How do I install RearVision on my Ford Focus?

We’re excited you chose RearVision for your Ford® Focus and can’t wait for you to use it. Note that these steps apply only to 2008 - 2011 model years:

Remove your rear license plate

Using a screwdriver, wrench or another appropriate tool, remove your license plate/license plate frame. Hold on to the screws, we'll use those in the next step.

Prepare the RearVision Bracket

On the bottom of the Bracket, unscrew the rubber screws by hand (A).

Next, using the included Pearl Locking Tool as a driver, remove the two threaded screw inserts from the front side of the Bracket frame (B).

Install the Bracket and license plate

Using the screws that you removed earlier, attach your license plate and the RearVision Bracket together on your Ford Focus, with the Bracket in front.

Note that the rubber posts on the Ford Focus will reside in the bottom holes of the license plate bracket (see image for reference).

Secure the Camera Frame

Install the Camera Frame by inserting the bottom of the frame into the bottom lip of the Bracket and press it up into place so that the Camera Frame rests flush on the Bracket.

Using the Locking Tool, tightly fasten the security screw located in the middle of the Camera Frame, between the two cameras. Keep your Locking Tool somewhere safe and accessible in case you need to remove your Camera Frame.

Plug in the Car Adapter

Plug the Car Adapter into the OBD (on-board diagnostics) port that’s typically under the dash in most cars. Your car doesn't have to be running for this step. You should hear a chime when it’s properly connected.

  • The OBD port is on virtually every car built in the US after 1996. On most cars, it's under the driver's side dash.
  • Having trouble locating your OBD port? Download the Pearl App and tap on “Can’t find your car’s OBD port?”

Attach your Phone Mount

Choose the Phone Mount base that works best for you.

Vent Mount: It’s ready to go. Just clip the mount into your vent.

Dash Mount: First remove the attached vent clip, then attach the adhesive base to the Phone Mount and adhere it to your dash.


  • Clean your dash with the included Cleaning Wipe before adhering the Dash Mount base.
  • For best results, let the adhesive cure for several hours before use.

Attach the Phone Plates to your phone

Affix the small Phone Plate to the back of your phone or phone case. Or, stick the larger Phone Plate under your case. Your phone will now magnetically mount for easy viewing.

Important Note: Charging your phone wirelessly may cause the Phone Plate to overheat and is not recommended. Please see this article for more information.


  • Make sure your phone/phone case is clean before applying the Phone Plate.
  • Be sure to let the adhesive cure for a few minutes before use.

Download the Pearl App

Download the Pearl App from, the App Store®, or Google Play™. Follow the step-by-step instructions and you’re ready to go!

Important Note: Before using Pearl RearVision, be sure to read the Safety & Operating Information in the box or here:

Congratulations! You’ve successfully upgraded your Ford Focus with Pearl RearVision.

If you have any questions, or need any help, don’t hesitate to contact us.