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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made progress!!
But it's two steps forward and one back..

On the off-side rear, about 6 inches behind the rear light, is where the cable loom passes through the bulkhead. above this point is another grommet / pass-through area that's not used, so I used that. Hey presto!! If i stuff my hand into the area inside the engine bay, i get a dirty hand... But I can feel the end of the cable poking through. Smile

I've coiled the cable in the void underneath the rear quarter speaker as now I'm stuck... the plastic sill section that contains the boot/bonnet switches..How do i remove it? There are two plugs, I removed those, but I can't figure what I need to undo? I shoved all sorts of implements into the holes without any success (where have I heard that before...)

i'm going to google it though.. But just in case someone knows here, let me know Smile

Next steps:
Get the cable run up to the head unit, under the sill
Get the bumper off
Drill a hole in the bumper (eeek)
splice off the power from the reverse bulb feed. Two wires are needed here - one to power the camera and the other to provide a signal to the H/U to tell it it's in reverse.
put it all back together!!

so yeah, a little way to go!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plastic plugs out then a 5mm allen key .. you have to fish around a bit but the bolt is basically straight in line with the hole .. you only need to loosen them NOT undo completly.

Then you carefully pull the panel up as there is also trim clips that hold it down .
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant! Thanks - took me a while to find a 5mm right-angled Allen key mind... lol

Cable is now routed and connected to the head unit!So that's the video and the reverse signal wire, routed from the engine compartment, under the roof cover, under the sill, around the footwell, to the back of the H/U

I'm a happy boy thumbsup

There's plenty of slack in the cable and the next step is to get the bumper off and do all the business at that end Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finished! Thumb

I'll be writing a bit of a FAQ for the sub-section.

All in all, it's a bit low - but the car dictates the position, still, better than nothing and at least I cat see when the cat is sat behind me! Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the camera head is anything like the one i fitted then you can fit a wedge type spacer under it to alter the angle .. think of a door wedge .. it lifts the camera upwards .
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking the same thing Iain - though it is a snug fit Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Show me some pictures of it please ... probably close up ones of the camera .

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to OneDrive is as good as I get, Let me know if you can or can't see them:

The hole (scary drilling this - no going back!)
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ak7OTAfmTrHxyjctpP88GcScWLNt

And the camera fitted:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ak7OTAfmTrHxyjbbZmWc-PXlLZL2
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats it .. similar to the one i fitted .. mine came with a few "spacers " that were wedge shaped and they altered the angle .. all you need to do is put something behind the back part of the camera.

This is what i did to get the right angle .

Nothing wrong with your fitment and they are pretty small and not really noticable.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine didn't come with any wedges - that's me being a cheapskate! lol - but I'll fabricate something..

as you can see from this
[url=https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ak7OTAfmTrHxyjijjfA-z6yrlHrZ] IMAGE [/url]
it's mostly ground Very Happy - but fixable!


No idea why the URL tag isn't working properly.....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aghh yes .. i see .. it needs lifting a bit at the back to give a higher view .. same sort of problems i had but then i had a few spacers i could use .. easy enough fix though and a job well done Thumb

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