I have a 2013 C-Max Energi with the 300A package (backup sensors, no backup camera). The hatch release handle broke off completely recently and Ford quoted me over $400 to replace it with a new one (painted to match). I found a matching replacement at a salvage yard that was from a model that had the backup camera, $70 shipped. I've seen alot of discussions on adding aftermarket cameras but haven't seen anything about this type of upgrade.
Does anyone have any solid points on if there are the right parts (cables, modules, ect) already inplace that would allow this upgrade/replacment to actually gain a backup camera? I'll happy enough to have replace the handle for less but if I can put the OEM camera to use, why not try.
on a slight tangent, any tips on removing the trim from the hatch back to possibly install the handle myself and save the labor cost of replacing the handle would also be appreciated.
Thanks for any good input.