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#1 OFFLINE   dumbcomputers

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1438.l2649

 

 

Model 301 looks likes like a perfect fit...though you sill would need a lockpick device for cars not originally equipped with a backup camera.









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#2 OFFLINE   METROMAN

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:09 PM

I hope somebody comes up with something soon. Wife wants one. Didn't want to pay $2000 extra for it tho.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:45 PM

Found it even cheaper:

 

http://www.aliexpres.../305305273.html



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:44 PM

It really pisses me off that Ford didn't make these accessories available to be added on post-factory.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:30 AM

Check out Amazon, they have several, some pretty cheap.  But you have to figure out where to get into the wiring for + 12 V.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:47 AM

Check out Amazon, they have several, some pretty cheap.  But you have to figure out where to get into the wiring for + 12 V.

One trick is to get the power off the reverse lights when they turn on. That way the camera isn't always on.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:59 AM

Check out Amazon, they have several, some pretty cheap.  But you have to figure out where to get into the wiring for + 12 V.

 

I bought a couple of those generic designs for my wife's former civic and they were crappy.  One was totally unusable at night and the other was OK.  Neither had anything remotely close to the wide angle field of coverage the OEM unit provides.

 

One trick is to get the power off the reverse lights when they turn on. That way the camera isn't always on.

 

Yes, that's how I did it on the Civic but because of the CMax lift gate, the distance between the camera mount and the lights is very long so you'll certainly need additional wiring.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:10 PM

I bought a couple of those generic designs for my wife's former civic and they were crappy.  One was totally unusable at night and the other was OK.  Neither had anything remotely close to the wide angle field of coverage the OEM unit provides.

 

 

 

I ordered the "Sony CCD" version...so I'll report back how well it does.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:15 AM

if you need to connect camera to navigation radio get a NavTool product www.navtool.com



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:30 AM

if you need to connect camera to navigation radio get a NavTool product www.navtool.com

 

The Lockpick is much cheaper. http://www.solidsign...ouchlockpickv2)



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

Navtool does not currently list a product for CMAX.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:09 PM

Got the camera a couple of weeks ago...testing it in the house.

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:02 AM

Check out Amazon, they have several, some pretty cheap.  But you have to figure out where to get into the wiring for + 12 V.

 

Maybe this will help for wiring for the backup camera:

 

From http://fordcmaxhybri...back-up-sensor/

 

"Now there are three wires. Purple, Green and Black. If you cut the wrong one the car blows up. (actually the parking light goes out which happened to me) So use the Green for the hot reverse wire(red) and Black for the ground wire(red and black). (If you have the kit this makes more sense.) "

 

In that post there is also some pictures of the wiring behind the liftgate cover and info on removing.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:42 AM

Maybe this will help for wiring for the backup camera:

 

From http://fordcmaxhybri...back-up-sensor/

 

"Now there are three wires. Purple, Green and Black. If you cut the wrong one the car blows up. (actually the parking light goes out which happened to me) So use the Green for the hot reverse wire(red) and Black for the ground wire(red and black). (If you have the kit this makes more sense.) "

 

In that post there is also some pictures of the wiring behind the liftgate cover and info on removing.

 

Thanks for the info, I'm probably going to power the camera via the Lockpick unit I just ordered. This way I can turn on the rear camera anytime while I'm driving:)


Edited by dumbcomputers, 03 January 2014 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:41 PM

Hello All, New here but long time user of the nrg forum...

 

The description of the camera listed above states that all you have to do is wire it up and it will show you the image on your dash screen when you are in reverse. Is this true? If so, why do you use the lockpic devise? 



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:28 PM

I don't think the video port is active when in reverse, you need the lockpic to get around that.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

I don't think the video port is active when in reverse, you need the lockpic to get around that.

 

I would think the video input on the cable that goes to the rear would be active in reverse (and only in reverse). Maybe you are thinking about the video input in the center console?



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:03 PM

I would think the video input on the cable that goes to the rear would be active in reverse (and only in reverse). Maybe you are thinking about the video input in the center console?

Yes I am talking about the video port in the center console.  I'll bet there isn't a cable going to rear of the car if don't have the rear camera option.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:11 AM

I'll bet there isn't a cable going to rear of the car if don't have the rear camera option.

 

Was just looking at the wiring diagrams. In addition to the video cable (that may or may not be included without the camera factory option) there is a "Parking Aid Camera Module" that connects to one of the car's communications busses. I can't imagine what it could do, other than to make it impossible to add an after-market camera instead of giving Ford much more money.


Edited by jdbob, 05 January 2014 - 02:37 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:12 AM

I don't think the video port is active when in reverse, you need the lockpic to get around that.

 

Yes, Lockpick has been ordered.








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