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Old 06-05-2013, 08:05 PM   #21
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Not true. I have the camera on my '13 Ti and don't have park assist.
You are right Dervari, I saw many '13s in the Ford lot that had no parking assist, were not Ti's but SEs, and had cameras installed. I actually looked at the window stickers and no parking assist.
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You are right Dervari, I saw many '13s in the Ford lot that had no parking assist, were not Ti's but SEs, and had cameras installed. I actually looked at the window stickers and no parking assist.
Wait, you saw SEs in the US with cameras? I didn't think that it was possible to get anything less than a Titanium with a factory camera in the US (I can't do it on the website) - next time you're at the dealership, could you make sure, and if so, figure out how they're configured (maybe even a VIN)?
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Wait, you saw SEs in the US with cameras? I didn't think that it was possible to get anything less than a Titanium with a factory camera in the US (I can't do it on the website) - next time you're at the dealership, could you make sure, and if so, figure out how they're configured (maybe even a VIN)?
Yes, SEs with cameras, no parking assist, with reverse assist, in California.
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aren't back up cameras being federally mandated as standard equipment in the near future? maybe that is why.
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aren't back up cameras being federally mandated as standard equipment in the near future? maybe that is why.
Yeah, the final rule requiring them for the 2014 model year was supposed to be released in 2012 but the administration has been dragging its feet and the rule is still languishing. It is now too late for 2014, even if the rule came out today.
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Hello fellow bay areaian!
I have also purchased the the LockPick and the Camera and will be installing when I get my hands on them. I think I decided that I am going to install the camera with a Add-A-Circuit in the rear fuse box in fuse 79 (I think) which is the one for the back-up camera, but I need to know if that fuse only works when the car is in reverse, or if it works at all times when the engine is running. (I guess I will have to just wait and see) I am also trying to decide what to do with the other camera inputs. I really wanted to throw a camera on the front license plate with infrared leds so that I could possible use it as night vision, but upon searching that seems much harder to do that I expected. I was also thinking that I could somehow put a camera up by where the antenna meets the car as like a cop lookout camera. lol... if anyone has any suggestions, I will definitely consider them!
I am looking forward to seeing how you go about installing the camera and wish you luck!
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:40 PM   #28
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I am looking forward to seeing how you go about installing the camera and wish you luck!
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Hey poopell, you're north, I'm south - in the mountains between about Gilroy and Aptos - where in Marin Co. are you?

I was interested in reading your post and considering your install. I might have misread it, but I think I saw that Lock Pick wants the after market powered by the orange wire in their harness - I'd love it if I could hook in closer to the camera so please correct me if I'm wrong. I believe that the OEM setup only powers when the car's in reverse (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) so that would eliminate the possibility of using the rear view camera while in forward motion.

I too considered the (kind of) heads up display front looking IR camera - what were the problems you saw as more trouble than it was worth? I do still like the idea of two front cameras - one left corner one right for tight parking places.
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I too considered the (kind of) heads up display front looking IR camera - what were the problems you saw as more trouble than it was worth? I do still like the idea of two front cameras - one left corner one right for tight parking places.
I saw this camera:

http://truckfancy.com/index.php?main...products_id=65


So it doesn't look like IR camera's are overly expensive. Not sure what problems you would have.
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So it doesn't look like IR camera's are overly expensive. Not sure what problems you would have.
That looks pretty good too, BTW, the $40 camera I bought is listed as IR night vision, we shall see. It might be that the problems poopell was seeing was related to providing lighting that would make it worth doing - be interesting to see what the issues are.
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