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At first I thought it wouldn't work because I went to multiple car body shops and Ford dealerships wondering how I could place the backup camera. Everyone told me it would not be possible. The only option I found was placing it the rear view mirror. After looking for more option I found this page and I was indecisive about the product because I was told the Ford Explorer screen could not create images. I took the risk of buying this products after speaking with customer service because they made me feel more confident about this product. I ended up being very satisfied with this product. I also made my own YouTube video.
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Once I overcame a couple of minor glitches, the module works like a dream; camera displayed as soon as I enter reverse, returns to radio when placed in drive. The first glitch was a result of my own foolishness. However, even though the problem was my own, Adam of Crutchfield's Customer Support could not have been more patient and helpful. The second issue can be avoided as follows: My module was received with all DIP switches on the 'off' position. After the module is installed, BEFORE turning on the ignition, move DIP switches 5 & 6 to 'on'. Then turn on the ignition, allow the radio to 'boot-up', then move DIP 2 to the on position. Without first moving DIP 5 & 6 to 'on', the radio will not turn on, giving the impression that something is wrong. Just make sure DIP 5 & 6 are moved to 'on' first, allow the radio to perform its normal startup, then move DIP 2 to 'on. You'll notice a red LED near the DIP switch location flash rapidly for a few seconds ( a good sign!). Then you should be good to go. Again, I can't thank Adam enough for his patience while I figured out my bone-head mistake. Incidentally, my dealer wanted $1200. to "put something together" for a backup camera. The Crux module provides a 'factory-installed' look, something the other add-on back-up camera kits just cannot do. One final thought, there are a number of Youtube videos relating to working in the tailgate, and disassembling the dash of the Ford Edge. These videos are invaluable. Thanks, Mi
Pros: Gives professional, factory-installed look and performance. Crutchfield Customer Support is excellent.
Cons: Directions relating to initial DIP switch settings need addendum. Expensive, but not when compared to dealership alternative.
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"BUYER BE WARE!" Installed one of these on a my 2013 Ford F150 with standard 4" display. The first one did not function correctly it had to be returned. The new one has been installed, but there still is a problem. Rear camera engages when placed in reverse, then once you move to drive the camera stays displayed until you drive 10 - 15' (Crux says this is normal?). Now while driving forward, the screen "goes blank" for 10 to 15 seconds, then comes back to normal operation. (No pattern as to when this happened or how often - real frustrating) Talked with Crux tech support several times to get a solution - at the time of this review (11/8/18, 10:09am), still no acceptable solution, but they now think it may be in the included wiring harness. Now trying to determine if I want to try a new harness or just call it a bust and return it. Stay posted PS: it takes about 45min to take the dash apart to get to the wiring harness and components. Done it 4 times now in an effort to get it working correctly.
Pros: None at this time.
Cons: Does not function correctly - no ware near what you could expect compared to a factory backup camera setup.
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