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Old 08-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Aftermarket back up camera - form and function

I looked around at a lot of backup cameras prior to finding the one I went with. The biggest issue I saw with the cameras that most people installed was that it was either huge or just to obvious. I wanted a camera that had a stock appearance and was as small as possible. I looked around for a while and came across the Crimestopper SV-6818.EM. I picked it up from SonicElectronix for around $40 shipped. Here are some of the pictures I have taken to help others that might want to go with this camera.

Bye Bye backup anxiety!



Kit includes properly sized hole saw - not bad for $40.


Camera is in place.

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:46 PM   #2
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I had some questions about how well it functions - well, here ya go.

The yellow marker (a level) is 12" from my bumper.
The hammer is 24" from my bumper.
The pipe is 36" from my bumper.






This works out pretty good for me as I don't like getting any closer than 12" to anything when I'm backing up.
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Power Mods * K&N Typhoon CAI, Flowmaster American Thunder cat-back exhaust, Hurst Short Throw Shifter Visual Mods * Black Phantom Grille Suspension Mods * BC Racing Coilovers * Lakewood Strut Tower Brace
Audio Mods * Stinger SPP 2250 Battery * Pioneer DEX-P99RS * Pioneer AVH-X7500BT * Scosche Dash Kit * 2 - Mosconi AS200.4 * 2 - JL Audio 13W6v2 * Focal 165KRX2 Power (active) * Mosconi Gladen One 240.2 * Rockford Fosgate Power T1692
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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I wired the camera power and ground to my rear drivers side tail lamp harness.

The ground is connected to the inboard tail lamp ground wire (black).

The power is connected to main harness. The +12V wire for the back up lamps is the teal wire. I say it's light blue, but my wife says teal....

A couple of views from a little farther out to see locations.

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Power Mods * K&N Typhoon CAI, Flowmaster American Thunder cat-back exhaust, Hurst Short Throw Shifter Visual Mods * Black Phantom Grille Suspension Mods * BC Racing Coilovers * Lakewood Strut Tower Brace
Audio Mods * Stinger SPP 2250 Battery * Pioneer DEX-P99RS * Pioneer AVH-X7500BT * Scosche Dash Kit * 2 - Mosconi AS200.4 * 2 - JL Audio 13W6v2 * Focal 165KRX2 Power (active) * Mosconi Gladen One 240.2 * Rockford Fosgate Power T1692

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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Updated with more pictures. Enjoy.
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Audio Mods * Stinger SPP 2250 Battery * Pioneer DEX-P99RS * Pioneer AVH-X7500BT * Scosche Dash Kit * 2 - Mosconi AS200.4 * 2 - JL Audio 13W6v2 * Focal 165KRX2 Power (active) * Mosconi Gladen One 240.2 * Rockford Fosgate Power T1692
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #5
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Thanks man! Helps a lot!
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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Great website. They have some other goodies that I can use and the prices are very good!
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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Looks like a good camera. When I saw the spec for it it reads the tilt is not adjustable. By your pictures The angle is pointing to far down for me. Is that mounted to your car?
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