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.
back portion, location of the clips
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
Routing towards the Driver side.
Thanks to all who has posted in other threads. I couldn't have done it without u all.