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Old 03-15-2014, 05:11 PM
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I want to install this system. Any ideas, other than buy all the parts?
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I borrowed this post from a member on another forum, It is about adding front and back sensors and is a good description and review. I saw this and since then have added the rear sensors to my truck. Recent events have delayed me from completing the whole task and so far I have only added the rear sensors and will be doing the fronts as soon as I can.

First tape the bumper. The hardest part is lining up where you put the sensors and to make sure they are even and at the same height, double, triple and forple check your measurements , then do the same visually. It wasn't to hard to drill throught the bumper. Just make sure you have all your centers and then hit it with a punch to start the hole. I did drill a pilot hole before I used the hole cutter. Didn't have any problem with the chrome chipping on my bumper, but may want tape before drilling anyway.

Probably as stated in the post below the cables won't be long enough, just extend with a similer wire. I used the same kit as the poster and so far I am pleased with results.

Posted by patrikr on Ram forum .com

I picked up my 1500 Laramie about three weeks ago and one of the features it didn't have was ParkSense so I've been looking to install an aftermarket system ever since. I do have the reverse camera but have had the audible sensors on my last four cars and gotten used to it.

After searching the web I was only able to find one single manufacturer that sells chrome sensors and that is Steelmate. Problem was that Steelmate have had some manufacturing problems at their factory and you can't get hold of their front/rear kits anywhere. Trying my luck I ordered another kit that looked similar based on pictures which was the Crimestopper CA-5020 from Amazon and the chrome sensors from another vendor (part #SM-CHRKIT2). Turns out that once I get the Crimestopper kit *it is* a Steelmate kit with a Crimestopper sticker. The actual Steelmate part # is PTS800V8 which strangely enough is not available on their US site, only their Hong Kong site. To cut a long story short, it worked perfectly with the chrome sensors, always nice when a plan works out!

I had it installed by a car audio shop here in San Diego and it took them about 3 hours to do. They had to extend the cables to the rear of the truck as they weren't long enough but it's normal RCA cables so easy to do. The rear sensors activate when you switch to Reverse and the front sensors activate when you hit the brake pedal. When you switch to Reverse the display will always light up but when you hit the brakes the display only light up if you're 3 feet or closer to an object in front of you. All other times the display remains off which was one of the concerns I had considering the placement of the display. When the system is activated it both beeps and a lady voice say "6 feet", "2 feet" and "Park!". The last picture is how close I was to the wall when she announced "Park".

Overall it works just like I had hoped and looks as good as the factory install in my opinion. Total cost was about $300 ($160 for the system and $140 for the 8 chrome sensors).

(I borrowed his pictures too, so thank you very much PatrikR. Ramzaq)




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So the display you mention, is it in addition to the nav/evic screens???
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After markets don't blend in with the vehicle electronics including 2014. You would have to see if the dealer can do an upgrade install for a seamless blend.

The OP for the '14 Laramie, patrikr has a stand alone display that came with the kit.
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What about the OEM setup? Anyone been successful in installing that?
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