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Civic 9g iMid Reverse Camera installation

Well, for those of you who feel like they have been shafted by Honda Australia by excluding the reverse camera from the standard accessories, I've made a small pic collection on how I installed reverse camera on my 9th gen 2012 stock civic hatch.
I only managed to do this after getting alot of support from this forum and also ADExternal's installation here .

I am aware there are other ways to do it, but this is how I did it and my way of showing the middle finger to Honda Oz.

More importantly, Theres no guide on how to open up the top dash part on the 9th Gen Civic hatch. Hope this spurs more talents out there to integrate their cameras into the iMid.

Time taken : half a saturday and sunday arvo

Dismantling the Dash
a little blur, but you get the idea
TIPS : I left my car in a temperature of 40C to soften the dash from the heat of the sun. This helped TREMENDOUSLY to dislodge the top dash as it was much much softer. I had a harder time putting it back because it became harder after cooling down.


from right hand side angle









Note : Please be careful removing the portion directly above instrument panel as it is 1cm into the instrument trim. This is where the heat from the sun helps to bend it.

front portion


back portion, location of the clips


iMid Connector
This is where the leads go in from the camera. Refer to ADExternal's guide for where the pin fits. The only difference i did was I didnt splice the cables for reverse signal, instead i used the optional connector near fuse box.




I used a multimeter to measure pins in the optional connector. It is slightly different to the one i found here (post number 50)


Camera and routing

Couldn't find another way to access into the interior where wire looms were, had to tap through this hole.


routing the wire through this rubbery thing is the hardest of all process took an hour of slowly pushing the RCA head through these.


From the A pillar to the driver side rear passenger door trim


Closer view


Routing towards the Driver side.



Final view
Yahooo!!!


Thanks to all who has posted in other threads. I couldn't have done it without u all.
Cheers!

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crapp..i've linked it to imgur, not sure how to have it appear in my post. i'll try fiddling around.
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They all work for me !

Shame they aren't permanently visible ala Photobucket style
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Well, for those of you who feel like they have been shafted by Honda Australia by excluding the reverse camera from the standard accessories, I've made a small pic collection on how I installed reverse camera on my 9th gen 2012 stock civic hatch.
I only managed to do this after getting alot of support from this forum and also ADExternal's installation here .

I am aware there are other ways to do it, but this is how I did it and my way of showing the middle finger to Honda Oz.

More importantly, Theres no guide on how to open up the top dash part on the 9th Gen Civic hatch. Hope this spurs more talents out there to integrate their cameras into the iMid.

Time taken : half a saturday and sunday arvo

Dismantling the Dash
a little blur, but you get the idea
TIPS : I left my car in a temperature of 40C to soften the dash from the heat of the sun. This helped TREMENDOUSLY to dislodge the top dash as it was much much softer. I had a harder time putting it back because it became harder after cooling down.


from right hand side angle









Note : Please be careful removing the portion directly above instrument panel as it is 1cm into the instrument trim. This is where the heat from the sun helps to bend it.

front portion


back portion, location of the clips


iMid Connector
This is where the leads go in from the camera. Refer to ADExternal's guide for where the pin fits. The only difference i did was I didnt splice the cables for reverse signal, instead i used the optional connector near fuse box.




I used a multimeter to measure pins in the optional connector. It is slightly different to the one i found here (post number 50)


Camera and routing

Couldn't find another way to access into the interior where wire looms were, had to tap through this hole.


routing the wire through this rubbery thing is the hardest of all process took an hour of slowly pushing the RCA head through these.


From the A pillar to the driver side rear passenger door trim


Closer view


Routing towards the Driver side.



Final view
Yahooo!!!


Thanks to all who has posted in other threads. I couldn't have done it without u all.
Cheers!

Great work there! Incidentally, I decided to order a factory reverse camera kit (intended for 2012/13 base Civic models in the UK without camera) from the UK about 3 weeks ago. Was taking a big risk as the parts place warned me it might not fit and there would be no returns/refund. Fits the Australia spec Civic perfectly. Very very expensive though and you have to dismantle what it seems half the interior and also the tailgate lower external skin. Definitely better to go aftermarket. Took me 2.5 full days to install slowly. And i still broke some clips, and slightly dented the dash corner near the iMid display.


One that I noticed that the guidelines are only a rough guide. Eg. 3 metres on the display is only 2 metres in real life.





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Great work there! Incidentally, I decided to order a factory reverse camera kit (intended for 2012/13 base Civic models in the UK without camera) from the UK about 3 weeks ago. Was taking a big risk as the parts place warned me it might not fit and there would be no returns/refund. Fits the Australia spec Civic perfectly. Very very expensive though and you have to dismantle what it seems half the interior and also the tailgate lower external skin. Definitely better to go aftermarket. Took me 2.5 full days to install slowly. And i still broke some clips, and slightly dented the dash corner near the iMid display.


One that I noticed that the guidelines are only a rough guide. Eg. 3 metres on the display is only 2 metres in real life.





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wow they have an oem kit ?? if you dont mind can you tell how much it was? i dont konw why they said it wouldn't fit because the cars are pretty much identical. glad it fit perfectly !

i was thinking initially that the dash is going to be the hardest part to do, but it turns out that was the easiest. the trick was to get it soft. then it came off so easy, very minimal pushing pulling and yanking.
i had a rough time with the tailgate. broke a few clips, so far the tailgate is still ok as the screws and the main clips are holding it in place. didnt really take out the whole tail gate just enough to put the camera in and route the wire through.
routing through the rubber thing on top of the A pillar was the hardest as the RCA input jack did not wiggle in very easily. spent a good hour with tat.
yea all in all it took me the whole weekend. seems to be almost the same time you took as well...no wonder honda doesnt really want to fit this aftermarket, too much of labor cost :P
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You have to click on the image to open the full size image, then right click on the image and select 'copy image location' (might be worded differently, depending on the browser). Then paste the link between [ img ] [ /img ] tags. Like this:
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wow they have an oem kit ?? if you dont mind can you tell how much it was? i dont konw why they said it wouldn't fit because the cars are pretty much identical. glad it fit perfectly !

i was thinking initially that the dash is going to be the hardest part to do, but it turns out that was the easiest. the trick was to get it soft. then it came off so easy, very minimal pushing pulling and yanking.
i had a rough time with the tailgate. broke a few clips, so far the tailgate is still ok as the screws and the main clips are holding it in place. didnt really take out the whole tail gate just enough to put the camera in and route the wire through.
routing through the rubber thing on top of the A pillar was the hardest as the RCA input jack did not wiggle in very easily. spent a good hour with tat.
yea all in all it took me the whole weekend. seems to be almost the same time you took as well...no wonder honda doesnt really want to fit this aftermarket, too much of labor cost :P

Thanks. It was about $850 including shipping from the UK. It is a camera unit, mounting bracket and full wiring harness and mounting accessories. It wouldn't be economical getting the dealer to install it as the labour costs would be far too high. I do have reverse sensors already but this provides extra peace of mind when reversing. Also, it helps me to reverse into a parking spot straight and centered if i dont have cars next to me as a guide.


If you have broken the tailgate external plastic skin (with the H logo and Civic badge), a new one is around $260 (pre-painted from the factory). It includes the replacement clips.

The internal lower trim however is much more expensive at around $500.

Looks like your car is Orchid White Pearl (2012 VTI-S series 1). That's the best colour for the 9G IMO.










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lol...im such a noob. thanks dude..
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Thanks. It was about $850 including shipping from the UK. It is a camera unit, mounting bracket and full wiring harness and mounting accessories. It wouldn't be economical getting the dealer to install it as the labour costs would be far too high. I do have reverse sensors already but this provides extra peace of mind when reversing. Also, it helps me to reverse into a parking spot straight and centered if i dont have cars next to me as a guide.


If you have broken the tailgate external plastic skin (with the H logo and Civic badge), a new one is around $260 (pre-painted from the factory). It includes the replacement clips.

The internal lower trim however is much more expensive at around $500.

Looks like your car is Orchid White Pearl (2012 VTI-S series 1). That's the best colour for the 9G IMO.

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260 isnt too bad for a whole panel with the logo and badge. knowing honda, i thought it will be more. Thanks for the info, at least i know if they are trying to screw me over in case i decide to change the panel. so far i've not had any issues with the external rear plastic skin minus the few clips. still holding on strong at various speeds.

white body with dark tinted windows, just is a class of its own imo.
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This is where the leads go in from the camera. Refer to ADExternal's guide for where the pin fits. The only difference i did was I didnt splice the cables for reverse signal, instead i used the optional connector near fuse box.




I used a multimeter to measure pins in the optional connector. It is slightly different to the one i found here (post number 50)


Hi, can you tell me what way you wired the cable from the optional connector at the fuse box? Where did you connect this cable to, the camera? I have connected up my after market rear reversing camera today and I can get it displayed on the iMid ok when I connect it to a 9v battery and plan to have it powered from the reversing light. However the camera doesn't automatically display when the car is put into reverse gear.
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You need to connect pin 14 of the iMID connector to the reverse circuit.. You can do this by running a wire to the reversing bulb connector where you connected the power wire of your camera or the easier way is to connect pin 14 to the reverse power pin of the option connector (goes +12v when reverse gear is selected)

Btw, that's what the extra connector was I sent you .... For pin 14 on iMID .
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You need to connect pin 14 of the iMID connector to the reverse circuit.. You can do this by running a wire to the reversing bulb connector where you connected the power wire of your camera or the easier way is to connect pin 14 to the reverse power pin of the option connector (goes +12v when reverse gear is selected)

Btw, that's what the extra connector was I sent you .... For pin 14 on iMID .
Thanks Bog, it makes sense now. I will finish it tomorrow.

BTW do you know of any wires at the back of the car which are live all the time so I can use the camera when diving forwards??
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Thanks Bog, it makes sense now. I will finish it tomorrow.

BTW do you know of any wires at the back of the car which are live all the time so I can use the camera when diving forwards??
Not that I'm aware of.

Here's a quick and dirty sketch of what I'd do....



The camera is powered from the front of the car (ok, you have to run another wire to the rear) The diode stops the power going back into the reverse circuit and lighting up your reverse lights lol

Hope this makes sense to you
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Hi, Bog need to ask ,what do I do with the other cable


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I have successfully installed my camara in my 2013 MK9 5 door Civic

Thank you all for your valuable post!
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Hey mate this is a great post! I've just installed my double din recently and after my exams are done I'll be spending some time finally putting the reverse camera on. I've tried to view your pictures but I'm only able to see the first image (dashboard removal - ps. I've always wondered how to take apart the top of the dash). Could you perhaps send the imgur link?

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Following write ups have always been hit or miss for me, I seriously need a clear video lol. But some stuff that will help in here.
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