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Is it me, but I cannot find a search facility as I am sure this has been covered before somewher..?

I am purchasing a 2015 2+2 and have a few 'must do' jobs before I use the car - one being fitting front parking sensors.

1. Is there anywhere in the Evora, a switched +12V feed that becomes live at below at say, 5 or 10 mph that I can use to feed  the new sensor module?

2. If not, can the main control unit be programmed to give me a 12V port that becomes live at parking speeds?

I presume others have fitted front sensors - how have these been wired?

Thanks, Hal

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I've not heard of anyone adding front parking sensors to an Evora. Front camera, yes. 

As far as I know, there are no speed-based 12V supplies. Most worry about parking initially, until they do it a few times, and then gauge how far to park away from curbs or walls. It becomes rather second nature to park a bit further back in a stall, so I'm not sure how necessary sensors (or even a camera) would be. 

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The only thing I can think of would be a 12v delay off timer triggered by putting it in reverse, so it gives you x number of seconds operation once out of reverse. 

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I am surprised no one has installed front sensors. I appreciate not as necessary as rear sensors, but for making life that bit easier, and the minimal cost I thought would have been a no brainer in Lotus. Maybe I am spoilt having had them on evry car since 1995!

Anyway, I rather jumped the gun with the question. It has already been covered by parkingsensors.co.uk who supply a black box, at £50, that hooks into the CANBUS and signals to the computer to supply 12V when speed becomes less than 6mph.

Is this a good place to ask where I can best pick up the CANBUS wires..?

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On 26/08/2020 at 16:40, agentdr8 said:

I've not heard of anyone adding front parking sensors to an Evora. Front camera, yes. 

As far as I know, there are no speed-based 12V supplies. Most worry about parking initially, until they do it a few times, and then gauge how far to park away from curbs or walls. It becomes rather second nature to park a bit further back in a stall, so I'm not sure how necessary sensors (or even a camera) would be. 

I wouldn't mind a front camera!

Not sure I can be bothered with the faff of removing the clam to fit it though...

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I think you can mount a front cam without having to remove the clam. Depends on how you want to route the wiring to the headunit (assuming you're using a headunit with multi-cam connectivity). I know I've seen a picture of a front cam mounted at the top of the front grill, but I can't seem to locate that thread. 

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