Advice re fitting a reversing camera

Lisa_R

Member
Hi all

Due to my recent baby brain situation (have a 3 week old!) I seem to have lost any dubious ability I had to drive and have recently twice managed to reverse the car into inaminate objects!

Hubby has therefore decided there is no alternative but to fit a reversing camera for me and has purchased a ripspeed dvd 733b head unit and camera. Should also solve our dodgy speaker issue!

Hubby intends to fit it himself. Has anyone any advice re routing the cable from the front to the back and positioning the camera on the back of the car? Any advice from anyone has done it/photos gratefully received!

Thanks

Lisa
 

Skipton01

Well-Known Member
Camera is a bit overkill - a simple £50 Dolphin PDC kit would have sufficed I'd have thought.

As to cable routing, you'll have to run it down under the sill plastics, which means removing the boot interior side trim, rear sill trim, B pillar trim and front sill trim.

Up to you, but it's a heck of a job and not for the faint of heart!

Cheers,

Mike
 

michaelbrown

New Member
Hi all

Due to my recent baby brain situation (have a 3 week old!) I seem to have lost any dubious ability I had to drive and have recently twice managed to reverse the car into inaminate objects!

Hubby has therefore decided there is no alternative but to fit a reversing camera for me and has purchased a ripspeed dvd 733b head unit and camera. Should also solve our dodgy speaker issue!

Hubby intends to fit it himself. Has anyone any advice re routing the cable from the front to the back and positioning the camera on the back of the car? Any advice from anyone has done it/photos gratefully received!

Thanks

Lisa
I just had a pioneer Bluetooth unit with reversing camera outlet I’ve not bought a camera but looking for advise what one to pick any ideas anyone
 

Pinkythelabrat

A2OC Donor
I did the cable run that Mike mentions above. From rear view mirror to boot (it’s attached to the rear seat headrest. Not toooo bad - a bit hairy at moments and your car looks like it’s exploded! - but doable.

No advice on a rear view camera I’m afraid. Mine came with the kit and is... okay.

Ideally I think a camera needs to be mounted on the back tailgate - either right in the window or above the number plate - and the wiring from the body onto the tailgate is a challenge I haven’t overcome yet. It crosses the weather seal and a very narrow twisty conduit which I’m not brave enough to dismantle.

Good luck.


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michaelbrown

New Member
Yes sounds a nightmare I’ll get the hi Fi installer to try and come up with a solution just got the car in Feb love it got alloys refurbed black gloss with AUDI chrome inserts. Looks smart so don’t want to reverse into something the car I had before was a smart got 2 half a car really . Now got a full car feels strange .
 
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