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 Post subject: Chrome towball cover triggers rear parking sensors
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:06 am 
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I guess this applies to electrical.

I couldn't find any reference to this in the forums, so I'd thought I'd just let anyone out there with rear parking sensors and towbars know that you can potentially get constant triggering of the sensors if you fit a chromed plastic towball cover.

It doesn't seem to be affected by the chrome towball (maybe as it's spherical, not cylindrical) but as soon as I put one on and reversed, the sensors screamed like a banshee.

I've heard you can redirect the angle of the sensors. I'm going to try customising the cover instead.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome towball cover triggers rear parking sensors
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:15 pm 
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why not just use a black towball cover??
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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:34 pm 
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In some states, your not allowed to have a towball or tounge on the car when not in use.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Really Krytox?

I know it's illegal to have it fitted in NSW if it obstructs the number plate... As it does on the old man's old holden...

Which states, do you know?

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:01 pm 
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ahh I read it somewhere a long time ago, prolly due to the fact older kingswood's had those fold down numberplates. and the towball would obscure it.


Can't say i've ever been fined....
every car i've owned has had a towbar.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:31 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
why not just use a black towball cover??


They look too drab IMO.

A bit of chrome tidies it up nicely. I might even whack on a chrome tip on the exhaust - fully sick! :P

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:39 am 
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the chrome reflects the signal back

i only like towballs for f**k that cant drive
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