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Date Registered: 07-2007
Location: Glenmore Park NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 33
posticon Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Hi Kev
Thanks for the images it helped a lot, i think where i confused myself was the wire coming out of my reversing light was green/white stripe and that became live when the reversing lights were put on and when i tried to tap into it down the wiring loom it suddenly wasn't live at all having re-read the entire 5 pages of thread on this subject and seeing the wiring diagram you submitted it bacame clear what i had to do.
Final result 1 double din head unit with dvd,gps,reverse camera,bluetooth,tv and cd/tuner now fully installed.
word of encouragement if you have a basic knowledge of car electrics don't be afraid to try and install things yourself believe me my knowledge is very basic and i have achieved something that i didn't think i could.
On this forum we have a plethora of people more than willing to impart all the knowledge they have.
thanks a million Kev and you Jalaski.
andy

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Date Registered: 03-2008
Location: Nowra
TOTAL POSTS: 36
Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Hi,
    Just thought I'd share my install of a reverse camera in a T31 inside the rear cargo area. I liked the idea of keeping everthing inside out of the weather and it worked out great. As you can see the transmitter is mounted inside the plastic cover at the top of the door with the camera pointing down through the rear glass. Some mods were needed to the as supplied number plate mount bracket to allow for more camera rotation and some spacing as well. The only issue is there is an area of 800mm behind the car at ground level that I can't see but this reduces as you get higher and I'm not really worried.

Note: See other post re towbar wiring


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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Nice install Chris, but the only problem you will find later on is that it will be greatly affected by the dirt on the rear window and sun (light) reflection of the glass on the camera itself. Try it at night with another car parked behind you with the headlights on and you will see what I mean.

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Date Registered: 03-2008
Location: Nowra
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Yea thanks I'll see how it goes I guess if it's not up to scratch I can move it!

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Date Registered: 05-2008
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


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Yea thanks I'll see how it goes I guess if it's not up to scratch I can move it!



That's a pretty nifty location for the camera. I've been thinking of spots for one on my T31 and I think you've come up with a winner. How's it working out?

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Date Registered: 03-2008
Location: Nowra
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Well I must admit it's good and bad but I can't give great feedback as I haven't really used it that often because I've had the display out for a while so I can change the mounting. From the limited time in use I can say that yes as Jalalski says it does suffer from some glass reflection but the dirty glass is not much of a problem. When I get more of a chance I am going to try and shield above the camera to limit the light shining on it. All that said it's still quite usable as you can always see if somethings behind the car.
   I really think that reverse sensors with the audio warning are probably better than having to continually look at the display and eventually that's what I will do with both working together. Hope this helps. Cheers.

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