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Old 12-06-2018, 03:05 PM
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Nope. Probably won't be fora bit either unfortunately. I'll start an install thread when I do though.

Ob, it was necessary to use a relay triggered by the pdc trigger at the back of the truck. As mentioned, on an lci truck using just the tail lights to trigger a reverse camera will result in the camera not functioning properly due to the pwm.

My avant 2 install details this. It was a complete pain in the @$$ to install. Especially with the camera that used to be provided by Avin. To do it properly, and not make it a hack job takes considerable effort. Which is why so many installs you see [I]are[I] hack jobs. Here, the insanity starts at step 28.

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Wow, CW. Unbelievable write-up, how did I miss that? I guess my searches have always been for Avant-3. The amount of detail you put in is truly amazing. I read the entire post from start to finish.

So on the custom circuit board for the reverse cam I am assuming you didn't have the Resler IBus interface at that time so you needed a different path to trigger the reverse event. I like the added feature of the PDC button command but I am not sure it is needed for me with the newer evolution of android HU I can simply bring up the rear view through the app within the HU. Still a nice feature you with TerminatorX and Smokey53 figured out. Kudos.

I design, build and install data and video acquisition harnesses for the motorsport environment and it was nice to see someone with the same OCD for fit and finish as I have. It makes all the difference in the world when you stand back and look at your efforts and results. When I look at this picture, all I can say is one word. Professional.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:37 PM
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Are you trying to install a reverse camera that activates and shows on the screen when the vehicle is in reverse as well as records what is going on behind you as well as displays that view when driving? Why not just use an independent recording camera that you could mount facing one direction or the other depending on the circumstances.
Not completely. I want a DVR setup that records front and rear anytime the vehicle is on. Through the android app you can view the image of either or with PIP but I don't really see a need to view while driving. But, I want to access the rear image automatically when in reverse.

On the DVR accessory the front camera is the master with the card slot and recording processing and the rear is the slave. Both video images are fed to the android but it really doesn't do anything other than display the video images on command. (Reverse or manual app command) The recording process is cyclic so when the card fills up, it starts writing over the oldest recordings. I never need to pull the card unless it is needed. The latest videos are always accessible through the app or directly from the card.

I posted this video of the DVR accessory that AVIN is currently using. The lane departure alerts and closing speed of the vehicle ahead alerts are something I really would like to have. More like the sophisticated electronics of the cars now. Watch the video from the 8:00 mark through the 15:30 mark. The director has a hard time staying focused or on topic but worth the view anyway. You will get the idea. In his video he states he has it wired to the reverse lights but I am not sure this guy even did his own install...

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Old 12-06-2018, 04:42 PM
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Show me installed pics~~

Does your HU follow the curves of the dashboard?
I'll do a test fit of the new unit and take some pictures in the parts car since the OE nav is already out. Will post a new thread about my build and will include them later today.
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My install is very similar to the M3 video except I went down the driver side. I had installed a Dice Mediabridge many years ago so I knew that route would work and be factory like.

I have a Seicane unit that I don't recommend because of total lack of customer service. But from going through the problems of that install I would never even suggest trying to customize the unit features unless one is a pro. My view is to buy something that already has the features you want and one you won't be breaking new ground. I think Android based is the only route to go. At least there is half a chance of keeping up with emerging factory features that might come available as an android app to stay state of the art.
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My install is very similar to the M3 video except I went down the driver side. I had installed a Dice Mediabridge many years ago so I knew that route would work and be factory like.

I have a Seicane unit that I don't recommend because of total lack of customer service. But from going through the problems of that install I would never even suggest trying to customize the unit features unless one is a pro. My view is to buy something that already has the features you want and one you won't be breaking new ground. I think Android based is the only route to go. At least there is half a chance of keeping up with emerging factory features that might come available as an android app to stay state of the art.
Same here. I had the original Dice iPod/iPhone adapter and I ran down the drivers side. Since the camera will route to the right side rear for power, I think I will duplicate the routing on the left side we did for the dice but on the right side instead. Tuck towards the center at the right front seat and up into the center console for the remaining 3 feet to the glove box/HU area. Just like our Dice systems did but reversed. Since our Dice interface was wired in at the left side rear, that made sense.
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Same here. I had the original Dice iPod/iPhone adapter and I ran down the drivers side. Since the camera will route to the right side rear for power, I think I will duplicate the routing on the left side we did for the dice but on the right side instead. Tuck towards the center at the right front seat and up into the center console for the remaining 3 feet to the glove box/HU area. Just like our Dice systems did but reversed. Since our Dice interface was wired in at the left side rear, that made sense.
Why does the camera need to get power from the passenger side?
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Why does the camera need to get power from the passenger side?
I guess it depends mostly on the routing. The wiring boot from the tailgate is in the right corner so it ultimately ends up on the right side and the fuse box is right there so it just made sense. From there it is just a straight run towards the front glove box area so rather than crossing over to the left running down the left side and then crossing back to the right behind the dash, I am choosing to run it down the right side for a shorter run.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:18 PM
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Santa working overtime apparently. Look what showed up.
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Nice! Is that a proprietary type plug I see there for the camera feed wires? If that harness is long enough to make it from the hatch to the body of the truck through the trunk/snorkel it could make running wires simpler/quicker.
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Santa working overtime apparently. Look what showed up.
I already have a camera installed with the same wiring as this one. I like this one better and so will be an easy swap for me. Could you please provide the amazon link for it?

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