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hawk30

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Few things to check:

1. Make sure you connected to separate Teyes connector with marking Camera In ( not CVBS in)

2. Try all car plugs to connect to that port mentioned above.

While running the car and when you put in reverse, if Teyes switches to camera - then you have setup CAN box properly.


Thats all I think.

Note, on my car you can watch the reverse camera anytime via menu. No need to put in reverse. On Toyota it might power the camera while running engine only, not sure.
 

JoRastaf

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Has anyone installed a 6V factory camera to the Teyes screen?
Yes. In my car, the factory fitted reverse camera works on 6v. I used an AEROPRO harness to use the existing reverse camera wiring and connect it to the CC3. The aeropro harness connects to the factory reverse camera cabling (plug and play) and gives you an RCA video output that you feed the CC3. You do however have to make one wire connection for the reverse trigger. Which is easy enough. Aeropro harness has a reverse trigger wire and you connect it to the reverse trigger wire on the CC3 harness
 

Knyman

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Hey guys
My first post on here so I’m hoping someone can help
Received the Teyes CC3 in the post today for my Astra GTC I’m not sure where to connect the power wire to the back of the radio for the reverse camera
There isn’t any loose wires on the loom for the power and the instructions just say to connect it to G3 ACC which I’ve attached a photo of but it isn’t clear of what to do
Any help would be appreciated
Don’t think you shall connect any power at the unit. Camera gets its power at the back of the car, from revers lights if I remember correctly.
 

Bob_Sanders

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Don’t think you shall connect any power at the unit. Camera gets its power at the back of the car, from revers lights if I remember correctly.
Not necessarily.
If you want the cam to work all the time then you need to connect to a power source which is on all the time. With the cam powered by the reverse light you will only be able to use that cam in reverse and not as a monitor while forward driving (a great many headunits come with the ability to use the reverse cam as a monitor)
 
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TEYESAustralia

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For people that want to retain their OEM reverse cameras, the vast majority of them are 6V.

Below is an example of reverse camera retention adapter used on a toyota hilux. It will allow a 6V camera to have an AVI output to the teyes system Port F included adapter.

Advantage:
Keep OEM camera

Disadvantage:
1) If OEM camera is low resolution, the image could appear bad on the larger screen.

2) You will not be able to use live view mode without connecting accessory power to a voltage reducer to the camera circuit.
Depending on how the circuitry for your vehicle works, you dont want the car to think your in reverse while you are driving.
The provided harness of the teyes camera has an extra wire in it than standard aftermarket reverse cameras for this purpose, and keeps it independant of the vehicles normal system.

3) Rare but has happened - Toyota Prius 2021 Hybrid for example - OEM reverse camera does plug and play with the CC3 system. However when going from reverse to drive too quick - the reverse mode feed stays on. One must move slower from reverse to drive in order for it to disengage. The issue was resolved by using the teyes aftermarket camera and gaining live view


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Bob_Sanders

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Disadvantage:
1) If OEM camera is low resolution, the image could appear bad on the larger screen.
Well... to be fair, it should be mentioned that ANY camera using RCA will appear at a lower resolution. RCA only supports standard definition (if I remember correctly, that is a max of 720x480(?) )

Those cams which are advertising "1080P" and then show an rca connection in the pictures... well.... maybe the cam itself is a 1080p cam, but the head unit sure isn't seeing that.

For higher definitions, you need usb or hdmi
 
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TEYESAustralia

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Well... to be fair, it should be mentioned that ANY camera using RCA will appear at a lower resolution. RCA only supports standard definition (if I remember correctly, that is a max of 720x480(?) )

Those cams which are advertising "1080P" and then show an rca connection in the pictures... well.... maybe the cam itself is a 1080p cam, but the head unit sure isn't seeing that.

For higher definitions, you need usb or hdmi
Yes I do not disagree with you however some vehicles OEM camera are even lower than your above mentioned resolution and should be taking into consideration.
Some clients that used their OEM cameras were blured/unfocused and sometimes pixelated. After upgrading the picture were clear.
 

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    Disadvantage:
    1) If OEM camera is low resolution, the image could appear bad on the larger screen.
    Well... to be fair, it should be mentioned that ANY camera using RCA will appear at a lower resolution. RCA only supports standard definition (if I remember correctly, that is a max of 720x480(?) )

    Those cams which are advertising "1080P" and then show an rca connection in the pictures... well.... maybe the cam itself is a 1080p cam, but the head unit sure isn't seeing that.

    For higher definitions, you need usb or hdmi
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    What year is your car? Does your car already have a rear view camera? If so, does your car have any wiring specifically going from the rear camera to the front / old head unit? Here's a portion of the schematic for my car. It shows specific wiring in the harness to the (old) head unit. I used this to connect to G5 to trigger the new head unit to know to display the video from the rear camera:

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    You should know the wiring schematics for your car. Information is sent through canbus. Different car makes and models provide different information through the canbus. Depending on your car, it may also send the reverse status for your car. My car is a 2012 and the reverse information does not go through canbus. I run my head unit without a canbus module. Not sure if you can override this and have your head unit ignore this information or if you need to.

    I'd say to try without connecting that wire and if that doesn't work, then hook it up as needed...unless you know for sure the information that goes through the canbus.

    NOTE: My original rear camera built-in rear camera runs at 6.5V so I also had to adjust the voltage to 8.6V or a little over that so that the head unit recognized it. I believe the Android head units need at least that to trigger displaying the video on the screen. Yours may be different so you should verify that. However, if you use a camera your purchased or that was provided by the vendor, it probably runs at 12V so you should not have to make any changes to voltage. Again, you should verify this. I did testing on the kitchen table before installing the head unit. I also did voltage measurements with a multi-meter on the old head unit wiring to verify voltages, etc.

    As always, this is only advice and you are responsible for anything you do. If you're not comfortable doing this, have someone else install or wire up the head unit that knows how.
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    So, you got the canbus module. Are you sure you need the canbus module? What do you need it for? Usually, the following are some of the functions that canbus can provide for the purposes of a head unit:
    • dynamic parking lines when in rearview on the screen
      • as you don't have a factory rear camera, you don't have dynamic rear parking guides
    • reverse engaged status
      • with no factory rear camera, this status is obtained from backup lamps as described in diagram/instructions
    • I believe some even have video through canbus
      • no factory rear camera so the video comes through the new wire you must install
    • radar from rear sensors
      • do you have these? If so, do you absolutely need them on the head unit?
    • steering wheel control buttons
      • do you have steering wheel control buttons?
      • If you don't have these buttons, you can purchase a separate control with buttons and wiring and connect it directly to your new head unit such as this one:
      • If you do have these buttons, you'll need to find out where the wires for the buttons are or if the steering wheel control information comes through the canbus. If you can't find out about the canbus info but know where the wires are, you can try to connect the wires to the key1/key2 wires on the head unit. If you don't know where the wires are...you can always purchase a separate steering wheel control module as if you did not have any steering wheel controls
    • controlling automatic climate control
      • is yours automatic or manual?
      • this does not normally matter. As long as you can set the climate controls without the need for the head unit, then you can live without having this info go through canbus.
      • my car has an automatic climate control with it's own buttons and settings. it did not go through a screen for any of its settings.
    You should try to get the schematics. Try looking around on through Google. Never know what you can find. The schematics can answer some of the above questions if you don't know.

    As your car did not have a factory rear view camera, it most likely means you have to put in the wire from the new rear camera you install to the head unit. If you don't need the canbus, you'll have to wire the yellow wire as described in the instructions. If you need the canbus, then you don't wire the yellow wire as also indicated in the diagram/instructions.
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    @gabol8000 I just had a quick look at the Cruze install link you posted. It did not use a canbus module and they connected the wire to the backup lights for G5.
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    If you are using a canbus module, the instructions say not to connect it...correct?

    So, don't connect it and see what happens. Nothings going to break. At worst, there will be no image. At best, you'll be finished.

    Then...if no image, it probably means your canbus doesn't have that info. Connect the wires and the image should appear.
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    Don’t think you shall connect any power at the unit. Camera gets its power at the back of the car, from revers lights if I remember correctly.
    Not necessarily.
    If you want the cam to work all the time then you need to connect to a power source which is on all the time. With the cam powered by the reverse light you will only be able to use that cam in reverse and not as a monitor while forward driving (a great many headunits come with the ability to use the reverse cam as a monitor)