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I never had them in any car, so I don't know what I'm missing. Since I live out in the sticks, I'm not sure how beneficial it would be. Wouldn't the rear camera be enough? I'm more worried about curb rash than anything behind. The blindspot camera helps, but it's not perfect. Curb feelers? :)
 

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I installed the parking sensors and I found them to be very invaluable. When I pull into my garage I have stuff at the end of it and it helps me get as close as possible keeping the car in the garage without hitting anything.it integrates nicely into the car it shows up on your dashboard and on your computer monitor showing from what direction the objects are coming how far it is away and also it beeps louder and faster the closer you get.personally I love having them and wish it were actually standard on the car rather than an option.
 

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it shows up on your dashboard and on your computer monitor showing from what direction the objects are coming how far it is away....personally I love having them and wish it were actually standard on the car rather than an option.
I agree with it was a standard option on the car. Can you post pictures of the dash or infotainment system while being safe of cours and not super close to something. I was thinking of doing the upgrade and am curious as to what it looks like.
 

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Hopefully these pics come through. Keep in mind the install takes a whole day to do, hence the $1000 price tag, so make sure you're prepared to be without your car for that time. Also, I would stick with having the dealer do it since it involves taking both your front and rear end off the car, drilling into the bumpers, and a lot of wiring and integration into your computer system. Better to have a mess up on something like this with a dealer since you always have Honda to fall back on if there are any problems.
 

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Hopefully these pics come through. Keep in mind the install takes a whole day to do, hence the $1000 price tag, so make sure you're prepared to be without your car for that time. Also, I would stick with having the dealer do it since it involves taking both your front and rear end off the car, drilling into the bumpers, and a lot of wiring and integration into your computer system. Better to have a mess up on something like this with a dealer since you always have Honda to fall back on if there are any problems.
Awesome. Thank you for the pictures. Definitely what I was looking for. Oh yeah I would have dealer install for sure no question. How much was the install just $1000? My dealer mentioned it being closer to 1500 if I recall. May have to go to another Honda dealer and price compare.
 

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I thought getting the parking sensors new with the car coat only $515 -- and that the consensus was to NOT add them as they are tricky to install and that Honda dealers were routinely damaging the frame or bumpers during installation, even making an aesthetic mess.

The problem is that they are add-ons, not installed at the factory, and require precision drilling and alignment. Several people (here on these forums or over on InsightCentral) have reported issues.

Sounds like something not for the faint of heart or only done by very skilled DIYs.
 

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Bond;2610]I thought getting the parking sensors new with the car coat only $515 -- and that the consensus was to NOT add them as they are tricky to install and that Honda dealers were routinely damaging the frame or bumpers during installation, even making an aesthetic mess.

The problem is that they are add-ons, not installed at the factory, and require precision drilling and alignment. Several people (here on these forums or over on InsightCentral) have reported issues.

Sounds like something not for the faint of heart or only done by very skilled DIYs.[/QUOTE]

Wow, 515 is a heck of a bargain price. I agree this is not for the faint of heart as it obviously entails a lot of work that's why I had Honda do it. They did a great job for me so as the saying goes "your mileage may vary" but I still find them to be very useful. I'll also admit that this was my first "new" car I ever bought and I wanted all the gadgets 😁
 

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My dealer was closer to 1400 so I said no. way too high of a labor cost. Plus like it was said by others it may be best to hav had them on factory install too (wish it came standard).I am not sure I trust my local dealers to do such a complex install. I barely trust them for oil changes so I do those myself lol. I wish I could have did the rear camera update myself too I should have skipped it altogether.
 

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My apologies, all! That $515 was from the Honda website, but it is, indeed, only for the sensors themselves. The "fine print" said installation extra!

Given that some dealers are making a hash out of the installation job, I thought even $515 wasn't worth it! Spending over a thousand with the risk of body damage DEFINITELY isn't worth it!
 

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I installed my parking sensors but I have an error.
Should be a link to my error message.

I cannot remember where the instructions were for bringing up the diagnostic display on the audio system. I'm hoping it will give me a better clue as to what is wrong.
 

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If I'm looking at the photos correctly, adding the senors also enabled the cross-traffic indicator function (the bottom right icon in the second picture). Is that correct, and is it functional?
 

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They are described as parking sensors only when purchased, I don't think they are supposed to be used as, our replace, a true cross traffic detection system. Mine tell me when I get close to objects at very low speeds while parking visually and with beeps. I'm pretty sure this is not a cross traffic system otherwise I'm sure they would have sold it as a parking sensors - cross traffic alert upgrade. Either way all these horror stories being reported about them being installed wrong by dealers aside, my dealer did a great job and everything works as advertised so I recommend them for safety sale if it makes sense for you. Surprisingly competent and good dealer to deal with.
 

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Bugger. The only thing that the diagnostic shows for the parking sensor is NG. No idea what NG means. No Good? No Ground? Time to check to see if Helm Inc has the service manual for the 2019 Insight.
 

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I have been driving the Touring Edition for 3 weeks. I got the parking sensors and am so glad I did. I am coming from an Audi Q5 which had the sensors, so I didn't want to lose them. They are very helpful when parking in my garage which is barely large enough for my car.

I paid a little over $1K for installation. The only thing that was bad about the experience was that the Honda shop disconnected my GPS/Satellite connection and also reinstalled the back seat without making sure that all the seat belt parts were above the seat. I had to bring the car back to the dealer which is over 30 miles away, so that was not great.

Otherwise, they work well and are nicely integrated with the Infotainment system.
 
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