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2008 SPORTRAC - BACKUP CAMERA AND RADIO


RUTH MCGUIRE

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2008 sportrac
Hi. I am Evelyn. I have had 3 sportracs and have loved everyone. Currently have 2008 and want to install backup camera system with enhanced radio. Any suggestions???
 


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Mike65

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Year, Model & Trim Level
00 Ranger 4x4, 99 Sport.
Evelyn, welcome to the forum. Sorry I can not help you with a back up camera & radio as I still have the stock radios in our trucks.
 












Phil451

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Woodstock, Ga
Year, Model & Trim Level
2007 Sport Trac Limited
Hi. I am Evelyn. I have had 3 sportracs and have loved everyone. Currently have 2008 and want to install backup camera system with enhanced radio. Any suggestions???
I used a Kenwood DNX944S, it works great. It has Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
 

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TylerRed

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Year, Model & Trim Level
2007 Ford, Exp Spt Trc Lt
Evelyn,
I just bought and installed a Jensen Car1000 with backup camera. I will be putting the camera on the license plate surround so I can still have back up camera when the tailgate is down which is a lot because of the short bed.

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rmcalis

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Collinsville, OK
Year, Model & Trim Level
2016 Platinum; 2010 STA
I bought my setup from Crutchfield. They have a good price range and can integrate a new radio to let you retain your factory functions and steering wheel controls. They give very good advice and installation tips. I have no connection, only a satisfied customer.

 




Risky Bizness

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Kansas
City, State
Humboldt
Year, Model & Trim Level
2008 Sport Trac Limited
WE put a SONY XAV-AX1000 6.2" with car play and SXM. We put the camera on the license plate trim, and it has a very clear camera,& a remote. WE like it fine. FWIW...................................... GOOD LUCK its a tough choice out there !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 




Tater1980

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Twin Lake
Year, Model & Trim Level
2010 Adrenalin
I took a chance on a Amazon radio (B089SJZX6Q) made especially for our gen Fords, and its been fantastic! It looks factory right down to the chrome trimmed dials and the option to have the Ford logo displayed on start-up. No idea what brand name it is but for $170 I thought what the heck. It was totally plug and play and only had 1 issue with the wiring (which I noted in my Amazon review) but was an easy fix. The output for the backup camera comes on as soon as you put the vehicle in reverse, and only requires you to pick a camera of your choice and plug it in. Sound and video is great, plenty of auxiliaries, and Bluetooth ready. I did however loose the ability to use sync (no biggie for me) but steering wheel controls still work.

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Paul Fithian

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Year, Model & Trim Level
2007 Job 1 RWD V8 Limited
Nice find, Tater. Only downside is that unit does not have Carplay.
 




Saleen_SR71

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Year, Model & Trim Level
'97 EB 5.0
Not sure if you started or finished your install.

I am almost done with my install in an 08 limited.
Pioneer AVH-2550NEX (CarPlay and Bluetooth)
Back up camera mounted at the bottom of the license plate frame.

Was trying to use my factory sub and ran in to the sub pop due to 12v remote that needs to be 5v. (Buy a kit that has a harness, sub adapter, antenna adapter, dash kit)

I buy stereos from Amazon and Sound of Tristate because they have bundles this time I purchased from eBay because I wanted a specific model.

I am sitting under $300 self installed for the whole backup system. I knew something was wrong with the rears but changing the stereo confirmed it, I now need new rear speakers.
 








Saleen_SR71

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Where is the easiest place to get the backup wire into the cab? I have a 2010 ST
In the past I used to shove it through an existing grommet but had some issues this time around so I drilled a small hole near the emergency brake cable and installed a grommet. Ran a 2 pair shielded wire (one pair for reverse light trigger wire, one pair for video signal) to the back of the truck and made my own tips. If you can puncture an existing grommet and shove a pre-made cable that would work.
 




TylerRed

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2007 Ford, Exp Spt Trc Lt
I am trying to hook up my backup camera right now. Which wire is the reverse trigger wire on a 2007 Sport trac? I see a red a black and a purple wire coming from the selector. Could it be the purple that I connect the cameras trigger wire to?
 




bdmaash

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YYC
Year, Model & Trim Level
'07, '01 sport trac
I am trying to hook up my backup camera right now. Which wire is the reverse trigger wire on a 2007 Sport trac? I see a red a black and a purple wire coming from the selector. Could it be the purple that I connect the cameras trigger wire to?
you will probably be better off bringing it back from the reverse light.
the logic at the selector may be wrong.
the other option is if you put on a
CANbus decoder for ignition and illumination, there is probably a reverse signal decoded there also
 




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