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It's getting close to delivery time now, and already time to start thinking about upgrades. While the Mountune stuff is appealing (and might happen eventually) my ST is probably not going to spend tons of time on the track.

I was looking into adding a reversing camera - does anyone have any experience or opinions of the NavTV module, which apparently would allow the stock MyFord Touch screen to display a camera...

http://www.navtv.com/product/207/myfordtouch-cam.html

Thoughts? $500 seems like a lot.
 

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The Fiesta Titanium has an optional back up camera so an OEM solution might be possible and well integrated without adding black boxes.
 

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I had one of these lockpick devices in my Challenger and with lic plate cam it worked well though they don't list the Fiesta I see they list the Focus ST might want to give them a call :) http://www.coastaletech.com/mytouch2.htm
Cost is around 350$
 
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For some reason Ford doesn't offer backup cameras on it's performance variants (Focus has one, ST does not).

It may have to do with the additional body moulding on the back of the car, but it could just be cost cutting, too. But for it not to even be an option makes me thing it might be #1 too - the ST bumper doesn't have holes for the backup/parking sensors for instance.

I'm sure someone will find a way to hack the one from the Titanium in. As long as it's not prohibitively expensive I'd like to add a backup camera as well, although the Fiesta is small enough that I'm not as worried about hitting things.
 

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I think most performance minded customers could not care less about a backup camera.

We do, after all, have mirrors.
 

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500 bucks is a ****load of cash for a backup camera no matter how good they are...I did a retro on my previous car including an android double din nav unit for less than that and the camera was wireless so just hooked it up to power. Simple cheap and effective. Best of all the camera module replaces one of the license plate light and so it was discreet too.

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I have little kids and a long driveway, a good backup camera solution would be great. It'd have to be something quite nicely integrated, though. $500 seems like a lot just to be able to connect a camera. You still need to buy the camera and have it installed.
 

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I looked into buying all the OEM parts from the Titanium to add this feature.
I found that with all the parts that needed to be added an/or replaced that price would be astronomical.
So in comparison $500.00 would be cheap.

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How about a dashcam with a forward and rear camera? Get one with a screen and you can see the rear camera. It's not integrated and the screen isn't real big on most of them, but it has the double feature of recording if you want to record your drive or keep a video record in case someone wrecks into you, and you can use it to record stupid drivers as well or see what the dealership is doing with your car. I saw a video where a guy took his car to the dealership for a yellowing clear bra. The tech got in the car and called him a ******* idiot and drove it into the back lot. About an hour later they drove it back out to him. Never even looked at the car...

I'm looking into a dashcam for my car and this one looks pretty decent with a small footprint.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190855886068?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


As I said, the screen is smaller and it's not integrated to the car, but it's also a lot cheaper option.
 

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It's getting close to delivery time now, and already time to start thinking about upgrades. While the Mountune stuff is appealing (and might happen eventually) my ST is probably not going to spend tons of time on the track.

I was looking into adding a reversing camera - does anyone have any experience or opinions of the NavTV module, which apparently would allow the stock MyFord Touch screen to display a camera...

http://www.navtv.com/product/207/myfordtouch-cam.html

Thoughts? $500 seems like a lot.
 

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The OWN route may not be an option. I work for a Ford dealer and I spoke to my Favorite mechanic Who knows about the electronic systems. He has emailed his contact at Ford to see if it is possible to add the OWN camera from the titanium Fiesta. As soon as I get a reply, I will post it. BTW, sorry about the double post. I am now using taptalk. Much easier...

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The OEM route may not be an option. I work for a Ford dealer and I spoke to my Favorite mechanic Who knows about the electronic systems. He has emailed his contact at Ford to see if it is possible to add the OEM camera from the titanium Fiesta. As soon as I get a reply, I will post it. BTW, sorry about the double post. I am now using taptalk. Much easier...

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Good I've been wondering for a while if this is possible on the FiST. The only thing I could see being an issue is if Ford used a different wiring harness from the trunk area back to the nav screen to save some money on conductors.
 

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Actually there is more to it than just cables. The camera actually communicates with the computer module that controls the MyFord touch system so the firmware may not support it on this model. More as soon as I hear from Ford.

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Actually there is more to it than just cables. The camera actually communicates with the computer module that controls the MyFord touch system so the firmware may not support it on this model. More as soon as I hear from Ford.

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I've seen this from a company that can unlock the camera functions on non-equiped camera vehicles, however they don't list the Fiesta as one of the vehicles. https://www.coastaletech.com/focuslockpick.htm
 

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I sent them an email seeing if they have a product that will work on FiST


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Here's there response for a FiST:

The module that works for your vehicle is the MyTouch 2 LockPick. This module will unlock unlock your factory A/V inputs in motion and allow you to input navigation addresses while in motion. The MyTouch LockPick will allow you to add up to 3 additional cameras (rear, front, and a secondary rear as well - for hooking up your fifth wheel, for viewing behind a trailer and more!) that have the ability to be viewed automatically as well as access all of these cameras on demand while the vehicle in any gear.

For more information please visit the link below and feel free to contact us with any specific questions you might have.
http://www.coastaletech.com/mytouch.htm

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Thinking about ordering this lock pick kit. Watching the videos looks easy to setup.

Just wondering if I can get the factory camera installed without anymore wiring to the dash?



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