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Old 01-14-2013, 12:32 AM   #1
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MyLink Camera

I have a question about the MyLink in the 2013 Camaro's. I know with the newer Camaros the backup camera plays through the screen on the MyLink versus through the rear view mirror. If I want to install a camera on my 2013 Camaro, Do I have to use the GM back up camera or can I use any kind of aftermarket camera?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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any aftermarket backup camera will work.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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ok im confused. The 2013 already as a camera, what are you looking to install?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
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ok im confused. The 2013 already as a camera, what are you looking to install?
The signal on a 2013 camaro camera goes to the BCM and from there is to the MY-link, you can add a camara to any car
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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The signal on a 2013 camaro camera goes to the BCM and from there is to the MY-link, you can add a camara to any car
I understand that but there is already a camera so I don't understand what the OP is trying to do. Add another Camera? I must be missing something.
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I wish there was a way to connect a extra camera to the mylink screen without cutting up the wireing and toggle between the front and the rear when parking during the times it's hard to judge how close you are to the curb . I contacted coastal e tech, the guys who make the lockpick for other GM vehicles and they don't have one yet for the Camaro . I do have one for my tahoe and its really handy. For those who are wondering, the lockpick lets you add extra audio/video inputs and front, side camaras as well as let's your passenger enter addresses or watch video while the car / truck is moving. Its all plug and play. I know what some of you are saying and i, the driver dont watch movies while driving


.I wish the Camaro mylink at least had a video input like some of the other GM mylink units out there so I could install a front camera, and as you pull in a parking spot you stop, put it in reverse with the break applied to see how close you are to scraping your front bumper, then put it back in 1st and inch up. I know im whining a little bit but Some times it's a little to tricky to back in everywhere you go. But with that said, I still love my Camaro .
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:36 PM   #8
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Yeah, not all 2013 Camaro's have backup cameras. So I wanted to install a backup camera on my Camaro, just wasn't sure if the MyLink system was able to accept aftermarket camera or if you need to add something else to make it work.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #9
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Yeah, not all 2013 Camaro's have backup cameras. So I wanted to install a backup camera on my Camaro, just wasn't sure if the MyLink system was able to accept aftermarket camera or if you need to add something else to make it work.
That I did not know, I thought it was standard.


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Yeah, not all 2013 Camaro's have backup cameras. So I wanted to install a backup camera on my Camaro, just wasn't sure if the MyLink system was able to accept aftermarket camera or if you need to add something else to make it work.
I bet you could have it but you would have to get the radio flashed at the dealer to add that feature. I'm not sure what the RPO code is but I think it's UVC . Then you would have to get the pin out in the back of the radio for the video (+) and video (-) and add a female RCA to the matching connector or if the connector is already present, add the pins to the connector. But the problem would be getting a dealer to program the radio for you. They used to do it on the 2007- 2012 Tahoes and Escalades that didn't come with factory rear cameras but I don't know if you can find a dealer to do it on a 2013 Camaro with the mylink setup
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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Dang, looks like I need to make a trip to the dealership and ask a few questions.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:37 AM   #12
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Can you add a splitter on the camera input and use it to connect a DVD player for watching movies?
Any other way to watch movies on mylink?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:57 AM   #13
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I was told it was standard.

I didn't see any cars without it except the 1LS which didn't have MyLink anyway
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #14
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I was told it was standard.

I didn't see any cars without it except the 1LS which didn't have MyLink anyway
Mine is a 1SS/RS, 2013. No camera. In fact, only 1 SS I test drove had it out of the 3 or 4 2013 I tested. I do want a camera though.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #15
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Can you add a splitter on the camera input and use it to connect a DVD player for watching movies?
Any other way to watch movies on mylink?
Considering that if you even were to splice in a DVD player (ignoring the fact that it's illegal), it would only play when the car was in reverse. So would you really even want it?
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #16
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Mine is a 1SS/RS, 2013. No camera. In fact, only 1 SS I test drove had it out of the 3 or 4 2013 I tested. I do want a camera though.
And you do have MyLink?

Maybe the dealers just don't order any without it
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I am very interested in a forward facing camera for curb issues. I have a 2013 with my link and the back up system. I do not want to rip my front splitter hitting a curb. I have read about the curb alert system but the reliability is spotty at best.

Any suggestions for a remote front facing camera system for this purpose?
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I am very interested in a forward facing camera for curb issues. I have a 2013 with my link and the back up system. I do not want to rip my front splitter hitting a curb. I have read about the curb alert system but the reliability is spotty at best.

Any suggestions for a remote front facing camera system for this purpose?
The only thing out currently are the curb alert systems. Unless you want to DIY up something yourself.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #19
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And you do have MyLink?

Maybe the dealers just don't order any without it
Yep. I have MyLink. It was sitting on the lot, not one that I special ordered. I ended up in a water filled ditch in my Fusion, so I was researching prices and I wasn't even planning on buying that day, but hey it happens.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #20
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I was told it was standard.

I didn't see any cars without it except the 1LS which didn't have MyLink anyway
mylink is standard in all trims above LS.
Backup camera is standard in 2lt and 2SS trims and an optional package in the 1lt and ss
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:12 PM   #21
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Neat, any one want to see if we can make a harness for this? pm me it better if your close to me and can come down.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #22
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Neat, any one want to see if we can make a harness for this? pm me it better if your close to me and can come down.
We already talked the phone about this like 2 months ago. It's like you told me then, you need to see the back of the my link. I wish I lived closer to you, if I did , we would have solved this conundrum a long time ago.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:58 AM   #23
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mylink is standard in all trims above LS.
Backup camera is standard in 2lt and 2SS trims and an optional package in the 1lt and ss
Ah, that explains it.
I was only looking at 2SS cars
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:18 PM   #24
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Anyone know the part number on the camera for the Mylink? I have done a little searching and haven't found it, not sure if it is the same and the ones for the earlier models.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #25
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on a 1SS you have to add the option for backup camera.
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