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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2017, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys, I've decided to DIY a rear camera on my 03 SSR. However I'm having some difficulty... I can not seam to find a easy way to run the wire from the rearview mirror monitor to the backup camera. Can anyone out there help?
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Hey Guys, I've decided to DIY a rear camera on my 03 SSR. However I'm having some difficulty... I can not seam to find a easy way to run the wire from the rearview mirror monitor to the backup camera. Can anyone out there help?
No easy way that I know of. @Dragon2U and I had to get under the R and run wires (zip tying all the way) up into the cab to connect it to my monitor. Maybe he can help a little more if he can see that he has a mention (which he doesn't typically look for).

We also put in a separate On/Off switch, which is NOT tied to reversing the vehicle. I can turn it on and off whenever I want. My monitor is not tied into my radio, I have the stock radio and a separate back up monitor. You can email if you need more details [email protected]

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Hey Guys, I've decided to DIY a rear camera on my 03 SSR. However I'm having some difficulty... I can not seam to find a easy way to run the wire from the rearview mirror monitor to the backup camera. Can anyone out there help?
From the rear of the vehicle you can run up the frame on the passenger side to a drain plug under the passenger seat area. from there under the carpet and into the are behind the kick panel, up behind the dash and into the A pillar to get to the header above the windshield and over to the mirror. The path is there but it is not an easy one. Information for removing panels can be found in Dicktator's OneDrive DIY section. You just have to look for the items in the area you are trying to access.
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From the rear of the vehicle you can run up the frame on the passenger side to a drain plug under the passenger seat area. from there under the carpet and into the are behind the kick panel, up behind the dash and into the A pillar to get to the header above the windshield and over to the mirror. The path is there but it is not an easy one. Information for removing panels can be found in Dicktator's OneDrive DIY section. You just have to look for the items in the area you are trying to access.
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I used the same plug. Run the pass seat all the way forward (after removing your cupholder) and pull up carpet to find the plug. I sliced an X in the plug with a utility knife, pulled the wire through then re-sealed with Silicone when I was done. I popped off the pass side inner sill cover and ran the wire under that with the other wire harness and behind the kick panel to the dash.
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Are you replacing the rear view mirror? or using one of those clip over monitors? If so why not just replace the head unit instead? Pretty easy once you get the bolts out of the airbag (of which 2 you never put back in). You get a better monitor and all sorts of better goodies then the stock head unit offers.
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I ran my wire from the camera, along the top of the drivers side frame, tie wrapped the wire to the factory wiring, made a small opening in the rubber seal by the power brake booster in the engine compartment and then on to the radio.
In your case run the wire up the drivers side inside windshield trim, then right to the mirror.

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