(iagree)I bet 99% of the owner here has this OEM head unit without the reverse camera (see below) or have replaced with an aftermarket one
It can be done. A camera is nothing more then video feed + ground and a power/trigger. I have no experience with the OEM Navi unit but I*m 99.99% sure the connector is a clip type. OEM does not use RCA bc it technically is not secure from vibrations. Great for home use but not auto. Aftermarket stuff uses RCA bc it is universal. So, you will likely need to clip off and solder a RCA end to connect it to the aftermarket radio and splice in the power/trigger. It is unlikely you are going to remove camera to solder RCA end so be careful working in the cabin.Hello forum
I've searched for days to find something about how to reuse the factory reverse camera with an aftermarket head unit but not found anything.
Can it be done?
Or rather, how is it done?
PS this image is incorrect, my unit never had any connection in this port, as indicated in my above post... I can't guarantee it isn't an input for a different model though...Take off the hatch door panel, lift the weather cover, and see if you can identify the backup camera's wiring color code. This will give you a head start on what to look for at the back of the headunit. Btw, can you post a pic of the top of the headunit casing to see who makes it?
Reverse engineer below (remove space). Has reference to back-up cam pin out and convertible cable. Looks like the OEM camera is 6V so you may need a step down converter if the aftermarket radio supplies 12V or you want to tap into a different 12V source.
I just searched that. nav part no, and the only 3 units that show up are located in Russia... Man, you have a UNICORN! Sell it to me?Hello all.
It's been far too long but I finally got my oscilloscope out and found the damn video feed. Sadly it didn't include the lines with steering input like the OEM Sanyo unit displayed, I expected the Park Assist module to compute this but seems it doesn't do a lot more than pass the video on to the head unit...
But the video picture is good, I hooked up an RCA cable to the terminals and it's working in my Pioneer headunit.
FYI best info I found was this, so here are the terminals you need, from connector 4. I assume maybe the other 2 wires on this side of the connector are for steering guide video but I sold the Sanyo head unit otherwise I'd try find the circuit generating that image and remove it from the unit to get the final output video of the guide lines steering with the car. But sadly not this time...
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Hopefully this might help someone else in future though these can't be that common a vehicle anymore, and this headunit was rare to begin with...