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Question Can you relocate the backup sensor display bar?

Can you move the backup sensor bar to a different location so it can be seen better? I have a hard time seeing it in the mirror. It's mounted too high up in the step up part of the roof.
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Can you move the backup sensor bar to a different location so it can be seen better? I have a hard time seeing it in the mirror. It's mounted too high up in the step up part of the roof.
I don't see why you couldn't move it if that's a job you want to tackle. But you will have a hole in the headliner where it was originally mounted.

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I have noticed that if your rear view mirror is adjusted directly in the middle of the rear window you can see the reflection of the lights from the bar in the mirror and not the actual light itself. I'm not sure if it was designed that way but it has worked well for me.

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I have no problem seeing it in the mirror. What year is your Commander. I think they changed the location of it from where it was first placed in the ones that were manufactured first. I remember reading that somewhere.

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It's an '06 but with the mirror positioned directly in the middle of the back glass I can't see the lights reflecting in the glass.
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It's an '06 but with the mirror positioned directly in the middle of the back glass I can't see the lights reflecting in the glass.
Can you post a pic so we can see where your sensor lights are located ? Also, what is the build date of your Commander ? It is located on the side of the driver's door.

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Can somebody explain to me the backup sensor you are talking about? Frankly, I'm confused. I have the park assist that beeps when you get close to something backing up and I have the rear camera, but I think you are talking about something else.

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My first 06 (built 06/06)had it mounted where you could see it and out the rear window whereas my new 06 (built in 05) was mounted high like yours. I dont see why you couldnt move it. My only issue is the hole it leaves behind.

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Can somebody explain to me the backup sensor you are talking about? Frankly, I'm confused. I have the park assist that beeps when you get close to something backing up and I have the rear camera, but I think you are talking about something else.
Talking about the lights mounted inside the vehicle on the rear of the headliner that work with the backup sensors on the rear bumper.

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Can somebody explain to me the backup sensor you are talking about? Frankly, I'm confused. I have the park assist that beeps when you get close to something backing up and I have the rear camera, but I think you are talking about something else.
They are talking about a black bar that is in the back part of the XK on the headliner, that contains serveral LEDs that light up when your rear sensors pick up an object in your path and using the LEDs gives you a idea as to what side it is on. Hope that helps.

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