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Old 02-12-2019, 10:45 AM
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Backup Camera (Sorry)

Hey all, I have a 2012 C250 Coupe... I was told to post here because no one ever goes in the coupe section..

I have searched on the backup camera installs, but all the threads are older, when it comes too electronics the newer the better, so I was wondering WHICH camera should I be buying now that its 2019.... I want to use the factory mounting location as to not take away one of the LED plate lights...

I also really cant find a good write-up of how to remove the head unit... Any help would be appreciated, even just a link to a wiring/install step by step....
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:46 AM
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Hey all, I have a 2012 C250 Coupe... I was told to post here because no one ever goes in the coupe section..

I have searched on the backup camera installs, but all the threads are older, when it comes too electronics the newer the better, so I was wondering WHICH camera should I be buying now that its 2019.... I want to use the factory mounting location as to not take away one of the LED plate lights...

I also really cant find a good write-up of how to remove the head unit... Any help would be appreciated, even just a link to a wiring/install step by step....
Nobody can help me with this? All the write ups are years old and with technology always advancing I just want to know if their is an updated camera that we should be buying for this project....
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Plenty of still relevant threads and YouTube videos man
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Originally Posted by Adi-Benz View Post
Plenty of still relevant threads and YouTube videos man
i can figure out how to do it just need to know which camera is the best to use now.
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Check out Echo Master, used one for a front camera I added, go to Amazon and put it in the search.
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Try to get the highest S/N you can find. My camera has low S/N around 42 dB. During the day, image is very clear, but at night the image has snow flakes (noisy)all over the place.
I will replace it when I am not lazy.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:07 PM
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Has anyone used the camera that is built into the trunk latch? I really don't want to lose an LED light on the plate, and this looks like it fits right in...

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FYI, with the license plate light ones you don't lose a bulb. The camera is in a housing that holds the bulb and the camera sits under the bulb. I just installed one in my 2010. Wasn't bad. I found it a lot easier to feed the feed wire from inside past the rear seat to the trunk rather than from the trunk into the car.
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FYI, with the license plate light ones you don't lose a bulb. The camera is in a housing that holds the bulb and the camera sits under the bulb. I just installed one in my 2010. Wasn't bad. I found it a lot easier to feed the feed wire from inside past the rear seat to the trunk rather than from the trunk into the car.
i just feel like it would not look symmetrical to the other side. I love the look of the LED plate lights and didnít want to ruin them. Can you take a pic of it at night by any chance?
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Sure.
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You can see it is a bit dimmer on the side with the camera but there is light.




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Originally Posted by kaforan View Post
You can see it is a bit dimmer on the side with the camera but there is light.




Thanks for the picture. I wonder if you could just take the camera apart from the clear plastic and mount it using the existing mounting location instead.
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You can get this and mount it to the pre-cut location, just to the right of the right license plate light.


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Nice but where can I get it lol?

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You can get this and mount it to the pre-cut location, just to the right of the right license plate light.

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Nice but where can I get it lol?
im gonna grab this one. Looks good.
Very good reviews.


NATIKA Backup/Front View Camera,IP69K Waterproof Great Night Vision HD and Super Wide Angle Metal OEM Style Reverse Rear View Backup Camera for Cars Pickup Trucks SUVs RVs Vans (Black)
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I bought NATIKA B075ZPNL7J for my other SUV. It is very good, no noise at night, much better than the $5 camera installed on my C. I will replace the so so camera but don't know when.
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I bought NATIKA B075ZPNL7J for my other SUV. It is very good, no noise at night, much better than the $5 camera installed on my C. I will replace the so so camera but don't know when.
nice. I already have the fakra adaptor just waiting on this now. Looks promising from all the good reviews.
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