Damn I wish I spoke "tech-geek!" :lol:gnlowen said:I have successfully installed a backup camera in my '06 Tribeca. The posts at http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?p=755148#post755148 were immensely helpful.
What I have learned is that the camera or video source must be plugged in to the Nav display WHEN IT IS BOOTING UP, and also the shield or common line to the video source must be grounded to the car. If either of these do not happen, then the NAV will not switch on the video when in reverse. As a matter of fact, if you just ground the lower left pin of the molex connector and boot the system up, the screen will go blank when in reverse because it is expecting a camera to be hooked up.
If anyone is interested in the connector on the back of the unit, go to www.molex.com and search for 39-01-3042. That is the part number of the connector that plugs into the back of the NAV display.
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I asked my dealer about installing the sensors. They said it's $387 for the installation. Even before I bought my '06 I ask the salesperson if its available and said yeah, but its the additional $387. I wanted to make sure how much it was so I asked the service and parts and it was $387.[email protected] said:i browsed subarugenuineparts.com, asked jamie (i think thats her name) if the '07 rear assist sensors fit a MY06, she wasnt sure. she did say a customer w/ a MY06 bought the sensors though. can anyone confirm these will work on the '06? my point being is, the website sells it for $214, but is only available for the '07. i just want to make sure before i fork down the $$.
Hmmmm. I wonder if Subies camera would work with another aftermarket screen.versa said:
gnlowen said:I haven't driven an 07, but I saw where they superimposed green lines on the screen to show you what your car's 'footprint' loks like. Other than that, it looks and feels like factory. The camera that I used is one of those color - mounts on your license plate frame for $50 reverse image cameras.
I is real important to use the reverse image camera, at first I just tested it with a regular camera taped to the back window and when my wife backed up for the first time she had stuff moving to the left in her rear view mirror and to the right in the display. I think it made her sea sick.
Frankly, I don't know why the dealers aren't installing this option. The NAV system already has the functionality, all you do is just plug the camera in (with the correct connector). The hardest thing is running the wire under the carpet and behind the trim.
I bought a $99 wireless backup camera at Target and installed the monitor inside the sunglasses compartment above the RV mirror. I can pop the compartment down in reverse, and then close it up out of the way when I'm done. The picture quality is pretty good in the daytime and so-so at night, but it beats a lot of the alternatives for cost/value. I wired the monitor into the compass/mirror, and it works very well. The camera mounts on your license plate cover and is wired into the backup lights, BTW.swootton said:I plan on installing a backup camera and noticed you said you paid $50 for one. Where did you get it and what model? I can't seem to locate one for less than $110-$125.