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Old 08-28-2016, 12:13 AM   #1
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Aftermarket Focus blind spot detection

I know the Focus has a really great extra blind spot mirror, but I purchased on of the kits that has a light showing something/someone in your blind spot. Just thought it would be a nice addition. The kit has some basic wiring installation stuff, but I was wondering if anyone had done this upgrade and had any insight on where the best place to route wires, move stuff, etc. I did a search, but didn't see anything (sure got a lot of results for the blind spot mirrors though). I was just looking to see if anyone could provide a some help with the project. Thanks for looking and I would appreciate any input!


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I know the Focus has a really great extra blind spot mirror, but I purchased on of the kits that has a light showing something/someone in your blind spot. Just thought it would be a nice addition. The kit has some basic wiring installation stuff, but I was wondering if anyone had done this upgrade and had any insight on where the best place to route wires, move stuff, etc. I did a search, but didn't see anything (sure got a lot of results for the blind spot mirrors though). I was just looking to see if anyone could provide a some help with the project. Thanks for looking and I would appreciate any input!
The question is ... would you trust any aftermarket setup regarding blind spot?

Let say it fail and cause an accident because you relied on the sensor to help you doing the blind spot check... what would be your defense?

I wouldn't like to be close with my bike to any car with an aftermarket system!!!! Already a biker killer function from cars with that option !...
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Nailed it.

Lovely backup warning, terrible to depend on.

Haven't seen a description of an aftermarket version for cars, sensor and warning light locations drive most mounting/wiring decisions.

Warning light is usually by the A-pillar to see when looking toward the right mirror, but IDK what kind of sensor/location this kit may include.
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Ive got the factory BLIS option on my focus. I had that similar option on my 2010 mazda cx7. It is a great feature to have in my opinion, but I dont rely on it point blank and always try to check the lane onto which im turning into. The feature has saved my bacon at least 5 times since 2010 through now. I am human after all and we will make mistakes. Its in those instances where i failed as a driver that it helped me. I try and utilize this feature as a supplement to my usual driving habits. More often than not i do check before making lane changes. But its not something to be relied on entirely. I think all oems that have that function in their cars usually give a disclaimer in the owners manual about not relying solely on that to make your lane changes.

If you do get the a/m unit installed, maybe keep this post updated for reliability issues.
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