How to Connect and Place the Sensor Bar

Applies to:  Wii, Wii mini


In this article, you'll learn how to connect the Sensor Bar.

Complete these steps

The Sensor Bar can be placed either above or below the TV screen. Decide which option best fits your television set up.

Sensor bar mounted above the television set
Sensor bar mounted below the television set
For above the TV Screen
  1. Insert the Sensor Bar plug into the Sensor Bar connector on the back of the Wii console.
    Sensor bar being connected to rear side of the Wii console
  2. Remove the protective film from the foam pads on the bottom of the Sensor Bar.
  3. For additional stability, add adhesive-backed foam tape from the sheet included with the Wii.
  4. Mount the Sensor Bar to the top of the TV.
    • The front of the Sensor Bar should be aligned close to the front of the TV
      Sensor bar mounted and aligned with the front side of the television set
    • The center of the Sensor Bar should be aligned with the center of the TV.
      Sensor bar mounted and centered with the front side of the television set
  5. If you have not already done so, be sure to set the Sensor Bar option in the Wii console's System Settings to Above TV. This will help ensure an optimal experience.
  6. Reception may be improved by mounting the Sensor Bar to the top of the TV with the Sensor Bar Stand.
For below the TV Screen
  1. Insert the Sensor Bar plug into the Sensor Bar connector on the back of the Wii console.
    Sensor bar being connected to rear side of the Wii console
  2. Remove the protective film from the foam pads on the bottom of the Sensor Bar.
  3. For additional stability, add adhesive-backed foam tape from the sheet included with the Wii.
  4. Mount the Sensor Bar to the front edge of the surface that the TV is sitting on. Do not place the Sensor Bar below the surface that the TV is sitting on (for example, on shelves below the TV).
    • The front of the Sensor Bar should be aligned with the front of the surface that the TV is sitting on.
      Sensor bar mounted but not aligned below the front side of the television set
    • The center of the Sensor Bar should be aligned with the center of the TV.
      Sensor bar mounted and centered with the front side of the television set
  5. If you have not already done so, be sure to set the Sensor Bar option in the Wii console's System Setting to Below TV. This will help ensure an optimal experience.