Originally Posted by nubsub
if you don't mind sharing detailed notes, when you are done, with the rest of us, that would be great.
some questions that come to mind (and would be helped by pictures if you would be so generous) include:
- did you need to take apart the dash to access the harness of the HU? or could you just reach behind and unplug and replug it in? (when searching for a rattle, i could spy the connector on the back of the HU although i didn't see if my hand could reach up that far)
- how did you route the wire from the back of the HU and with the extra harness, back to the hatch? (this is probably a multipart question as it, i am guessing, involves going either around/through the doors/headliner/carpet or a combination of them all and perhaps needing to fish/feed the wire through some of those conduits through the door opening(s)
thanks! glad to hear you got a working camera!
Yes, I pull out the HU to hook up the adaptor from svxdc that provided the RCA input jack. The HU was not hard to access. Use a butter knife to pry the cover loose from the top left corner, then the whole thing loose quickly.
While I had the HU pulled out, I did the mod to defeat the stereo setting lockout while the car in motion. Just cut the wire going to pin#19.
This is as much as I did as far as the install. The rest, I paid an installer $40.
I didn't see how the installer route the wires, but I have some idea how he did it.
To swap out the defective camera, I'll only be working on the back hatch section. I'll try to get some picture while I'm at it.
I think the hard part was getting form the back seat area to the trunk.
They took off the cover on the top half of the trunk area and route the wire through that section. I was going to run the wire along the bottom of the trunk, but couldn't figure out how to remove that cover.
They connected the camera power to backup light. Back up light is accessed by taking out the two bolts holding the back light assembly, then pull the assembly straight backward.