I see the Touring/Limited MFD is 85261XC110 and the Premium/Bases MFD is 85261FL020, I'm curious what the differences are since there are only three headunits (Base, 8.5 non-navi and 8.5 navi), and the only difference I can think of would be to handle the front view camera which would then make sense to only have a different MFD on the Touring. Are there any other differences for the MFD?You will only be able to use it on the limited because of the display. The premium display is different from limited and touring
Just takes time to get used to the dimensions, then you'll be parking like a pro, without those sensors.According to my service department, the small display has to be changed out to the touring color display to even hope to add the camera. Other changes may also be needed (he wasn't sure). It sounded like Subaru engineers never considered the option in lower trims. I wish they did. My previous car had front sensors for parking. With the tall hood, I find myself parking about two feet further back than I think I am.
I think a good starting point is for someone with a touring to take a photo of where the front camera is plugged into. Then the rest of us without touring can see if we have the same socket available on our ascent.
lol, not being the guinea pig this time!!! :grin:
I sincerely doubt there's RCA connectors on the back. There haven't been in years, because of the vast number of connecting wires back there. It's likely a harness, with two of the wires dedicated to video, and the rest dedicated to power and sensing.If anyone has removed the 8" view screen and/or head unit on your H-K Touring or Limited, could you please post pics of the connectors on the back? Wondering it there are generic AV jacks or some crazy proprietary ones. Thanks in advance!
How does the front camera gets activated?
For convenience, I imagine you can wire up a relay and control it via hi-beam switch. When approaching parking stall, flick the light stalk to activate. The road to get there for a Limited model can be a challenged w/o a service manual.Either manually (button for top display) or when you first put the car in drive. I wish it knew when I was pulling into a parking stall and automatically displayed then - the front hood of the Ascent is high and it would be helpful!