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oem rear backup sensor?

Anyone have oem rear backup sensors installed after purchase? Would be for a 2014. Wondering about cost also.

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I'm curious about this as well, though I might prefer the backup camera. I have a feeling the price would make it not worth while; although I think I've finally started to get the hang of backing the beast up.


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Had it on my 2012 (just one of the options it happened to have) and really got to like it. I wouldn't get the camera though. I plan to contact the dealer and ask but just wondering if anyone here had done it, cost, effort, etc.
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If I remembered correctly I saw the kit on Ebay for $225 or so.....how hard can it be to install? After my alarm install (Major PITA) I really wish I got this from Ford. If you DIY plz do a thread.

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You can buy a license plate frame with the built in sensors which would be the easiest. The sensors aren't too expensive but to install you would have to drill holes in your bumper for an OEM look. My car came with the reverse sensors but no camera which I installed myself. But between the two, the sensors are more useful to me when backing up, especially into the garage.

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Been there, done that. One the car leaves the factory, it can't be installed by the dealer. Same with the reverse sensors and the motion detector. Seems installation is easiest at the factory; the dealer won't go back and try to install the stuff.

It's the same story with the OEM GPS, the dealer won't do it.
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Been there, done that. One the car leaves the factory, it can't be installed by the dealer. Same with the reverse sensors and the motion detector. Seems installation is easiest at the factory; the dealer won't go back and try to install the stuff.

It's the same story with the OEM GPS, the dealer won't do it.
That's interesting that dealers won't do this... wonder why. Not something I would attempt myself.
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That's interesting that dealers won't do this... wonder why. Not something I would attempt myself.
Yeah, even though the dealers are charging something like $130/hr for labor. It's just a real hassle routing the wiring, so cars at the factory are designated from the gitgo to get certain options so they are wired while the chassis is bare. The dealers are too lazy/dumb to do the installs.

I had backup sensors installed before I picked up the car, but it was done by a third party the dealer dealth with. The dealer wouldn't do the OEM motion detector.

In fact, the dealer wouldn't even remove my rear view mirror - not even for $130/hr labor. They were as afraid as everybody else was about cracking the front windshield. Yet the Helm shop manual via CD has a video on how to do it. Seems it requires a $400 tool which you would think the dealer had. It's a modified Vise-grip. Just clamp it on and tap gently upwards.

Unless you are willing to custom order your car and wait 6 months for it, most have to settle for whatever's on the lot.
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