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If you want OEM, you can purchase the sensors, wiring harness, and module on your own but I think you would need a dealer to program it to work correctly. Both OEM and aftermarket are options, aftermarket would be cheaper and easier but won't be factory-like. If you go with Chrysler reverse sensors, it could get costly.
 

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BTW, I thought I would add to this if anyone finds themselves in a similar situation. Apparently the factory kit is sold separately under part #82212465 under $300 from what I found. I imagine that the sensor faces need painting to match on anything other than black and drilling of the rear bumper cover and removal of it is probably required. I wonder if there are locators for the holes on the inside of the bumpers. From what I see, when you order these you give them the VIN and they program the module before you get it so that it is plug and play. This is really pretty good if you have the camera and want to add the sensors. Personally, I think both are great, second to that sensors only and third would be camera only. I had the sensors on my 2005 and they were great for parking but the new C we selected has only the camera but everything else is just right, so adding these will make it perfect.
 

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Great find, do you have any part/reference numbers for this kit? That would help those wanting to add these reverse sensors.

EDIT: Never mind, for those interested it's part number 82212465.
 

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Park sense does help even when you have reverse camera. We have the combination on our Escalade and it helps the driver get a better sense of how close you actually are to something. But then again, the Escalade's rearview camera does not have guidelines like the 300's does. Plus it helps in corners on the far left or far right, places that the camera cannot see.
 

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Cross Traffic Warning

The rear bumper sensors on my 2011 300 Limited also alert me to oncoming cross traffic when I'm backing out of a parking space between two huge SUVs, not just to the distance to rear objects. So, they complement the rear camera nicely. I'd next like to see a lower front mounted camera to alert me to those curbs that are above the bottom of the front bumper, but below the activation range of the front sensors.
 

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If this comes as a simple kit, I wonder how hard it would be to install the front ones with the distance sensor and get adaptive cruise control?

Probably too much money and labor for it to be worth it, but I'm gonna check it out and see. :p
 

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All connections are made behind bumper and in the trunk area only. You will have to drill 4-22mm holes and will need to paint the 4 sensors before installing. You can get matching spray can from Chrysler for about $8. I'm still looking into installing these sensors in my 300c 2015. The dealer showed me the install instructions but could not give me a copy???? The kit has a modem, wires, sensors and also has a small speaker that would go in the trunk area also. The install pages that I saw had EVERYTHING installing in the trunk area only. I found install instructions at starparts pdf format....
 

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All connections are made behind bumper and in the trunk area only. You will have to drill 4-22mm holes and will need to paint the 4 sensors before installing. You can get matching spray can from Chrysler for about $8. I'm still looking into installing these sensors in my 300c 2015. The dealer showed me the install instructions but could not give me a copy???? The kit has a modem, wires, sensors and also has a small speaker that would go in the trunk area also. The install pages that I saw had EVERYTHING installing in the trunk area only. I found install instructions at starparts pdf format....
I added factory front and rear ParkSense to my 2012 300S. I don't like the aftermarket kit for a few reasons. One, drilling holes in the bumper. Two, the bezels that hold the sensors look ugly IMO. Three, not factory, so it just feels like an add-on.
 

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I added factory front and rear ParkSense to my 2012 300S. I don't like the aftermarket kit for a few reasons. One, drilling holes in the bumper. Two, the bezels that hold the sensors look ugly IMO. Three, not factory, so it just feels like an add-on.
Thanks for the info.... Are you saying that the factory Park Sensors do not need drilling?
OK! I think the directions show the plastic bumper cover needs drilling but the steel backing does not???? I also like the front sensor idea you had. I will have to look for that part also..
The OLDER I get the more help I need.......
 

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Thanks for the info.... Are you saying that the factory Park Sensors do not need drilling?
OK! I think the directions show the plastic bumper cover needs drilling but the steel backing does not???? I also like the front sensor idea you had. I will have to look for that part also..
The OLDER I get the more help I need.......
Let me clarify,

To add TRUE factory front and rear ParkSense you need the following parts: ( I have part numbers for these as well)

10 object sensors - 1EW63TZZAA
10 O-Rings - 4806474AA
ParkSense module - 56054122AD
New Front Wiring Harness - 68127948AB (With Fogs and ParkSense)
New Rear Wiring Harness - 68127955AA (With ParkSense)
New Rear and Front bumper covers (These need to have the ParkSense holes already in them) - 68127951AC (rear) / 68071976AB (front - SRT style)

The factory route is expensive because of the new bumper covers needed. The covers have a bezel on the inside of them which allows the sensors and the o-ring to slide into and click into place. Its just a matter of changing out the pieces and taking the car do a dealer to be flashed with the XAG (I believe its XAG) sales code. programming takes 15 minutes to do.

When I did this I also did an SRT front end fascia swap so you wont want to use that part number unless you want to do that as well. Unfortunately I don't have the part number for a standard front end with ParkSense.
 

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All connections are made behind bumper and in the trunk area only. You will have to drill 4-22mm holes and will need to paint the 4 sensors before installing. You can get matching spray can from Chrysler for about $8. I'm still looking into installing these sensors in my 300c 2015. The dealer showed me the install instructions but could not give me a copy???? The kit has a modem, wires, sensors and also has a small speaker that would go in the trunk area also. The install pages that I saw had EVERYTHING installing in the trunk area only. I found install instructions at starparts pdf format....
I'm trying to find the install instructions you referred to (@ starparts...a PDF?), with no luck so far. Could you provide more details so that I can also locate the install instructions? Thanks.
 

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Will it work similar to the original one?

If I installed this module on my 2011 Chrysler 300, will it function like the OEM one? like showing the sensor detection on the small screen in the dash or lowering the audio while backing up.

Because if it does, I would like to have one. ::biggrin::
 
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