Thanks GAXIBM....that's a lot to take in. lol. So the next question is; would it be possible to figure out which wires in run from the hatch to the stereo that would carry that camera signal? I am to assume to that it is activated by the reverse lights being going on when backing up?I read that the CX-5 has in effect, a local area network with several computer control units, all connected via a twisted pair. The rear view camera and the rear lighting is all connected to a rear control module and the data is transfered to the video display via the computer control twisted pair. This design greately reduces wiring and weight so there is no video-in line to the video unit and the rear control unit turns lights on as dictated by the central cpu without wiring back to the light switches and turn signals and brake switches etc. It also consolidates the data from the Blind Spot monitoring and rear parking sensors and puts it on the network so the front control unit can turn on the lights in the rear view mirrors and buzzer as needed.
You are mistaken. While it has no camera it can have the touchscreen.
I am in the same boat. But i will only do it on the cheap as it isnt very important to me. Mazda gave us 3 mirrors, right?I got the Sport CX-5 with the Bluetooth Radio option. I have the touchscreen, but not the rear-view camera. That's why I asked the question. I'm looking for a way to integrate an aftermarket camera into the existing touchscreen radio unit. I could add an aftermarket screen on the dash or elsewhere, but I thought that would just clutter up the area.