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Old 05-31-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Backup camera question.

Alright i have had my 2013 explorer for a month now and I am still trying to figure out all the do hikies on the car.

The question is about the backup camera.

My camera is working fine and I find I like it but the day I was shopping for my explorer, the salesman took me around to their differrent sales a lots around austin(they have five btw).

We traveled around ina limited and the salesman had me drive to test the suv. When we backed up, I noticed two lines would turn in the dirrection of travel when I turned the wheel. With my Xlt, the two lines are not their but the red to green alinement lines are.

Is the dirrectional lines only available on the limited or is my system not set right? Just curious.

Oh, my american flag bug deflector is suppose to be delivered saturday and it should go perfectly with the deep impact blue of my xlt. I will try to post pics after mounting it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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Perhaps its included in My Ford Touch, and not the downgraded system. If you have the features, the back up camera settings are in vehicle settings in MFT, select active and fixed.

I wasn't aware that the model would dictate the rearview camera settings.

From the manual:

The rear video camera includes the following features that will assist the driver in reverse driving.
Active guidelines (if equipped) and fixed guidelines
The active guidelines show the path of intended motion of the vehicle while reversing. The fixed guidelines assist a driver with backing into a parking space or aligning with an object behind the vehicle.
To turn this feature on or off when the vehicle is not in R (Reverse), do the following on the touchscreen:
1. Select Menu
2. Select Vehicle
3. Select Rear View Camera
The fixed guideline options are ON and OFF. The active guideline options are ACTIVE + FIXED, FIXED and OFF.




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Old 06-01-2012, 05:25 AM   #3
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I'm not positive, but I think the moving lines are only on Limiteds.




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Old 06-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #4
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I believe the active guidelines are a limited only feature
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #5
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My understanding is that the active guidelines are only on the Limiteds with the Active Park Assist feature. The explanation I heard was that the active park assist includes a steering sensor that is used by the backup camera so it knows your steering angle to create the curved lines.
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There seems to be a lot of, I believe, I'm not positive and my understanding, phrases on this subject so let me throw in my perspective. The manual under REAR VIEW CAMERA (IF EQUIPPED) has a section entitled; Active guidelines (if equipped) and fixed guidlines.
I believe, although I'm not positive that this indicates that while fixed guidelines are included with all cameras, the active guidelines are not. At least that is my understanding.

I wish Ford would stop using "If equipped" and be more specific as to what they mean (model, options etc).

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My 2013 XLT does *NOT* have active guides - only fixed.

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #8
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You only get the active guidelines if the car is equipped with the auto parallel parking option. (edit: the option is called Active Park Assistant)
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Unless i missed a setting, I do not have it on my 301A limited.




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Unless i missed a setting, I do not have it on my 301A limited.
Assuming you have the Active Park Assist, on the main MFT screen, select Settings (wheel cogs to the right of Home), then select Vehicle and then you should see Rear View Camera. The options within Rear View Camera should show a selection for Active + Fixed. NOTE: The Active lines will only show on the screen if the front wheels are NOT in a straight line.

Update: I just checked out the 301A package and it does not show as having the Active Park Assist option. That comes with the 302A and 303A package (302A in Canada).

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Active park assist is in package 302a in US and the guidelines are called "active guidelines" in the rear view camera. Without trying it, I am getting from the Owner's manual that this is park of "Active Park Assist". Someone without Active Park Assist get those active guidlines to come up when backing up?




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The question is, why aren't the active guides standard with any model that has a backup camera? Is this is a software restriction or is there some something missing hardware-wise? I can't see a reason why the active guides would only be available to people who pay for automatic parking feature, when the guides are more useful to someone manually parking =P
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The active guide lines are only available with the active park assist. This is partly because with the extra sensors installed (needed for park assist) it also detects to the side and can verify the area is clear of obstructions in the intended path of travel.

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On a side note, I really like the camera for hitching up my boat trailer, its slick!




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On a side note, I really like the camera for hitching up my boat trailer, its slick!
Also the camera is addictive. I get in my 03 2500ram quad and put it reverse then look to the dash for the camera view.
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Spitfisher, did you have to turn off the active park assist to hitch up the boat, I back up to hook up the trailer and the system is screaming at you until you are out of reverse. LOL




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...If Cory posted it, it is like Gospel....
Thanks! I appreciate you tracking down my post, RonJrSVCMGR.

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I'm not positive, but I think the moving lines are only on Limiteds.
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My understanding is that the active guidelines are only on the Limiteds with the Active Park Assist feature...
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...Update: I just checked out the 301A package and it does not show as having the Active Park Assist option. That comes with the 302A and 303A package (302A in Canada)...
Rebecca (FordIVTteam) can research any other software questions, guys; she’s on the In-Vehicle Technology team and she rocks!

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Spitfisher, did you have to turn off the active park assist to hitch up the boat, I back up to hook up the trailer and the system is screaming at you until you are out of reverse. LOL
Sorry for the late response, but yes I amnually turn it off, sometimes I remember, most of the time I don't till the first beep




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Sorry for the late response, but yes I amnually turn it off, sometimes I remember, most of the time I don't till the first beep
Thanks, much more relaxed hooking up trailer now




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