jerkwagon
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:52 pm

Here is what i have, im looking to just buy the handle and the camera, and run my own wire along the floor to my kick (unless there is a camera harness already in place) . that being said here are photos of my kick, would anyone be so kind to tell me what ill need to do? once i have ran my 4 wires to the kick? Thanks


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2013 Leaf SV US import

jerkwagon
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Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:16 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Feb 2017
Leaf Number: 411662

Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:21 pm

after taking apart the hatch, this is whats underneath


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2013 Leaf SV US import

Corndog
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:29 pm

Well good news. I have successfully installed the OEM camera on a 2013 SV without the requisite wiring in the kickpanel. My issues of not finding +6V were due to the reverse light fuse being blown (likely from the DRL module that was added for Canadian import laws). Doing this my way requires wiring the camera directly to the AV unit. The various posts on here really helped. All I needed to buy was the camera, handle, and some 4 conductor wire.
A few things to take away:
1. Instead of removing the rear left C-pillar trim, I just loosened it off at the top and used some of those wire pulling tools for installing home theatre systems etc... I had the camera in and the wired up to the driver kick panel in less than an hour this way. Toughest part was fishing the wire through the rubber boot connecting the c-pillar to the lift gate.
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2. The wiring behind the AV unit took some time to figure out, but its straight forward now. Interestingly, the negative (black) lead on the camera doesn't need to be hooked up. Not sure where it grounds (either the mounting bracket or the image shield I guess, but I left it floating.

3. Because I wired the camera directly (no harness), you need to supply your own pins. You only need 4, so I cut off the camera connector leaving enough room to strip and solder both sides of the wire.

4. Wiring for the camera is as follows
Red (+6V) -> Pin #39
Yellow (Video) -> Pin #40
White (Shield) -> Pin #60

I used the 4th pin from the camera to use the camera sense (Pin # 58) and wired it to a screw on the AV unit (chassis ground).

Yodrak
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:17 am

Well done, congratulations.
Khun Yodrak
2013 SL

jerkwagon
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Wed May 03, 2017 9:22 pm

So i attempted this and well it didnt go so well , i cut the following wires, on the M21, 24,25, 8, 9 and attached as followed.
Camera M21 Connector

Red ------------> White Pin #24 (+6.2V)
Black ----------> Black Pin #25 (Common)
Yellow --------> Red Pin #9 (Video)
White ---------> Black/Grey Pin #8 (Shield)


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anyone have any suggestions?? in my photo you can see one fo the black lines has tape on it.. that was wire #8. im lost and annoyed..
2013 Leaf SV US import

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