: Back-up camera in 2010



bnagel
05-01-13, 10:48 AM
How difficult would it be to add a back-up camera in a 2010 using the existing head-unit? Is it possible even? Thanks
Ben

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smackdownCTSV
05-01-13, 10:55 AM
2 weeks

Club Malibu
05-03-13, 02:23 AM
2 weeks

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lip
05-13-13, 12:29 AM
Not bad. I used the nav-tv kit, had the camera mounted near the license plate lights. Works similar to the stock setup displaying the image on the nav screen.

GOTTSPD
05-13-13, 06:24 AM
Not bad. I used the nav-tv kit, had the camera mounted near the license plate lights. Works similar to the stock setup displaying the image on the nav screen.

I just ordered the navtc tvif-cts. Where did you tap into reverse?

wait4me
05-13-13, 04:15 PM
This is easy. Email me and ill send you what you need free you just send me a zip drive. Then you get it back, plug it in, it updates everything, including your maps, and its ready.. Been doing this for years for people now with 100% success..

Then go to the dealer get the oem camera assembly, and run 2 wires to the back of your radio on the inputs..

Takes 2 hours if they have never done it.

GOTTSPD
05-14-13, 09:59 AM
wait4me, since I'm going to use the navtv product, do I need to do anything beyond it? I didn't use the factory camera... I used a different brand that is a very attractive (in my eyes) slim license plate frame with a very small camera embedded in it...

wait4me
05-14-13, 10:32 AM
IF you are going to use navtv, Im not sure how that interfaces with the digital converter on the screen. If it plugs right in and takes over, you should be fine. But if you need to have an input on your radio, then you need to update to software version 3.14 or higher, then have a dealer turn on the rear camera output on with the tech2/sps. it takes 2 minutes.

However, the dealer cant update the software version to 3.14, you need a nav disk update for that.

GOTTSPD
05-14-13, 01:55 PM
I think it's supposed to take over. The NAVTV product also allows for multiple cameras, so I could theoretically add one up front as well (to avoid those pesky parking curbs). According to NAVTV, the only thing that there's doesn't do is provide for the camera to pop-up automatically when in reverse. I've only had my car for a short time, but so far, I've never really felt the need for the screen to be in the down position, so that shouldn't be an issue. That said, i was thinking.. If I had the camera enabled, I wonder if that would mess anything up. In other words, would it mess up what I'm trying to do with the NAVTV? What I was thinking is that if it's enabled, maybe it would cause the screen to raise when the car is put in reverse (assuming it was in the down position) and then the NAVTV would take over what's on the screen and when I take it out of reverse, the screen would go back down (if it had been down) and of course, would return to whatever had been displayed before. Any thoughts on this wait4me?

wait4me
05-14-13, 02:36 PM
that would work, you just have to turn it on at the dealer for the reverse camera segment. But make sure you are updated on your maps to at least the 2011 version

GOTTSPD
05-14-13, 02:48 PM
just out of curiosity, why do i need to update the maps?

FSTCDY
05-15-13, 01:14 AM
I just added the factory camera a couple weeks ago myself. Dealer updated my entire system when my xm wouldn't hold a signal. So, just had to run couple wires and install the 2011 trim piece with the built in camera. Wasn't to bad and works like a charm.

Karch
05-15-13, 02:27 AM
Isn't the 2011 trim piece a different size?

Does it hang lower, getting close to the license plate holder?

GOTTSPD
05-15-13, 05:08 AM
Maybe I should return the navtv piece... I'd like to hear about what's involved on my end. Lindsay says they don't install cameras so its on me to do it.

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-15-13, 05:24 PM
I just added the factory camera a couple weeks ago myself. Dealer updated my entire system when my xm wouldn't hold a signal. So, just had to run couple wires and install the 2011 trim piece with the built in camera. Wasn't to bad and works like a charm.

Hi FSTCDY,

I hope you are enjoying the new camera you added in your vehicle. I am sorry you had to experience a difficulty with your system, however am glad to hear you were able to fix it and that it is working appropriately!

Regards,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

FSTCDY
05-16-13, 12:13 AM
Isn't the 2011 trim piece a different size?

Does it hang lower, getting close to the license plate holder?

It's a little larger, but not an issue.

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Hi FSTCDY,

I hope you are enjoying the new camera you added in your vehicle. I am sorry you had to experience a difficulty with your system, however am glad to hear you were able to fix it and that it is working appropriately!

Regards,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

Thanks! Everything is working great now.

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-16-13, 03:52 PM
It's a little larger, but not an issue.

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Thanks! Everything is working great now.

You are welcome FSTCDY. I am happy to hear everything is working great for you!

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

wetcoast
05-17-13, 11:57 AM
This is easy. Email me and ill send you what you need free you just send me a zip drive. Then you get it back, plug it in, it updates everything, including your maps, and its ready.. Been doing this for years for people now with 100% success..

Then go to the dealer get the oem camera assembly, and run 2 wires to the back of your radio on the inputs..

Takes 2 hours if they have never done it.

How big of a flash drive and where should I mail it too, please?

Karch
05-17-13, 02:26 PM
It's a little larger, but not an issue.

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Thanks! Everything is working great now.

Oh man, I had a complete unit but since it's bigger, I sent it back.

I actually don't have much room above my license plate as I have a radar/laser detector sensor there.

Thanks again.

FSTCDY
05-20-13, 01:19 PM
Oh man, I had a complete unit but since it's bigger, I sent it back.

I actually don't have much room above my license plate as I have a radar/laser detector sensor there.

Thanks again.

The size difference was pretty minimal, I still have room between my license plate frame and the trim piece.