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    shamrocker,

    how did your install go?

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    Re: INSTALLED BACK-UP CAMERA

    Resurrecting this thread.

    Just got a quick question.

    How did you guys route the cable? I'm trying to figure out how to get it from head unit to camera without any wires showing.
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    INSTALLED BACK-UP CAMERA

    It's very simple. I routed the wire into the license plate light (made a notch so that it would still attach properly) through the hatch into the driver side rubber grommet (use a coat hanger) and into the headliner.

    From the headliner, drop it down along the rear pillar then down under the removable spare tire panel. Then, go up through the back seat and under the door sill trim all the way up to under the steering wheel. It was pretty simple and I'm not very experienced with wiring. Good luck!

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    Re: INSTALLED BACK-UP CAMERA

    Quote Originally Posted by shamrocker View Post
    It's very simple. I routed the wire into the license plate light (made a notch so that it would still attach properly) through the hatch into the driver side rubber grommet (use a coat hanger) and into the headliner.

    From the headliner, drop it down along the rear pillar then down under the removable spare tire panel. Then, go up through the back seat and under the door sill trim all the way up to under the steering wheel. It was pretty simple and I'm not very experienced with wiring. Good luck!

    Hey thanks a lot. I got the same camera that was posted earlier so I'm going everything works out. I'm still not sure when I'm going to do this (still cold out) but if I run into any issues I'll be back. I'll also try and take as many pictures as possible for the new head unit and back up cam.
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    Amazing! I'm planning to install one soon! Did you glue or screw the backup camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmercheam View Post
    Amazing! I'm planning to install one soon! Did you glue or screw the backup camera?
    The camera bracket that came with my camera had a strip of adhesive, so I decided to just try that at first. It's never come loose, so I will leave it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrocker View Post
    The camera bracket that came with my camera had a strip of adhesive, so I decided to just try that at first. It's never come loose, so I will leave it that way.
    Awesome! Thanks for you fast answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmercheam View Post
    Amazing! I'm planning to install one soon! Did you glue or screw the backup camera?
    There are certain cameras that have glue and others that have slots so you can screw them in right on top of your license plate with the same screws. Very convenient and very secure.
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    Has anyone ever heard of Emerald integrations? I want to see if I should buy the kit from them.

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    Hey guys! Anyone know of a good backup camera system for my Subaru WRX 2013. I don't want to install a cheap version of anything. Please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMcMahon View Post
    Hey guys! Anyone know of a good backup camera system for my Subaru WRX 2013. I don't want to install a cheap version of anything. Please help.
    Cheap ebay one has been working well for me for a year. I rarely use it since I still turn my head. I really only use it for when I get very close. If you do get one an it has the option for lights I would get them. Any extra helps. I would think of it as an assistant I would still suggest taking a look and not always relying on the camera. If you want to spend the money go look at an alpine or Pioneer unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMcMahon View Post
    Hey guys! Anyone know of a good backup camera system for my Subaru WRX 2013. I don't want to install a cheap version of anything. Please help.
    All of these cameras do the same thing. My $25 camera off of Amazon has been working great for a couple of years now through driving rain, snow, ice, 110 degree temps, etc. Never had a problem.

    I have one like this on my Outback: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...r_1_12&sr=8-12

    It replaces one of the license plate lights, so it's tucked neatly out of the way, and uses the OEM bolt holes. It has built in LEDs that replace the license light. It looks OEM, and has served me well.

    For wiring, I used a light socket converter to tap power from the existing license plate light to power the LEDs. Using the bulb socket means this is totally reversible in the future if I want.
    The camera itself is powered off of the reverse lights, which on my Outback are conveniently located right above the license plate.
    The only wire out of the hatch is the video signal, which runs up to the hatch hinge, down the D-pillar, and along the side of the car up to the headunit. The wire runs under the door kick plates, so I didn't have to pull up the carpet, seats, or anything like that.
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