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Old 07-10-2011, 02:15 PM   #21
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Hi, this thread is of interest to me, here in the UK as we neither have the camera as an option nor MFT as all we have is DAB radio/CD's at present. Now on the C-Max, based upon the Mk3 Focus, there is a option to have a Sony system with a camera, thus I am interested in how a camera might be connected up.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:01 PM   #22
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has anyone looked into this more? the backup camera is something id really like to add and incorporate into the MFT screen.
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has anyone looked into this more? the backup camera is something id really like to add and incorporate into the MFT screen.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:00 AM   #24
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has anyone looked into this more? the backup camera is something id really like to add and incorporate into the MFT screen.
I contacted a few dealerships near me and none of them said they thought it was possible. But they didn't seem to care enough to do any real research. I contacted Ford and they just kept telling me to contact a local dealer, even after I told them I contacted three already.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:31 AM   #25
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lol it's not a high-res screen at *all*. It's 800x398 if I'm not mistaken. That's less than any smartphone that you can buy on the planet.

The camera probably records at like 640x480 (which is standard television resolution and not high-res by any means). I doubt you'd be able to find many cameras that record at a lower resolution.
Lol, you're funny. I don't know about you, but the MFT in my car is not the size of a TV. It's about the highest res screen to ever come out of a factory on any production vehicle. In contrast it's roughly 4-5 times the resolution of that in my BMW or any of my previous autos as well as yours. If you have nav, you should be awe stricken at the amount of detail this screen shows. I doubt you're finding backup cam with 640x480 AND the proper lens to match. The sensor in the cam may be capable but if the lens is crap, so will the be the output on the screen. Oh, and just between you and me, it *doesn't* actually record anything...

Now with that said, it's really not that big of deal anyway. As long as you can what's behind you, that's all that matters. Never mind too much about what I may have said in my earlier post, it's not like your watching movies play out behind your car or anything :)
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Mystic likes his NAV.

800x378 resolution in an eight inch format is pretty high res in my book. I don't know what the stock camera specs are but I don't really care as long as I have a wide angle view of what's behind me while backing up.
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This isn't as easy as plugging in a camera to the back of the head unit.

Confirmed in the shop manual: There is a camera interface module located in the trunk area of the car. That interface goes into a harness that leads up front to the head unit harness. Then, MyFord Touch needs to have the software loaded to the as built version with rear view camera.
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This isn't as easy as plugging in a camera to the back of the head unit.

Confirmed in the shop manual: There is a camera interface module located in the trunk area of the car. That interface goes into a harness that leads up front to the head unit harness. Then, MyFord Touch needs to have the software loaded to the as built version with rear view camera.
So do you know if the interface module is part number 19H405? I was able to locate this and the camera (19G490) on fordparts.com. Would just these two pieces (along with the software update to MFT) be all that is required? Thanks for all your help!
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I am not trying to make a fully functional backup camera per the manual. Just looking for simple video. Every display unit on the planet has video input otherwise what good would it be. Hook a camera up to video in and and apply power from the reverse lights wiring and it should work.

I have some video test equipment at work and I should be able to test the ability of the system to accept a display pattern or not. The software just switches inputs to the video and engages the rear sensors.
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I am not trying to make a fully functional backup camera per the manual. Just looking for simple video. Every display unit on the planet has video input otherwise what good would it be. Hook a camera up to video in and and apply power from the reverse lights wiring and it should work.

I have some video test equipment at work and I should be able to test the ability of the system to accept a display pattern or not. The software just switches inputs to the video and engages the rear sensors.
Are you speaking of using the RCA input in the armrest? I thought that I read on here that it will only work while in park.
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