2010 C5 Parking sensor display?

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2010 C5 Parking sensor display?

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My latest C5 has parking sensors front and rear and there is an LED display of sorts at the bottom centre of the windscreen, or at least I take it thats what it is but it doesn't do much. I parked in a car park today and as I approached a wall and a couple of bars let up - then I hit the wall.

This doesn't look like on original display more like an after market one, can anyone give me some info?

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Re: 2010 C5 Parking sensor display?

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Peter if this is the vehicle VIN ending in 688, then it does NOT have factory fitted parking assistance neither front nor rear).

What you have is an aftermarket add-on, evidently unreliable. :(
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It does indeed end in 688 and certainly doesn't look original but the wires are all concealed and how they ran them I have no idea but the sensors look genuine. Most odd.

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I can tell you that your VIN states no Factory Parking assistance and they do NOT add the sensors when not part of the trim or option as they cost a fortune.

This is an aftermarket add-on and Citroen do supply a rear and front system made by METASYSTEM France for aftermarket fitting, but is not the same as the original factory fitted options.
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Thanks Marc, I have since found a kit with the same display on Ebay, if that's where the fault lies I might just get one, the whole kit is only about £12.00.

The silver one has the original parking sensors but they ceased working when the radio and satnav packed up.

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If the same £12 kit is not reliable and results in bumper damage, why not spend a bit more if something better is available ?
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Hi Paul

I wasn't thinking of fitting the whole kit, the fault as far as I can tell is in the display as not all the the segments light up so I was just thinking of swapping the display once I have checked to see its the same. The sensors look similar to the genuine ones in the other car on which the system doesn't work due to a BSI fault, so I have 6 spare ones if the spec is the same.

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No, the sensors likely will not be - as this is not an OEM system Peter.
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OK Marc thanks again, I know very little about them that's why I keep asking silly questions.

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