Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

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eveles
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Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

Post by eveles » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:24 pm

hello I got the idea to add a second camera, mount it in the nissan emblem or in the bumper (i have factory rear camera). I figured I could add a DTDP relay, add a switch on the empty slots of the steering wheel column down at the left (LHD) and connect both camera so i could use the switch to change between the two cameras.
Has anyone attempted something like this?
i dont mind tapping into the factory cables.
i found these useful pages in AV section of the service manual.
btw i have a QQ 2014 accenta premium connect.

maybe i could use something like this
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Car-Par ... a1c0c575eb

i also found this (it is for toyota) https://camera-source.com/2010-toyota-t ... radio.html
and this (for honda) http://www.world-beatsonic.com/cameras_ ... ra-switch/

cam1.PNG

cam2.PNG

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Re: Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

Post by Greg86 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:38 pm

Do you not already have a front camera?
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Re: Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

Post by eveles » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:53 am

Nope, only rear camera. One strange thing is that when i press the camera button on the head unit it doesnt show the camera view as i would expect but it shows a setting page for the guidelines... is this the case for everyone?


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Re: Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

Post by Gel » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:27 am

Are you talking about a uk spec QQ?
Front camera is secreted under the horizontal bar on the grill NISSAN badge on mine.
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Re: Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

Post by eveles » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:45 am

i live in Greece so the car is bought here localy and it is LHD. i always thought that only the tekna version has front camera.
mine is accenta as i mentioned above in the first post
Of course the car is manufactured in the UK if that helps


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Re: Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

Post by Geordieman » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:40 pm

I emailed Nissan Customer Services earlier this year and suggested that they look into adding cameras front and rear to record as these are very popular now. I have Transcend cameras front and rear and wouldn't be without them now. It would probably reduce insurance as well but I didn't even get a reply.
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Re: Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

Post by gloucester » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:28 pm

The around view monitor wasn't fitted on a 2014 Acenta Premium - you needed the n-tec to get it. Rear camera only ...
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Re: Adding a front camera in factory head unit (7" display)

Post by DAN@ADRIAN FLUX » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:10 pm

Hi.

Just to let you know that a number of our insurance schemes do offer premium discounts for the fitment of a HD Dash Cam.

Regards,

Dan.


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