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Old 08-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #326
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Mine was all together. I guess you have a different camera.
You don't have a Camaro camera. You have a camera taken from a truck and installed on a Camaro.

The factory Camaro camera from 2012 and newer, peeks out from inside the bumper. It's a 2 piece camera and bracket system. The bumper has to come off for this installation (see my pics from an earlier post) but it results in a very clean installation.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #327
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I got the 2012 Camera and bracket today (for my 2010). I was just curious if anyone has a picture of how the bracket attaches to the camera when installed in the bumper. I only see pics of it finished from the outside, or not installed. Maybe it is more apparent once I have my bumper off - but I have not done that yet.

I must be looking at something wrong because I keep flipping these pieces around and just can't picture it . I just want to be sure before I go cutting my bumper

If nothing else I can try to catch 2SSRS at the Fest I suppose, I live nearby.

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Sorry, I don't have that picture. But take a look at my finished install pic and orient your bracket and camera that way. They only fit together one way. It's a bit of an odd design in my opinion but the end result looks clean.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:44 PM   #328
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Thanks guys! I finally got it figured out after looking at one on a ZL-1 tonight close-up. Here is a pic with the 2 brackets together in case anybody else wonders the same thing
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #329
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You don't have a Camaro camera. You have a camera taken from a truck and installed on a Camaro.

The factory Camaro camera from 2012 and newer, peeks out from inside the bumper. It's a 2 piece camera and bracket system. The bumper has to come off for this installation (see my pics from an earlier post) but it results in a very clean installation.
My fault. I completely over looked the "2012 Camaro camera" part, lol. I know mine isn't a Camaro camera.

Glad you got it figured out.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #330
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OK - got the 2012 OEM Camera installed into my 2010 finally! Much less noticeable than many of the aftermarket ones, and just has a cleaner look. I have a few comments here to add for anybody else considering this.

1. This will require you cutting a hole in the bumper without a template, make the hole smaller than you need, and trim to size. If you make it too big the bracket will not fit right - go slow and take your time.
2. The bracket has a u-groove (or channel) around 3 sides of it. This is designed for the bumper edges to fit into. Problem with a 2010 is the bumper is too thick to fit into this groove all the way around. I looked at a 2012 and it has a "step" molded into the bumper which makes it thinner in that area. In the 2012 bumper, this bracket would pretty much sit flush with that step in there.
3. My camera fit snugly but still had a little movement when tightening the bracket from behind. I decided to use some black caulk/adhesive on the back side to help secure it and let it cure overnight.
4. The harness 2SSRS sent was great, I connected this to a Kenwood Excelon 9990HD (with Metra Kit) and did not need to T-Tap the backup light. That wire is included in the harness if you need it though - I just taped it off. The Kenwood offers the ability to switch the camera on at any point, even forward motion.
5. I see some people say the guidelines are built into the cameras, if that is the case this does not have any (at least with the Kenwood).
6. Overall cutting the bumper was the worst part - having a Pace Car I don't prefer "unreversible" mods, but this a WAY better than having it display in the mirror.

Great mod with all included wiring - dealing with 2SSRS is great
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #331
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The lines on the 2012 cars are made from data in the BCM its not in the camera or mirror.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:26 AM   #332
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Is the plug between the rear view mirror and the car the same on all 2010, 2011, and 2012 vehicles?

I'm trying to figure out if I can get a 2013 mirror to fit in my 2010...
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #333
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Is the plug between the rear view mirror and the car the same on all 2010, 2011, and 2012 vehicles?

I'm trying to figure out if I can get a 2013 mirror to fit in my 2010...
See my post in your thread.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:41 PM   #334
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My fault. I completely over looked the "2012 Camaro camera" part, lol. I know mine isn't a Camaro camera.

Glad you got it figured out.
Hi Indi, for forum#328 pictur on the backup camara do you have the parts#, and where do you purcahse it.

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Old 08-15-2012, 04:45 PM   #335
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Hi Indi, for the backup do you have the parts# for this camera, and where do you purcahse it.

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2SSRS here is who sells them, just send him a pm or visit the website in his signature.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:46 PM   #336
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2SSRS here is who sells them, just send him a pm or visit the website in his signature.
thank and I'll send email to Ofer.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:07 PM   #337
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another Happy!!! satisfied!!!! customer,

Thanks Ofer, for the backup camera system, all work perfectly, easy installation, only took me less than two hours cause of all the previous positing …..
And thanks again for the factory backup camera!!! fit perfect with factory precut hole....

God Bless….
Allan

PS. Thanks again 2010 Indy…
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:10 PM   #338
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Does anyone know how the camera actually activates? I'm in the middle of the install now...OnStar works, full power to the mirror, yet no camera when the car is in reverse (or otherwise). Am I missing something?
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #339
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Does anyone know how the camera actually activates? I'm in the middle of the install now...OnStar works, full power to the mirror, yet no camera when the car is in reverse (or otherwise). Am I missing something?
Should just go on when in reverse. Make sure you have a good ground.


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Old 08-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #340
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Had my backup camera for a while! hoping to get it installed today. glad I came across this thread!
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #341
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Should just go on when in reverse. Make sure you have a good ground.


Sent from my 2LT/RS using Tapatalk

Think we found the issue. I have a 1LT, which apparently means some splicing is involved to tap into the reverse lights. We just plugged the whole thing into my friend's 2SS and it worked perfectly.

I'm about to go back and read through this entire thread just in case (heh), but does anyone know off-hand how to splice/connect everything to the reverse lights on a 1LT or 1SS?

I'm learning a lot today...
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #342
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Just got a call back from Ofer! I think we have it all figured out now. Pics to follow soon...
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:09 PM   #343
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Yes if you have a 1SSor 1LT you need to let me know so i can add a wire for you to t-tap into the back up lights.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #344
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OK - got the 2012 OEM Camera installed into my 2010 finally! Much less noticeable than many of the aftermarket ones, and just has a cleaner look. I have a few comments here to add for anybody else considering this.

1. This will require you cutting a hole in the bumper without a template, make the hole smaller than you need, and trim to size. If you make it too big the bracket will not fit right - go slow and take your time.
2. The bracket has a u-groove (or channel) around 3 sides of it. This is designed for the bumper edges to fit into. Problem with a 2010 is the bumper is too thick to fit into this groove all the way around. I looked at a 2012 and it has a "step" molded into the bumper which makes it thinner in that area. In the 2012 bumper, this bracket would pretty much sit flush with that step in there.
3. My camera fit snugly but still had a little movement when tightening the bracket from behind. I decided to use some black caulk/adhesive on the back side to help secure it and let it cure overnight.
4. The harness 2SSRS sent was great, I connected this to a Kenwood Excelon 9990HD (with Metra Kit) and did not need to T-Tap the backup light. That wire is included in the harness if you need it though - I just taped it off. The Kenwood offers the ability to switch the camera on at any point, even forward motion.
5. I see some people say the guidelines are built into the cameras, if that is the case this does not have any (at least with the Kenwood).
6. Overall cutting the bumper was the worst part - having a Pace Car I don't prefer "unreversible" mods, but this a WAY better than having it display in the mirror.

Great mod with all included wiring - dealing with 2SSRS is great
You did the same thing as me.....I figured that the little black piece was in the center of the bumper and I didn't check so now my camera is a little off center. Guess ill learn to check before I drill.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #345
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You did the same thing as me.....I figured that the little black piece was in the center of the bumper and I didn't check so now my camera is a little off center. Guess ill learn to check before I drill.
Well about all you can do is center it between the license plate lights. Mine is pretty much dead on in that spot, but it is off-center in relation to the stripes, which I can't do anything about. It all has to do with the location of the license plate lights and their quick-release tabs. the drivers side tab faces the outside, and the passenger side tab faces the inside. If the passenger side tab was flipped around there would be more room to center it. Not sure if the arrangement is any different on 2012's?
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Yes if you have a 1SSor 1LT you need to let me know so i can add a wire for you to t-tap into the back up lights.
Install complete! Mine was a little more involved because it's a 1LT, but with some help from Ofer we were able to get it done:

1) Added a wire


2) T-Tap into the existing green wire so the reverse lights can power it


3) Followed the rest of the DIY


4) Done!


(We used 3M tape AND screws on both sides to hold the camera bracket in place)



(Pic doesn't do it justice...the LCD is much clearer)

Works like a charm! Thanks again for all your help, Ofer!
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #347
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Got mine up and working. I only got the camera and hooked everything to my kenwood. I accidently hooked it to the running lights wire but trying to think if I want to change that or not. I can toggle it on and off through my head unit so its not a big deal.
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Got mine up and working. I only got the camera and hooked everything to my kenwood. I accidently hooked it to the running lights wire but trying to think if I want to change that or not. I can toggle it on and off through my head unit so its not a big deal.
Wait so does that mean your LCD is essentially ON all the time unless you manually turn it off?
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:51 AM   #349
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Wait so does that mean your LCD is essentially ON all the time unless you manually turn it off?
I have a aftermarket radio. The camera remains powered on but its not on the screen unless I toggle it on. Also its on the screen when I first start it IF the running lights are on.
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I have a aftermarket radio. The camera remains powered on but its not on the screen unless I toggle it on. Also its on the screen when I first start it IF the running lights are on.
Wow, that's pretty cool. I've often thought about how it would be cool to have a FRONT facing camera as well to avoid those pesky parking blocks with my front splitter..
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