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  1. Two PDC sensore are out on my car at the moment, one's the rear right outer and the other the front left outer. Lucky for me, being the outer sensors, they're both plain black. When putting the car into reverse, I get the usual long gong tone with flashing PDC indicator light. This is swaping out the rear sensor, the damage free method. Got the sensors off of eBay for around £15-£18 each rather than the dealer £145! For this you'll need two flatblade screwdrivers (thin and medium blades) and a nice looped piece of ribbon (you'll see). I'll do the caption first followed by the pic. Mine's a sport saloon, so may look different to yours. If you have a sport and the rear inner sensor is broke you're looking at taking the bumper off! Place the driver into the trim slot on the side of the car, it's located nearest to the rear door. Don't pry it out against the bumper, cover it in tape or put a cloth under it, you don't need to. Place your free index finger along the bottom of the driver as close to the blade as you can, and keeping a firm grip on the handle, push up. The lower corner of the trim will pop out and you'll be able to grip it with your fingers to pull it a liitle from the bumper. Hook the ribbon around the trim and gently pull towards you, it'll un-clip. If you pull too hard on the ribbon, you may go over board and snap the trim so keep it stable with your free hand. (No, it's not a gouge it's bird s**t) Work your way around the bumper. Keep the palm of your free hand against the fixed part of the trim to avoid damage, especially on the corner. What you'll be left with when you've removed the trim, then the PDC sensor from the trim. Use the small blade screwdriver to unclip the sensor from the wiring plug, not the wiring loom! Depress the clutch, slot into reverse and turn the ignition on. Jump out and make sure the sensor is ticking. If all is well, shut the ignition off and knock it out of reverse (use the clutch, even when it's not running!). It's pretty obvious where you go from here and refitting is working in reverse, just gently but firmly tap the trim back into place with teh palm of your hand. Job done. Total time, aprrox 5 mins. I'll post the front swap out (with video of the before warning tone and after when fixed) when Royal Mail can be bothered to deliver it!