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04-10-2013 09:31 PM
mikesusz i guess i missed the confirmation that the manuals had the camera, my bad. sorry for the speculation.
04-09-2013 07:51 AM
dyn085 The Focus has the ability, but only fleet vehicles have it automatically enabled. If you wantthe DRL's enabled, they can enable them with the IDS. They may charge, you just have to ask the service mechanics.
04-09-2013 07:16 AM
sportage To answer my own question, yes it has the backup camera. Just picked mine up from the dealer and first thing I looked for on the hatchback was the cam sticking out above the plates. And there is was. It will be useful to me.
The car is fairly over-whelming, technology wise.
My dealership actually assigns your own personal tech guy for the car.
You finish with the finance guy, shake hands with final thank you's from the sales guy, and last before you get in your new focus, a visit-instructional meeting with the tech guy.
He reminded me of the tech kids at the Apple store.
So he explains things super speed bing bing bing so that one takes in maybe 20% of all the info. All I needed to know right then was how to successfully drive the car home. My dad could NEVER figure out this car. Thank goodness the wheels still work the same, gas and brake peddle, and the steering wheel. I'll figure out how to turn it off next week, if I get time.

PS. To change the subject a bit...
Does this car have what is known as "running lights"? Front head lights that come on day or night, automatically, when ever the motor is running?
My first focus had running lights. My Pontiac G6 had them. No option to disable. I hated them at first, but as time went by I realized it made a huge difference stopping people from pulling out in front of me from a side street. It was like the headlights made the car more visible. That person anxious to put out did a double take and waited, before pulling out.
And with headlights on, it is harder to judge an oncoming cars true speed. The deer in the headlights effect.
So I was not yet sure, but hoping this new focus has running lights or the option to enable that feature.
04-09-2013 12:29 AM
focusforeva try navtool i purchased my camera interface from them works great made in USA
04-08-2013 04:22 PM
chaimav
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Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
I can understand a backup camera on something like an SUV or mini-van. I can't understand a backup camera on a small car like the Focus HB.
When I was at the dealer, they had a hatchback with a camera parked on a slope. I got in the car and had my 5 year old stand behing the car and looked out the rear window and I could not see her. I put the car in reverse (foot held firmly on the brake of course) and there she was smiling at me on the screen. SOLD!

I paid the extra cost for auto-parking (which while cool, is unecessary) so I can get the camera. By the way, my driveway is sloped.
04-08-2013 03:35 PM
Fuzzygreen I have the rear camera on my 2013 titanium MANUAL tranny.
USA model.
04-08-2013 03:02 PM
FordService Hi everyone,

I took a peek at the 2013 Order Guide; the rear view camera is listed as standard equipment for the Titanium sedan and hatchback.

Crystal
04-08-2013 12:02 PM
Bliky
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Originally Posted by Johnny Sticceno View Post
No, I have a manual Ti with backup cam.
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Originally Posted by OPsDad View Post
This is funny. People floating ideas why there are no back-up cams on manuals, while one owner keeps saying "I have a manual with the back-up cam"...
I think this has something to do with our Foci being different than the ones in the rest of the world. A long time ago I saw a youtube video made by ford showing people parallel parking in France as a game then it showed how the auto parking worked WITH a manual transmission but as far as I know here in America you can't get both.

I noticed Sticceno is from Canada so maybe the foci are build differently every where else in the world or the Ford marketing team thought americans won't need that stuff with a manual or need it or something.
04-08-2013 09:50 AM
OPsDad This is funny. People floating ideas why there are no back-up cams on manuals, while one owner keeps saying "I have a manual with the back-up cam"...
04-08-2013 06:59 AM
asting
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Originally Posted by mikeyboy.com View Post
i'm assuming not including backup camera on manual titaniums with MFT is probably due to the switching/sensoring for when the trans is in reverse. something simple like that, like the wiring for the auto is built to detect when it's in reverse and send that to the (LCD/entertainment system/whatever) and the manual isn't.
How do you think reverse lights work then? It's easy enough to sense when it is in reverse on a manual.
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