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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Wed May 01, 2013 6:46 am

Skyffej wrote:So does any one have a part number for the pins used in the AV conectors ?
Ref:
Items/Parts that you will need:
-A decent rear view back-up reverse camera with no guidelines, or with the wiring to disable the guidelines. Be sure that you get a camera that has a yellow RCA output wire.
-Either sacrifice a USB port to a motherboard to get the pins/terminals out of it which you can get from Fry’s Electronics or DigiKey, or find a plug in a junkyard to steal pins from. Or you can use the existing pins/terminals that we will deal with later.
-1 female RCA connector that you can get from RadioShack
-Electrical Tape and/or heat-shrink
-Electrical Solderless In-line Taps
-Zip Ties
The best way is to buy a cheap used nissan wiring harness off of ebay or a local junk yard that has similar connectors and harvest the pins out of that.

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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Wed May 01, 2013 6:47 am

The schematics for non Bose shows 58 is grounded already.
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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Wed May 01, 2013 7:57 am

jmeitz wrote:The schematics for non Bose shows 58 is grounded already.
I see it listed in the pin designation but I don't see it on the non-Bose diagram.

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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Thu May 02, 2013 8:19 am

jelloslug wrote:
jmeitz wrote:The schematics for non Bose shows 58 is grounded already.
I see it listed in the pin designation but I don't see it on the non-Bose diagram.
All I have a 2013 SL Leaf with out Bose or around view (aka premium package) and I was doing some pin checking on the back of the nav unit it DOES have a wire in position 58 how ever it is NOT ground (I suspect it leads to an open harness for where the around view control plugs in but have not dug into that yet)

The good news is that if you DO ground Pin 58 the nav unit will show the back up screen with guide lines and all that (in reverse)!
next the inputs for Video is pin 40 with the camera Shield wire at pin 60 !

Hope that helps others, I will be getting some parts to install my back up camera and will post any new news I find removing panels etc....

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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Thu May 02, 2013 10:07 am

Skyffej wrote:
jelloslug wrote:
jmeitz wrote:The schematics for non Bose shows 58 is grounded already.
I see it listed in the pin designation but I don't see it on the non-Bose diagram.
All I have a 2013 SL Leaf with out Bose or around view (aka premium package) and I was doing some pin checking on the back of the nav unit it DOES have a wire in position 58 how ever it is NOT ground (I suspect it leads to an open harness for where the around view control plugs in but have not dug into that yet)

The good news is that if you DO ground Pin 58 the nav unit will show the back up screen with guide lines and all that (in reverse)!
next the inputs for Video is pin 40 with the camera Shield wire at pin 60 !

Hope that helps others, I will be getting some parts to install my back up camera and will post any new news I find removing panels etc....
Good find! I wonder where the other end is....

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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Thu May 02, 2013 10:30 am

OK, since we now know that pin 58 enables the camera on the SV and SL models I took a look at the block diagrams to see where the ground terminal is and low and behold it's in the exact same spot as the one for the S trim level: back at the drivers side "C" pillar.

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If a person were to add the parts that I added in my S model (http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=12617) at the very least the car would go into backup camera mode when put into reverse and the wires for the camera would be inside the cabin ready to be hooked up. The next step would be to pull that "C" pillar panel and see if any of the camera wires are already there. Are there any wires at position 40 and 60 on the AV control unit connector?
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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Thu May 02, 2013 10:44 am

[quote=". The next step would be to pull that "C" pillar panel and see if any of the camera wires are already there. Are there any wires at position 40 and 60 on the AV control unit connector?[/quote]


Yes I can confirm that at the nav unit tree Are wires already at position 40 and 60 I just do not yet know where they run too

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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Thu May 02, 2013 11:16 am

Skyffej wrote:

Yes I can confirm that at the nav unit tree Are wires already at position 40 and 60 I just do not yet know where they run too
Well working from the rear of the car the camera wires go to connector B18 (the large white connector in the pic above) and runs up to B3 located on the lower outside drivers side foot well on all trim levels. From there connector B3 connects to connector M21 and then goes to the AV control unit on the S trim level and for cars with the around view option it goes to the camera module (M32). First you need to check the connector B18 and see if there wires at positions 11,12,13,17, & 18. Then the question is on SV and SL cars without the around view option does the M21 connector go directly to the AV control unit or does it go to connector M32?

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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Thu May 02, 2013 11:47 am

jelloslug wrote:
Skyffej wrote:

Yes I can confirm that at the nav unit tree Are wires already at position 40 and 60 I just do not yet know where they run too
Well working from the rear of the car the camera wires go to connector B18 (the large white connector in the pic above) and runs up to B3 located on the lower outside drivers side foot well on all trim levels. From there connector B3 connects to connector M21 and then goes to the AV control unit on the S trim level and for cars with the around view option it goes to the camera module (M32). First you need to check the connector B18 and see if there wires at positions 11,12,13,17, & 18. Then the question is on SV and SL cars without the around view option does the M21 connector go directly to the AV control unit or does it go to connector M32?

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That was my thoughts as well, I will not be able to "test" this theory for a while since my wife now has the car. My gut tells me the car is "wired" for around view- less the components of camera, around view control box, but what seems weird is that pos #27 on the nav head does not have a wire yet the block diagram for car with nav / bose / around view shows it.

Time will tell and I will post once I have mine up and running, worst case you have to run two wires from the tail of the car to the nav head.

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Re: How To: Reverse Backup Camera for SV Model w/ OEM Telema

Thu May 02, 2013 11:50 am

I will be installing mine tomorrow morning and will update. I will end up running the camera signal up to the back of the Head Unit.
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