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Reverse Cam install 370Z coupe

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Perry, this is one bloody awesome DIY buddy!!

Thank you :)

Perry, this is one bloody awesome DIY buddy!!

Thank you :)

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Perry, this is one bloody awesome DIY buddy!!

Thank you :)

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Thanks Ronnie, hopefully it helps out some of the other members that are thinking about DIY'ing.

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Great write up Perry!

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Hit the arrows on his post to + or - rep points for his hard work.

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Thanks Masuta, much appreciated,

Well worth the wait mate eh! and you too Primusa.

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Thanks Masuta, much appreciated,

Well worth the wait mate eh! and you too Primusa.

Hopefully it helps you out mate. If you get stuck feel free to ask questions.

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I cant believe you could be assed writting this up and taking photo's..what a good bloke you are! lol

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I cant believe you could be assed writting this up and taking photo's..what a good bloke you are! lol

Thanks ... I think :P I thought if it could help someone else out it makes up for all the info that i found on the net :P

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Yes i was complimenting you not being sarcastic lol

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Done.

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To push the system a bit more, here is.

http://zclub.com.au/forums/index.php?/gallery/image/4694-370z-rear-cam/

What it doses:

switch center position: rear cam when reverse

Switch hi: force rear cam while driving forward; make me sick watching this but can get the number plate of the chick behind without put in reverse, especially on the freeway can be messy!

Switch lo: video 1 in (IPhone…pad…pod…plouf; DVD…)

If reverse while watching on video 1: the rear cam takes priority.

I tried to improve more but… na… awesome.

Get a heater switch from Nissan Altima: same same as 370 and cheap on US Ebay.

Relay 12v change over: $5.

Total cost of stuff exept Nav tool or Navkis : $40.

Have fun.

Beware: Watching porn while driving can lead to serious injuries. Drive safe

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To push the system a bit more, here is.

What it doses:

switch center position: rear cam when reverse

Switch hi: force rear cam while driving forward; make me sick watching this but can get the number plate of the chick behind without put in reverse, especially on the freeway can be messy!

Switch lo: video 1 in (IPhone…pad…pod…plouf; DVD…)

If reverse while watching on video 1: the rear cam takes priority.

I tried to improve more but… na… awesome.

Get a heater switch from Nissan Altima: same same as 370 and cheap on US Ebay.

Relay 12v change over: $5.

Total cost of stuff exept Nav tool or Navkis : $40.

Have fun.

Beware: Watching porn while driving can lead to serious injuries. Drive safe

Nice post and lol on the porn... (sad but true) +1

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Firstly Thanks to primussa's guide and suggestion to use the NAVIKS unit for this install. I thought I would do a guide as there were a few problems that I encountered along the way and thought the tips might help other members.

Here is a photo of all the bits that I was going to install:

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I used the same NAVIKS video to RGB converter with the custom harness for 370 that primussa used (http://www.ebay.com....em=250974515645)

The camera I used was an ebay one as well : (http://www.ebay.com....984.m1497.l2649)

I also got some splice clips to save on some soldering but I should have gotten smaller ones as some of the wires were too small for the clips and i still had to solder them. You will also need a length of wire to get the reverse signal to the Naviks.

First part was to remove everything from the boot, that means all the internal trim, spare tyre and foam bits. In order to get the trim bits off you have to remove the weather seal:

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The trim is held on with 2 types of clips, little round ones that you have to use a screwdirver to lift the central portion and then hidden clips. You can just see where they are in the photos, get a screwdriver and wrap it to not damage the panel and lift upwards:

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Once you have unclipped it lift up to remove. The side trims also have 2 press in clips and the same style of clips along the top. Once they are removed then you can take all the foam out of the boot.

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The camera that I chose mounted on the left hand side of the vehicle, there is grommet on the Left hand side that I used to pass the cables throught then I routed everything down the drivers side. I used a combination of a piece of packing starp and a length of yellow tongue to help with getting the wires where I wanted them:

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For power to the camera I used the reverse lilghts 12V (i actually cheated a little as I had reversing sensors install and tapped of those) the colour of the wire is a peach/pink/orange colour its the top one in this photo:

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I routed the wires (video signal and then later reverse lights trigger) down near the GPS unit and under the trim and to the center console. You will need to remove the dorr behind the drivers set and the trim below it:

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I used some yellow tongue to help pass the wire:

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Dismantel the dash as per the instruciton in the naviks package. It was quite easy, the surround for the transmission was 2 parts that just pulled off then there was 2 screws on each of teh side bits of trim which then just pulled off and the center console was held by to screws and pulled off. (Dont drop the screws because it add quite a bit of time and frustration to the install).

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Unscrew the screen and remove it, this is the plug that you will use the custom harness to split (harness is installed):

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Attache the harness and rout it to where your unit will be installed. I chose the same location as primussa, which was hidding in the centre console. I routed the VGA cable down the Left side of the head unit which can be seen in the photo above.

To power the unit I found a 12v and ground (I think it powers the 12V socket in the center console) at the bottom of the head unit. It is the yellow and black wires:

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I used the splice clips to attatch the power wires for the video converter:

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Dont forget to attatch the reverse lights 12V to the blue wire of the naviks, connect the camera to video 2 and reconnect your car battery and hopefully you should see this (you will notice a small amount of clipping of the image by the top bumper, I'm happy with this but if it annoyed you, you would have to make a custom braket for the camera to mount on or cut the case and remount the camera on a steeper angle):

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Resinstalling everything is the reverse of the above.

After I reconnected the battery everything worked well except my windows, they would go down automatically but not up and they would stay down slightly when you opened and closed the door. The solution was to reset the windows. This is the procedure:

WINDOWS NOT WORKING PROPERLY AFTER INSTALL

If the windows do not close automatically

If the power window automatic function (closing only) does not operate properly, perform the following procedure to initialize the power window system.

1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.

2. Close the door.

3. Open the window completely by operating the power window switch.

4. Pull the power window switch and hold it to close the window, and then hold the switch more than 3 seconds after the window is closed completely.

5. Release the power window switch. Operate the window by the automatic function to confirm the initialization is complete.

6. Perform steps 2 through 5 above for other windows.

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Hi

Tks for posting . I fit everything . I lit bit confuse on one thing .. Where I have connect blue wire of navikis . where I find reverse light wire in front dash . Cheers

Dhami

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Hi

Tks for posting . I fit everything . I lit bit confuse on one thing .. Where I have connect blue wire of navikis . where I find reverse light wire in front dash . Cheers

Dhami

It's been a while since I looked at the unit.  From memory the blue wire of the naviks is connected to the 12V reverse light trigger.  When I installed my unit I looked for a 12V reverse light in the front dash and didn't end up finding one.  I'm sure there is one there, I just couldn't be bothered finding it.  I ended up tapping into the reverse lights and running a cable to the unit by going behind and under the drivers seat.  Hope that helps.

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is there something i can apply to the camera that will make it repel water? waxing black plastic is just going to make a mess of it.. but when it rains, the camera is pretty much useless because of the water drops all over it.

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is there something i can apply to the camera that will make it repel water? waxing black plastic is just going to make a mess of it.. but when it rains, the camera is pretty much useless because of the water drops all over it.

Rainex?

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i dont think it's meant to be applied to plastics though?

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I added my Naviks unit the other day, But had problems with cable length with mounting in the center console. so I found a cavity behind the screen.
I cut in half a new car wash sponge and placed either side of the unit, (can only see one in the picture) and the force of the screen in place holds everything in.
I wanted the space for the phone mirroring attachment in the console, so that space wasnt an option for me. Just another option for peoplepost-16364-0-25214700-1432639006_thumb.j

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Thanks to this guide (and that of Primusa) I did this a couple of months ago and find the reverse cam to be a huge help. I used the naviks unit and ended up hooking it up to a 2in1 camera off Amazon that has an integrated parking distance sensor (ATian Universal 2 in 1 Car Parking Reversing Radar Rear view backup Camera). You have a clear image on the screen till you get to within a couple of metres away from something and then you get the lines on the screen with a distance value (eg. 1.3m) As the distance decreases the colours of the lines go from green to yellow to red and eventually has a "Stop" prompt once you are too close to something (in case you are too dumb to know what to do otherwise I guess). It also has an audible "sonar" prompt. I recommend this camera as a cheap way to get both camera and reverse sesnsors on your car (and also without having to drill holes in the bumper). Doesn't look too non-factory either. While it's not ultra HD Tv quality it certainly does the job. 59a608cdf48ce6473215f01640d8b9a7.jpgf4f976f638c0d31f3c5d4f01ba575c29.jpgf021455f6a7edee6ba1f3c6d56fb9435.jpg Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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