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Question Reverse sensors?

Ok so I broke one of my reverse sensors on my truck, just ordered a new one, but I had a couple questions. First off on the instruction for installing a ranch hand rear bumper they say, in bold, not to unplug the reverse sensors. Why is this? Is there a process to replacing one of them? Thanks in advance.

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I got a ranch hand bumper for my truck that didnt have holes for my sensors. I figured "No big deal, Ill just punch holes in myself". I did this and was transferring the sensors over one at a time and ended up breaking one clean in half. So I figured I would just put two sensors in, one on each side. Turns out you have to have all four connected to the harness for the whole system to work properly. Right now in my RH bumper, I still have two sensors in, one on each side. I have yet to break down and purchase a replacement sensor. When I do, I will ream out the final two holes and put in the remaining two sensors.

I am not sure if this covers what you are looking for in a return statement, but this is how my truck with RH bumper is set up.

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First off on the instruction for installing a ranch hand rear bumper they say, in bold, not to unplug the reverse sensors. Why is this? Is there a process to replacing one of them? Thanks in advance.
Also, I found them very easy to remove from the factory harness and plug. Just be extremely careful when trying to disconnect the two. I pulled out the sensor head from the body when I broke mine.

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Do you have a pic of your bumper and where you put the holes? I have a RH as well and wanting to install the reverse sensors. My bumper has the lights so not much room to put 4 sensors. I do not know how close they can be to each other or how close to put to the license plate cut out.
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Do you have a pic of your bumper and where you put the holes? I have a RH as well and wanting to install the reverse sensors. My bumper has the lights so not much room to put 4 sensors. I do not know how close they can be to each other or how close to put to the license plate cut out.
Here are the pics you requested....shows each side of the bumper, I found punching a pilot hole first and then using a step drill bit worked best. Also use a corded drill with some power and a handle. The bit will most likely stick, and dont let the drill break your wrist/forearm when it twists around.... Let me know if you have any other questions. One interesting thing I came across when talking with Ranch Hand was, they said that all 08-10 rear replacement bumpers that came with lights also come with sensor cutouts. Mine however didnt and they were slightly confused by that. One last thing, the original sensor plastic inserts, I used them and ended up having to epoxy them into place. I customized them to fit into the round hole, mine will not be able to go back into a stock bumper..... If you click on the yellow bar at the top of each photo, it will make the pic much bigger(if you didnt already know)




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thanks for the update and pics. helps a lot.
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