So at this point, I guess I have to diagnose the reverse camera. I can think of a few possibilities:
1. The connection to the APIM is loose. If this is the case, then I have to pull the APIM and check that all connections are secure and tight. This shouldn't be too bad, and the fix is pretty much the same as checking it.
2. The connection at the camera is loose. Maybe I closed the liftgate too hard or something.
3. The wiring at the liftgate hinge has failed from repeated stress of opening/closing.
4. The camera itself is fubar.
2-4 all involve taking all of the trim off of the liftgate, with 3 maybe requiring pulling down a part of the headliner.
I wonder if I should inquire if this is/might be part of what gets covered with the APIM warranty extension from 12M02
Just once, I'd like to be able to get through a tank of gas without this car needing to be in the shop. So far, I've brought it back to the dealership more often than I've brought it to the gas pumps.
2012 Focus Titanium Hatchback
121,000 km, all stock
1990 Toyota Supra turbo
I think the cams are still stock...