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  • ARB Summit Bullbar - OE parking sensors won't fit

    I purchased a new May 2018 GXL Prado with front parking sensors. Before I received the Prado, I ordered the ARB Summit bar that fits the OE sensors. Even though my dealer consulted with their local ARB store, somewhere along the line, they got it wrong. So at the time of fitting the bullbar, ARB found that the sensors didn't fit. They didn't want to drill out the sensor holes on the bullbar, so the dealer will have to replace them. At this point in time, there is a logger-head as to what sensors they should be. Has any one any idea. Thanks
    SSSHHHH be very very quiet were huntin wabbits.

  • #2
    I would have thought it should be obvious to ARB & the dealer.

    Drilling out a hole a couple of extra mm's over replacing several OEM electrical parts that may not be compatible with other makes....
    Cheers
    Micheal.

    2008 GXL D4D Auto. GOING... GOING... GONE
    2015 GXL 1GD Auto. And it begins again...

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    • #3
      Good idea on the face of it, but I didn't want to drill out the brand new bar that is colour coded all for the sake that the dealer/ARB cant get their act together. A new set of OE sensors are on the way.
      SSSHHHH be very very quiet were huntin wabbits.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by D4D-GXL View Post
        Good idea on the face of it, but I didn't want to drill out the brand new bar that is colour coded all for the sake that the dealer/ARB cant get their act together. A new set of OE sensors are on the way.
        My thoughts exactly... donít want to see the powder coat blistering in 12 months
        2018 VX Prado

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        • #5
          Terrific R&D from ARB.

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          • #6
            My 2018 Prado GXL doesn't have front parking sensors (it does have the rear ones).
            I though only the VX and up had the front sensors.

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            • #7
              GXL has an option to install them if you wish. Cost me about $350-$400
              SSSHHHH be very very quiet were huntin wabbits.

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              • #8
                ARB should be re-drilling them and sandblasting/re-powdercoating the bar. I wouldn't be accepting anything less
                <Rob> '12 Prado GX - https://www.pradopoint.com.au/forum/general/my-rig-build-up/32702-i-m-back-with-a-2012-150-gx-toorak-tractor

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                • #9
                  I also had a similar issue.with front parking sensors.Purchased a new GXL in Dec 2017 and after research with both the Toyota dealer and ARB did not have the dealer fit FPS and have since done without as was suggested that with ARB bullbar the problem of touch parking was not my problem!.
                  The real issue is that the ARB bar is designed to take the OE sensors fitted to the VX model in the factory in Japan which are completely different to the sensors fitted by dealers in Aus..The OE sensors apparently have a different built in wiring system from those fitted locally and have a flat back as opposed to the local fit which is more pencil like.
                  ARB specifically raised this issue with me prior to ordering the bar and alerted me to the difference in the sensors. The bar now fitted does have the holes drilled for the OE sensors but have been capped off. The OE sensors that are fitted to the VX cannot be fitted to the GXL.
                  My view would be that it was the dealer that did not discuss the matter correctly with ARB as ARB definitely are aware of the different sensors that are fitted. Get the dealer to pull them off and refund your money.

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                  • #10
                    Here is the update to our issue about Sensors fitting the ARB Summit Bar.
                    ARB Design the Summit bar around the VX/Kakadu sensors. If you pick up a GXL or GX and ask for sensors they will NOT fit the Summit bar as they are way to large. ARB Provide a fitting to the back of the bar to hold in the sensor. As seen from the pictures, the VX/Kakadu sensors are smaller in diameter and also are of a Right Angle design. This suits the ARB bracket. The issue between the GXL Front parking sensors and the VX/Kakadu sensors is apparently you cannot purchase the VX/Kakadu sensors for the GXL (unless at considerable costs). The issue I have now is the GXL is a two-pin type plug whilst the VX/Kakadu is a three-pin type plug. Does anyone know if I can rewire the VX/Kakadu sensor to suit the GXL sensor module?
                    SSSHHHH be very very quiet were huntin wabbits.

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                    • #11
                      Hi, Can I ask you guys what is the damage $$$ to get ARB Summit Bar installed?

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