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    2001 Deville DTS rear bumper reverse/backup sensor BEZEL

    Looking for the bezel (only) that holds the reverse/backup sensor to the rear bumper. School kids messing with the car broke it off. Sensor is fine, just falls down into the bumper cavity. Dealer wants $300+ for a new sensor with the bezel, and that's UNpainted-- absurd! I need black, just one. Not sure if there is also some clip behind the bumper too? Still, I don't need a new sensor, just whatever holds it in the hole on the bumper.

    If I have to pull my own at a junk yard, can they be de-tached without breaking? (The kids already proved it can be done by breaking it.)

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    Re: 2001 Deville DTS rear bumper reverse/backup sensor BEZEL




    yeah the sensor kit is priced pretty outrageously... but that's just the way it comes

    all the parts pictured above #9 -> #13 are part of the sensor kit and that's they only way that GM sells them

    from the picture it seems that the bezel (#13) has holes in the sides that the retainer (#12) clips into so it should be removable without breaking anything
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    Re: 2001 Deville DTS rear bumper reverse/backup sensor BEZEL

    Thanks, Chris! After much patience-- and a saved search on eBay-- I now possess a complete sensor assembly, including parts 9 thru 13 above. $40 with free shipping!
    It's silver, but I just took some plastic model paint and now it is gloss black. I'll use my existing black sensor, which is still hooked up and working, just hanging inside the bumper cover.

    Now for the next trick-- getting this thing on. It's more than just a case of reaching from behind and holding the sensor while I clip the new bezel on. There's no room to get my hand (or much else) as the (real) metal bumper is right there as well. Do I need to take the entire rear bumper cover off? And what's involved in doing that?

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    Re: 2001 Deville DTS rear bumper reverse/backup sensor BEZEL

    you might find that the sensor doesn't work that well with the extra layers of paint on it ... sanding it down and then repainting it might be prudent

    good catch on ebay tho!

    can't help you with the labor side of this job tho, sorry... i don't really get hands on too much
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    Re: 2001 Deville DTS rear bumper reverse/backup sensor BEZEL

    I only painted the new bezel-- the sensor itself is my original one which is still there and functioning. Now just gotta figure out how to connect the bezel through the bumper hole while hollding the sensor in place.

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    Re: 2001 Deville DTS rear bumper reverse/backup sensor BEZEL

    ah ok ... good
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    Re: 2001 Deville DTS rear bumper reverse/backup sensor BEZEL

    Just a follow up-- got the replacement bezel installed this afternoon. Looks great, and the backup/reverse sensor is able to function once again. I did NOT need to remove the entire bumper cover. I only needed to remove the bottom 3 plastic screws/clips, to allow enough "give" to pull the cover away and have room to reach up inside to attach the sensor assembly to the new bezel. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being hardest), this project was a 3.5. It helped to have a seocond person to pull the bumper cover away while I reached up inside.

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    Re: 2001 Deville DTS rear bumper reverse/backup sensor BEZEL

    awesome
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