Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount

Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount

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Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away and alerts you with an audible alarm. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hopkins backup cameras and alarms part number HM60100VA or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hopkins products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount. Backup Cameras and Alarms reviews from real customers.
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Hopkins Backup Cameras and Alarms - HM60100VA

  • Alarms and Sensors
  • Hardwired
  • Hopkins
  • Backup Alarm
  • Sensor System

Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away and alerts you with an audible alarm.


Features:

  • Detects objects, and starts to beep, up to 5-1/2 away
    • Left and right sensors
    • Audible warning alarm beeps more frequently as objects enter each of 3 alert zones
    • Mounts behind license plate
  • Cable length: 8'
  • Draws 620 milliamps


Specs:

  • Includes:
    • Mounting bracket with 2 sensors
    • Audible alarm
    • Installation cables
  • 3-Year warranty


Protect your vehicle from rear-end collisions, eliminate blind spots, and increase visibility. A recent phenomenon is an increase in non-traffic incidents involving children, with backovers accounting for 44 percent of fatalities attributable to the larger size of today's vehicles, which have bigger blind spots. Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away with three alert zones.



60100VA Hopkins NVision Backup-sensor System






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Video Transcript for Hopkins Backup Cameras and Alarms - Alarms and Sensors - HM60100VA Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number HM60100VA. This is the Hopkins Backup Sensor System with an Audible Alert. This is going to detect objects and start to beep up to 5-1/2" feet away, helping to reduce blind spots around the vehicle. It's going to feature two sensors, you're going to have a left and right sensor. These are adjustable simply by loosening up the mount screws. It's going to allow you to adjust the sensors. Here in the instructions it's going to come with a chart. It's going to show you the best angle to mount the sensors or to adjust them to, depending on your particular vehicle.

It's going to have an audible warning alarm, that unit right here. This is going to beep more frequently as objects enter each of the three alert zones. If you look closely there's a little gap right here. This is going to be a volume switch on the alarm with a high and low setting. This is going to allow you to adjust to fit your preference.

The speed of the beeping noise increases as you transition from zone to zone. It's going to have three zones; you're going to have safe zone, caution zone and danger zone. This unit is designed to mount behind the license plate. The license plate goes directly on top of it. It's got the holes that should line up with any standard license plate. The bracket should fit in any standard license plate mount. The overall width of the unit measuring from end-to-end is going to measure 13-1/8" and the overall height is going to measure about 6".

The mounting holes are going to be separated center on center by 7" going that direction, and center on center going this direction about 4-3/4". It's going to come with some cable so you're going to have one cable coming from the mount itself. It's got a little arrow indicator on it. The connector that it goes into has an arrow indicator on it. You just line up those two arrows and snap it together. It's going to signify the connection is being made the way it should.

Then you're going to have another wire right here that's going to connect to the audible alarm. Then you're going to have an exposed red wire and black wire. The red wire is going to tap into the reverse light function on your vehicle. The black wire is going to be a ground connection. They make it really easy to make the connections giving you a couple quick splice connectors to tap into the wiring. You're also going to get some 3M double sided adhesive tape, mounts to the back of the audible alarm. That way you can stick it to a nice clean surface. It's going to come with the mounting screws to go through the license plate, through the mount and into the vehicle. It's going to come with a rubber grommet to seal up the hole that goes around the wiring. This unit is going to draw 620 milliamps. It's made with a weather proof design so it will hold up well in different weather conditions. It's going to be safe to run it through the car wash. Again, your red wire is going to be the reverse function wire. The black wire is going to be the ground wire. I did say earlier it is a do-it-yourself installation. The instructions are pretty detailed; they're pretty easy to follow. They're going to go step by step and allow you to get this thing installed on your particular vehicle. That way you can be more aware of your surroundings and reduce the blind spots that you may have. That's going to do it for our review of part number HM60100VA. This is the Hopkins Backup Sensor. .


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount - HM60100VA

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (52 Customer Reviews)

Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away and alerts you with an audible alarm.

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Very easy install. Work well with only due grinder, pliers and screw driver. Very pleased with fit and finish. 454310



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I'm a car guy for over 40 years, with a long history of show Corvettes. So I'm very particular and I do all of my own work. I bought this backup alert frame from etrailer.com late last year and installed it on my wife's 2011 Ford Fusion along with a backup camera on top of the license plate. It all fit together perfectly. And it works beautifully, just as a factory backup alert would. I just bought a second one for my 2015 Malibu LTZ that has a factory backup camera, but no alert! So this is the quick and easy fix, without drilling holes in the rear valance for those other types of sensors. Feeding the wire up through the license plate lamp is easy, then just tapping it into either backup lamp wire. And a ground is easy to find. I ran the alert speaker wire around the back seat and laid the small speaker up on the corner of the rear shelf. Depending on the height of license plate bracket, the sensors are adjustable up and down also for accuracy. After my wife backed into two neighbors cars at two different homes we've lived at, this solution was long overdue!!! 680370



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Product is useful. I bought it to help get the distance when backing up to a smaller car with my SUV. It works pretty well for that purpose. Occasionally I get false alarms when backing up with nothing close to my vehicle. All and all it served my purpose. 482039


Comments

Raymond,Thank you for your review.This back up system has sensors that are made to be able to adjust the angle. The mounting location of the sensors may be an issue. If the sensors are detecting parts of the vehicle then you may be getting false alarm beeps. This may be happening if the angle of the sensors are detecting the sides of the mounting location or the angle of the sensors are detecting the bumper. It is possible to mount the unit upside down so the sensors are on the bottom but that will block some of the range of the sensors.

-- Heather A - 03/07/2018

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I had purchased front parking sensors for my 2018 Mercedes Benz 300 GLC (why in the world on this car, no front parking sensors) and it cost me $265 to have them installed. I found the HOPKINS backup sensors on [another site] and because of shipping (so I could return if needed) I purchased it, even though more expensive for my 2018 Honda Ridgeline for the front (the rear had sensors installed). My local auto shop charged me $50 for installation. Total...a little over $90. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. I have since bought another set from etrailers for the front of my 2014 Nissan 370Z. It is so low to the ground that I installed a wireless camera from GARMIN on the front license bracket. Because the HOPKINS worked so well on my Ridgeline, this seemed like a great solution for when I do not take the time to hook up the Garmin GPS in my vehicle. BIG difference in price of sensors. Bottom line...Buy it, you will really like it.... 460962



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First of all etrailer is great; prompt shipping and immediate e-mail notifications throughout the purchase process. The unit was easy to install once we figured out the backup light color code for my 2011 Dodge Challenger (white w/light green stripe). It works great! Almost invisable; does not detract from the looks of the vehicle. 17858


Comments

I purchased this backup sensor to install on my sons 2010 Dodge Challenger SE. We havent installed it yet. How has the unit worked for you? Any problems and any additional info you could offer on the install?Thank you, Felicia

-- comment by: Felicia C - 10/15/2013

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Directions somewhat vague.Wires to backup lights would not be long enough for some installations. Were fine for my Dodge Durango. 171129


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rk, sorry that you werent completely satisfied with the directions. We have taken note and will improve them going forward. As always, feel free to contact our Technical Support Line with any questions. 800-835-0129Thanks! Hopkins Mfg. Team

Scott H from - 01/26/2015

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-- Rachael H - 1/27/2015


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Installed on 2015 Kia Sorento. My particular installation was simple . I new it would be , that is why I chose this product. My backup lights are located on the back door hatch. Removed three small opening covers and exposed the opening to the light wiring and gained access to " fish wire and connector through, without removing paneling. Connections were literally a "snap". All was achieved within the back door panel. The unit seems to work fine but is lacking corner activation, which is to be expected with only two sensors. My particular application will not sense a small dog even when sensors are pitched lowest possible.( high licence plate). Had to disconnect and reconnect connector with white alignment dots numerous times before unit worked properly. Overall, I would say it functions very well . It is very adequate for my needs and at a reasonable price. I Couldn't give it 5 stars because of the connector problem. How it does in the future. only time will tell . 454748


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It it not perfect because it is limited to certajn degree. It would work better if my placement would have allowed for it to be a little bit lower. I am still very happy with the purchase and would definately recommend it. It is still a great help to me.

Guy A - 11/25/2018

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After a couple of weeks searching for a backup alert kit, I gave up because of the need to drill holes through the bumper. When I found etrailer backup kit, it did not require drilling. After I installed the kit, it works great and looks very clean. Great product. 439152



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I have purchased four backup camera systems over the last three years or so. Only one time has a system malfunctioned. Customer service took care of the issue immediately and without need for explanation. As long as I can purchase these systems manufactured by Hopkins and sold by etrailer.com, I will continue to purchase them as needed. They hold up great. I’ve had one system for over two years. Never had an issue with it. Way better than the cheap ones. These backup camera systems are priced very reasonably on etrailer. Each system I’ve purchased is installed on a separate vehicle (total of four). Easy to install as well. 505408



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I have used this product before with good results. I have a 2007 Toyota Solara and it has limited visual rear viewing. A back-up motion sensor is a must on this vehicle. It didn't take me very long to install it since I was familiar with the installation. I have only used this particular sensor as of today and it seems to work very well. I would like to commend your company for the extremely fast turnaround time from order placement to delivery. Your communication was excellent, your price was fair and I definitely would do business with you again. Thanks again. 541342



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Easy installation on a Ford Sport Trac--added about 5 feet of speaker wire due to the length of the pickup bed. The speaker, hidden behind the back seat, is loud enough to hear clearly. Works well and makes parking a large vehicle much easier. 25624



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I’ve had this back up camera and alarm system which has worked great , I especially like the sensor system with the audible beep , set up an installation are relatively easy and instructions are very good ,only one hiccup the sensor stopped working after a few months. I contacted e trailer and their customer service was fantastic extremely helpful and sent me out a brand new unit No questions asked and it has worked flawless ever since !! If you’re looking for an economical way to have a back up camera and back up sensors this is definitely the way to go. Thanks again to E trailer for the fantastic customer service 490319



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Installing the back up alarm was easy , directions were very clear . The alarm works great loud , clear, and very reliable. Does exactly as advertised. All good hear 729616



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Great product. This is my second install. My only suggestion is to somehow provide adhesives as my car’s back up system is printed circuit. I have to tape the wires to the circuitry. Just an FYI 668009



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I installed this product in a 2017 Camry, which has a backup camera but no proximity sensor. I just finished the installation and haven't fully tested. I mounted the alarm in the trunk lid to minimize wiring; set it on Hi. If it is not loud enough I may need to move it further forward. I found the incandescent backup lights in the trunk lid and wired the power leads into them. One problem I had was connections in the splices. Per the note in the instructions, I doubled the lead wires in the connector, and now everything works. 637740



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works great! Love it.......... 565113



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Easy to install good quality impact it's working great until now 560696



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Quick shipping. 544401



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Works great! I installed it on my 2014 Ram truck. Only suggestion is to add a toggle switch to turn it off so it doesn’t drive you crazy when backing a trailer! Easy addition. Important to remember to turn it back ON after so it will warn you again. 525989



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Everything works as expected. Very nice. Very easy splice/crimping device included for tying into the reverse light wire. Wish the cable for the audible alarm device was longer. Pretty much has to remain in your trunk (sedan). Maybe that is the intended location?, it is loud enough to hear it in trunk when you turn the volume to high. 515397



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I will be short with my review. I like it well enough, that I ordered another one this morning. Will try to send a picture. 492773



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Received the items quickly and in good condition. Work absolutely as expected. Great service and product. 479035



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This is my second one now. I have one at the front. And this one is for rear. It's like having an OEM parts. 478315



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I am very happy with the back censer it work for me and I wouldn't be without it. Thank you. 466268



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Needed a parking sensor for the front of my 2017 Ford F250 FX4. It is hard to judge the distance from a vehicle in front when parking. I did not want to drill any holes in the bumper. This is the perfect solution. Sensors and controller simply bolt to the front license plate holder, picked up power from one of my upfitter switches under hood and ran speaker wire through the firewall grommet. I mounted the speaker under the driver-side dash. So far the system is working great. 461862



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Very good product. Simple to install and works well. I had one on one car and based on how well it works installed it on a second car. etrailer provided good pricing, communication and shipment. 461530



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It was easy to install and it works great. I'm going to get another one for our other car. So glad I found it. 449389



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The original backup sensor was defective but was replace very soon by Hopkins once notified. The replacement has been working well for over a year and is sensitive and has good range. I am extremely pleased with it. 436672


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It is working very well. Money well spent!

Frederick B - 09/26/2018

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This is the 3rd set I ordered, very happy with the performance. 425286



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Extremely fast delivery. Simple installation on my 2005 Nissan Altima. I like the product because it eliminates drilling holes in the bumper. I found the audible alarm cable to be about 6' shorter than I needed. I easily spliced in a cable extension. Product worked well. Well worth the price. 402487


Comments

Roy, Hopkins appreciates your business and is grateful you purchased our Backup Sensor System. If you have any concerns or questions, please get in contact with etrailer customer service.

Hopkins C from - 07/10/2017

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Package arrived in good condition. The product is well constructed. Delivery from etrailer was great. Will not have time to install product until spring here in the NE. Will follow up later. 332699


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Still working great. Saved me a number of times from almost hitting something. Very accurate.

Pete K - 01/15/2018

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I have installed 2 of these systems, loved doing the Kia Soul. The system is very accurate and works well with older people that are not yet use to the camera. 306130



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This product was perfect for my teenage daughter's vehicle. It works great and warns her of objects behind the car that she can't see otherwise. Love it! 292424



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Dear Customer Service, The rating section would not accept a mark, but I place the product as excellent. It was easy to install as the instructions are straight forward, and I have now installed the Hopkins system on two of my Ford F-150s. I have a factory unit on my latest Ford F150, which had a camera only. I missed the sensor system, and I had to install it on my 2015 F150. The Hopkins Backup Camera and Sensor system is comparable to the factory system, but a lot less expensive. I would not be without it on any of my vehicles. Thanks etrailer for your support and excellent service. Larry B. 288399



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installed license plate backup sensor today, easy to install on my 2016 silverado. tried backing up to various objects seems to work well. only one complaint the wire to alarm is too short for truck application, some splicing required, not every shade tree mechanic has tools for this. 270941



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Great product and instructions. For the F150 crew cab the cable was too short but was an easy to fix. 170991



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I was looking for something that was very pleasing to look at it and this fill the bill. Easy to install with plenty of instruction and lots of video examples. I already have a back up camera but needed something that alert with sound and it works great so far. 161127



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Order was filled promptly. The plate was easy to install, because it was installed on a SUV with the back-up lights in the hatch. The product is somewhat limited to about five feet behind the vehicle and does not have much side to side detection. 106010



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Easy to install ,Works great 92771



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Very easy to install, works very well. Great alternative to drilling four holes in your bumper. 79336



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So far this product is working well, installation was 30 minutes. This product is on a 2011 Silverado pickup. 68927



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Customer happy, at least right now. Just picked it up. 58092



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The product was arrived in a timely manner. It was easy to install and worked as promised. Because I installed the unit in a long-bed truck, I wished the wiring for the alert was longer. I ended up splicing the wire in order to make the run. 57628



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As described. arrived on time. 52606



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It says it detects objects up to 5/12 ft away. I could only get it to detect 4 ft away, even after adjusting the sensors.. It doesn't detect off to the corners of the rear bumper very well. You better be backing up slow, because 4 ft isnt a lot of reaction time. Instructions were good and installed rather easy. I give it a mediocre score due to the limited range. 46678



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Easy Install 45410



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Great working product and a great company to work with! 36210



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I received the Hopkins Backup Sensor System HM60100VA within 4 days. That was very fast. I installed the Backup sensor on my front license plate, because I have factory installed rear sensors. I am going to install a switch so that I can turn it off when I don't need it. When the sensor is mounted in the front it is very sensitive, it beeps a lot. I will only use it when I park. 33215



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I love etrailer.com!!! Fast shipping, fast supportive replies, quality products. I'm 110% satisfied with etrailer.com Thanks guys! 23278



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Nicely packaged and very easy to install...two wires and your done! 13923


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  • Accessing Reverse Lights to Install Hopkins Backup Sensor # HM60100VA on 2007 Toyota Tundra Truck
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  • Does the Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA Have Corner Sensors
  • Yes, this Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, part # HM60100VA, has left and right sensors that will detect things that are behind you up to 5-1/2 feet away to help you avoid hitting things as your backing up. To the right is a picture of how the range of the # HM60100VA looks on the back of a vehicle. You should always use caution when backing up to make sure there is nothing behind you.
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  • The Back Up sensor is designed to start beeping when you are approximately 5-1/2 feet away from an obstacle. I have contacted Hopkins, who tells me that the sensitivity is not adjustable. They did mention that the angle of the sensors themselves can be adjusted. If they are aimed so that they are pointing straight back from the rear of the vehicle, objects that are closer to the ground might not be picked up, especially on taller vehicles. I would recommend adjusting the sensors so...
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  • Backup Sensor System Compatibility on the Front Bumper of the Vehicle
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount # HM60100VA can absolutely be used on the front bumper. You will simply need to connect the power wire of the unit to your running light circuit or 12V power on a toggle switch instead of the reverse light function like you would on the back of your vehicle. This will give you the sensor functions anytime the running lights of your vehicle are turned on. Another option is to add a toggle switch and run the power...
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  • There's no reason the Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA wouldn't work on the front of a vehicle like your 2017 Ford F-250. The install would be the same but you'd have to come up with a different circuit than the reverse light circuit for activating the alert.
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  • Back-Up Audible Alert System for a Jeep Wrangler
  • I do have an option for you but the Hopkins Backup Sensor System part # HM60100VA will only work effectively if mounted in the center of the vehicle and not with offset mounted license plates like the one on your Jeep Wrangler. Instead, I recommend taking a look at the Wireless Backup Sensor for Hopkins Rear View Camera part # HM20195-VACLEN which can detect objects up to 6' away and has a digital display to tell you how far away those objects are. The sensors will need to be mounted...
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  • Which Wire to Use for Installing the Hopkins Backup Sensor System on the Front of a Vehicle
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, can be wired to any 12 volt source, that will work for your application. Normally the power wire for the backup sensor is spliced into the reverse light circuit at the rear of the vehicle, near the back of the tail lights. If you want to use the system on the front of your vehicle, you will need to determine when you will need the system to be activated. If you want it to be on at all times when the vehicle is being operated, you could wire...
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  • Backup Alarm and Camera with Rear View Mirror Monitor for a 2005 GMC Envoy Denali
  • I do have a solution for you but there isn't a camera system with backup alarms/sensors and a review mirror monitor. What I recommend is to use Wireless Backup Camera and Clamp On Rearview Mirror Item # RVS-091407 as the backup camera system. Then add Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount Item # HM60100VA. I would mount the camera in between the license plate and the bracket mount for the Hopkins backup sensor system. I have linked videos showing example installations...
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  • Can the Volume of the Hopkins Backup Sensor System Be Controlled
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System part # HM60100VA does not allow for anyone to control the volume of the alarm. That said, if you ever don't want to hear the alarm you can easily unplug this and then plug it back in when needed. The Pollak Heavy-Duty Back-Up Alarm part # PK41761 does have an adjustable volume though but this could not be done from inside the cab as frankly that is just not a feature that is available for any of the back-up alarm systems.
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  • How to Determine Correct Backup Alert Bulb for a 2016 Ford Transit Van
  • To determine which Backup Alert Bulb, like the Hopkins # HM20100VA, is compatible with your 2016 Ford Transit Van you will simply need to find out what size bulb you have. The Hopkins part referenced will replace a 1156 bulb and it includes an audible alert that activates when you put your vehicle in reverse. The only other bulb that we currently have for this application it part # HM20101VA which replaces a 3156 bulb. If neither of these bulbs is the correct replacement you can...
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  • Is the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, part # HM60100VA, Waterproof
  • I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and he informed me that yes, the Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, part # HM60100VA, is waterproof and should not encounter any problems from the weather or from washing your car. This product also has a 3 year warranty, and if you were to encounter any problems from water damage they would take care of it for you.
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  • Recommendation for Backup Camera, Backup Alerts, and Blind Spot Monitoring
  • The Peak Performance Digital Wireless Backup Camera w/ Color LCD Monitor and Night Vision PKC0RB has been discontinued. It did not have backup or blind spot sensors and only had the parking guides. If you want to add the backup sensor system with audible alert, I recommend the Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount # HM60100VA. This audible warning system begins at 5-1/2 feet away and warning beeps increase in frequency as objects enter each of 3 alert...
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  • Will the Hopkins License Plate Frame Backup Sensor Work on a Toyota Tundra Deep Drop Bumper
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, will work with a metal step bumper on the Toyota Tundra, but, depending on how far back the plate is from the rest of the bumper, it may not function to its fullest capacity. Each sensor on the plate can sense objects about 5-1/2 feet out at about a 45 degree field. If an object was very close to the back of your truck and off to one side, the sensors may not be able to detect the presence.
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  • Aftermarket Back Up Camera Recommendation for 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad
  • While we can help you install an aftermarket backup camera in your 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad we aren't aware of the backup wiring that your vehicle would or wouldn't have. If the camera is not preset on the rear hatch I would assume it's not there though. We have the Rear View Safety Wireless License Plate Backup Camera system part # RVS-5350-W which would save you the hassle of having to run a wire from the rear of the vehicle through the interior up to the dash area. I attached...
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  • Back Up Sensor Recommendation for a 2010 Volkswagen Routon
  • The back up sensor part # HM60100VA that you referenced is a universal install product that would work well on your 2010 Volkswagen Routon. The install process would be the same on your vehicle as what is shown in the install video I attached.
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