Product Type: JML car accessories
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A JML product which doesn't work? How suprising!
JML Parking Sensors
Member Name: NotMyToothbrush
JML Parking Sensors
Disadvantages: Am I allowed to put "Everything" here?
I hate JML products. I could probably just end the review here to be honest.
I bought the JML parking sensor about 5 or 6 years ago from Wilko fro about £10.
When I came to setting it up, I had the most difficult and awkward setup experience of my life. I would have preferred to have put up flatpack furniture without instructions than to do that.
After I had deciphered the instructions left in the box by JML, I got to work laying out the various cables which we were supposed to have trailing along the floor from the front of the car to the rear. As the parking sensor was powered by the cigarette lighter which was near all of the controls in the car. The cables dangled from the port in the way of the gear stick, then generally tangled around the passengers feet before going over the rear seats through a small gap that I found to get it into the boot. If there were passengers in the back I am sure that these cables would have strangled them, but there weren't so lets overlook this.
The actual sensors stuck onto the car via stick pads which went directly onto the bumper. What if we wanted to take them off again? (I'll say about this in a second). As there were cables coming out of the top of these into the car, it made it obvious that the car had electronics in it - perfect for any opportunist thief walking along! But then again, I would be happy for them to take this off my hands and torture them instead.
The way in which it told you if you were too close was SUPPOSED to be via beeping which increased in frequency as you approached the obstacle along with a light on the control box which said in which direction you were closest - I do not think it appeared to JML that you would have to stop looking at where you were going in order to see this light!
As you may have been able to tell by the capital letter in the last paragraph, it was SUPPOSED to do this. it never ended up working. This meant that I had the joy of packing everything away before taking back to Wilko fro a refund. That was after I scratched the car when I tried to price the sensors off the bumper with a butter knife.
Summary: Impossible setup, badly thought out product, and doesn't even work.