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Old 09-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #41
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Bump. Anybody make any progress here? I'm interested in adding a cam.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:58 PM   #42
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That's just another example of poor programming integration with the MFT. That and the SD card errors people w/o nav have been getting is completely mickey mouse and unacceptable.

As for the camera, if you don't get the OEM parts from Ford, I would recommend getting the best aftermarket camera you can get. The MFT is such a nice hi-res screen, I don't think it would look very good with a cheap lo-res camera. It's just a guess, though.
The factory installed camera isnt exactly the best looking either.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #43
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The factory installed camera isnt exactly the best looking either.
while the camera doesn't look too hot i find the picture from it very acceptable. certainly better than what I've seen on older vehicles. also find the colored distance lines and the curving path lines very useful.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:38 AM   #44
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I just found this video where some guy with a dirty finger shows a third-party backup camera on a 2012 Focus SE SFE and talks a little about the wiring. However he does not actually show its operation, so I don't know if he's hooked it into the center display (doesn't look like an MFT). There appears to be something on the left dash that could be the rear camera display.

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I would consider the parking package if it didn't force me to get the leather, just for the rear-view camera. For that matter I'd get the premium package for the 6-way driver's seat if I could get it with cloth.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #45
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[QUOTE=Scriptorum;3828485]I just found this video where some guy with a dirty finger shows a third-party backup camera on a 2012 Focus SE SFE and talks a little about the wiring. However he does not actually show its operation, so I don't know if he's hooked it into the center display (doesn't look like an MFT). There appears to be something on the left dash that could be the rear camera display.

He did use a separate small display and mount it on the dash. Not something I would want to do. If I can get it in the MFT screen that is absolute best.

Bump on someone figuring this out!
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Just looking at this in my FORD parts program, it appears you would have to change the main harness #14A630, of which there are several, I have no Idea which one you would have to order to add a camera, then you would also need to change the rear jumper harness #15k868 and add the camera, the module and by the looks of it front and rear parking sensors. This is a nightmare, no wonder FORD dealerships can't figure it out. Best solution. Find an aftermarket kit that utilizes the rearview mirror for camera or wait awhile and hope that FORD can/will offer it as an add on accessory
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That video is from a guy on this forum. He has an aftermarket cam hooked up to that little screen on the left.

I was at my dealer last week & almost asked what they knew about adding the OEM cam but those old clowns barely know how to use my IA key so i said forget it
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I just found this video where some guy with a dirty finger shows a third-party backup camera on a 2012 Focus SE SFE and talks a little about the wiring. However he does not actually show its operation, so I don't know if he's hooked it into the center display (doesn't look like an MFT). There appears to be something on the left dash that could be the rear camera display.
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That guy is me and that "dirty finger" Is actually blood under my fingernail; I slammed my finger in the car door by accident about 2 months ago; not my proudest moment. I get alot of "wash your damn finger", or wow emo go kill yourself comments" The way I see it $40 is a LOT less than $250, and I don't mind living with an extra screen. It's not like this thing is going to be a show-car; I use it to commute to and from school downtown where parking is hairy. True, I wish I could have afforded the parking package, but as a student I'm damned lucky to even have a car from the last 5 years let-alone a new one.
Oh and if you want to see it in action watch this video, it's towards the end.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #49
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That guy is me and that "dirty finger" Is actually blood under my fingernail; I slammed my finger in the car door by accident about 2 months ago; not my proudest moment. I get alot of "wash your damn finger", or wow emo go kill yourself comments" The way I see it $40 is a LOT less than $250, and I don't mind living with an extra screen. It's not like this thing is going to be a show-car; I use it to commute to and from school downtown where parking is hairy. True, I wish I could have afforded the parking package, but as a student I'm damned lucky to even have a car from the last 5 years let-alone a new one.
Oh and if you want to see it in action watch this video, it's towards the end.
That bloody finger is a badge of honor! Just tell people that you wanted to see how it felt...

OK, $40.00 for the camera system...
A little more information would be great on this mod.
Where did you buy the system?
How did you mount the camera?
Is it wireless?

This is one thing I really want to do.
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Just looking at this in my FORD parts program, it appears you would have to change the main harness #14A630, of which there are several, I have no Idea which one you would have to order to add a camera, then you would also need to change the rear jumper harness #15k868 and add the camera, the module and by the looks of it front and rear parking sensors. This is a nightmare, no wonder FORD dealerships can't figure it out. Best solution. Find an aftermarket kit that utilizes the rearview mirror for camera or wait awhile and hope that FORD can/will offer it as an add on accessory
I had to replace the main harness on my wife's pickup after rats ate the original - cost the insurance company $7K.
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