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I got my car withought Technology package so no rearview camera or parking sensors now as a sideview i suggest anyone who is planning on getting this car TECHNOLIGY PACKAGE IS A MUST HAVEE!!!!!! this car is a very low stanced wide dimensioned curvy car it is a need to have the rearview camera and sensors when parralel parking and the side assist is a great option because this car due to its curves and low stance has many blind spots trust me unless you want to damage your car when parking or even worse hurt yourself or someone else be safe and get the very convenient technology package
i very much regret not getting it but i want to get parking sensors installed so when im reversing or am too close to something to get the beeping warning so does anyone have any idea of first if this is possible second is it possible withought too much work like changing this moving that you know a big hassle and how much it will cost and any other details thanks
 

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I got my car withought Technology package so no rearview camera or parking sensors now as a sideview i suggest anyone who is planning on getting this car TECHNOLIGY PACKAGE IS A MUST HAVEE!!!!!! this car is a very low stanced wide dimensioned curvy car it is a need to have the rearview camera and sensors when parralel parking and the side assist is a great option because this car due to its curves and low stance has many blind spots trust me unless you want to damage your car when parking or even worse hurt yourself or someone else be safe and get the very convenient technology package
i very much regret not getting it but i want to get parking sensors installed so when im reversing or am too close to something to get the beeping warning so does anyone have any idea of first if this is possible second is it possible withought too much work like changing this moving that you know a big hassle and how much it will cost and any other details thanks
I feel kind of silly responding since I believe I already answered you here (and on AudiWorld.com?), was it before you bought the car? I really cant recommend the tech package enough! People, do get it if you want the parking sensors. It is much hassle afterwards.

Anyway, like I responded to you previously, sure parking sensors etc. can be retrofitted but it will cost and you will need to find someone competent-enough to do it.

My original reply quoted end of message and includes the Kufatec link to an Audi factory retrofit kit for parking sensors, but I get the feeling you are looking for something simpler, so perhaps two alternatives including only rear parking sensors:

Kufatec.de does sell the factory kit (my previous reply linked to the full front+back kit available in Europe from factory), also the rear only:

Retrofit Kit Audi Parking System APS back Audi A5 8T
http://www.kufatec.de/shop/product_...-Audi-Parking-System-APS-back-Audi-A5-8T.html

It will require a new bumper or very careful drilling and attachment, but end-result will be equivalent to factory (without the rear-view camera in this case of course, unless that is retrofitted too).

If you want the easiest and cheapest, go for an after-market solution. It will not look as good as the factory system (which has only very small single rings in the bumper where the sensors are), but you are sure to find a local place for the installation and the price will be palatable.

One option is the Cobra ParkMaster, which Audi in Europe uses as their after-market kit of choice:

http://www.cobravehiclesecurity.co.uk/default.asp?docId=12368&rnd=15911659373937864
http://www.cobravehiclesecurity.co.uk/content/Files/PDFs/PARKMASTER.pdf?from=17342661402737215

It can installed to both ends if need be. The sensors will be on top of the bumpers, but when painted to body color look pretty much OK.

I am sure your local Audi dealer or car equipment retailers will have similar local offerings and experience in installing them.

Kufatec.de will sell you the equipment:

Parking sensor kit (front and rear):

http://www.kufatec.de/shop/product_...-optische-Anzeige-MMI--Front-und-Heck-A5.html
Rear-view camera:

http://www.kufatec.de/shop/product_...APS-Advance---Rueckfahrkamera-Audi-A5-8T.html

Their kits usually come with documentation, although it can be quite brief.

Do note that to install the rear-view camera you will probably need to change your MMI head unit (and you need to have navi so you have full MMI), see this site:

http://www.geocities.com/a6retrofit/

Especially these might be useful (A6 is pretty much the same as A5 since the MMI is the same):

Notes on retrofitting Audi Parking System Advanced rear-view camera Audi A6 (4F/C6)
http://www.geocities.com/a6retrofit/articles/a6rearcamera.html

This hinges along the same issues as camera:

Notes on retrofitting TV module Audi A6/Q7/A8
http://www.geocities.com/a6retrofit/articles/a6tvmodule.html

And if you don't have navi, my explanation on what the difference is without:

Difference between standard radio Concert/Symphony and the optional DVD navigation's MMI controls in B8 platform Audi A4 and A5
http://www.geocities.com/a6retrofit/articles/a4a5realmmi.html
 

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thanks and yes i was just looking for a quick second opinion since i just picked up my car yesterday i will post pics later today and i wanted to tell everyone to get tech package lolll but thankyou very much
 

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Agreed, and I hope you do get more answers and points of view from other people! :)
 

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Does the Adaptive Headlights that come with Technology Package have the DRL LED's? The Audi website is vague about this. It seems to show a picture that suggests it does, but nowhere does it flat out state it either way.
 

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how much it will cost and any other details thanks[/QUOTE]

I was quoted 265 Euros a few months ago for the rear parking assist (new Bumper, sensors etc.)! My wife was quoted 400+ Euros last week when asked for another member. That price may include the review camera and parking sensors. Prices are from a German dealership.
 

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What about retrofitting Side Assist? "Just forget it"?
 

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What about retrofitting Side Assist? "Just forget it"?
I don't know, but it has at least these areas of interest:

- Both side mirrors are different, include Side Assist lights
- Driver's side interior next to the mirror includes a push button to deactivate Side Assist
- There is a control module for it, not sure where
- There are two sensors, behind left/right sides of rear bumper
- Plus associated wiring

I'm sure it can be done, but someone would have to research it. Get the manuals and electrical drawings and find out... :)

Notes on Audi repair manuals - How to find/access them
http://www.geocities.com/a6retrofit/articles/audirepairmanuals.html
 

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I find this car easier to parallel park and otherwise maneuver compared to other coupes I've driven in the past; it's just a fact of life with coupes, and people have been dealing with it since before back-eye cameras and parking sensors were invented *shrug. I don't regret not getting the tech package.
 
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