I have just bought and fitted a set of reversing radar to my
1997 Ultima estate.
The kit is called Brees Parking Sensor and comes complete with
all wiring and instruction. I got it on
Ebay for £50.00 inc
postage. It seems well built and was easy to fit, as you only had to connect 2
wires! It took me about 2 hours in total to fit.
I first removed the interior trim from the tailgate….about half
a dozen screws.
Then the 2 handles and 4 one-way fixers.
I then removed the number plate/reversing light surround. This is held in place
by about TEN 10mm nuts from the inside. There is also a screw behind the number
plate. Mine’s was rusted on so I had to break the plastic to remove it.
Next I stuck the two sensors onto the surround just below the
reversing lights (near the edge). Then came the wiring. Having found a suitable
place for the control unit (just to right of the reversing lights inside the
tailgate), I connected the two wires…1 power, 1 earth. I checked them with a
I put the display unit on the rear screen next to the brake
light so I can see it when reversing.
It’s just a case of putting everything back after tiding up the
wiring. I put the sensor wires up behind the number plate. You could drill 2
small holes and feed them inside that way if you wanted to (didn’t want to risk
A simple and effective job. The kit lets you get to about 12
inches from a parked car etc. before the red lights come on and the ‘beep’