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    Cool Back-up Camera Display

    This has probably been disucussed before but I haven't found the thread.

    Is there an easy way connect a back-up camera to the nav system video input? I have the nav loc pick but I think the video screen still goes blank when I shift to reverse - also I usually only turn on the lock pick when I want to make a phone call. If anyone knows if a back-up camera system is possible on a 2011 STS please let me know....Thanks...

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    Only a tomm modified lock pick will work in reverse.

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Actually, it's the old 2005-2007 Tomm mechanical switch modified Lockpick's that give you Aux display in reverse. I don't see how it would be worth it:

    1. Put car in R
    2. Engage Lockpick
    3. Press Aux hardkey
    4. Press the Video softkey
    5. See if you hit anything while futzing with with the Nav

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Have one of the kids jump out to see if there is anything behind you.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!


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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    Actually, it's the old 2005-2007 Tomm mechanical switch modified Lockpick's that give you Aux display in reverse. I don't see how it would be worth it:

    1. Put car in R
    2. Engage Lockpick
    3. Press Aux hardkey
    4. Press the Video softkey
    5. See if you hit anything while futzing with with the Nav
    +1 )))

    I have these also, but without software it's useless.
    I have backup camera at my license plate light not oem+lockpick.
    It works but driver force to push aux button+video button every time in R mode. STS navigation unit doesn't support rear camera (not aux video) and possibility to add it.

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Not worth it.

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Thanks for all the reponses. Sounds like I'll have to rely on the back up sensor beeps. Why Cadillac didn't step up and add a camera to the car in 2008 I'll never know.

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    If you don't have intellibeam you can get a CTS mirror with back up camera and go that route.

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Yup some other GM models did a display in the interior rearview mirror for the backup camera with the non-nav cars.
    I want to say I drove a Chevy Traverse that had one in it. So that might give you more options if you lack (or don't want to keep) intellibeam (but you may not have high beam functionality if you remove it, you would have to verify as there is a relay that has the high beam power run through it that is related to the intellibeam).

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Shouldn't be a problem with changing out the mirror. IntelliBeam works by communicating on the data bus. To test this for certainty, unplug the connector on the back of the mirror. I don't believe GM would engineer this in such a way that if the mirror lost power the high beams wouldn't work, but it's worth validating. There are a lot of GM vehicles that have the display in the mirror. It's fairly easy to do.

    I installed this in my Bonneville using a camera and module from a 2008 Buick Enclave and an OnStar/Display mirror from a 2010 GMC Sierra pick-up.

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    On off button for intellibeam is on the mirror though. CTS just has Onstar controls.

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    There is a configuration setting in the Instrument Panel Module that can be disabled to the other modules in the vehicle don't think it's installed. Probably not necessary to actually turn if off though. There is a chance a DTC will be set indicating that there isn't the correct number of modules connected to the data bus. This won't turn on any lights though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    On off button for intellibeam is on the mirror though. CTS just has Onstar controls.
    Just make sure it's turned off before disconnecting the mirror. Even if it was left on, the decision to activate the high beams is made in the module attached to the mirror. If it's disconnected, it simply won't be able to send a data message to turn them on.

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    I like my intelibeam though hahaha.

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    I like my intelibeam though hahaha.
    Me too. As much as I'd like a backup camera, I'm not prepared to sacrifice my IntelliBeam for it.

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    Re: Back-up Camera Display

    Only once have I ever felt the need for a camera. I was at a mall, parked between minivans. Most uncommon!

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