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I am trying to locate the Rear Object Detection (ROD) module (or parking sensor module as others call it).

I have the manual for 2006 (which is what my car is :) ) and it indicates it is next to the radio module behind the small storage compartment (pull the compartment and it is right there).

Well there is some module there - not certain what it is (which is my first question) - however I can not locate the ROD module (without lots of wire tracing and tape unwrapping).

Anyone have any clue as to where it is located or what this other module could be?

My car is a late 2006 - so perhaps some 2007 things were done - don't want to buy the 2007 manuals unless needed so any help would be appreciated.
 

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Not yet ;-)

I am putting in a pair of "front" parking sensors - and need to toggle the "logic" and feed in different signals. Also putting in a set of LEDs (to duplicate their display) above the rear-view mirror since I can not see their signals easily.
 

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We would be very interested in any research or actual installation of cameras that's been done for an XLR. Currently, we're pursuing adding one rear and two side view cameras feeding a 7" monitor on top of the dash of our 2007 Sport Trac. Because of the 4x drive and special wheels which cause the rear end to be elevated and the addition of a hard tonneau on the bed, the view out the back window is not very good, especially for the area close to the vehicle. Also, there are terrible blind spots we want to cover with the side view cameras. We believe we've found the system we want to install.

While doing the preceding, we've also kept an eye open, so to speak, for a system that would integrate with the XLR's display screen, but so far have found nothing that would work in that respect. It would be nice to have a rear view camera on the XLR!

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Ed and Sandra
 
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And where have you been when we needed this wonderful help. Stop back often.
I personally would like to put the indicator control lamp module some place where I can see it. I have never been able to see them in the rear view mirror unless I adjusted it.
To tell the truth, I hardly ever hear the chime go off. I guess I've been driving for to many years.
 

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there are 3 differnt option options available to do this kind project

1. You can buy original XLR rear sensors, install them on the front, and then using a custom made switcher you can toggle in between front and rear

2. You can also buy 2007 DTS front sensors systen set up (best one I've ever seen) comes with display that can be integrated on the dash or else where. this is the coolest but very expensive project to do

3. or simply get an aftermarket front sensors system with a toggle switch to turn them on or off in case if you are in bumper to bumper traffic
 

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Cady Geek,

We too are impressed with your technical knowledge and would very much encourage and appreciate further contributions.

For example, is there a reasonable way to add a rear view camera that will display via the built-in navigation screen on the XLR?

Best regards,
Ed and Sandra
 

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Caddy Geek,

First thanks for the photo - I will go digging this weekend.

Two further questions if you are willing. First what manual did you get this from - given it is obviously very different from my copy.
Second - any clue as to what the module is that is located behind the storage area? It is "near" the Digital Radio module - if you remove the storage unit (the one which extends towards the trunk area - you can easily access it physically.

Again thanks so very much.

As to method for the front parking sensors - I have a pair of sensors mounted in the "lower grille area" and have a "relay system" which switches between the sensors, sets the 2 unused inputs to infinity, and fake the "reverse" signal. First round uses the Reverse signal to switch the relay set - 2nd gen has a secondary computer which I am working on which will monitor actual gear selection and braking signal to handle the switching.
I will warn against some of these aftermarket systems - I bought one for my truck - they are not reliable IMHO. After playing with it for 3 weeks and getting new sensors and control module I finally returned it and accepted 8 holes in my chrome truck bumpers - what a disappointment.

As to a secondary display - you can parallel a set of LEDs (with proper current limiting resistors) to the existing display - I have built that as a small module which is mounted above the rear-view mirror - much easier to see.
 

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Caddy Geek,

First what manual did you get this from - given it is obviously very different from my copy.
Second - any clue as to what the module is that is located behind the storage area? It is "near" the Digital Radio module - if you remove the storage unit (the one which extends towards the trunk area - you can easily access it physically.

Again thanks so very much.

As to method for the front parking sensors - I have a pair of sensors mounted in the "lower grille area" and have a "relay system" which switches between the sensors, sets the 2 unused inputs to infinity, and fake the "reverse" signal. First round uses the Reverse signal to switch the relay set - 2nd gen has a secondary computer which I am working on which will monitor actual gear selection and braking signal to handle the switching.
I will warn against some of these aftermarket systems - I bought one for my truck - they are not reliable IMHO. After playing with it for 3 weeks and getting new sensors and control module I finally returned it and accepted 8 holes in my chrome truck bumpers - what a disappointment.
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Info that I provided is very accurate. I got it from GM Service information manual ( same one every GM Dealer use)
as far as aftermarket sensors, I agree, 95 % of them are junk. but after many researches and trial errors I founded a few companies, that actually make good product, I installed many of them on Escalades/CTS/DTS/Buicks/etc. for the front, and did not have a problems so far.
Echo Master http://www.echomaster.com/echomaster/echomaster/content/4_large.html
Smart Park http://smartpark.net/sensors.html
98% of aftermarket sensors are analog, vs almost all factory ones are digital. that's why factory sensors are more accurate



 
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