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Old 11-01-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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back-up camera?

has anyone figured out how to activate the rear view camera for use at any time? like for monitoring a trailer load or reading license plates of tailgaters.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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I would be surprised if that's possible without some major hacking. Even most after market systems won't do this. I guess they consider it a distraction.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #3
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Not possible unless you buy and install a Ford Sync "lockpick". You can make the rearview camera stay on a little after you are out of reverse by activating the rearview camera delay option though.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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has anyone figured out how to activate the rear view camera for use at any time? like for monitoring a trailer load or reading license plates of tailgaters.
Hi, Gharp!

There's no way to activate it while driving, unless of course you're a stunt driver and go everywhere in Reverse.

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Wait another year or two.... I imagine every manufacturer will claim it is not possible on their vehicle for liability reasons. Then someone will show them how to rewire the reverse gear selection sensor... Or plug in a module to fool the system... If there is sufficient demand, I bet someone will make it happen.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #6
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All you have to do is spoof it....rig a switch that fakes the system into thinking it is in reverse!




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Old 11-01-2012, 09:26 PM   #7
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I had an Car that had a reverse camera that was triggered when the reverse lights came on. I thought the camera would have been tied into the transmission nuetral safety switch, but it wasn't, only the reverse light. So I tapped into the control wire, mounted a switch under the dash, a diode, and viola!, any time, any where, any gear or speed, I just hit the switch and the reverse camera came one. Pretty trippy watching it as you are moving forward as fast speed. But it worked! I could sit in park, hit the switch, and watch everything going on behind me. Stealth!
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:00 AM   #8
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THIS is what makes the forums so great. :-)
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #9
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I had an Infiniti FX and someone on that forum modded the camera to stay on while driving, so it is possible.
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