(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Technical Note. Installation Tool Kit (VAS4Z-15A866-C) is required to properly align sensors to the correct angles.
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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!Helpful (3)
February 13, 2015
Rear bumper assist
The sensor is a great item to add on to any car. It's very helpful and adds a little bit more luxury to the car.Helpful (14)
February 06, 2014
Saves you from crashing
Good product, do not like the fact that sometimes it beeps even though there is nothing in back of me, I'm guessing it does that when i reverse pretty fast. Installation was not that bad, you don't have to take the bumper out but it does take you like 2 and ahalf hours. The only complication was the wiring. Other than that I like the way it works, looks good on my car, and makes reversing more secure.Helpful (14)
October 22, 2013
No more hazzle while rear parking
I bought and installed this sensor kit because of the bad rear view from the convertible. The installation instructions are good and the set comes with (nearly) all the things you need.I just needed some extra tie-wraps. All cables are long enough for installation so that there is no need to splice wires: Good Job! I needed roughly 4 hours for installation. I mounted the piezo in the compartment between the front seats, the electronic box I mounted behind the rear seat next to the hydraulic pump from the (convertible) roof. The only disadvantage is the volume of the piezo -it's to quit. Still, you can mount it next to your ears, but I preferred a more "stealthy" look. So I am "forced" to reduce the volume of my stereo while parking my Pony backwards. Nevertheless I recommend that set - it's well worth the expense!Helpful (15)
July 01, 2013
Avoid accidental bumper damage.
I bought this sensor kit after backing into a cement parking pylon in an indoor parking lot costing me close to $1000 in repairs. I had my regular mechanic professionally install the kit for me. The kit consists of 4 sensors installed in the rear bumper that provide an intermittent audible beeping tone inside the vehicle if there is anything behind the vehicle. As the vehicle gets closer to the object the speed of the tones increases. When you get a steady tone, you know that you're about a foot from the object. I feel much better when I put my Mustang in reverse now. A good value that might save you a lot of cash in repair work.Helpful (19)
May 01, 2013
Rear Bumper Parking Assist Sensor Kit
Had the product installed. Everything works fine; my only suggestion is that the bumper sensors are a gloss black finish different from the rear bumper material. I had expected them to be in the same finish as the factory installed ones.Helpful (14)
January 06, 2012
Works great, especially for tight parking!!
I bought these right after purchasing my 2012 Mustang. I had the dealership install them and specifically told them I wanted them mounted on the bumper as the 2012's from the factory have them. I received the car back with them mounted on the actual bumper just under the tail lights as I was told "that is where they belong". Not what I wanted, but they still work. It wouldn't be so bad as long as the sensors were white and not black. Anyway, they work great! I used them yesterday for example to parallel park in a tight spot. I know I have 3' clearance from the solid tone until I hit the car behind me, so it cleared the way for me to park. Definitely a recommendation for these.Helpful (22)
Are these sensors paintable? I'm pretty sure this is what I want, since I'm moving to big city! But my car is in white exterior so is there anyway I could paint these sensors to make them match the color? P.S. I checked that on 2013 mustangs does not have black plastic cover thus its all painted.
The outside circle housing could be painted but not the sensor that detects objects getting closer and relays that info to the computer to save you from bumping unintentional objects.
These work for the 2007 mustang. Why do you keep saying that it doesn't? The 2008 is no different from the 2007 and I've seen them on the 2007.
The Ford Rear Bumper Parking Assist Sensor Kit was manufactured specifically for Mustangs in the year range of 08'-14'. We are unable to guarantee fitment for anything outside of the specified manufacturer year range.
I have a 2007 GT convertible. Will these fit or is there another version for the 2007?
Unfortunately this is not compatible with the 2007 and older Mustangs.
Is the by any chance some way to rig this into my 2007 Mustang (V6). I know the product description clearly excludes everything older than 2008, but I was really wanting to install something like this to protect from backing into short objects.
Unfortunately this will not work with a 2007 V6 Mustang. We do sell a Raxiom rear parking sensor that will work with your year and model which you can find by searching item #384298 on our site!
Does the sensor kit include the rear bumper cover? Also, do you recommend that we take this to the dealership to install?
The bumper cover is not included with this sensor kit. You simply install using your factory cover.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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