January 18, 2019
Got this to aid in backing my '09 Stang due to installation of quarter and rear window louvres and due to it being a FoMoCo product made to work w\ my car. Had to wait for warmer weather to show up as well as find a 28mm hole saw to cut the holes in rear bumper cover.....finally found a step bit from Milwaukee that was graduated in mm from 5 mm to 29 mm. Installation took approx. 7 1/2 hrs due to me RandR the rear shock tower brace, trunk mats\covers, rear taillights, rear bumper, rear seat bottom to install the sensors then run all wiring from sensors in 1/4" wire loom until they joined at same point of existing wire loom for side marker and license plate lamps then ran all wiring in 3\8" wire loom thru existing body seal plug up Rt side wire channel into rear seat well where I installed the control module. Made all connections including power (to LFT rear back up lamp 12v) and ground then RandR Rt side striker panel and kick panel to run piezo speaker wire in channel to mount speaker under dash. After getting all back together and cleaning up work area I set the sensor distance for all sensors to 6' then took set up thru calibration and test...…….all working fine! Piezo speaker is pretty loud when set to Hi....can hear it over my radio.....which is a good thing! This setup can be installed much quicker than it took me to do it but I tend to make these type of wiring jobs look as OEM as I can make them to add value and reduce/eliminate unforeseen issues due to sloppy installs/connections for peace of mind. Note: The ad states this kit is for '08-'14 S197 Mustangs but according to my Chilton manual for '05-'10 Mustangs the wiring diagrams to the rear of the car are the same, the channeling is the same, the rear bumpers, seats, trunk mats/covers are the same so there shouldn't be any issue to install this same kit in any '05-'07 S197 Mustang as well (hunch is the '08 year was the 1st yr that Ford offered these sensors as an option). Also you NEED to use a 28mm hole saw/step bit so sensor mounting rings fit tight in bumper.....27mm is too small and 29mm is too large. This falls between 1-1/16" (27mm) and 1-1\8" (29mm) in imperial measurements. I haven't found no one making a 1-1/16" hole saw (jumps from 1" to 1-1/8") unless you also buy the FoMoCo Sensor Installation Kit from Ford.com (or thru your local Ford dealership) which provides the correct size hole saw along w\ the sensor angle alignment tool (determines the correct angled sensor mounting rings to use depending upon where on bumper you are mounting the sensors....kit comes w\ 4 different angled ring sets (16 in total)). Since I used the kit instructions to locate mine approx. 1" below the bumper crease below the taillights this area will require the least angled rings in the kit (F0) due to being almost perpendicular to ground. Since my car is black the sensor rings/sensors match well and look as good as they work!