Thanks for the info re the matte bumper strip. When I have finished fitting the sensors I will attach photo's.It's pretty easy to get the rear ones out from underneath the car. Pop one out and measure that hole so you'll know what size hole saw to buy for the drill. MY 9-5 is an '03 Aero but I did the '04/'05 Aero front bumper swap shortly after getting the car so I know exactly what it looks like. The matte bumper strips on our bumper are not removable. It's all one piece, but that part is textured. That's actually a good thing because all you need to do is go straight in with the whole saw thru without worrying about damaging any clips that would normally hold those strips in. I think it will look nice and be a treat once functional!
They certainly don't look that robust, my approach is to fit them and see what happens. No snow, and seldom on dirt roads. I will report back once they are up and running.I wonder how rugged the sensors are. They don't get a lot of gravel or crud thrown at them when they're on the back. On the front, they may get damaged in short order. Although, sounds like you won't be driving in any snowstorms.
Pretty easy to do. I bought a kit on ebay for maybe 200.00 or so with a screen. Mounted the screen on the dash. Kit came with the hole saw and template where to drill. Attach the 4 sensors run them to display. Connect display to 12v source with key on. That about it. Only bad part is when it snows and they get covered the sound is annoying and wont turn off.Has anybody fitted front parking sensors to a 95 Aero MY05? The SAAB's long nose worries my wife she is terrified of dinging it.