This looks like it would work. All you'd probably have to do is drill a few holes in the rear bumper to mount the sensors then wire it all up.
I have been thinking on making this mod as well, however I used to drive a cadillac and when there was something on top of the sensors (Bike rack) but not blocking the sensors, the alarm will go off. So what I am trying to say, having the spare tire on the back I am afraid it will cause the same thing.
Good Luck!!! and Please let me know how it turns out.
That's funny your brought up the rear view mirrow one. I was just looking at the one with the lcd screen right in the mirrow. That may be a good option.
I will keep you posted when i actually pull the trigger on it.
To answer yes i have good insurance coverage, this is why she drives the gc primarily with sensors and the backup camera.
I recently added the backup camera when I did the lockpick with the mygig and while I normally tend to forget about it and just turn around and try and see out the few inches my spare doesn't block, when I've had to parallel park in a real tight space it's really come in handy. I'd imagine with kids around it would be nice to have since depending on age they're easy to miss. So rather than sensors I'd look into the backup camera.
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I just installed a backup sensor couple of days ago. It's by company called vr3 model # VRPS100. hxxp://roadmasterusa.com/index.php?page=back-up-cameras
Basically it's a foil type strip that you stick behind the bumper and attached to a sensor module and a buzzer. No need to drill the holes. All you do is remove the rear bumper 6 screws (2 on each side corner and 2 in the middle) stick the tape through the whole bumper on the backside and attach the module and buzzer and wire with backup lights +12 and ground.
sorry I didn't take pics but installation is preety easy. bought it at local wally for 30 bucks. It seems to function ok. It doesn't beep until your too close to the obstruction(like about 1-2 feet) I think those 4 backup sensors kit that you drill in the bumper may be better functionality. I've seen the drill type at ebay for under $40.
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