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#1 Paul_S

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:04 PM

I've finally got it working :rolleyes:

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It was a lot of effort sorting through bad instructions, zero tech support and misinformation on the web but it's all been worth it now.

You lucky people won't have to go through all the pain - I'll write up a how-to for you :)

 

For those with a 2009 (or very early 2010) 370Z with factory Nav see here for my reverse camera solution :)

 

For those with Premium Connect, read this post for info on a cheap reversing camera solution.  Buy one here :)


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:08 PM

Well done Paul. Even the GT-R one doesnt have any scale markings - just beeps incessantly like a dustcart!

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:15 PM

Well done Paul. Even the GT-R one doesnt have any scale markings - just beeps incessantly like a dustcart!

That surprises me. Could it be an option you can turn off and on?

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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:56 PM

Looking good. Some of the aftermarket one I have seen do not have enough contrast or are poor in certain light conditions.
Apparantly it is not possible to turn the GT-R reverse beeping off.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:00 PM

Cheers Paul. The camera I chose is supposed to be good in low-light conditions but I guess I won't know until tonight :rolleyes:

Also, there is a brightness control on the switch box I installed so there is a little room for fettling.

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:53 PM

Having had a little play going backwards I have to say it's weird! It will take a bit of getting used to.

It is definitely an addition to your reversing 'tools' rather than a replacement. I still looked out the back window, at the mirrors and around just as much. The guide lines on the camera are not at all related to the width of the car (I wouldn't expect the to be as it's not made for the 370). But the bars are a good indication of how close you are.

It comes into it's own when you are reversing up to an object. I could never judge how close I was reversing up to a car facing me before. The combination of the high tail of the 370 and the other cars' low nose caused me no end of guesswork. I reckon I can do it with confidence now :rolleyes:

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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:41 AM

I am the same, usually reverse close, then have to get out and look before moving the last few inches, so reversing camera a very handy tool, well done to you Paul.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:20 PM

How-to (very nearly finished) here :rolleyes:

Even if you don't want to fit a rear view camera you can use this to display any (NTSC) composite/cvbs source such as a DVD player. In this case it's from my Canon SLR:
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 01:10 PM

Paul, hats off to you mate, the "how to" link for the fitting and wiring of reversing camera is first class work, i am mightily impressed ;)

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 06:22 PM

Thanks Kev, it's nice to have some feedback (good or bad) ;)

The write-up took quite a while to do, but if it helps someone else sort out their own mod then it's worthwhile. It's what it's all about :hello:

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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:21 PM

The camera literally saved me from reversing over the neighbours cat tonight (no word of a lie).

There had to be some disadvantage I suppose ;)

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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:42 AM

Nice.

I really like that, top job on the install guide as well mate! :welcome:

definitely better than my parking sensors, I'm off to buy one..........
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:53 PM

Cool - see how low they will go with their 'make me an offer'!!

If you need a hand installing it I'm not that far away :welcome:

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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:28 PM

Cool - see how low they will go with their 'make me an offer'!!

If you need a hand installing it I'm not that far away :welcome:



Cheers mate, just waiting for a response from Nav-Tool, my premium connect system already has a video input, but only works when the hand brake is on etc. Be interesting to see what they come back with!
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

any chance you can re post how to link seems to be missing or broken? ta

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

Hi and :welcometonissansportz:

any chance you can re post how to link seems to be missing or broken? ta


The link is fixed now (not sure what happened there) but it is in the (paid) Member section.

Tell me, do you have the early Nav like mine or do you have the Premium Connect? The reason I ask is that you will need a different solution depending on which you have.

Let me know what I can to help. How about you post up a little intro to yourself and your car? ;)

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:35 AM

Hi, sorry i can't access the link.

Can you briefly advise the product you bought (camera type, nav tool, ect…), to have the result as per the pictures you posted?

Thanks heaps.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:14 PM

Hi, sorry i can't access the link.

Can you briefly advise the product you bought (camera type, nav tool, ect…), to have the result as per the pictures you posted?

Thanks heaps.

Hi :welcometonissansportz:

I used the Navtool (that's the one to use for the non-Connect cars) but you have to seriously rewire the 'Y' cable that it comes with because the US and UK looms are different. I got the camera off ebay - it replaces one of the number plate lights (and must be NTSC to match the Navtool).

Like I said above, you need to be a full (paying) member to see the link - well worth the money even if I do say so myself!! ;)

I hope that helps some :)

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:44 PM

just a question but is it not worth waiting till the new year for the UK model as they come standard on the My12 I think, would like to get one fitted but if Nissan do UK OEM version would make life easy

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:59 PM

You can get a reversing camera on the GT Edition now. Nissan paved the way for that when they introduced the Connect system in the cars.

I don't think Nissan will ever officially offer a retrofit for the Connect cars (and it's not 'officially' possible on the earlier ones like mine). I did ask the question when the GT Edition spec was announced and we never heard anything positive back.

There is an alternative (non-Nissan) kit to upgrade the Connect cars.

I'm sure some resourceful dealers could offer if they chose to.

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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I manufacture and sell 370Z & GT-R Reversing Camera (Backup Camera) Kits
 

WARNING - DO NOT TRUST NavTool WITH YOUR MONEY