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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question Rear view camera question.


I have a 2013 base model and I replaced the stock head unit with a Pioneer touch screen that has a rear view camera input. I have the mirror that shows the rear view camera when I go in reverse. My question is. Where are the wires or coax that I could tap into behind the dash so I could feed the video signal into my new head unit also ? I would like to know the location, colors, plug pin and any other info on the stock rear view camera.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2014, 03:37 PM
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There's so many things here that conflict.

Stock head unit with a pioneer touch screen... Wat

Base model with stock rear view camera... wat

Mirror that shows rear view camera... wat

... Let me get this straight. You bought a base CRZ which already had a rear view mirror that has a built in screen which displays the input of the aftermarket installed rear view camera? Or did you install a rear view mirror with a screen yourself?

The base model does not come with a stock rear view camera, so this is a bit confusing.

Also - did you install a new head unit (i.e. the pioneer touch screen)? If so - there is an input on the back of the pioneer head unit to plug the backup camera input into - as well as a "reverse input" wire (which is purple) on the head unit that you need to wire to something that changes voltage when your car is in reverse (ex. the reverse lights).

Give me some clarification of whats goin on and I can help you.
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I think OP wants to know which wires he can tap so the pioneer deck would show the camera when he goes in reverse instead of the rearview mirror.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2014, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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1. I said that I replaced my stock head unit with a Pioneer touch screen.

2. I have a 2013 CR-Z not the CR-Z EX. The dealer called it the base model and it came from the dealer with a rear view camera and an auto dimming mirror with a small display built into the mirror that displays rear view camera when I shift into reverse.

3. What I want to do is split the video signal coming from the rear view camera so I can feed it into the rear view camera input on my new Pioneer head unit.

tenthouanddays, carefully read some ones post before you reply.

Yes, JasonCRZ you are correct.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 07:49 PM
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personally it sounds like a lot of work for not very much gains. you could probably remove your rear bumper and find out where the wires from the camera lead as it goes into the car, trace those wires toward the front cabin area, then splice the camera signal. into the HU. and THEN you have to find out how to turn off the rear mirror display when its thrown in reverse (I remember reading somewhere that was possible) AND THEN you have to wire your head unit into your reverse gear signal switch to let it know when to turn on.

sounds like a big headache to me not to mention a lot of work dismantling interior trim, breaking clips left and right, miscellaneous rattling within the cabin, etc. I feel like just have your nav screen be for nav/audio and your mirror be for auto-dim and reverse. its kind of neat, don't you think? the camera in the mirror? if you don't think you can see well enough, just throw the car in reverse and hold the power button until the guide lines disappear that's what me and my roommate did (we both have 13 crz 6mt)

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, after thinking about it some more, you are right. It does sound like allot of work. I am just going to leave it like it is. Thank you.
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