Originally Posted by dhonzik
I have heard those wireless backup camera are very unreliable, are you that cheap not to spend the additional $150 to have it professional done. I dont know what you paid for the system, but for $50-70 you could gave gotten a decent backup camera and most car stereo installers would give you a discount if you bought the camera from them, so maybe for $200 you could have a reliable fully warranted system
Hi, Daniel - Well, I can't say that I was cheap, but I couldn't justify spending about $200 for a backup camera and installation. We do watch our expenses pretty closely. I just wouldn't have installed a camera at all if the camera cost as much the radio that it will be interfacing with. It is more of a nice-to-have than a got-to-have. If the camera doesn't work out in the end due to a reliability issue, I'll be OK with what I spent so far. The camera did get really good ratings on Amazon. Also, I did install the radio myself, including routing and mounting a multiport USB jack. I don't mind getting my hands dirty, as long as it's within my capabilities.
BTW ... I did find the Reverse wire, and connected it to the radio. I tried posting pictures of my "Reverse" signal wire identification yesterday in this thread, but it must have been rejected by the forum mods (maybe because I'm new here).
For anybody that is interested:
The Backup Light power wire is behind the driver-side kick panel (to the left of the pedals). In the 2009 Versa, it is on Connector M15 - Pin 2 (Pin 2 is pink with silver stripes). Connector M15 is the 16 pin connector, and the other connector in that area (M16) is a 24 pin connector.
The part that I thought would be easiest - connecting the rear camera itself - may be the hardest part to accomplish. I know where
to connect the camera for power, but I haven't figured out how to get the camera power wires routed to the inside of the vehicle so that I can connect them to the rear backup light.
Does anybody know how to get the power wires inside?