Removing Two Middle Front Sensors

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DaddyDarren
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Removing Two Middle Front Sensors

Post by DaddyDarren » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 pm

Hello,

Any auto electricians on here?!

I’ve the P7 front grill fitted. Currently the two middle parking sensors are bonded into the grill. At some point I would like to remove them completely.

Could the two sensors be removed, whilst keeping the two outer sensors?

TIA

Darren
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cj10jeeper
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Re: Removing Two Middle Front Sensors

Post by cj10jeeper » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:09 am

I think you’ll struggle as they are designed to be fail safe
Removed the system will throw a warning message and not work.
If you put them inside the bumper they will give a false reading of being close to an object and bleep
I had fun with mine when fitting the SVR bumper to get them them working correctly in new locations.

It is however possible a specialist could identify what reiisrance or signal a non-activated sensor gives and wire something instead, but Jaguar are always difficult to ‘trick’ vs other makes


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Re: Removing Two Middle Front Sensors

Post by DaddyDarren » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:12 pm

Thank you 🙏 knew you’d offer sage advice 👍

Thought there maybe two possibilities. Either cut them out completely & link the gap. Agree the car may know they’re missing & give error messages. Or, as you suggest, clip two pretend sensors (resistors) in the sensor pockets & run them behind the grill out of harms way.

Have no need for the two middle ones & therefore would prefer them gone. I’m either replacing or re-painting the grill, front bumper at some point over the next few years. Will do some research & visit auto electrician along the way.

Thanks anyway. I’m going to contact Phil at Caffiene & Machine again. See which Saturdays are best for a little F-Type get together 👍
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