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Old 04-13-2010, 12:22 AM
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c300 install rear view camera issue

my c is 2010 model with every package except the back camera.

i was thinking install it by myself. i'v heard the car already preset the video cable in somewhere in the trunk(passenger side). you just plug and play.
is that true?

if so please help me find it out

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i'm also from Edmonton, and installed the back up camera myself.
If you want, pm me, i can give you some heads up.
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Your english isn't that bad at all, I easily understood you. While I am not familiar with 2010 c class or if the c-class in Canada differs from the ones in the U.S. I know that in my 2009 c300, it did not have a cable in the trunk to connect the back-up camera to. But it has the jack on the radio or command interface to connect to cable for a back-up camera. If you install the back-up camera and run the cable to the command interface, all you need to do is enable the option in the car diagnostics for a back-up camera to let the vehicle know that one is installed.

If however the cable is already run like you said, then all you do is mount the camera under the trunk above the license plate. There is already a great DIY in the sticky thread to show you how to do that. And then just connect the jack to the pre-run cable. After that, if it still does not work, you may have to enable the back-up camera option in the command interface yourself, or by going to the dealer and having them do it.

To do it by yourself (at least on U.S. cars) you must have the key in the ignition but only turned to the right once (electrical but no engine running) after that you press and hold the (Answer telephone button and the "OK" button on the steering wheel at the same time and hold for about 3 seconds)

Hopefully all goes well...
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https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w...d-cyclops.html

If you search "cyclops" in this forum you will get more results as well. Dunno if those threads will answer your questions though.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:09 AM
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the message is confirmed. the 2010 c class DO preset up the video cables in the trunk, but i dont know which one is???
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Can I enable the cyclops camera even if I have the standard screen? I also saw Midcity had a very cool backup sensor that installs on top of the rear seat (just like the s550) I was wondering if anyone installed that?
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so is there? in the trunk?
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the message is confirmed. the 2010 c class DO preset up the video cables in the trunk, but i dont know which one is???
are you sure?

where is this cable located exactly?
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you have to remove the trunk cover, passenger side.
right behind the "big black box with lots of wires". hope that help
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So how is the installation going? Could you post a picture of the cable in the trunk (so that I know what to look for)? I had a rummage in that area but could not find it, however, I did not remove the cover. How do you remove that side cover anyway? Thanks for any help, Roger
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i havent done that yet, but i have the pic.

here is the pic, hope that helps.
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i havent done that yet, but i have the pic.

here is the pic, hope that helps.
Hi again, I just went to check in my trunk, passenger side, and I can't tell where the photo is taken from. Is it between the fuse box and the back seats, or between the fuse box and the tail lights? Do I need to take off the whole side panel inside the trunk, or should I be able to find the cable through the fuse box access panel? Many thanks.
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my dealer asked me for $1500.....crazy dudes. today i just got the fakra cable from midcity..... so i guess all i need is to pick up a camera, run the cable from the trunk to the nav and plug it in.... is it this easy? i think i also gonna need some sore of programing, is that right?
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my dealer asked me for $1500.....crazy dudes. today i just got the fakra cable from midcity..... so i guess all i need is to pick up a camera, run the cable from the trunk to the nav and plug it in.... is it this easy? i think i also gonna need some sore of programing, is that right?
Do you have a 2010? If so the video cable is already in the trunk.
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Do you have a 2010? If so the video cable is already in the trunk.
yeah, 2010 c300 w/ MM..... i heard of this but i cant find it.... i removed the pannals in the trunk and did a light search next to the black box and nothing..... can u tell me wherein the trunk? thanks do
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Do you have a 2010? If so the video cable is already in the trunk.
did u find it in urs?
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I would search on the trunk lid if it was pre-run at the factory. Thats where the camera will be mounted.
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I would search on the trunk lid if it was pre-run at the factory. Thats where the camera will be mounted.
Just did that and is not there.... ;-( my trunk looks naked.... cant find anything like it, not on the trunk lid, right pannel nor the left one,,,,, i even check the floor. same result. im starting to think this "pre-wired cable" stuff is just a mith
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Originally Posted by HOTGQ161 View Post
Just did that and is not there.... ;-( my trunk looks naked.... cant find anything like it, not on the trunk lid, right pannel nor the left one,,,,, i even check the floor. same result. im starting to think this "pre-wired cable" stuff is just a mith
I was afraid of that, I haven't had a good look myself yet, I was hoping that someone else would confirm that the cable was there. The OP posted a photo but I couldn't match the photo with my trunk. My C300 was made 01/10 if that makes any difference.
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I have not seen any W204's with the camera pre-wired... The Blue fakra in the pic looks like a GPS or SAT antenna.. The camera FAKRA should be green.
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I was afraid of that, I haven't had a good look myself yet, I was hoping that someone else would confirm that the cable was there. The OP posted a photo but I couldn't match the photo with my trunk. My C300 was made 01/10 if that makes any difference.
i think we have been fooled, we want to believe is there but is not, a tech from MB whos a friend of a friend told me "IS NOT"
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Is there any update for this thread?
Anyone with 2010 C class find a pre-wired in the trunk?
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Anyone have an update to this thread? Would like to add a camera to my 2010 with NAV. Tnx
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I also want to know if my 2011 C300 is camera pre wired. Mine has P1 and MM package. I asked three local dealers, some never replied, some said they don't not provide installation. No one says it's pre wired or not.
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It's really not that hard to do. Took me a good 3 hrs last weekend to do it. All I bought was a FARKA cable from mid-city and a Sony rear view camera from amazon. Total cost was just $111 but knowing I did everything myself and it worked following the DIY info on this forum was just PRICELESS
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