(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Customer Submitted:
- How to Install a Frint End Parking Assist Sensor in your Mustang
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Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m checking out a nice little gadget that’s sure to save a few lower chin spoilers, front air dams and even front bumpers thanks to this parking assist sensor for all model Mustangs. We’ve all been there, pulling into a new place or parking lot only to not notice those evil little concrete parking blocks resulting in a not so nice scratch on that front end. Well with this kit those incidents become a thing of the past. The sensor mounts on the front bumper or like we do with our 2011 GT here, under the front bumper, and by using advanced infrared technology it audibly warns you when your front chin spoiler is getting a little too close for comfort. Well, we can talk about this all day but the only way to get a true sense of how this product actually works is to put it to the test. Hey guys were out here in the parking lot of AmericanMuscle headquarters putting our parking assist sensor to the test to see if it works. *Beep* *Beep* *Beep*, Alright you aren’t missing that another spoiler saved thanks to this kit. The kit includes an infrared sensor itself and waterproof housing, an alarm, and also a control box. The install is made very straight forward thanks to the detailed instructions and thanks to the fact that there is no drilling required for this kit what-so-ever, all you have to do is run a few wires and find a place to locate the sensor after that its basic power and ground installation that should take you no longer than an hour, when you factor in time to calibrate the kit. Calibrating your new kit is very easy, all you need is a cardboard box that your kit came in to be placed in front of your vehicle at the desired location you would like the alarm to sound, once you have done that simply adjust your sensor while holding the button on the calibration box until you start to hear the beep, once you have that done you are all set and ready to go. So if you’ve been on the losing end of some of those parking lot battles and you’re tired of scraping up your ride you’ll definitely enjoy the extra protection from this parking assist sensor.
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January 09, 2020
Saved my front end!
Great product and easy install. Use , buy a fuse add a circuit for electric, only challenge is finding your firewall groumet...2018 mustang Easy behind passenger wheel well cover.Helpful (0)
November 09, 2019
Not worth it
Bought this two years ago kept going off for no reason adjusted multiple times . Still had false alarms . Contacted American muscle they replaced and still the same problem gave up and forgot about it .Helpful (0)
October 12, 2019
Does not fit
I bought the sensor for the mustang, to help me with parking, but the sensor doesn't fit anywhere on the car, I have a chin spoiler, so the pictures where others have theirs, mine will not fit. I am returning it back to American muscle.Helpful (0)
October 05, 2019
Bought this for my wife’s 2019 California Special. She was concerned about hitting the lower chin spoiler and this does the trick. She loves it.Helpful (0)
September 01, 2019
Install curb alarm
Instructions were very vague , couldn’t make sense out of some steps . After 35 years of Mustangs and restoring them . I just followed my frame of thought to just start over after step on .Good thing I’m mechanically inclined , I finally figured it out on my own and got it done . Does take a lot longer to do than they say . If I didn’t know cars I would took to a professional shop . I bet most buyers do .Helpful (0)
May 22, 2019
So So on reliability
I have driven my car 4 day since installing the sensor and it works about 65 of the time. I will give it a try for about 30 days and see what I will have for results then. I have a 6 week old 2019 GT PREMIUM CALIFORNIA SPECIAL that I dropped 1” all 4corners and 1” spacers all 4 corners, tinted the windows, and it is Shadow Black with the 10 speed and it looks great and goes 150 easily.Helpful (1)
March 24, 2019
worked less than one year
worked great for awhile, but should last longer than 10 months. getting power, no more audio.Helpful (3)
February 21, 2019
Mounted under air dam. Cable for the sensor was almost too short. Some of the YouTube videos out there made it easier to adjust.Helpful (1)
January 28, 2019
Easy install. Everything needed is included. Love the fact no drilling was required. However the sensor does go off on slight inclines, and declines based on location mounted on the car. I do fee this product is inconsistent at time. I wouldn’t recommend this item.Helpful (3)
November 28, 2018
front end sensor
love the item...keeps anybody from messing up the front end on a high cord or otherHelpful (5)
In the instructions it says to connect to constant power. Normally I would wire a device like this to a switched source. Is there any concern about power drain with this being connected to a constant power source? Is it not drawing current all the time? Yes it would be small, but if my car sits for a week or so will it start? Why does it need power all the time? Would it not still worked if it was switched?
The SpeedForm Front End Parking Assist Sensor does indeed need to be attached to constant power, but as long as your Mustang is shut off with the key out of the ignition, nothing will be draining your battery, so you have nothing to worry about on that front.
What kind of range does this thing have . I'm not talking about distance but rather height or width, like for instance another car or a back garage wall? Of course the height range is the one that interests me most.
How this Sensor works: 1] It has a very narrow horizontal band (left to right) for detection of an object. Only straight ahead; like another car, wall or curb. 2] Sensor's ability to send a signal and wait its return is probably limited to perhaps 3'. 3] It can not detect or effectively detect narrow vertical objects such as a light pole. 4] Where you mount it determines its "field-of-view" of a target. If its mounted on the bottom of your car (front or back) it will detect a curb or any wide object depending upon the Sensor's angle but not safely beyond 3'. If its mounted (Example) on the front edge of your hood as a reference, it will detect a car's rear end or a wall if its within 3' or less. 5] False feedback signals seem common; such as a sudden glare reflection. Random alerts seem problematic. 6] Keep the Sensor clean or false signals will be common.
How do i stop false alarms ? sometimes driving down a flat road or highway It will go off for like 3 seconds , and a few seconds later it will do it again , it usually does it 3 or 4 times then it will stop ... and it will do it sporadically ... please help it is getting obnoxious ... thank you
I have the same problem, it beeps with ghosts present or no object even nearby. Sensor requires retraining!!! 1] Place the front of your car, where the distance of the object (such as a garage door) is measured in inches (example 18") from the Sensor. 2] Disconnect the power from the unit for at least 3 minutes and then return power to it. 3] Drive Test its ability to be smart again VERY SLOWLY until it sounds. Remeasure. 4] Repeat if necessary.
Wall detection? I'm wondering if this sensor would only detect curbs, or would it also detect walls just fine? I was planning to use it for reverse parking since it was mentioned that it would also work on the back end.
We carry a Rear Bumper Parking Assist Sensor specifically designed for reverse parking. I've included the link below for you so you can check it out.
Would these work for the rear end as well?
Hi Jonlucas, Yes it would work. The thing to remember is are you pulling up to curbs etc ... like the front end? I thought about the same safty aspects but then realized that the corners are potentially the most nicked up for me in the rear I then found multi sensor kits to cover the corners, for me the $ was a little hard to swallow. I then realized a camera was the way to go for me. You'll need to examine your needs & go the rout that serves you best. Hope this helps. H.T.
While we have not tested this, having the sensor installed behind the grille will most likely cause issues. We have not found any other sensors we have tested to be compatible with this kit.
The warning tone will not immediately activate when the vehicle is turned on.
This part would install in the lower grille portionof the Mustang. We would recommend test fitting to pick the best location to mount this piece so it would work perfectly for you and would prevent any damage to your Mustang. If you would like more of a suggestion on where this can be placed to work perfectly for you on your GT PP2 please reach out to us via Email (email@example.com) where you can send us a photo and we would be able to better advise on this for you.
The SpeedForm Front End Parking Assist Sensor will only go off when an object is at curb height or higher, once calibrated. This will begin to beep at your preset distance, but will not increase/decrease the frequency of the beeping.
The SpeedForm Front End Parking Assist Sensor will work on any year Mustang, including your 2016.
The firewall entry gland will be located closer to the driver's side towards the bottom on the fire wall. The Customer Submitted Guide may be more useful for the installation of the Front End Parking Assist Sensor. This customer used a grommet that is located on the firewall above the pedals in order to feed the wire into the cabin. I will supply the link for their guide below! http://1.cdn.lib.americanmuscle.com/files/94600-cust.pdf
Hello, for the Front End Parking Assist Sensor it looks like it uses 3M Adhesive Mounting Tape, you can find the installation instructions here: http://1.cdn.lib.americanmuscle.com/files/94600.pdf and here: http://1.cdn.lib.americanmuscle.com/files/94600-cust.pdf
No. It will only sense such objects as curbs, parking lot tire stops, or walls. A front-facing camera, especially one that can share the screen with a backup camera, is a good idea.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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