JohnGalt69
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Need help on adding rear camera, I think I have the right wiring

Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:30 pm

I have a 2013 SL, without the premium package and the camera. I want to add the camera so I took a few panels off the in the rear to look at the wiring and see what is there for the camera. Here is what I found:

Given what I see below, am I right to think that I only need to buy the camera, mounting screws, camera housing, and the body to hatch harness? Just plug them all in and it should work?

Inside the hatch, is this good? Is that the camera connector? Therefore I have the right hatch harness?

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Behind the upper left rear panel; there are 8 wires on the body to hatch harness, and there are 13 wires on what I'm guessing is the B18 connector of the body harness. This is good?
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For those wondering where to check this themselves:
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This little foam pad fell out when I pulled off the rear hatch inner cover, where does it go?
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JohnGalt69
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Re: Need help on adding rear camera, I think I have the right wiring

Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:04 pm

I've confirmed that if you have 13 wires on the body side of the B18 connector, you should be able to just put in the following parts for a backup camera:

906063NF1B - HANDLE ASSY-BAC
01454N5021 - SCREW (you need two)
284423NH2A - CAMERA ASSY-BAC
240513NF0B - Body to hatch harness

My car already had the correct hatch harness.

CTinker
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Re: Need help on adding rear camera, I think I have the right wiring

Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:06 pm

I just purchased a 2013 SL w/o Premium also. Where did you buy the parts? I tried to search on google and couldn't find the screws. Did you end up needing to buy the harness or did the car already have the correct one?
2013 SL w/o premium package with 21,400miles

R1200RT
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Re: Need help on adding rear camera, I think I have the right wiring

Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:51 pm

CTinker,

Did you ever get this done? I have the exact same setup/wiring as the OP. I just bought the required screws from Homedepot. They are just self-tapping screws.
2013 Leaf SL - purchased 3-28-2017.
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CTinker
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Re: Need help on adding rear camera, I think I have the right wiring

Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:25 am

I have not yet. I put some of the items in my cart on one of the parts websites. I haven't opened up the back up yet and am waiting for my windfall.
2013 SL w/o premium package with 21,400miles

powersurge
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Re: Need help on adding rear camera, I think I have the right wiring

Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:41 am

Trust me on this... If you do not have a rear camera, it is not financially efficient to install one.. Also, it is not worth it (for me) to labor on and take apart the car (or pay someone) to do this.

I think that the rear camera is a nice toy to make new drivers and old ladies feel more secure. You only use the camera for about 10 seconds when you go in reverse.

Also, using the camera is actually unsafe, as most users will be glued, watching the screen when they go in reverse... In parking lots, leaving a space, the REAL danger is nuts speeding behind past you as you exit the space. You are much safer not looking forward at the camera, and looking all around you rearwards. The only GOOD use I have had with the camera is to see how close I am to a parked car when I parallel park, and that is still not really needed.

R1200RT
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Re: Need help on adding rear camera, I think I have the right wiring

Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:13 am

CTinker wrote:I just purchased a 2013 SL w/o Premium also. Where did you buy the parts? I tried to search on google and couldn't find the screws. Did you end up needing to buy the harness or did the car already have the correct one?


The vehicle to hatch harness I purchased on Amazon. Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018J ... UTF8&psc=1

The hatch handle and camera itself, I found them available on ebay.
2013 Leaf SL - purchased 3-28-2017.
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R1200RT
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Re: Need help on adding rear camera, I think I have the right wiring

Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:15 am

powersurge wrote:Trust me on this... If you do not have a rear camera, it is not financially efficient to install one.. Also, it is not worth it (for me) to labor on and take apart the car (or pay someone) to do this.

I think that the rear camera is a nice toy to make new drivers and old ladies feel more secure. You only use the camera for about 10 seconds when you go in reverse.

Also, using the camera is actually unsafe, as most users will be glued, watching the screen when they go in reverse... In parking lots, leaving a space, the REAL danger is nuts speeding behind past you as you exit the space. You are much safer not looking forward at the camera, and looking all around you rearwards. The only GOOD use I have had with the camera is to see how close I am to a parked car when I parallel park, and that is still not really needed.


Hmmmm..... $200ish for the camera etc....vs damage to your own vehicle or someone else's vehicle? I consider that inexpensive protection. Unless of course you like paying your deductible or other vehicle damage. The Nissan Leaf has massive C Pillars that obstruct the view towards the rear. To each their own, if you do not think its worth it for yourself so be it. But for those of us that want it its worth.
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