to bumper. Can anyone confirm this?
Also, it looks like Rostra had only one color (black). Where can get the sensors painted (matched to my vehicle)?
One more: Rostra has two different sensors (obstacle sensoring system and parking assist). The first one uses microwave technology (mostly used for truck & large van) and the second one uses ultrasonic technology (as most others uses). The first one comes with LED monitor and the second one is sonic (sound alarm) only. But, the advantage of the second one is it can detect as short as 5-6 inch, while the first one detect up to 1 feet (!2 inch). I am leaning toward the second one, but it looks like "microwave" technology works better in harsh weather condition (rain, snow, etc.). Please advise me what to choose.
#114 of 139 Re: Backup Sensor: Poron, Rostra, or else? [kthan]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2006 (8:01 pm)
Guess no one got one for Christmas?
#115 of 139 Re: [wrkissel]
Jan 14, 2006 (12:43 pm)
I have ordered the BEC105 from Crutchfield and if it is indeed plug and play with my 2006 Solara Convertible with navigation, I will install it in a week. I was wondering if you could share pictures or some insight as to where you mounted the camera and if any special mods were involved. I am thinking of mounting it by the backup lights as there is enough open space at that part of the license plate area.
Thanks for the help.
#116 of 139 Re: back up sensor [ldisler]
Jan 14, 2006 (2:39 pm)
I have used the AutoPark 2000 for several years. It was probably the first on the market, long before backup sensors were popular at all. The 2000 is a very cheap, basic sensor system. The sensitivity adjustment is not acceptable, and the two little allen screws that hold the unit to its license bracket will drive you out of your mind while trying to install such. Also they have to be removed to readjust the sensitivity control. I used it because it was the only system available in those days. There are better one's on the market now for the same money. Overstock.com is selling refurbished 2000 for $22.00. Good luck. Snyder2
#118 of 139 Re: [solaraal]
Feb 11, 2006 (1:35 pm)
I just recieved my ECLIPSE BEC105 and tried to plug it in where the old camera on the back of my Landcruiser but the sytem does not "see anything. The monitor does not say "check surroundings for safety" Does anyone know if there is something else I need to do? Is the extra length of the cord causing the signal to fade? Frustrated!!! The damn thing plugs in itjust doesn't work!
#119 of 139 Re: [masksav]
Feb 11, 2006 (1:37 pm)
Can you give me the Eclipse Tech Support number?