Thursday, 18 September 2014

Dolphin DPS470 Parking Sensors Fitted to Toyota Prius

"I am very satisfied with the parking sensor system recently purchased from 
you, here are pictures and a brief description of fitting sensors to a 2010 Toyota Prius which you may wish to use on your website." 
Tony Hegarty
Toyota Prius 2010

The sensors can be fitted on the rear bumper cover without removing it from the car. The metal bumper runs about midway inside the cover so that the sensors can be fitted either above or below this without obstruction.  Fitting them around 57 cm above the ground sets them above and nicely clear of the bumper and within the recommended 40 – 70 cm. 

Toyota Prius Fitting

Parking Sensors in Bumper

As the contour of the bumper cover would tilt the sensors slightly upward the spacers were used, which brought them level. In order to feed the sensor wires into the boot it is necessary to move two plastic panels from underneath the car.  These are held in place by a number of plastic pins, three plastic screws, and one 10mm bolt.  The plastic pins are removed by popping the centre of the pin outward and the whole pin will then come out easily.  The pins can be reused when the job is done.  A rubber grommet in the rear left side of the wheel well makes passing the wires forward easy and there is room for the “control box”  behind the small plastic storage compartment directly under the light cluster making connection to the reversing light convenient.

Control Box in boot

The wires attached to the reversing light were too tight to allow a scotchlock to be used so the connection was soldered.  A good earth connection is available at the nearby chrome cargo hook. The wireless version was used so the display can be fitted in a number of convenient places.
Connection to reversing light
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