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#92 of 139 Purchasing "The Protector" What is it? Should I buy it?
Jul 14, 2005 (7:14 pm)
Making a long story short, my girlfriend just bought a new Ford Focus about a week ago. While sitting in the batters box with the F&I guy, she was asked if she wanted to buy "The Protector" paint protection program. After listening to his presentation, she went ahead and purchased both the paint and cloth interior protection packages.
My questions are what did she buy, is it worth $600.00+, and could some other similar product be have been used instead?
After reading some of the posts here at edmunds.com, I'm starting to think that the girlfriend bought an expensive was job. True?
Any thoughts or comments on this matter would be greatly appreciated!
#94 of 139 Re: Purchasing "The Protector" What is it? Should I buy it?
Jul 15, 2005 (12:33 pm)
Thanks for your reply, Steve. I've reposted my message as you suggested.
#95 of 139 license plate parking sensor--on a volvo s40 lease vehicle
Jul 31, 2005 (4:55 am)
as above i had it installed (cost $50) but i got it for 129$ at
i got the audio alert only (easier install--put the speaker on the back edge near my rear seats)
i think it's tilted a bit, the instructions say you may have to adjust the angle a bit using spacers provided. works great. even not adjusted. you can get alert from an angle as well as directly behind at about 3 feet goes constant at about 1ft. it "sees" my 2 yr old toddler(can't see from the rear view mirror) so tha't why i got it, i wan't to "see" someway when i back up not just for parking. the cameras are great too but too$$$$$
#96 of 139 install pics
Aug 09, 2005 (8:46 pm)
here are a few pics of the install I had done. I had someone else do the actual installation (it was $39) so I can't help much with instructions if anyone needs them.
I think you can call Reverse Backing Systems and they will talk you through it though.
#97 of 139 Backup camara for 06 Toyota Solara
Oct 02, 2005 (5:35 pm)
I fairly new to this forum so be gentle. I have just purchased a 2006 Toyota Solara Convertible with the Toyota navagation system. I've read several places that you can add an Eclipse backup camera (BCE104) to this system and that the camera is plug and play. My problem is I have yet to find anything that says yes this is the correct camara,here is how you install it, here is how it works, here is where to buy it etc.
I see references to this on the Solara page but no real answers. So any info would be greatly appreciated.
#98 of 139 Re: Backup camara for 06 Toyota Solara [masksav]
Oct 15, 2005 (3:20 pm)
I am in a similar position, watching the posts for clues on installing a camera on a '06 Solara Convertible with Nav. One thing I can offer is that the BEC104 camera is available from Crutchfield--I just ordered one.
Oct 20, 2005 (7:09 am)
I just finished installing a backup camera in my 2006 Camry Solara and can now confirm, and perhaps add to, the helpful information that has already appeared in this forum:
--The Eclipse BEC104 camera, available from Crutchfield and others, has the right connector and pin-out to plug directly into the back of the Solaraís Radio/Navigation unit. (I would guess that the BEC103 and BEC105 are also suitable.)
--Since the Solara navigation unit already has a Reverse signal, the electrical installation is indeed plug and play.
--The Radio/Navigation unit, ATC, their common bezel, and bracket must be removed as an assembly. (Donít pry at the Radio/Navigation/ATC bezel looking for mounting bolts!)
--To access the upper two mounting bolts for the Radio/Nav assembly, the panel at the upper center of the dash containing the A/C vents and three small displays (MPG, clock, and temperature) must be removed. The clips are released by prying the panel toward the rear of the car with one or more plastic blades. (On my vehicle, there was adhesive in addition to the clips and I almost gave up before working it loose.)
--To access the lower two mounting bolts, the top of the console surrounding the shifter must be removed, then the CD box assembly below the ATC. (The clips for these two assemblies werenít glued and released easily.)
--I strongly recommend that anyone doing the installation invest $10 in a dayís subscription to Toyota Lexus Service Support at http://www.techinfo.toyota.com/ and print out all the relevant information. (On this website, even after you turn your pop-up blocker off, you may have to hold the CTRL key down as you click on your selections.)