Removal of the front bumper is the biggest drawback while installing this parking aide. The previously installed backup parking sensor, had a quickly removable rear bumper; the front bumper involves dozens of screws, bolts, clips and clasps.
The firewall is another unexpected hassle, together with the power source and switch location. The backup parking is only activated when the van is in reverse, while the sensor in the front needs a manual on/off switch. The 12V power can be drawn from a number of different sources, all in close proximity of the switch.
I did it all in about six hours, but with an extra set of hands you can finish this project much faster.
As always, I have detailed every step on the Project’s Page, and added lots of pictures, a video and a project guide, free for you to download.
Mod: Front Parking Sensor
Mod: Backup Parking Sensor