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    Installing backup camera - not wireless?

    Can you place the rear camera behind the factory tinted glass without affecting the performance of the camera?

    Is wire splicing safe - how else can you connect the camera wires to the reverse light?

    It is not wireless - how do I run the wire to the front easily - I never done it before? Also, it appears that mazda already wired it up - there is a grey adapter on the tailgate - I do not where is other end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms2000 View Post
    Can you place the rear camera behind the factory tinted glass without affecting the performance of the camera?

    Is wire splicing safe - how else can you connect the camera wires to the reverse light?

    It is not wireless - how do I run the wire to the front easily - I never done it before? Also, it appears that mazda already wired it up - there is a grey adapter on the tailgate - I do not where is other end?
    1) yes, wire splicing when done right is safe.
    2) tinted glass will affect performance.

    camera wiring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcPpHh90wuw

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    Does 2013 M5 had lighting control modules?
    I heard these can shut off the Backup camera if spliced to the reverse light.

    Also the video above - he removed the entire trim on the tailgate - is it necessary - what might be the optimal place to place the camera - he is blocking part of the license place light.

    This guy placed it at a different location - it works fine for him - but his glass is not tinted:
    https://www.findclip.net/video/0P8py.../jeemak-c.html

    Factory tint seems to affect in the dark
    Last edited by ms2000; 10-09-2018 at 03:28 PM.

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    From your aftermarket headlight, run the wire through the glove box and then exit from the fuse box cover. The wire can easily be hidden and run from the A-pillar all the way down the headliner.

    Once the wire reach the rear liftgate, remove all its panels and you should easily reach the license plate lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by asian_xl View Post
    Once the wire reach the rear liftgate, remove all its panels and you should easily reach the license plate lights
    Are u suggesting that backup camera goes in where the license plate light is?

    Quote Originally Posted by asian_xl View Post
    From your aftermarket headlight, run the wire through the glove box and then exit from the fuse box cover.
    When u say "From your aftermarket headlight", do you mean dashcam/rearview mirror assembly?

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    sorry, it was midnight when I typed the message, I was trying to say aftermarket audio head unit.

    Youtube should have few tutorial video to show ho to wire up the backup camera. the license plate lights are the only easy place to let your wire go through.

    The most difficult part is running the yellow RCA wire through the rubber boot, I had to cut the RCA and solder it back afterward.

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