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Old 05-20-2008, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by CGTSX07
alright so I need some help from the A/V gurus here. Does anyone have any clue as to why my camera would be going in and out? It will work for a few seconds and the video will be clear as day...and then it will go back to a black screen. It has also worked for a few minutes, and then it does the same thing....what do I need to fix/adjust? I finally have some time to devote to this project this weekend so all help is appreciated!
i have the same problem. i'm guessing that for me, it's because the power source isn't 100% consistent. i tapped into the green power wire for the reverse lights, and the wires were really thin. i got the smallest t-taps i could find, but i think the connection is still loose. it works most of the time for me, though, and i've been too lazy to fix it. i was thinking about soldering a connection, but i'm hoping someone here can suggest another alternative?
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Installed my Sanyo CCA-BC200 and loving every bit of it
Details ont he camera HERE

I had some problems with the molex plug, the pins are difficult to affix correctly to the wires. Anyone having intermittant problems I'd be willing to bet its a bad connection in your plug.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by S14 n Tsx
too bad its doesn't work with 04-05 model navi.
Could pls some one point to the DIY of Backup Camera for 05 TSX with Navi..

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:58 PM
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For anyone who searches and finds this thread, I just wanted to share my results with building this adaptor.

I got the connectors from a local electronics store that has several aisles of power supplies, capacitors,cables,audio equipment/connections, switches, etc etc. A whooping .90 for 2 connectors and the pins were included. I could have gotten a 6 connector one instead, since the outer pin of the 7 pin one we made is not used. But I trimmed off one connector and it worked out fine.

The store also had the RCA cable premade(again, .50 part) with the soldering all done. I just had to snip the male plug on the other end and wire up the center and outer leads to the plug. I made the jumper with some spare wire, that was easy.

I honestly wasn't expecting it to work, i didn't solder, didn't have the best tools for the job and used what I could. My adaptor looked pretty flimsy and crawling in the trunk and pushing it onto the back of the navi unit, I wasn't expecting it to work the first time. Well to my surprise it worked perfectly! I shifted into R and volia, blank screen.

My goal for this project is to display the output from a DTV tuner box on the navi. I don't want to go pulling up panels to tap power and don't want to solder/wire that, so I am going to get a 12V power socket that just goes to 2 wires that supply 12V. Plug it in and that will turn on the input. My next step is to pull the seat up and find the small green/silver wire and splice in the 12V wire from the power adaptor, so I can turn it on when I want to, and not only when the car is in reverse.

Major thanks to PhiSigBrotha for the pictures and writeups!!!

In the end, hope to have a DTV box shoved under the passenger seat/floor. Audio goes right to the AUX input in the armrest, and I got a silent small sized 75W inverter for power, since the DTV box only draws 10W. I have tested it(the green wire is still hot when you turn the car from being ON to ACC, then back to ON w/o starting, while in R) and the picture quality looks great, for such a low resolution 8bit LCD.

OTA TV in the car, yay!
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:21 AM
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In the end, hope to have a DTV box shoved under the passenger seat/floor. Audio goes right to the AUX input in the armrest, and I got a silent small sized 75W inverter for power, since the DTV box only draws 10W. I have tested it(the green wire is still hot when you turn the car from being ON to ACC, then back to ON w/o starting, while in R) and the picture quality looks great, for such a low resolution 8bit LCD.

OTA TV in the car, yay!
Did you see this? http://www.qualitymobilevideo.com/TVTATSC.aspx

I just sent a note to Wendy to see if she still sells those cameras. I've put this mod off for too long.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:56 AM
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Did you see this? http://www.qualitymobilevideo.com/TVTATSC.aspx

I just sent a note to Wendy to see if she still sells those cameras. I've put this mod off for too long.
I asked Wendy if she had any more of the newer cameras with the flush lens and she put up two on eBay. Bought one. If you are looking there is one left but I suspect she has more. She no longer gives $10 off for Acurazine but shipping is free.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:38 PM
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Can anyone make the cable for me? I want to install this for my girlfriend's 06 TSX but I cannot solder to save my life.

thanks in advance!
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:19 PM
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i wanna try this soon..
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:06 PM
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hey you guys, can anyone ttell me where to find the 100 kk 8 pin housing PLEAS, im going crazy loking for it.........


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Old 05-05-2010, 07:09 PM
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Anyone want to make the harness for me? I'll gladly pay a reasonable price for it...anyone willing to do the install or can recommend someone in Southeastern PA I'd greatly appreciate that too
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:37 PM
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I had the audio shop make the harness for me. Cost you like 20 bucks. Just print out this thread for them
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:32 PM
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where can i find these parts in Texas?
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by fst64_v8pwr View Post
where can i find these parts in Texas?
This is what I posted in the 'other' tsx forum - these parts worked for me:

In case anyone is interested in not having to modify the 8 pin connector to a 7 pin connector, I tracked down the 7 circuit connector parts:

Molex .100 K.K. Connectors:
MFG PN: 22-01-2071 (7 CRT TERM HOUSING) -- you need 1 of these
MFG PN: 08-50-0113 (CRIMP TERM REEL) -- you need at least 4+ (read below)

I went to Mouser Electronics (www.mouser.com) and ordered them. The mouser.com part numbers are:

538-22-01-2071 for the housing
538-08-50-0113 for the crimp terminals

I would suggest that you order some extra crimp terminals unless you're real good at that sort of stuff. The terminals come connected together in a strip and all you need to do is snip them apart and trim up them a bit, and then crimp or solder the wires to them, and then insert into the connector housing. Not a huge effort and trimming the plastic housing from 8 to 7 isn't needed then.

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Old 12-14-2010, 06:45 PM
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Anyone know if this is the same type setup for the 3G TL?
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:35 PM
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I see a lot of talk in here about Wendy's camera's for backup, but still can't seem to find any hard info about where to buy them. There are plenty of backup camera's on ebay, and I just want to know if there are any to avoid. What about one like this one. Is this a "too good to be true type situation? What should I be looking for in a camera purchase? Forgive me if this question has been answered before, but I searched and can't seem to find any information.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:25 AM
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Pretty nice mod, just sux that there isn't much room to hide a cam in the TSX... i'll be doing this mod on my TL pretty soon hopefully wiring is the same...
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:08 PM
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Anyone know if this is the same type setup for the 3G TL?
I too would like to know.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:35 PM
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Navi nag screen and DIY backup camera

I installed a backup cam in 06 TL using TVandNav2Go, which works fine. The only problem is when I don't hit OK on the navi nag screen, the display goes blank when the car is in reverse. I checked the navi maintenance (menu+map/guide+cancel) and there is no apparent way to configure it so the video stays on when the tranny is in reverse. The timing of it sucks - it takes too long for the 'OK', then blanks out too soon after the 'OK', which seems to be just when I am backing up. Any solution other than hacking the navi? Any help will be much appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:00 AM
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any help new member

Im new here so dont know if im doing this right but here it goes.I recently got a 06 tsx,and im a diy kinda of guy i been welding for over 15 yrsand machining,if i want something i build it myself and rarley find myself not being able to figure something out,but i was trying to display dvd on the navi screen made the wiring harness for back up camera but can not figure out what it is im doing wrong itll turn on in reverse i tried to complete the circuit to 12 volt but no wano.Keep coming up with nothing.Any help with someone who done this using the wiring harness off this site?
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:07 PM
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gotta try this out...
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:52 AM
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Great Post

I ordered the Molex connector from Fry's and an Esky camera off of Ebay for about $15. This was one of the easiest mods that I have ever done and it went flawlessly. Thank you for all of your help and if anybody is looking to add a backup camera to an 08 TSX with Nav, this is is!!
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:40 PM
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Big Thank You to PhiSigBrotha



I put mine in tonight following your guide. Thanks for putting it together.

Here it is.
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:35 PM
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can someone put up pictures of the power connections to the reverse lights pls?
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I got the molex plugs in the mail today, $6.99 for 8 of them shipped out of China... I would have preferred to just get one, form somewhere in the States (I forgot all about the mod by the time they arrived and had a hard time finding the thread again).
Search .100" connector crimp housing and pcb header 8pos.10set $6.99 (Thanks for the picture, I would have never found them without one!)

Other things you would need for this on eBay (I didn't buy them there because I already have them laying around):
170°CMOS Anti Fog Waterproof Car Rear View Reverse Camera Kit Backup Camera $6.27
Car RCA DC Audio Video AV Extension Cable for Car Backup Cam for $5.99

So if you have a NAV, but no backup camera it looks like you can add one for just under $20 and a Saturday of tinkering.

I'm installing on a 3rd Gen TL, so hopefully it will work I'll post an update if it does...
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^ Nope, does not work on the 3rd Gen TL's. Different DVD Rom




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Old 07-16-2016, 12:19 AM
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I just installed this, and I'm getting some pretty serious video issues with my video device. Does anyone know what could cause this, or how to fix it? The video is warping pretty bad, as you can see on the left.


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can someone put up pictures of the power connections to the reverse lights pls?
I second this
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:07 AM
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Finally got around to installing mine install was super easy the hardest part for me was drilling in at the right angle to get the camera screwed in

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I just rec'd the camera...gonna grab all the other partsand attempt install when it get a little warmer here. I just want to confirm. The install on my RL is the EXACT same as listed here for the TSX?
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I just rec'd the camera...gonna grab all the other partsand attempt install when it get a little warmer here. I just want to confirm. The install on my RL is the EXACT same as listed here for the TSX?
That’s what I wanted to know also.
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Ok. I have all parts needed. Quick question: how does the plug go in? Is the trimmed side to the right or left of the jack when looking at the rear of the unit? Also, can you post a pic of how you did the power connections? You just tap in to the reverse lights and then ground the other cable right?? Thanks for the write up and the help.
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Are you planning on using the AUX input in the center console? Or the one on the back of the headunit? And are you going to run the video wire underneath your car?

On a 2006 RL, there is an AUX input on the back of the headunit? If so, is it difficult to access? Do I have to pull the radio out completely? On my TL, I just had to pull the side panels off and insert the cable into the jack in back of radio. Does anyone have pics of this AUX input and what kind of input is it? USB, minijack, RCA, etc....thanks fellas....
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on a 2008 RL. How does one get the camera cables INTO the car without drilling a hole? I thought about going thru the reverse lights but the housings are hard to get to and the cable for my cam is kinda thick and may not even fit thru the small opening. Help.
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