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I just replaced my radio/navigation system for my 2006 Gallardo with a Kenwood DNX unit. The built in navigation on the radio works great, everything is perfect except for the camera. Is there a kit that needs to be purchased to make the factory backup camera work? When I go in reverse it tells me on the screen so it recognizes the system, but no camera visual.
 

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The installation team that did the radio are trying to tell me there's no way to run the factory camera to the radio. That I'd need to get an aftermarket backup cam.
 

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The installation team that did the radio are trying to tell me there's no way to run the factory camera to the radio. That I'd need to get an aftermarket backup cam.
false. I have seen Frank @ Raging Bull used the stock camera on a Performante work in an aftermarket unit.
 

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Not speaking from experience here, but anything's possible if you don't mind cutting the factory connectors off and doing some soldering.
 

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I've heard the same thing. You can't use the OEM camera with an aftermarket kit?
Yes, of course you can use the OEM camera.

You just need an "overboard"' which is a piggy-back pc board that sits on top of the radio, and provides the video logic to the new deck. That is assuming your cheapo deck does not have the proper AV inputs ( or at least video-in) and logic built into it already.

Any COMPETENT installer knows how to do it. If yours does not, run away from the schmuck.

You will be splicing wire....
 

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That is assuming your cheapo deck does not have the proper AV inputs ( or at least video-in) and logic built into it already.

There is some assuming going on here. Lol. The Kenwood DNX series decks are good quality, and definitely not cheap if you pay full retail. They are crazy slow to load up when you first turn the car on though.....

BTW, autographpros, I installed a new Pioneer nav deck with all the goodies as well, a great upgrade, as the newest OEM still misses out on BT audio, App radio, etc, and I've been told the speaker phone quality is the best anyone's heard when they talk to me on it.....
 

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I had the 8" alpine installed in my LP few wks ago..the wire runs under the parking brake..the guys at car toys just used a tester to see which one it was..think it was like 4 wires in the bundle..
 

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Why not just get an aftermarket camera for a hundred bucks instead of hacking up factory parts. You can probably sell the factory camera and break even.
 

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Why not just get an aftermarket camera for a hundred bucks instead of hacking up factory parts. You can probably sell the factory camera and break even.
:confused: How do you propose he sell his OEM camera? It is embedded in wing.

Please explain.
 

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So how can this be done? Link to the "overboard" needed? Thanks fellas
If you are not familiar with this, find an installer who is.
 

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OMG! really? if u have an aftermarket radio that has a rear camera input..all u need to do is SPLICE INTO THE WIRE THAT RUNS THE CAMERA "ITS UNDERNEATH THE E-BRAKE!!" I watch the installer at car toys do it in like 5 minutes! trust me this is not here say...I watch them do it..only thing else it can be if you did that..is that ur radio is not compatible with the stock camera..which if its a kenwood/alpine/pioneer I would be shocked..
 

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The installation team that did the radio are trying to tell me there's no way to run the factory camera to the radio. That I'd need to get an aftermarket backup cam.
the installers are full of ****...they just didn't want to trouble shoot which wire it is by testing each wire..or they was scared to take the tunnel apart to get to the wires..either way its not hard..if you know how to use a ohm meter u can do it yourself..
 

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Hey guys need some help.. So behind my kenwood unit is the factory back up camera wire. It is a fiber optic wire and the kenwood unit obviously wont accept it. Where can I splice into this fiber optic wire to get the correct wires to work with the Kenwood unit?
 
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