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11-03-2013 04:08 AM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by SilverPony2001 View Post
On MFT equipped cars WITHOUT the backup camera, there is no camera installed on the car. If you use a lockpick to activate the camera input on the MFT unit, you still need to install a camera on the rear of the car.

Check the DIY sticky.
Thanks, I'll check it out. I'm starting to get into cars so this is a bit new to me.

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Originally Posted by babaei View Post
Mine is a factory camera, but without MFT. It was possible (at least for MY2013) in Canada to get an SE without MFT but with the camera (and sensors/park assist). I paid for that (it was called the "Parking Technology Package"), but it was substantually less than getting MFT.

It was a really rare option and I had to factory order to get the configuration I wanted. A shame, because the parking tech is really worth it and made the Focus stand out from the competition at that trim level.
Bah, of course they wouldn't bring that perfect package over to the US. That's all I want!
11-03-2013 01:45 AM
babaei
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Originally Posted by rebelx View Post
This means you had paid for MFT to have the factory camera already installed on your car?
Mine is a factory camera, but without MFT. It was possible (at least for MY2013) in Canada to get an SE without MFT but with the camera (and sensors/park assist). I paid for that (it was called the "Parking Technology Package"), but it was substantually less than getting MFT.

It was a really rare option and I had to factory order to get the configuration I wanted. A shame, because the parking tech is really worth it and made the Focus stand out from the competition at that trim level.
10-31-2013 02:25 PM
SilverPony2001
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Originally Posted by rebelx View Post
This means you had paid for MFT to have the factory camera already installed on your car?



I've read this a couple times on this thread, but I'm not completely understanding.

On the non Ti, non-MFT models (such as the SE), is the camera already physically installed on the car and disabled or is the camera not at all installed in the car?

I'm not understanding if it's the latter how the lockpick can activate a non-equipped camera if there physically isn't one there.
On MFT equipped cars WITHOUT the backup camera, there is no camera installed on the car. If you use a lockpick to activate the camera input on the MFT unit, you still need to install a camera on the rear of the car.

Check the DIY sticky.
10-31-2013 02:00 PM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by babaei View Post
My car is an SE sedan with the factory camera. It is seperate from the release handle/licence plate light and offset to one side:
This means you had paid for MFT to have the factory camera already installed on your car?

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Originally Posted by Mrlandy View Post
I think the lockpick 2 takes care of the non equipped issue. Check this out:http://www.coastaletech.com/focuslockpick.htm
I've read this a couple times on this thread, but I'm not completely understanding.

On the non Ti, non-MFT models (such as the SE), is the camera already physically installed on the car and disabled or is the camera not at all installed in the car?

I'm not understanding if it's the latter how the lockpick can activate a non-equipped camera if there physically isn't one there.
10-31-2013 01:38 PM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by markwford View Post
I found this thread very helpful when researching after market backup camera options, so I wanted to report back that I ended up with a Metra double DIN dash kit, a bunch of Axxess interface parts, a Boyo backup camera and just a Pioneer AVH-X2500BT double DIN unit. I also had an extra dash-mounted USB & 3.5 mm port installed and connected to the Pioneer unit. Here are the part numbers:

99-5827B Metra DIN & DDIN (Double DIN) dash replacement kit for Ford Focus 2012 and newer
AX-ADBOX1 Axxess Interface Control Box With Digital Fade
AX-ADFD02 2011-UP Ford Axxess ADBOX Harness
40-EU10 European Antenna Adapter (FAKRA)
ASWC-1 AXXESS Steering Wheel Control
Boyo license plate frame backup camera
AVH-X2500BT Pioneer 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver

The ASWC-1 steering wheel control needed a firmware upgrade to work with my Focus. It was a pain waiting a couple of months for them to develop it while I had no buttons to control any Sync functionality, but now it works great! For reference, the firmware version that did the trick was 257291_268_ASWC-USB_V316.

Since the parts you need depend on the options in your Focus, here are the details on what I have:

2012 Ford Focus SE
AM/FM Stereo Single CD/MP3
Auxiliary audio input jack
USB port
Equipment group 203a
* Convenience package
* Cruise control
* Perimeter alarm
* MyFord & Sync Package
* MyFord Tech/6 speakers/Sirius
* Sync Voice activated systems
SE Sport package
6-spd Auto transmission with select shift (SST)
Power moon roof

The guys at SoundWave Mobile Electronics in San Carlos, CA here in the Bay Area did a great job with all the installation, troubleshooting and working with the manufacturers!
How much did you have to pay for the components and/or installation there?
08-09-2013 10:39 PM
markwford
Metra dash kit & backup camera working great!

I found this thread very helpful when researching after market backup camera options, so I wanted to report back that I ended up with a Metra double DIN dash kit, a bunch of Axxess interface parts, a Boyo backup camera and just a Pioneer AVH-X2500BT double DIN unit. I also had an extra dash-mounted USB & 3.5 mm port installed and connected to the Pioneer unit. Here are the part numbers:

99-5827B Metra DIN & DDIN (Double DIN) dash replacement kit for Ford Focus 2012 and newer
AX-ADBOX1 Axxess Interface Control Box With Digital Fade
AX-ADFD02 2011-UP Ford Axxess ADBOX Harness
40-EU10 European Antenna Adapter (FAKRA)
ASWC-1 AXXESS Steering Wheel Control
Boyo license plate frame backup camera
AVH-X2500BT Pioneer 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver

The ASWC-1 steering wheel control needed a firmware upgrade to work with my Focus. It was a pain waiting a couple of months for them to develop it while I had no buttons to control any Sync functionality, but now it works great! For reference, the firmware version that did the trick was 257291_268_ASWC-USB_V316.

Since the parts you need depend on the options in your Focus, here are the details on what I have:

2012 Ford Focus SE
AM/FM Stereo Single CD/MP3
Auxiliary audio input jack
USB port
Equipment group 203a
* Convenience package
* Cruise control
* Perimeter alarm
* MyFord & Sync Package
* MyFord Tech/6 speakers/Sirius
* Sync Voice activated systems
SE Sport package
6-spd Auto transmission with select shift (SST)
Power moon roof

The guys at SoundWave Mobile Electronics in San Carlos, CA here in the Bay Area did a great job with all the installation, troubleshooting and working with the manufacturers!
06-17-2013 12:43 PM
I Bleed Ford Blue
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Originally Posted by babaei View Post
I'm working up the motivation to tear apart my dash to check. The camera/park assist overlays the radio display (and the radio has no settings for it), so I guess it would make sense if it went directly into the display unit.
On mft cars with camera it is fed directly to the back of the display, so it would make sense that the non mft SE's w/cam are fed the same way.
06-17-2013 12:26 PM
babaei
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Originally Posted by I Bleed Ford Blue View Post
The antenna port is on the head unit. We need some who has a 13 se with camera to check thiers
I'm working up the motivation to tear apart my dash to check. The camera/park assist overlays the radio display (and the radio has no settings for it), so I guess it would make sense if it went directly into the display unit.
06-17-2013 09:36 AM
I Bleed Ford Blue
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Originally Posted by Tiger-Heli View Post
I would guess the "coaxial" connector above might be the satellite antenna jack, but I'm not sure of that.
The antenna port is on the head unit. We need some who has a 13 se with camera to check thiers
06-17-2013 09:08 AM
Ratskrad On the SE this coaxial connector is not connected to anything. The head unit (with CD) has two antenna connectors which are both used.
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