A common concern raised by our customers looking to undergo a ute tray conversion is the relocation of important safety features like reverse cameras and parking sensors. Let us show you how these cameras and sensors can be effectively relocated to maintain their functionality and enhance the safety of your modified ute. This applies to most ute ranges including the next-gen Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok Gen 2, Mazda BT-50, Isuzu D-Max, Nissan NP300, Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota Hilux.
As part of the ute tray conversion process, it is crucial to ensure that safety features are retained and seamlessly integrated into the new configuration. One such feature is the reverse camera, which provides valuable visibility while manoeuvring in reverse.
Typically, the reverse camera is located on the pickup box tailgate. During a ute tray conversion, the camera and associated wiring loom can be relocated underneath the number plate on the tray body. By reusing the factory sensors and associated wiring harnesses, the reverse camera can continue to provide a clear view of the area behind the vehicle, enhancing safety and reducing the risk of accidents.
Another crucial safety feature commonly found in modern utes is parking sensors. These sensors aid in detecting obstacles and provide audible or visual warnings to the driver, preventing potential collisions.
During a tray conversion, the rear bar, where parking sensors are often located, is removed. To maintain the functionality of these sensors, they can be relocated to the rearmost position underneath the tray body. This placement ensures that the sensors continue to effectively detect obstacles, providing the driver with essential information while manoeuvring the vehicle in tight spaces.
In addition to the reverse camera and parking sensors, some vehicles are equipped with blind spot traffic/cross traffic sensors, which play an important role alerting drivers to potential hazards when changing lanes or reversing.
To preserve the functionality of blind spot traffic/cross traffic sensors, they are removed from the rear tail lights or the rear bumper bar during the tray conversion process. These sensors are then relocated on custom brackets mounted off the chassis, securely enclosed behind ABS plastic enclosures. This relocation ensures that the vehicle can still detect other vehicles in its blind spot and effectively detect approaching vehicles during reverse manoeuvres.
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