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Rear Camera w/o Park Assist package??


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#1 OFFLINE   digijay

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

I was told by my dealer that I can't get the rear view camera unless I get the whole Park-Assist package. I had a hard time believing that..
Is this true? If so, are after market rear view cameras compatible with the existing video screen?







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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

I was told by my dealer that I can't get the rear view camera unless I get the whole Park-Assist package. I had a hard time believing that..
Is this true? If so, are after market rear view cameras compatible with the existing video screen?


Why don't you go to Ford.com and research it yourself? No need to rely on what the dealer tells you - the information is readily available.

It does appear that the salesman is correct at least on the SEL.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:20 PM

Why don't you go to Ford.com and research it yourself? No need to rely on what the dealer tells you - the information is readily available.

It does appear that the salesman is correct at least on the SEL.


Thanks for your useless piece of information. Believe it or not, using forums to enquire with experienced people IS a form of research. I'm sorry I offended you by using this method.

Maybe I'm wrong but when I DID look at Ford's website, I was unable to find a definitive answer. At least not the Canadian version of the site.

I'm specifically looking for information on the Titanium. Also, if anyone knows about aftermarket rear video systems that can be integrated, I would love to hear about that.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:58 PM

Thanks for your useless piece of information. Believe it or not, using forums to enquire with experienced people IS a form of research. I'm sorry I offended you by using this method.

Maybe I'm wrong but when I DID look at Ford's website, I was unable to find a definitive answer. At least not the Canadian version of the site.


Go to Build and Price. Select Titanium. See if you can find an option for a stand alone backup camera. If you can't then it doesn't exist. If you can then it does exist. It will only take 5 minutes and you'll have the definitive answer. Nobody has much experience with a 2013 Escape so the only way for us to answer your question is to do what I just described.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

Back up camera is not a stand alone option.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

Back up camera is not a stand alone option.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:09 PM

Only reason we got the package was to get the back-up camera. Rear vision sucks compared to our Outback. I doubt we will ever know if the park assist works in our Escape.

Give it a little time, the aftermarket will respond with an easily integrated back-up camera or some of the younger, more technical oriented owners will hack one into the existing display.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:57 AM

I don't know if this is all you'd need, but you can buy the camera from Ford for $408 (ouch!) here: http://www.fordparts...rd&model=Escape

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:39 AM

The camera itself is just a part. He would also need wiring to the head MFT unit.
I just took the parking technology package, it has a few more niceties like BLIS and rain-sensing wipers.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:43 AM

The wiring is most likely to already be in place.

Edited by seamusbleu, 12 September 2012 - 09:30 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:01 AM

The wiring is most likely to all ready be in place.


Not necessarily. Ford has moved away from common wiring and in most cases appear to be using option specific harnesses to save money.

It's possible, but don't be surprised if it's not there.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:13 AM

Not only is the wiring not in place but the camera also has a seperate control module to run it.

We have already been down this path with the same issue in the 2012 Focus, and no one has cracked it yet. Dealers were also claiming they could add it after the fact and they were wrong.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

This company has cracked it. http://navtv.com/pro...dtouch-cam.html

Pricey, maybe too pricey for just a rearcam module, no camera is included.

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