kr1stoph

Fitting a reversing camera to a MK5 Mondeo with SYNC 2

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Good morning,

I have just got my mondeo 2015.5 mk5 and it has not got reversing sensors or a reversing camera fitted. It comes as standard with the SYNC 2 system.

Does anyone know of a way to retrofit a reversing camera input to the sync2 unit like it can come from factory?

I have found this > http://www.carcommunications.co.uk/car-accessories/driver-safety-aids/reversing-camera-kits/ford-reverse-camera/ford-mondeo-reverse-camera/ford-reversing-rear-view-camera-kit however I am unsure of the reliability of this supplier and am sort of hoping for some instruction.

Otherwise, does anyone know how much Ford charge to have this system retrofitted to a mondeo?

Many thanks,

 

Kr1stoph

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Car Communications are fitting a reverse camera today to my 2016 Focus ST3, which also has SYNC2 - ill let you know the out come!

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57 minutes ago, ST3-Andy said:

Car Communications are fitting a reverse camera today to my 2016 Focus ST3, which also has SYNC2 - ill let you know the out come!

Nice one Andy! Ill look forward to seeing what you think! A video of it in action would be awesome too :D

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13 hours ago, ST3-Andy said:

 

Here's a video.......hopefully

 

https://vimeo.com/190901290

 

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And it works a treat. Very happy with it

Ah man thats awesome. Does your car already have reversing sensors? I see in the top right corner that it knows when you're near an object... my mondeo doesnt have any reversing aids at all so i was wondering if that is a feature of the camera theyve fitted or your car?

 

Thanks for your help man! Ill definitely see when they can get mine booked in!

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43 minutes ago, kr1stoph said:

Ah man thats awesome. Does your car already have reversing sensors? I see in the top right corner that it knows when you're near an object... my mondeo doesnt have any reversing aids at all so i was wondering if that is a feature of the camera theyve fitted or your car?

 

Thanks for your help man! Ill definitely see when they can get mine booked in!

Hi Fella

MIne has factory fitted sensors hence the visual parking aid too - Before I bought this system I made sure that the image of car was still there when the camera was activated as I didn't want to loose it.

Well happy with it. The installer was brilliant, very informative and professional - highly recommended

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Hey@chiefjonny I just so happen to have a mk5 mondeo with Sync2 and I have retrofitted an aftermarket reverse camera that comes through the Sync2 screen. I do have factory fit sensors though. I can't see the video posted above as it says I'm not allowed to view it, however the image in the top Right will be fed from the sensors so you wouldn't get that. I'm unsure if the camera in he video has the active direction bars to show the intended path of the vehicle as that is fed from sensors in the steered wheels. You will get an image from behind the car with 2 straight dotted lines stretching away from the car that start green and end red. When the object is in the red part of the line you should be stopping.
As I said I did it myself and it took me the best part of a day because it is a faff removing all the boot trim and tailgate trim (plus I've also got a broken back). It's not hard though. You will need to activate the parking module in the onboard computer and for this you will need an ELM327 cable, a laptop and Forscan. I got the camera from eBay. Total cost -
I was talked through it via a guy on a mk5 Facebook page, without whom I'd have no chance but it was very easy.


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Hey folks - I know this is an old thread but...  it's kinda exactly what I'm looking at right now.  I've a january 2015 mk5 mondeo with no reversing aids at all.  Turns out that was a mistake.  I'd love to fit an aftermarket reversing camera to it.  But am struggling to find some concrete information on how to.

@ST3-Andy: I can see that carcommunications kit.  Tempting... but a bit pricey at 400 quid

@Jonro2009 - I've no problem activating the parking module using forscan.  You don't by any chance have a link to "the mk5 facebook" page where this was discussed?  I can't find the thing... but I do find it easier to work on cars than on computers!  I just signed up to ask this question - would appreciate any help!

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Oh dear.  I think I found those Facebook Forums.... do I really have to open a facebook account to find out about my car. :-(... I've gone all these years without one... it's almost a matter of pride at this stage...

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I have sent you a link to the page on your other post, it really is a great resource and good chat. If you PM your email address then I will dig out the guide and parts list that me and another member did and email it to you, if you’re dead against Facebook.

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Thanks Jonro2009.  Nah - nothing against facebook - just not into that online life stuff.  Will sign up this evening - like to have my glasses on for that kind of thing 🙂 .  Is it worth putting your parts list and guide up here in the mods section though?  If it's all done anyway?  Or I could put one together as I go thru this and post it - don't think it would take that long (always say that at the start!).

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