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Old 12-12-2010, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation DIY - Installing rear view camera without removing the bumper

I decided to go ahead and post some thread for DIY work - how to install rear view camera without removing the rear bumper.

Well, seems most ppl affraid to do it thinking this would be hard etc... No way! Say no to anyone wanting for such job around $200-300 or even more.
You will do it within aprox 30-60+ mins depanding of your skill. If you know how to use screwdriver you are good to go.

You need just few things:


1. If you got from me different camera dont panic, all work the same.The last camera I supplied was this:

2.Go to your local Homedepot and get any bit like this for wood, cost around $9. You need size 32mm, which is aprox 1.25in.

and drill small little hole

3.Open your read door and remove center trim panel, for better grip you can remove your weather sealing as well. This is easy, just two clips.

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Old 12-12-2010, 11:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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4.You can lift up your rear side if you wish by the way.
5. locate this hole just across your plastic trim.


thats how it looks undernearth the bumper

6. slide your metal wire into the hole inside the rear cargo bay and move it down to the ground. It might take a little bit time for you...

7. secure your end in the cargo bay


8. the rest is easy:
secure camera`s ends to the metal wire and move it up



9. move up your camera and temporary make it secure to the bracket, it cames with the double scotch, so use it

10.next you need to connect wires from camera to the reverse lamp and here you have got several choices.
a) do it thru the tail
b) do it thru the tails connector behinde the side trim. You will need to remove the side trim (pass. side) for that.
I did it both ways and think tails work better and easy.
However pix are taken with tails connector.

NOTE: you dont need removing it completely, just open some space to work in.
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11. you need to locate this wire:

and this connector


12. unplug it and put red to red and black to black wire from your camera

13. connect all wires including your camera to the HU and if it works, make all connections permanent using electrical tape.
By the way dont forget to run extra wire from your pink wire (on SV2011) to the red wire, otherwise it wont work properly.


14.install everything back and secure camera as you wish. I use polyurethane glue all over the hole, now if you wish to remove it, you need just brake it using hammer.



SAME rule applys to any rear view camera or parking sensors.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Make sure to include that you take no responsibility for some dipshtick that fries his electrical due to being ignorant and not asking for help.

Other than the normal disclamer this should be stickied!
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thank you Semco, nice work, i will try this when i get the unit :-)
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I tried this location, is problematic, the rear perspectie s useless coz de the monitor is filled with the asphalt, not the obstacles, too close to ground,all the time seems you try to see what'sunder the rear car as is you re restg on the road.







My install have as big advntage a REALLY PERFECT REAR PERSPECTIVE.

not so difficult, remove the tire cover, driil for the camera, drive the wires thur one of the tire support bolt (most gc lacs one bolt use this hole to drive the wire into the door).

a bit more of work but fully worth the effort.
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I installed my camera two weeks ago doing same method. It really is easy. I mounted the camera in lower left corner of license plate. As there wasn't a missing bolt in my rear tyre carrier.
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Hi,
this is my first post on this excellent forum so be gentle

I have also installed a rearview camera the same way as Semco. Except my cheap camera is pretty crap. Now in the winter months when is dark almost all the time I only see white fog on the screen. I will replace the camera in the spring when it gets warmer, its now -20C (-4F) degrees and that is too cold to lie under the car and replacing the camera.

But I have a question about the install. My 2din unit needs 12v to trigger the rearview mode automatically on. Do you guys stretch a 12v wire from the reverse lamp and all the way to the dash, or is there any wire under the front dash which triggers the reverse?

My car is a GV2006.
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Hi,
this is my first post on this excellent forum so be gentle

I have also installed a rearview camera the same way as Semco. Except my cheap camera is pretty crap. Now in the winter months when is dark almost all the time I only see white fog on the screen. I will replace the camera in the spring when it gets warmer, its now -20C (-4F) degrees and that is too cold to lie under the car and replacing the camera.

But I have a question about the install. My 2din unit needs 12v to trigger the rearview mode automatically on. Do you guys stretch a 12v wire from the reverse lamp and all the way to the dash, or is there any wire under the front dash which triggers the reverse?

My car is a GV2006.
Usually it needs to be connected to the hand brake, not the actual lamp. It's easy to get to the switch inside, just pull apart the centre console and find the switch.

Alternatively, have a look at the schematic and find the color wire you need, I'm sure its easy.

I don't have the schematic on this pc, so can't help right now. If you're having trouble finding it, then I will find the schematic and info for you tomorrow.
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Hi Joheno

Yes I wired in the trigger wire to the reverse wire (the red one in the tail light assembly , I think) with a normal wire, under the plastic door guards and up over the plastic rear guard. At the same time as I ran the RCA lead for the video feed.
My camera is "fogging" up as well, all I see at night is white fog when in reverse, during the day its fine - slightly annoyed as the camera is only 6 weeks old.
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