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  1. From what I have read the wizards at Forscan have no desire to try and get aftermarket cameras to work with the factory rear-view set-up. Also, I installed a Dorman camera to replace the failed Ford camera and the white steering lines don't display correctly. I took the vehicle to the dealer for a recall and they updated Sync and they said they got the camera to work right for about 10 minutes and then it went back to the steering line error. I tried Forscan but the programming timed out after 8% completion. I wrote Dorman and got a reply that they would try their camera in a test mule Edge to verify the white line error if I sent them the last 5 or 6 digits of the VIN, which I did. That was last October. I just wrote them several weeks ago and they still haven't done the experiment. Given the state of the world I don't know if they will ever get to it. But the thing I do know is that after 2 separate tries with new Dorman cameras they are not a drop-in replacement and they don't work right.
  2. No, I set the navigation thing aside until I can get the rear camera active white steering lines to work properly when it is in reverse. I didn't want to install new software that might make the camera quit completely. What I have found out along the way over the last 6 months is that MFT and Sync are the lousiest software packages that Ford could have chosen, and this comes from Ford engineers.
  3. The factory, rear camera failed on my 2015 Edge SEL so I replaced it with a Dorman brand camera. My Edge was built after 01/15/2015 so fortunately it is the cheaper replacement model camera. The camera vision is restored but the moving white steering lines are weird. Here are the symptoms: Scenario 1 1. Shift to reverse and the colored lines are present and the white steering lines appear in response to the steering wheel angle. 2. Release the brake pedal and start moving backwards and the lines shift to the right in response to turning in the right direction. 3. When the reverse speed is increased then abruptly, the white steering lines shift to the extreme left and they stay locked there until the reverse movement is allowed to coast to a stop or when the brake is used to stop the reverse movement. The white steering lines then re-align themselves to the steering angle position that the steering wheel happens to stop at. Scenario 2 1. Shift to reverse and the colored lines are present and the white steering lines appear in response to the steering wheel angle. 2. Hold the brake on so there is no reverse movement and turn the steering wheel all the way to the right and then all the way to left. 3. The white steering lines follow the steering wheel perfectly. *Scenario 2 also behaves in the same way when the shifter is shifted from reverse to neutral. I chatted with Dorman and the Dorman tech thought that the camera could be defective and suggested that it be replaced under warranty. I contacted the vendor, gave him the information from the Dorman tech and an email contact address, and the vendor sent a new replacement camera. I installed the replacement camera and the exact same white steering line problem is still present. I then used Forscan to reset the Local Interconnect Network New Module Calibration under the service function icon (there is no camera reset option). The procedure started and what appeared at 8% completion was: (WARN) [19:18:32.882] Steering Column Lock Power Control - On (ERR) [19:19:01.359] Test aborted. Perform a self-test to identify any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) I checked for any DTC's and none were listed. I performed in Forscan the service procedure module resets of the APIM, FCIM, PSCM, and SCCM modules. It did not cure the problem. I took the Edge to the Ford dealer for the steering rack bolt recall and while there asked them to perform a diagnostic on the camera. They did a software update to Sync 2, and the white steering lines started working in a normal manner. They turned the engine off, waited 10 minutes, started it, the white lines still worked ok, and then turned it off. An hour later they started it and the white steering lines went back to the same mess. The service rep said the problem was probably a defect in the computer behind the 8" touch screen and that it might be a communication problem with the other modules. That doesn't make sense to me because when the vehicle is in reverse and stopped the white steering lines behave normally. I have read that people have changed the numbers in particular module code lines for the same camera white steering line problem in other Ford models, but I have not read anything that is specific for the 2015 Edge. Is there a cure for this problem?
  4. I found 2 instances of this function; one under the BCM module and one under the Parking Aid module. I tried running the service function under each and both aborted at 8%. I did a screenshot from Forscan but I am not sure how to fix it. Any idea on what to do next?
  5. Thanks, I will try looking for that.
  6. At those numbers they would be making 200,000 of these a year. Is that a valid production number?
  7. Not sure what you paid for the harnesses and module but my hitch came with the wiring kit. As I stated earlier Ford make this too hard to do. Even they sell a kit that is a copy of the Curt kit instead of having the owner buy factory parts. Best part is that the Curt kit works and is reasonably priced at $46.
  8. I replaced my 2015 SEL Edge failed factory camera with a Dorman camera. It works well but the guides that swing back and forth are out of sync with the steering wheel. Any solution to this? I did not see a camera calibration reset option in Forscan.
  9. It turns out that there is no power connection that is running under the right rear side big trim panel on the interior. I did find behind the right wheel on the outside and underside of the vehicle a removable plastic panel. Removed the panel and I found a female plug that has 4 wires to it that have the same colors and the 4-flat trailer wiring connector. I used a volt meter and this connector has no power to the connector, even though it appeared like it would have power, and light connections. Our local public library has a subscription to Chilton's and Mitchell's manuals and after viewing both I found that Ford uses a trailer module that IS located and wired and mounted on the interior side of the wheel well and behind the trim panel. The power to this module is protected by #78 fuse in the fuse box and the fuse box is under the engine hood. When I viewed the location in the fuse box (this is a double-layer fuse panel and is not one of Ford's better ideas because of the heavy wire cables going into it) and viewed the second fuse layer I found the #78 fuse position. But only one side of the pocket had a female terminal for the fuse pins; the second pocket did not have a female terminal, and I assume the wire was also missing. So Ford must leave the connection and the wire out of the harness to save money. After seeing Ford's asinine logic to make life as difficult for the owner as possible, I decided to go back to the original plan of using Curt's brand wire harness for this vehicle. There is enough power wire in this kit to run from the vehicle rear and follow a factory wire harness that routes near the left rear wheel well ( must remove the long underside fiberboard black panel on the driver side). From there it is easy to make a jump over and route along the gas and brake line bundle, which has an open spot on the plastic loom that the power wire fit nicely into, and along and under the driver side foot-well and along a factory wire harness that runs up to the battery area. I used heavy black wire ties from Walmart to tie to the existing factory wire harness and at any other sensible points. I allowed wire slack along the way so that the wire did not get pulled too tight. After crimping the Curt fuse holder to the power wire and connecting to the battery, I went to the 4-flat connector and confirmed the lights worked. (I did use a wire a sheath cover over the entire power wire length as added outer covering protection.) It took about 2-1/2 hours to do this from start to finish, but I am picky about things like this. I have seen YouTube videos that just allow the power wire to lay on the black panel, and I thought that was a really bad idea since the wire is always "hot". I wish Ford would get smart and make it friendly to do a job like this. I found no instructions or easy do-it-yourself kits from Ford after lots of research, only a kit for an Escape and it was from 2006. My son added 4-flat trailer wiring to a 2014 Nissan Frontier and just about all the wiring was in place in the factory harness and, except for a few relays and a plug and play wire harness in the Curt kit, it took about 30 minutes to install. Ford keeps missing the mark when it comes to the DIY people.
  10. I did a preliminary investigation to look for the harness, and I took some photos. Photo 1 shows the whole rear layout with the carpet removed. Photo 2 shows the area where I think you were talking about a cover with bolts, yet I didn't see one. Photo 3 shows what is behind the cargo panel on the passenger side. Pulling that panel open is where I found a 2 plugs, one that is black and one that is brown. Could the black plug be the connection plug for the wire harness?
  11. Thanks much for the information. Soon I'll be starting this project and I will try to document the process.
  12. If I am understanding you correctly, there are plugs already built in on the factory wire harness so that all I have to do is locate them per your instructions and tap into them. Am I understanding you correctly?
  13. I bought a class 2, Curt brand hitch and Curt wiring package for my 2015 Edge SEL FWD. The hitch appears to be relatively easy to put on but when reviewing Curt's wiring instructions online I did not see that a power cable has to be run directly to the battery. So, where can I run the power wire through the firewall? is there a body plug around the driver footwell for the factory wiring? It appears that the plastic trim panels have to be removed along the driver side door sill plate. I looked over this site and didn't see any photos of where the factory wiring goes through the firewall. And I sure won't run it under the body because that is too hostile an area to run an electrical hot wire. I am connecting two different, small trailers, where each has only brake/signal/running lights; neither has trailer brakes.
  14. Thanks for your reply. Yes, it says "information". So, there is no application or software installation out there that will install navigation?
  15. I just bought a used 2015 SEL that has the large center dash display screen. I read in the owner's manual that an SD card would have been included with the vehicle when it was new for using navigation. However, I searched the interior and it is not there. I was hoping to add the navigation feature to the vehicle but in looking at the existing software under the system information screen I see the following information: serial number, vehicle identification number, CCP/U S/W version, Sirius ESN, Gracenote Information. I don't see application software for navigation. In doing some YouTube research the videos I have watched seem to start out with a navigation app already there. Then the videos goes into using the FORSCAN program for changing module settings. So, my question is how do I add navigation? Is there a way to do it without going to a dealer?