2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

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2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by mochs » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:27 pm

Hi,
I'm using a Maestro Rr with the GM5+ harness to install a Kenwood deck into a 2012 Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71. The truck is W/O nav, has the factory Bose system, and has the OEM backup camera with the rear view mirror monitor.
My question is this - exactly where is the camera connector that the GM5+'s brown center/sub/camera harness plugs into? Behind the radio, there is only 2 harness plugs, a USB plug for the center console USB port, and the antenna. Nothing else is back there or anywhere near the radio cavity? The instructions simply say to connect it to the 'factory harness' without ever telling or showing you where to find this connector.
The VCIM is mounted right under the radio and has 3 plugs connected to it - do you unplug one of those?
I've been searching online all day and while I can find tons of pictures of that harness from all different interface makers, not one of them shows this connector actually installed to see where it plugs in.

Thanks for your help,

Mike

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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:42 pm

In this trim, there is no connector for the oem backup camera. Because it displays in the rearview mirror, the wires do not run to the radio cavity. After the install, the camera will continue to display in the mirror. If you wanted it to show up on your new radio, you can splice an RCA cable into the video wires at the mirror and run it down to the radio.

Gray/Dark blue (+)
Gray/Orange (-)

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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by mochs » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:52 pm

Dara,

Thanks for confirming that - been beating my head against the wall trying to figure out where that went! Would it be easier to tap into the connector in the left foot well behind the parking brake and use the blue and white wires for the video signal, or is your way easier?

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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:07 pm

"Easier" is a subjective term. If it were me, I would rather go directly to the mirror, because that ensures you're splicing into the correct wires.
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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by mochs » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:14 pm

OK - thanks for your quick reply!

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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by kt1523 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:51 pm

Mochs,

I have the same issue. Did this actually work? And did you just find a yellow RCA cable that was long enough and strip it down to connect to the back of the rearview mirror?

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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by mochs » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:23 pm

Yes, it worked. It's been a year since I helped do this in my friend's truck, but I believe we ended up tapping into the wires in the kick panel next to the parking brake and ran it from there - shorter run. Yes, I think we just took your standard single yellow RCA cable that was long enough and just cut one plug off one end and spliced it in.

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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by kt1523 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:01 pm

Nice, thank you!! Did you loose your video signal in the mirror? Do you remember how you found out which wire to tap in the kick panel? Did you cut the wire clean, or
T-tap into the wire?

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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by Dara DeGrand » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:28 am

You will lose the video signal in the mirror if you cut the signal wires. If you splice in they will stay, but you will likely have video integrity issues feeding signal to two screens. Please do NOT use t-taps. Either splice directly on to the wire or cut it.
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Re: 2012 Silverado 1500 Backup Camera connector..

Post by kt1523 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:53 pm

Alright. Thanks you guys for the replys!

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