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 Post subject: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:24 am 
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Hi All
I had a long test drive in a 2020MY PHEV yesterday and am very keen to place an order in the not too distant future.

One thing that I didn't like is the lack of standard parking sensors (yes, it has a rear camera but I've always preferred wing mirrors with sensor blips for added reassurance).

There seem to be two versions/part numbers for the sensors on the Mitsubishi UK website - e.g.
Parts SP033796 and SP042136 are both described as "rear parking sensor kit (4 eye)". The only difference is the pricing - the first is £259.99 and the latte £178.70 - so I assume there must be some difference.

Similarly for the front sensors, there are two kits SP033788 and SP042169 - £223.99 and £195.59 respectively.

Having had various cars with factory-fitted sensors (BMWs, VWs, Audi) all of which integrate fully with the car's audio and driver information systems, I'm loathed to pay what is quite a lot of money for system which isn't similarly integrated. If it is, then fair enough. I've also fitted a cheap sub £30 kit to our Citroen C3, so I'm aware of what a non-integrated system is like (actually very good for the money paid).

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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:12 am 
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I read up on this also as I have a 4h which has a camera but no sensors.
It would appear that the ones offered as accessories are not Mitsubishi manufactured but after market kits anyway! Someone please chime in if I was mis-informed.
I have actually heard that they are pretty bad too...

In the end I bagged a cheap eBay set and got our workshop (my company has its own!) to fit them.
I have omitted the brand as to be fair I think they are not the best, but they are OK...

Personally, I think they are essential, others will disagree, but I am very glad I fitted them.
If for no other reason than I get a BEEP when I accidentally select reverse when I meant to select Drive! It is easy to do trust me...

I only did rear ones, fronts would be nice but a bit more involved as you would want an on/off button somewhere to switch them off in traffic.


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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:37 am 
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I've got a 2016 3h+ so Mitsu fitted the sensors after production. They work well, but the speaker is put behind soundproofed cladding(!!!!) so stereo down, heater off to hear it. A world away from stereo integration.


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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:13 pm 
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only did rear ones, fronts would be nice but a bit more involved as you would want an on/off button somewhere to switch them off in traffic


I understand, but would like to see confirmation, that the Mitsubishi front kit has a canbus interface which will (presumably) activate/deactivate the sensors above/below a set speed.

I am frustrated how little information seems to be readily available. I think it also comes with a switch but I am quite picky about such things and would want to ensure it is an OEM switch not some aftermarket cheap and nasty thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:47 am 
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roly wrote:
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would want to ensure it is an OEM switch not some aftermarket cheap and nasty thing.


Cant find it right now but there is a thread on here somewhere that says they has the Mitsubishi ones as advertised in their options/accessories brochure.
They were no impressed with the operation or the supplied switch which did not look like a factory fit; I will try to find it and link...


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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:29 am 
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roly wrote:
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only did rear ones, fronts would be nice but a bit more involved as you would want an on/off button somewhere to switch them off in traffic


I understand, but would like to see confirmation, that the Mitsubishi front kit has a canbus interface which will (presumably) activate/deactivate the sensors above/below a set speed.

I am frustrated how little information seems to be readily available. I think it also comes with a switch but I am quite picky about such things and would want to ensure it is an OEM switch not some aftermarket cheap and nasty thing.


The Genuine accessory kits i have fitted have no interface to the canbus network. The on off switch that i have fitted in the Australian kit does not look like a OEM switch. It is the right size, and fits in one of the blank holes easily, just looks "not right". I have heard of complaints about it before.

Best advice is Buy the model that has the factory kit.

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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:15 am 
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factory fit option is as fully integrated as it gets on these. you get a dash switch and the dash display comes up with which sensor is the closest etc. the crap thing with even the factory fit ones and an official tow bar accessory loom is that the rears are not disabled in reverse when you have something attached to the towing electrics.


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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:10 pm 
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My local dealer quoted me £400 for the front and £350 for the rear ?


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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
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oscarmax wrote:
My local dealer quoted me £400 for the front and £350 for the rear ?
And a couple of sets from AliExpress will do just as well... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Confused over various parking sensor options offered
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:28 pm 
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Hi All
Thanks for replies so far.

I have obtained a set of original dealer-fit Mitsubishi front sensors for a pretty good price. Once they are delivered I will report back on what is included in the kit. I believe they kit includes a can-bus interface module and a dash switch.


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