Aftermarket Kit OEM Reversing Camera

Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by kipster, Tuesday 9th Feb, 2016.

  1. kipster Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Greetings from a new member.

    Apologies if this has been asked before but I couldn't find any posts matching.

    Anyway, I have just swapped my trusty 6 year old Jazz 1.4 EX for a brand new CR-V 2.0 petrol S.

    My new CR-V is awesome but I was really pushing the boat out and could only go for the S model and anyway it is so well spec'd.

    After driving it a couple of weeks the only issue I have is reversing as it is obviously much bigger than my old car and the back window is a bit high limiting visibility. So I am thinking of getting a reversing camera. The dealer has quoted £700 inc VAT and fitting which is a bit extreme.

    Apparently, if it is fitted it will show up on the i-MID (?) screen at the top middle of the dash ( I don't have a sat nav screen).

    Just wondering if there are any cheaper alternatives that will offer the same level of integration and not require my new car to be dismantled ?

    Any ideas appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hi @kipster welcome to HK and welocme to another Leeds member. :Hey:I know on all Honda cars with reversing camera the image is displayed on the sat nav screen not the i-MID. Now this is news to me that on the CR-V it displays on the i-MID screen that to me is not right you need to have sat nav. So how on earth has this dealer quoted you a price when your model does not have the sat nav?

    @FirstHonda buddy can you confirm this is the case on your CR-V?

    The mystery deepens :detective:
     
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  3. kipster Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi Ichiban.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I've attached an image I found online showing a dashboard that looks identical to mine ( albeit left hand drive) with a reversing image on the little screen I have,


    So it looks like it might be possible (in non-UK cars) but I certainly don't want to be doing anything that is not standard.

    Cheers.
     

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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I see but that in North America does our car have the same feature? Let me look a bit closer.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I stand correct apparently on the CR-V this is possible on the i-MID, just seen it on the Honda-Access website for the same. Who says you can't learn something new everyday. :Whistle:

    For your car this is the part number
    08A77-T1E-600Parking Aid Camera KitAs soon as you shift in reverse, a rear camera view appears on the car's I-mid, offering you the safety and confidence of a full view of what is happening behind your car.
    I can't see why you can't get a generic camera and mount it on the tailgate following the wiring diagram and installation procedure if you are handy with the tools.

    See attached guides these are for LHD cars but RHD cars are symmetrically the same location,
     

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  6. kipster Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for the great info Ichiban and the attachments,

    Having had a quick look at the instructions I can see that it is way out of my league in terms of skills.

    In fact it kind of puts me off having it done by the dealer at all as I wouldn't want to introduce squeaks and creaks in my brand new car due to all the buts having to be removed/refitted. In my naivety I had imagined all the wiring would already be there and that you could just hook up the camera and it would all spark into life.

    Guess I'm just going to be extra careful reversing which is no bad thing.
     
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  7. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    As far as I can tell, for 4th Generation CR-Vs with navigation you can only see the camera on the nav screen, not on the i-MID.

    Mine is pre - facelift though, so I don't know whether cars with Honda Connect are different.
     
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  8. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Agreed, mine only shows on the sat nav screen.

    Keith
     
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  10. kipster Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    A local Honda specialist has recommended a system that incorporates a new rear view mirror with a built in screen for the reversing camera and a wired sensor.
    The reviews I've read for the wireless ones haven't been great due to quality os issues with the frequency knocking out bluetooth.

    I'm going to leave it a month or so and see if I get more comfortable. I've had SUV type vehicles before but have been driving Jazz's for past 7 years so just got used to small car with lots of visibility out back.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  11. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Can't believe I know so little about the car I own. what I said above is rubbish. I was in the car today and camera image is NOT on the sat nav screen, it is on the small screen that displays the clock. Aplogies if I mislead anyone. K
     
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  12. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Mines on the big sat nav screen.

    If it's on the small screen, does that mean the camera has been fitted after by the dealer?
     
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  13. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    No, I think in my case it was fitted at the factory. I say that on the basis that I bought my car pre-registered Iin Reading by Honda UK. It only had delivery mileage (8 Miles) on it and the dealer told me that a number of end of line 2014 Black Editions had been pushed out to dealers by the factory to clear the old stock ready for the updated 2015 models. Hence I got it at a discount that couldn't be ignored.

    Apart from the PDI they had done nothing to it. It seems to me that the Black Editions are non-standard in that they have a variety of extras that the regular spec cars have but not with any consistency, e.g. honeycomb grille, 19" Orions, rear spoiler, sat nav, rear view camera, etc. Put another way, Black Editions do not follow one level of spec but are a mixture of several.

    In regard to the sat nav, the one I have fitted is the SD version, which appears to be fairly uncommon and that might be why the rear view camera displays on the upper small screen. What that does mean though is that it is possible but whether it is necessary to have the SD sat nav to do so, I don't know.

    By the way I had alerts telling me that Mike M and Celtic Temple had replied after my post 11 above but I do not have them on my screen and the one I'm replying to is Post 12 from Racy Jace.

    Any way, I hope all the above helps in some way.

    Keith
     
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  14. leonard Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Everything is possible if you have the hart to do it .I'll attach some information that I found when was searching to install my front view camera.

    Honda-CR-V-2012-18. iMidPlug. IMG_0225. IMG_0224. imid. IMG_0291.
     
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  15. kipster Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks again for all the input and advice. I think a fair summary is that it looks like this is possible based on the 08A77-T1E-600 kit detailed by Ichiban and the fact my dealer has quoted me on it.

    The only question now is can I stump up £700 and do I trust the dealer to dismantle my new car and put it back together again as good as the factory.

    I use the Wakefield Honda dealer and have had good experience with them with servicing on my old Jazz.

    Does anyone have any experience of letting a dealer do something as major as this ? The manual for the kit runs to well over 100 steps and involves removing parts from the dash all the way through to the tailgate.