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Old 06-14-2010, 10:42 PM
tomkuang tomkuang is offline
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Default After Market GPS & Backup Camera Installation on a 2010 CRV EX

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Having seen so many ppl installed after market GPS and Backup camera on their CRV. I decided to install mine by my self. Although there are many posts talking about this, there's no one that dedicates to 2010 CRV EX model. There are no detailed photos for installation as well. I decided to open a new thread, post every single photo I've taken. Hopefully, this can be some sort of reference for the ppl who wants to DIY. Bear w/ me that I may not know everything and might ask everybody to contribute as well.

First thing first, here's what I have:
1. 2010 EX AWD Canadian model
2. after market GPS unit

3. Here's my CCD camera



4. My reference posts:
http://www.hondasuv.com/members/showthread.php?t=48606
http://www.hondasuv.com/members/showthread.php?t=49007
http://www.hondasuv.com/members/show...t=49007&page=3
HONDA CRV 2007 service manual (it's too big to post. but google will lead u there)
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:52 PM
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OKay, since I'm not worried too much about the GPS unit (after reading all those post ). I'll talk about the camera first. Here's the camera I received today:
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:03 PM
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Here's the wires for the camera. The first pic shows the three wires came out from the camera: one is a pair of black/red wires labled "Lisence Plate Light, Red + Black -", second is labled with "Power: DC 12V", the third one is labled with "Video TV system". wires in pic 3 is some sort of extension wire(?, not sure).
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:24 PM
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Will post back the installation photos.

Here are few questions I had for the ppl who already installed it:
1. Is there any pre-wired thing in CRV EX for the camera? according to the service manual (see pic below), there is such a wire there, or that's just for the unit which has that function?
2. Compared w/ the wires on the camera (see pics in prev. post), they don't look match the original, is there any one try to use that original wire so that no need to run the wire from way back to the front?

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:21 AM
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Hi tomkuang, are the standard steering wheel controls (mode, ch up+down, and vol +-) working without additional adapters? Do you like it so far? How does it sound with the speakers?
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:14 PM
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Awesome post...I'm looking forward to the photos from the install. I have a new V and I'm looking to do the same thing, as well as a monitor in the back seat for the kiddies.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:17 AM
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Hi tomkuang, are the standard steering wheel controls (mode, ch up+down, and vol +-) working without additional adapters? Do you like it so far? How does it sound with the speakers?
I'm quite impressed that my standard steering wheel controls works with this thing without any additional adapter.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:01 AM
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OKay, I'll give you guys an update first. pics will be posted tonight or tomorrow.

First thing first, I almost gave up on the camera. I had all the service manual on hand. I've even made up my mind on how to install it step by step. However, the back panels are too tight to pull off. I don't want to break my one month baby for now. I'll wait until I got some advice on how to take the panel off from experienced ppl. If you guys know how to do it or done it already, please share your experience. some pics for the details of the back panel clips will be very helpful. Thanks!

For the GPS unit installation, it's not that hard though. I used almost 2hrs to install it. Given that I'm pretty dumb on the car installation (0 min experience before this project), you guys may finish it within an hour. My experience is that the instruction given by the website only gives you the overview of the whole steps. If you don't want to break anything, you need a service manual. That gives you much more useful details on each part, eg. the position of the clips. It also gives you some useful tips such as use protective tape to cover the panel, etc.

For the unit itself, I have only test four functions: Bluetooth, CD, Radio, and GPS. All functions worked pretty good out of box. The bluetooth audio come off the car speakers so it's pretty loud. My wife said my voice was pretty clear through the phone. So I guess that funtion is good. For the GPS, it's like it catches the signal almost instantly. There's no lag when I operated both radio and GPS. Radio and GPS can be operated at the same time. When there's a voice instruction from the GPS, It takes over the speaker. The radio continues after the GPS voice instruction stops.

Overall speaking, I like this unit so far. The only thing that I don't like is that the backlight of this thing is red instead of blue.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:04 PM
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Hey, thanks for the update. Sounds like you're moving along. Sorry I don't have any extra info on getting the panels off in the back. I have the '07 service manual, which I'm assuming is what you have, too. I also found this document from "collegehillshonda" about installing a backup sensor kit. The file is too big to post here (althought it's only 1+ Mb). If you search in Google for "collegehillshonda backup sensor install", you'll see the link and I think there's also a youtube video about the installation. I can't access it at the moment.

Out of curiousity, is it possible to mount the camera inside the car in the back window?
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:51 PM
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Hey, thanks for the update. Sounds like you're moving along. Sorry I don't have any extra info on getting the panels off in the back. I have the '07 service manual, which I'm assuming is what you have, too. I also found this document from "collegehillshonda" about installing a backup sensor kit. The file is too big to post here (althought it's only 1+ Mb). If you search in Google for "collegehillshonda backup sensor install", you'll see the link and I think there's also a youtube video about the installation. I can't access it at the moment.

Out of curiousity, is it possible to mount the camera inside the car in the back window?
Hi cpgoose

The camera should replace the original lisence plate light which is on the tailgate instead of on the bumper. Please refer to this post for it. The problem to mount it inside the car is that there's no power wire for it.

If you want to have a camera to watch your kids, there is one A/V input, may be more, on this unit. But you still needs to power the camera up.

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