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I'm having trouble disabling the rear camera.  I turn off the camera in the settings/touchscreen and on the dash, but it is still on.  Plus, when I turn the car off and then turn it back on, the settings go back to on.

Any suggestions/help would be appreciated !

 Thanks.

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8 minutes ago, Bridget said:

I'm having trouble disabling the rear camera.  I turn off the camera in the settings/touchscreen and on the dash, but it is still on.  Plus, when I turn the car off and then turn it back on, the settings go back to on.

Any suggestions/help would be appreciated !

 Thanks.

 

Hi Bridget. What vehicle, model year, trim level, version of SYNC etc?

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Hi Bridget. I am not sure you can turn off the rear view camera. Are you sure what you are turning off is not the "rear camera delay"?

 

EDIT - Also, just curious as to why you would want to turn it off?

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On the dash in settings is rear camera on or off.  I am assuming that is just the camera.  The delay selection is on the touchscreen, that is also turned off.

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16 minutes ago, Bridget said:

On the dash in settings is rear camera on or off.  I am assuming that is just the camera.  The delay selection is on the touchscreen, that is also turned off.

 

Hi Bridget. First...I am just curious as to why you want to turn the camera off?

 

Next...I downloaded the 2018 Edge Owners Manual and can not find any setting to turn off the rear view camera in the dash display or the SYNC screen.

 

There is a rear camera delay setting in the dash settings also. Mt blind Internet guess is that is possibly what you are turning off.

 

I am not stating there is definitely no way, but I can not find any information showing it can be turned off.

 

Also checked my 2018 MKZ settings and there is no setting to turn off the rear view camera.  So I am not sure what to recommend from here. Perhaps go out to your vehicle and be sure exactly what the settings display states and post back?.

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Thanks for your help, I also just got a call back from the dealership saying the same thing - that it cannot be turned off.  I have a nephew using my car for his drivers ed test and the camera cannot be on - we have found an alternate solution.  Thanks again!

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Hi Bridget. Also, as of May 2018, all U.S. vehicles under 10,000 pounds (i.e. all passenger cars) are required to have back-up cameras. That requirement was made law in 2014. So Ford, like all automakers, would have met that requirement before the May 2018 implementation date with all 2018 or sooner vehicles.

 

Since it is a mandatory safety requirement, it would make sense that they can not be turned off.

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Hi Bridget. Our last replies crossed in the mail. I am happy you were able to get official verification of what I was telling you.

 

Hope your nephew passes his driving test. Good luck.

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Yup, it has to be there.... 

Cover it with a wash cloth... but then maybe you are breaking the law... and he might not pass because of it...  😎

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Curious what state you are in because I was told since rear view cameras are now mandated for any vehicle 2018 or later, that the camera was allowed to be used during driving tests.

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Yea... most cars now come with sensors and cameras...  can't get rid of them, or test on an old car.... 😎

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On 3/11/2020 at 7:39 AM, Bridget said:

 I have a nephew using my car for his drivers ed test and the camera cannot be on - we have found an alternate solution.  Thanks again!


A small patch of blue painter's tape will solve that little problem and won't leave any residue on the camera lens.   It's crazy you'd have to jump through that kind of hoop for a driver's test though.  The examiner could simply put his/her hand or their clipboard over the screen while the driver is backing up. 

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I'm glad you found another solution (covering the screen?) rather than actually altering the function of your equipment just for an isolated event! I hadn't heard any news about drivers test rules... very interesting. I'd like to think that if they're going to insist on not relying on the cameras (good idea for learning!) they cant be expecting folks to show up for the test with their cars altered just for the moment.

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