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Adding A Front Camera To Factory In-Dash Nav

Can it be done? How do you do it? What all is involved? 2012 F250 Thanks!


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Can it be done? How do you do it? What all is involved? 2012 F250 Thanks!
Yeah it can be done check out my video of the system I built on my 6.4 here FOUR-CAMERA Vehicle Video System

or check out my thread about it My custom backup camera setup

...and for the record, the reasons why are made kind of obvious in the video.

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Yeah it can be done check out my video of the system I built on my 6.4 here FOUR-CAMERA Vehicle Video System

or check out my thread about it My custom backup camera setup

...and for the record, the reasons why are made kind of obvious in the video.

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Thats actually pretty cool I was thinking a front camera would be handy but then the inside trailer cam, what a great idea to watch loads.

Anyway, not to hijack this thread but is there a way to turn the camera in the back on without using reverse maybe an upfitter switch. Sometimes I want to see how close someone is on the highway.

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Thats actually pretty cool I was thinking a front camera would be handy but then the inside trailer cam, what a great idea to watch loads.

Anyway, not to hijack this thread but is there a way to turn the camera in the back on without using reverse maybe an upfitter switch. Sometimes I want to see how close someone is on the highway.
Sure...using the steering wheel control you can activate the system (turn on the display) and select any of the connected cameras (or any available split view) at any time you like.

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Contact me at notorious7181@yahoo.com when you get the 2011-2012 system up and running. Thanks much!


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Sure...using the steering wheel control you can activate the system (turn on the display) and select any of the connected cameras (or any available split view) at any time you like.

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Can you elaborate? Can this be done with a factory setup?


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Can you elaborate? Can this be done with a factory setup?


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Well, when you say "factory setup" if you mean can the factory OEM stuff be made to do this without modification the answer is no. However, if you watch the video you will notice that I used all factory OEM parts (ie. steering wheel control, cameras, navigation unit). I did modify the steering wheel control, did some custom wiring and there are some custom electronics (hidden in the dash) I built to manage the cameras and display.

That said, the system (once installed) looks completely factory with the only hint of custom work being the artwork on the camera control button (you wont see any Ford buttons with the camera icon on it )

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The only problem I see is that the left side lower button on the 2012 steering wheel is allocated now to the cruise control. However the button on the on the right lower side does not have anything on the left side of the button so do you think it could be put there or would an external switch be easier?



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