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Old 02-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #121
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I didn't know the trim pieces were different on facelift coupes. Maybe that's why it was so easy for me, and difficult for you. Other than the size, there must differences in the construction. I only had to remove it and take the light out from the bottom, I did not have to disassemble it.
And once I took apart the whole lip, there is a rubber dust cover looking thing AND a plastic piece that lines up the wires to get into the trunk. That didn't make sense... So the three wires coming from the grip lid lip thing are routed through a square plastic piece. Inside the square plastic is another piece of plastic to hold the wires in place. Outside of all of this plastic is a rubber piece and that is what touches the trunk lid. So much just for these three wires. I think they did this after getting complaints that the handle just falls off of the pre-facelift coupes.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:01 PM   #122
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I'm looking for a camera to connect to a Dynavin and there's super helpful info in this thread . I found the camera mentioned on the first page.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Car-Rear-View-Re...item3a5ef465cc
Based on the replies, there don't seem to be any fitment issues with sedans, but can anyone confirm?

Also found this one which appears to have a better light sensor:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Car-Rear-View-Ba...item33623ab42f
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:46 AM   #123
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I'm looking for a camera to connect to a Dynavin and there's super helpful info in this thread . I found the camera mentioned on the first page.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Car-Rear-View-Re...item3a5ef465cc
Based on the replies, there don't seem to be any fitment issues with sedans, but can anyone confirm?

Also found this one which appears to have a better light sensor:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Car-Rear-View-Ba...item33623ab42f
The one in the first link is fine for sedans and the second camera is fine for sedans also but is better suited for coupes because it's not as deep therefore no modification is neccessary
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:39 PM   #124
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Thanks Darkoz. Looking at the install pictures, a shallower one definitely seem to be the way to go if retrofitting into the license plate light housing.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:38 PM   #125
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Hi all. Hoping someone would be able to help me. I am from the UK and just bought the Dynavin V5 from Jeff. I also wanted a rear camera for my coupe (post face lift - 2005 model) and noticed that only certain cameras require no modification for the Coupe's. I have looked at the one Darkoz mentioned above but noticed that the listing says TV System: NTSC... would this work in the UK or do i need a camera which is PAL? Any help would be great, as would a link for any recommended sellers (preferably UK, to save on postage, but otherwise anyone who also know which one would be compatible in the UK (and fit in a coupe)? Thanks!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #126
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Try sending the ebay vendors a message or checking their ebay stores - they have a pretty extensive list of cameras for various applications / locales.
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Thanks.. I sent messages to a couple but they all seem to think there cameras will fit perfectly even though the measurement of the camera units appear difference. Thought i would be better off asking people that have had it done already. Appreciate the response!
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #128
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Hi all. Hoping someone would be able to help me. I am from the UK and just bought the Dynavin V5 from Jeff. I also wanted a rear camera for my coupe (post face lift - 2005 model) and noticed that only certain cameras require no modification for the Coupe's. I have looked at the one Darkoz mentioned above but noticed that the listing says TV System: NTSC... would this work in the UK or do i need a camera which is PAL? Any help would be great, as would a link for any recommended sellers (preferably UK, to save on postage, but otherwise anyone who also know which one would be compatible in the UK (and fit in a coupe)? Thanks!!
As mentioned in your PM krushal, that camera will fit the coupe as it's not as deep as the cameras sold for sedans.
Most if not all reverse camera systems use NTSC no matter which region of the world you're in so that's what you need to use on your car.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:12 PM   #129
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doesnt matter where you are or what format your camera is......that would only matter if you wanted to hook it up to the TV in your house, NTSC is fine for the dynaivn but it will accept a PAL signal as well......so the answer is "it doesnt matter". Just worry about the fit....thats where the problems arise.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:26 PM   #130
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The one in the first link is fine for sedans and the second camera is fine for sedans also but is better suited for coupes because it's not as deep therefore no modification is neccessary
Just to clarify a bit. The second one is the one that I bought. It definitely requires modification for a facelift coupe. You end up cutting open the plastic of the housing and chopping off quite a bit. I'll try to post a pic later to make this thread more complete.

Also, as I've mentioned earlier, be careful with which wires you cut and have fun breaking a bunch of plastic tabs in the boot lid grip.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #131
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I've been thinking about buying this one instead. The guy that wrote that long ass review of the v5 linked to it. The only thing about this cam I can see that will suck is that you have to drill a hole somewhere to get the wiring through. It still requires you to fully disassemble the trunk, shove wires through the annoying little rubber tube, and run wires to the front. Oh, and it's easy to steal.

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:02 PM   #132
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I personally think that the easiest camera to install is the one for the existing trunk key lock location, no disassebmling of the trunk handle and no cutting of existing wiring
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:21 AM   #133
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This might help.........
Hi Darkoz

Thanks a diagram.
I read all thread but still mystery about this "Reverse control wire" and "black box in glove box".

Where should I connect "Reverse control wire" ?

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Old 04-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #134
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Hi Darkoz

Thanks a diagram.
I read all thread but still mystery about this "Reverse control wire" and "black box in glove box".

Where should I connect "Reverse control wire" ?
Seriously?
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:17 PM   #135
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I would like to check this out in person if possible - hit me up if you are in Socal -OC area with the reverse camera
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #136
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Got this reverse cam (BNIB) from an e46F member. He changed his mind, didnt want it, so I bought it from him. He's getting the round type that goes into the keyhole.

Im wondering if any of you have purchased a similar cam? I have a couple of question if I may.
On 1st pic, where do the tiny black and red wires attach to?
On 2nd pic, I think the yellow RCA - one end attaches to VIDEO IN on the DVN and the other end connects to reverse camera VIDEO OUT. But what are those red wires for and where do they connect to? And whyTH were the red wires cut short on both ends

Hope you can help out.

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- Red power wire from the camera goes to reverse light positive and negative goes to negative

- AV (video) Cable connects to the camera and your dynavin reverse cam RCA plug .

- If your camera has a reverse switch control wire on each end of the AV (video) cable , then one end of the wire coming out from the av cable connects to the 'reverse' control wire on the main Dynavin harness and the other end goes to reverse light positive.



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Old 04-12-2011, 06:56 PM   #138
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- Red power wire from the camera goes to reverse light positive and negative goes to negative

- AV (video) Cable connects to the camera and your dynavin reverse cam RCA plug .

- If your camera has a reverse switch control wire on each end of the AV (video) cable , then one end of the wire coming out from the av cable connects to the 'reverse' control wire on the main Dynavin harness and the other end goes to reverse light positive.
Im assuming you were addressing my post? Sorry I forgot to upload the pics. it's there now. So same answer as above?

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Old 04-13-2011, 09:08 AM   #140
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Thanks a lot to explain with photo.

That's exactly I wanna know where to connect the front end of red cable.

I will try it with confidence.
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