I was planning on just using a cheap Chinese camera but that picture quality is so much better. Might have to get an Ampire one now.
Hi everyone and thanks for the really useful information, I have managed to install the reverse camera ( number plate one) successfully. Let me know if you need any information. Sadly I forgot to take any picture during the process. The car is Seat Leon MK3 tech pack 2016 1.6 TDI. I will upload pictures later.
Just remove the rear bumper, you will see some flaps on the sides and you can guide the wire through it (a just lift the youcarpet to the side and you will see the flaps there) then you will be able to connect the camera. Add some zip ties to put the cable in place. Hope this helps and hope this is the way to do it ( this is how I have done mine). If cable is long enough I think it will be even better to run it through the original grommet where the original cables run through to the outside of the car. Best to wait from some expert advice from more experienced members.just started to do this today and I'm half way.
- tested first to see if the camera works while powered from the cigarette lighter
- opened the side dash panel where you can see the wire after you run it up beside all other wires.
- I then was able to grab the wire, pull it through the available space and then ran it down in the A pillar
- ran the wire through the side, next to the seatbelt and all the way to the trunk.
this is where I stopped. WIll continue the next days, curious to see where I can exist the car with the wire to get to the bumper camera. will figure it out.
When you say head unit do you mean the one in the centre of the car ie the display one? As far as I know to connect the camera you need to remove the unit that is in the glove box and add cables to the blue connector ( you will need some special keys to remove this unit) no need to remove the head unit( display one). Unless you have a different model or an aftermarket head unit. Hope this helps.Hi, can anyone explain how they ran the wire from the back to the front? Can't seem to find a way to get the wire from near the glove compartment to the back of the head unit - they seem to be separate and nowhere to get through. All the cables are going up into the dash. Is there another way to get behind there? Thanks
I saw this site when researching actually, does looks good. Unfortunately it's quite pricey (£516 or £588 for highline) and is a 10 hour round trip for me from Central Scotland, so too far for me as well.I can thoroughly recommend Paul from http://poollretrofits.com/seat-leon-rear-view-camera/
He retrofitted an OEM (same as factory) highline reversing camera to my 2017 Leon. Looks and works the same as the factory fit one