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Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:33 pm
by wlepse
Can someone provide some guidance on how I would go about reprogramming a replacement rear camera? I compared the as built data from Ford and what the BCM's report back but there are several differences. Since I had the dealer add remote start after delivery I am sure some of these changes are supposed to be there. But how would I know what to change and change to what?

To clarify, the rear camera does work and is displayed on the MFT screen but the guide lines and warning blocks are no longer visible. So I am hoping to program this in the body control module to get the lines back.

Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:16 pm
by braxx
Sorry I can't really be of help but here is some info that you may or may not know:

ISSUE: Fixed guidelines are not displayed on the video image

Possible Source: Video camera not configured after replacement (DTC B115E:55 may be present) , Video camera , Fixed guidelines feature is disabled

Action: CARRY OUT the video camera configuration using the scan tool under Body > RVC Configuration.

The rear video camera system consists of the following:

Video camera (located in the liftgate)
Accessory Protocol Interface Module (APIM)
Front Display Interface Module (FDIM)
Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC)
Body Control Module (BCM)
The video camera system visually aids the driver while reversing or reverse parking the vehicle. The video camera system features are as follows:

Fixed guidelines — this feature assists the driver with backing into a parking space or aligning the vehicle with an object.
Visual park aid alert — this feature assists the driver to visually see the object causing the parking aid system to sound.
Manual zoom — this feature assists the driver with connecting or towing a trailer allowing the driver to manually zoom closer to an object behind the vehicle.
Video camera delay — this feature allows the driver to see the image behind the vehicle after the vehicle is shifted out of reverse. The image will not be displayed if the vehicle is shifted into park.
The features are controlled though the FDIM . Refer to the Owner's Literature for information on how to operate the video camera system features.

The video camera system has 4 video features that are controlled in the FDIM . The features are:

Fixed guidelines
Visual park aid alert
Manual zoom
Video camera delay
For each one of these system features except the camera delay feature, the APIM sends a network message requesting the system feature to the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) via the High Speed Controller Area Network (HS-CAN) . The IPC sends the message to the BCM over the HS-CAN . The BCM sends the message to the video camera over the LIN . The LIN is a dedicated single wire communication line that sends and receives network messages from the BCM to the video camera. The video camera delay feature is controlled with in the APIM .

The messages sent from the BCM to the video camera are:

transmission selector (PRNDL) status
liftgate ajar status
camera configuration data
display manual zoom request
parking aid audible warning status
parking aid sensor distance to object data
The messages sent from the video camera to the BCM are:

camera status
display zoom status
camera part number data
visual park aid alert status
fixed guideline status
All of the video camera features are enabled and disabled within the FDIM menu screen.

The video camera delay feature keeps the image displayed on the FDIM until the vehicle reaches 8 km/h (5 mph) when the vehicle is shifted out of reverse or if any button on the FDIM is pressed.

The video camera fixed guidelines feature displays guidelines on top of the video image to assist the driver with alignment of the vehicle. A dashed line on the displayed image represents the center of the vehicle and 3 color-coded lines (red, yellow, green) identify different zones between the rear of the vehicle and objects.

NOTE: The color-coded lines cannot indicate accurate or consistent distances between objects located behind the vehicle and at the rear of the vehicle. This normal condition is due to variances in vehicle ride height, including, but not limited to, vehicle loading.

The visual park aid alert feature utilizes the 4 parking aid sensor inputs from the Parking Aid Module (PAM) and the video camera image. When the transaxle selector is in the reverse position and an object is detected in the path of the parking aid sensor, a network message of the distance from the parking aid sensor to the object is sent from the PAM to the BCM over the HS-CAN . The BCM networks the parking aid sensor message to the video camera over the LIN . The visual alerts are red, yellow or green and appear as highlights on top of the displayed image to indicate in which zone the object is detected. The highlighted visual alerts are still operational if the parking aid system is disabled within the IPC and the visual alert feature is enabled.

The manual zoom feature is controlled by the video camera. The manual zoom feature has 3 zoom levels that are only active when the vehicle is in reverse. If the manual zoom feature is enabled and the vehicle is shifted out of reverse the manual zoom feature is disabled. The manual zoom feature must be re-enabled the next time the vehicle is shifted into reverse. When the FDIM requests the video image to be zoomed in or out, the APIM sends a zoom request network message to the IPC . The IPC sends the message to the BCM , which sends the zoom request message to the video camera over the LIN . The video image sent by the video camera is then digitally zoomed in or out.

Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:30 am
by FORScan
braxx is right, a special procedure is required to initialize the camera. It is not available in FORScan yet, but we are ready to implement it for you if you can test it with your vehicle. Please see PM for details.

Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 10:30 pm
by wlepse
Wow thank you so much for taking the time to implement the test code for me. It worked perfectly. It took longer for me to create screen caps than actually going through the calibration. Let me know if you need anything else from me to verify your code changes.

Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:00 am
by chadm424
I am going to add a backup camera to my non MFT Sync in my 2013 Fusion SE. Would the code that was provided to the user above work to enable a camera that was not originally there?

I know that the IDS can enable it but if I could do it myself that would be much better. I am willing to try anything that might work to save the $100 minimum dealer fee. Please let me know if I have any options

Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 2:17 pm
by wlepse
I am not an expert by any means but I think you would need to find the as built info that tells the vehicle to look for the camera first. In my case the MFT knew a camera was configured and would display it, I just didn't have the guidelines. So poke through the forums here and see if someone knows what BCM line needs to be modified to enable it. Then this addition to the program might work to configure the camera so you have the lines guiding you into a spot or to a trailer.

Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:39 pm
by gstein17
I have tried several times to reset the camera and it works every time. I have confirmation and once the car is started and put in reverse the lines are there. After three re-starts of the car the lines disappear. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I have this connected to my laptop: ScanTool 425801 OBDLink SX USB: Professional OBD-II Scan Tool for Windows

No other scan software has been installed.


Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:31 am
by kyates
I have the issue described above of the need to reconfigure the camera on my 2011 ford explorer. I've replaced the camera. fixed lines are present but no dynamic lines as before and when attempting to run a service procedure on the BdyCM module I get to 8% and receive the "Test aborted. Perform a self-test to identify any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)" messgae in the log. Is there information provided in the PM noted above to braxx that will assist with this procedure? I would appreciate any help at all.

Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:24 pm
by 1995E
I'm having the same issue as stated above. Rear camera no longer shows dynamic lines when I turn the steering wheel. It used to work before.

Re: Need to reprogram rear camera

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:46 pm
by DrMr
Hi to everyone here,
need help on exactly the same problem as described by KYATES!
Have installed rear view camera on Mondeo mk5, MY 2015, SYNC 2, unlocked APIM, and it works perfectly, but there is no steering white lines present, no colored "bricks" showing warning over guiding lines and no zoom possible!
So, I started calibration procedure as well as he did, and exactly as well have got error message at 8% of cal procedure: "Test aborted. Perform a self-test to identify any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)"! But, there is no DTCs present at all, and I tested all modules, one by one - all passing tests w/o any error!
Please, can someone help me with this problem, it might be known to somebody!
It seems to me as some typical error, have seen many people around forums reporting it!
Thanks in advance for any help!