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Retrofit front parking sensors & Rev camera

Just had my PHEV in for a software update. The loan car had a reversing camera which my wife liked, so I asked the dealer about retrofitting one. I was told this was not possible!
I would also like front parking sensors as my previous car had these.
Has anyone fitted a camera or front sensors and been able to connect these to the central display?

I know I can get sensors and a camera with separate displays, but I would prefer it if they were connected to the main display.

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My Mini came without front/rear sensors, so I bought this from eBay, having it professionally fitted in a weeks time....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Waterproo...72.m2749.l2649

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My Mini came without front/rear sensors, so I bought this from eBay, having it professionally fitted in a weeks time....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Waterproo...72.m2749.l2649
Tony my car has the factory fitted rear sensors, it is the front ones I need to add. I could go a stand alone set like yours, but I would rather have them wired in to to central display.

I did fit a set to the front of a Motorhome a couple of years ago. I guessed I would not need a switch, assuming they would only “alarm” if I was close to anything. My theory was fine until the first heavy rain! I had to disconnect them as the rain was setting them off!!
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Tony my car has the factory fitted rear sensors, it is the front ones I need to add. I could go a stand alone set like yours, but I would rather have them wired in to to central display.

I did fit a set to the front of a Motorhome a couple of years ago. I guessed I would not need a switch, assuming they would only “alarm” if I was close to anything. My theory was fine until the first heavy rain! I had to disconnect them as the rain was setting them off!!
Yes, I had a similar problem with the previous car.... but this set appears to be foolproof, the front sensors only work when you put your foot on the brake because they are wired to the brake light. However, we will see what heavy rain does..... :-)
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