I have a subscription to AllDataDIY, which in turn gets these illustrations from the factory service manual. I've had these subscriptions for many years. They were low cost and not the greatest. This year, they've raised prices, but the improvements are night and day and after several years, they've finally made 2016-2020 MYs available. Not be confused with AllData for professionals, used by many independent shops.
I was thinking of replacing all my wood trim for the carbon fiber pieces but now I may try that trim cover kit. My tint guy can wrap over those pieces but much more $ then the DIY stick on kit. Thanks for posting link.
Well. I do agree for a lot of y'all I should never have brought this up! However, I am most appreciative of all y'all's replies. It is really helpful to see the range of experience with this issue.
The only thing I've actually done is put black masking tape crudely over the aluminum trim on the driver's side vent. The reflection was exactly the same, but, because it was flat black, it was faint enough to "fix" the issue.
Except for this reflection issue, we both really like the front window tint during the day. More privacy and less cabin heating (hot in Texas!). Doing a mat black vinyl wrap on the chrome would "fix" things better than the masking tape and we could live with it. But for us, night driving requires rolling the windows down to be able to see out the side windows.
My wife, the internet detective, found kits that cover all or most of the interior trim at
I am not going that route since I care only about the a/c vent trim.
You've already posted this question in the Hybrid section. Please don't create duplicate threads. One post per topic, please. Your question won't be answered any faster, and it causes confusion on the part of any potential respondents. This thread is now closed.
Without knowing the model year of your MKZ, the general answer is that the camera is located (obviously) behind the lens and the wiring runs through the trunk lid. It's exposed by removing the trim on the underside of the deck lid.
No. I haven't taken it in, since it was gone the next day and hasn't recurred. Plus, the warning was apparently a false alarm since the map/nav worked perfectly. If that hadn't been the case, I would have made a service appointment. Hopefully, that won't happen.