Rear Object Sensor Package added to my G8 GT

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    Rear Object Sensor Package added to my G8 GT

    Forgive the cell phone photos and unwashed car. My wife has the digital camera right now and it has rained a lot the past few days here.

    For the bargain price of $389 installed I got the rear sensor package put on my G8GT. I have missed this feature from my LaCrosse CXS quite a bit.



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    Re: Rear Object Sensor Package added to my G8 GT

    Cool mod..

    Good to see you were able to install it and have what you missed off your previous vehicle..

    Sure must come in handy.

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    Re: Rear Object Sensor Package added to my G8 GT

    So does it work good? How did they install the sensors on the bumper...drill holes?

    I'm thinking about doing this on my G8, so I'm curious to hear more.

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    Re: Rear Object Sensor Package added to my G8 GT

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    So does it work good? How did they install the sensors on the bumper...drill holes?

    I'm thinking about doing this on my G8, so I'm curious to hear more.
    They drilled holes. There are three main components to the set. Sensors, Speaker, and Control Unit. The rest is the wiring harness.

    Make sure you have the right color code when ordering. The names are not even close to the Pontiac Color Names. Sport Metallic Red (26U) is listed as Bright Red.

    Labor was $75 for the install. I had a $15 coupon for GM service sent to me. They used it. Now that I remember it was only supposed to be used for over $100 of service. The Package was $299 plus tax.

    As for the work. The dealership I could tell was a bit apprehensive about doing it. They said it would be the first time they would be doing it. They did alright. I pulled back the panels afterwards. They forget to plug my left rear tail light back in. Also, I used some elastic bands to make neat bundles with the excess wire.

    When you put in R you here two slow beeps. This is the Built-In test running. At about five feet you here slow beeps. From 3 ft in you here fast beeps. It becomes a solid tone at one foot.

    It is competing with your stereo so you may want to tap the mute button on the steering wheel to reduce the distraction. Wish the kids came with mute some days.

    I delivered it at 7:30 in the morning. The dealership called me with the job being done by 11:30. They were starting the day with a back log.

    I will be happy to tell you anything else you want to know.
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    Re: Rear Object Sensor Package added to my G8 GT

    I have the OSS installed on my 30' Motorhome and swear by it. Good investment.

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    Re: Rear Object Sensor Package added to my G8 GT

    Quote Originally Posted by 87silver View Post
    I have the OSS installed on my 30' Motorhome and swear by it. Good investment.
    I bet a rear sensor is almost essential when backing up 30' of fun. I was spoiled after owning the LaCrosse for three years and hated driving rentals or anything else without it. The rear vis on the G8 is not terrible but not awesome either. I am super cautious about backing up too close or pulling in too close due to the low front end too.
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