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Hi all,

I fitted my rear camera today, I'm really impressed with how it all went together.

This is the camera I purchased from eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280953473709?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

It fits really well and uses the original bulb holder, although you do have to trim a couple of the tabs to make sure it fits, its reall easy though, I just used a metal file.

Here are a couple of pictures.







Andy.
 

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Hi mate,

Yes I did the install myself. What sort of info did you need?

Just some wiring questions ,and where to run it ,I did find some info on here that will help, but I dont have all the parts yet ,it looks pretty simple ,once I get all the parts I might need to pick your brain, thanks for the reply:smileup:
 

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Just some wiring questions ,and where to run it ,I did find some info on here that will help, but I dont have all the parts yet ,it looks pretty simple ,once I get all the parts I might need to pick your brain, thanks for the reply:smileup:
Yeah its pretty simple to be honest.

With regards to the camera wiring, there are two vents in the trunk, under the trim. I fed the wires through one of those vents. I then ran the wires alongside the wires in the plastic runner that travels from the battery to the front. You'll need to remove the passenger side plastic trim and the glovebox, but it is really easy to do. there is loads of room behind the radio, so the lockpick fits fine.

Which camera did you go for?
 

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Yeah its pretty simple to be honest.

With regards to the camera wiring, there are two vents in the trunk, under the trim. I fed the wires through one of those vents. I then ran the wires alongside the wires in the plastic runner that travels from the battery to the front. You'll need to remove the passenger side plastic trim and the glovebox, but it is really easy to do. there is loads of room behind the radio, so the lockpick fits fine.

Which camera did you go for?
I ordered this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280953473709?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649


But now I am having second thoughts because it is direct from China and it will take 15 days for it to get here I might go with the lock pick unit
 

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I ordered this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280953473709?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649


But now I am having second thoughts because it is direct from China and it will take 15 days for it to get here I might go with the lock pick unit

No need to have second thoughts, its a great camera. Its the same one I have.

A couple of points for you though.
1.) Those two red wires on the video lines, you don't need to use them, just tape them up.

2.) You will need to buy some wire to extend the power line to go to the front of the car. I just used speaker wire.

3.) You will need to file the tabs down a bit so that your OEM bulb holder fits in there. Takes about 1min, very easy.

4.) Tape up the connectors from the camera to the wires, to stop them ever coming apart. I'm sure they won't, but I did it as a precaution.

The camera also works great at night, it isn't drowned out by light or anything like that.
 

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No need to have second thoughts, its a great camera. Its the same one I have.

A couple of points for you though.
1.) Those two red wires on the video lines, you don't need to use them, just tape them up.

2.) You will need to buy some wire to extend the power line to go to the front of the car. I just used speaker wire.

3.) You will need to file the tabs down a bit so that your OEM bulb holder fits in there. Takes about 1min, very easy.

4.) Tape up the connectors from the camera to the wires, to stop them ever coming apart. I'm sure they won't, but I did it as a precaution.

The camera also works great at night, it isn't drowned out by light or anything like that.

Cool those are some great tips just what I was looking for , and we will see when the camera gets here, thanks again:smileup:
 

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For power, I just tapped into the power outlet fuse (that turns on and off with the key) in the trunk. That way you don't have to run power all the way to the front of the car or splice any wires. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CQDRTI/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Also if you have a set of plastic trim tools, you can work the cable under the plastic trim along the door sill and the passenger kick panel without removing them.
 

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For power, I just tapped into the power outlet fuse (that turns on and off with the key) in the trunk. That way you don't have to run power all the way to the front of the car or splice any wires. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CQDRTI/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Also if you have a set of plastic trim tools, you can work the cable under the plastic trim along the door sill and the passenger kick panel without removing them.
Yes those things are very handy,thanks for the tip
 

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Hi all,

I fitted my rear camera today, I'm really impressed with how it all went together.

This is the camera I purchased from eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280953473709?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

It fits really well and uses the original bulb holder, although you do have to trim a couple of the tabs to make sure it fits, its reall easy though, I just used a metal file.








Andy.
The trim piece around your radio,how do I get it off with out breaking it or scratching it all up? should I start at the bottom just in case I mess it up? Great job, Thanks
 

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The trim piece around your radio,how do I get it off with out breaking it or scratching it all up? should I start at the bottom just in case I mess it up? Great job, Thanks
Hi there,

I used a trim removal tool, like these ones on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/INSTALLER-P..._Automotive_Tools&hash=item53e898ef9c&vxp=mtr

the dash rubber is flexible, so you can pull it away from the trim then slot the tool behind it. If you don't have a plastic trim tool, you could wrap a flat screwdriver in duck tape and use that.
 

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