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

Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:02 pm

Weisea wrote:
jelloslug wrote:
DanCar wrote:Wow, thanks for those detailed instructions! Wondering what it would take to install that on an SL model.



BlackLeaf13 wrote:Or SV model.

The SL and SV have different harnesses leading up to the body to hatch harness so I don't think it would be plug and play like it is in the S (at least in the 2013 models). The '11 and '12 models may be different.


I have a 2013 SV without Bose audio or around view package. I have removed the drivers side "C" pillar trim but found no additional wires in the B18 connector for the Backup camera. Will I have to run video wires to the Nav display or does anyone have information about the location of video cables in the back of the Leaf?

Can you take a picture of the connectors under the "C" pillar trim?

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

Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:12 am

Jelloslug
I took this picture of the large connector in the "C" pillar on the drivers side. I see 7 wires in and out of the connection. This is my first attempt at posting a photo hopefully this works.


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jkendt1989
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:11 am

I'm really tempted to do this. I am leasing a Leaf S but they were all out of the Charging Package. For $200 why not. They won't notice or mind when I turn the lease in anyway. How hard are the panels to remove?

jkendt1989
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:28 am

I know I can do the wiring and all no problem. My biggest fear is taking off the panels. Could you maybe add a little more detail on how to do that or is it pretty straight forward?

jkendt1989
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:34 am

One last question, does anything have to be done to the radio? Or is it simply just adding the wires and camera and the radio auto picks it up?

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

Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:21 am

jkendt1989 wrote:I know I can do the wiring and all no problem. My biggest fear is taking off the panels. Could you maybe add a little more detail on how to do that or is it pretty straight forward?
They mostly just pop off. There are a few clips that have to be removed before hand but they are noted (and obvious).

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

Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:22 am

jkendt1989 wrote:One last question, does anything have to be done to the radio? Or is it simply just adding the wires and camera and the radio auto picks it up?

Nothing has to be done to the radio. The extra ground ring terminal that is on the new harness is the trigger for the radio to go into backup camera mode.

jkendt1989
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:51 pm

Cool! I'll def do this! Saved me almost 1k$ on that package!

jkendt1989
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Re: How To: Backup camera for S model with OE parts

Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:49 am

Parts have been ordered! Hope this turns out good!!!! :D

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

Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:22 pm

jkendt1989 wrote:Parts have been ordered! Hope this turns out good!!!! :D

I think you will succeed since you have the S model it should be plug and play!

I just completed my camera installation following jelloslug's detailed instructions and parts list. The only problem was that with the SV I have no camera wires at the B18 connector.

It was necessary for me to run wires to the front of the car but I resisted going directly to the NAV unit (I hate opening dashboards). The junction of B3/M21 is behind the drivers side kickplate trim. M21 had camera wires but B3 did not. Now I knew why I found no camera wires at B18 in the back of the car.

I grounded the camera sense wire (pin 7 on M21) and the NAV display switched to the rearview display when shifting to reverse. I could not find these wires on the service manual drawings for the Navigation without Bose.

I'm delighted with the results in spite of needing to run wires to the front of the car but not to the NAV display! Note: the kickplate trim was very easy to remove!

Thanks to all the posts guiding me in this project!!! :)

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