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Old 04-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #3021
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MyFord Touch Parking Gear Signal

Hi new here and was hoping someone can tell me where the Parking Gear Signal is going to the radio. I have a rear view camera on my trailer and would like to view it while driving but of course I get the safety message when I take the car out of park. The AUX input is in the console arm rest and it all works fine in park. This is a 2013 Escape SE but the My Touch is brought from the Focus so it would at least be the same design if not the same wire color. There isn't a lot of data on the 13 Escape yet and I was hoping you guys could help.

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:59 PM   #3022
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Hi new here and was hoping someone can tell me where the Parking Gear Signal is going to the radio. I have a rear view camera on my trailer and would like to view it while driving but of course I get the safety message when I take the car out of park. The AUX input is in the console arm rest and it all works fine in park. This is a 2013 Escape SE but the My Touch is brought from the Focus so it would at least be the same design if not the same wire color. There isn't a lot of data on the 13 Escape yet and I was hoping you guys could help.

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You have to get a module to do what you want. I believe it's made by lockpick

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #3023
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It's alright. Seems kind of strange a few of these problems at the same time range
Yeah, hard to say. Kind of like how the backup camera losing its settings is suddenly far worse under v3.5.1 - maybe it's tied to the latest MFT update? Who knows. It's always a crapshoot with this thing.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:23 PM   #3024
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Hi new here and was hoping someone can tell me where the Parking Gear Signal is going to the radio. I have a rear view camera on my trailer and would like to view it while driving but of course I get the safety message when I take the car out of park. The AUX input is in the console arm rest and it all works fine in park. This is a 2013 Escape SE but the My Touch is brought from the Focus so it would at least be the same design if not the same wire color. There isn't a lot of data on the 13 Escape yet and I was hoping you guys could help.

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The newer Ford vehicles use a CAN bus for signalling/messaging between controllers and sensors, so it's a little more complicated than simply snipping a wire.

There are a couple of companies selling electronic doodads that enable video on the display while the car is in motion.

Lockpick (expensive)
https://www.coastaletech.com/escapelockpick.htm

And I think this is another one (even more expensive)
http://www.navtv.com/

There's a glitch in MFT (at least on my 2012 Focus) that allows video to be displayed while the car is in motion, but it only works until a different device is selected, not a good solution.

I'll be buying a Lockpick sometime this Summer, I wish Ford would have just left the damn thing unlocked.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #3025
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Does a Focus MFT system have an output for video for the back seat, if you want to add the screens? Anyone happen to know?
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Does a Focus MFT system have an output for video for the back seat, if you want to add the screens? Anyone happen to know?
If it does, I haven't found it.

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #3027
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Oh, well. Not a big deal... there is the iPad to keep the demon spawn quiet back there.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #3028
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I haven't been up here for a while but I caught up on a couple months worth of MFT fun and thought it was time to put the 3.5.1 on for myself. Well, looks about the same as the last version...still no song progress bar (like the original MFT and my 6 year old iPod nano.) OK, not going through the missing features rant again. Gee, the temperature is back..wow..

Just this: The upper right used to show the compass direction (S, NE etc). Now there is just an orange exclamation point there. I know it has the compass value OK because when I am at the home screen, the the graphic compass shows the correct direction. But when I am on the Entertainment screen I get the exclamation. I do NOT have navigation. Anyone else seen this?


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I haven't been up here for a while but I caught up on a couple months worth of MFT fun and thought it was time to put the 3.5.1 on for myself. Well, looks about the same as the last version...still no song progress bar (like the original MFT and my 6 year old iPod nano.) OK, not going through the missing features rant again. Gee, the temperature is back..wow..

Just this: The upper right used to show the compass direction (S, NE etc). Now there is just an orange exclamation point there. I know it has the compass value OK because when I am at the home screen, the the graphic compass shows the correct direction. But when I am on the Entertainment screen I get the exclamation. I do NOT have navigation. Anyone else seen this?
I have not seen that one yet...interesting. I too have MFT w/o Nav. At first I thought your compass needed re-calibration, but then later read that your compass in the quadrant section is OK, so maybe not. Possibly a master re-set???
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I love my MFT the what do you guys mean wifi will not work? The WiFi function in this car broadcasts a hotspot if you plug a usb modem into the usb port.
Try to connect the MFT's WiFi to an access point that needs a key with any non-numeric characters. Then you'll see what we are seeing.
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