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PhisaggiN
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This DIY is for hooking up a DVD player or backup camera to you 2006+ TSX.

There is an empty port on the back of the DVD unit since the ’06 and ’07 TSX share the same DVD rom as other Acuras with a backup camera. This is where the input for the camera’s video signal plugs in.


Supplies needed for video input plug

8pin .100 KK housing with pins

Female RCA plug from Radio Shack
18 Ga speaker wire
Solder (optional)
Heat shrink or electrical tape

Please forgive the crappy pictures. I just got this new camera and haven’t mastered all its little functions.


Start off with the 8 pin plug.


Trim one pinout off to make it a 7 pin plug. There is a top and bottom of the plug. The bottom has slots that expose the pins.


Next cut about 1.5”- 2” of the wire and separate the positive and negative sides to get a single strand of wire. Strip down a small portion of each side and crimp pins the bare wire (solder if you would like). This makes the jumper part of the plug.


Cut about 12” of the speaker wire and strip both positive and negative ends. One end gets crimped or soldered to the female RCA (center is video, outside is the ground). Crimp or solder the small pins that came with the connector to the positive and negative wires on the other end.



At this point if you want to use heat shrink, slide it over the speaker wire. Insert one end of the jumper into slot 6 and the other into slot 7, and then insert ground into slot 2 and video into slot 5. Slots 1, 3 and 4 are left empty. The slots are numbered 1 through 7 looked and the end that doesn’t go into the DVD Rom.


This should be the finished product. It accepts the video signal from either a camera or DVD player.



To hook up a camera just mount the camera where you would like. I mounted mine here.


Run the wires into the trunk lid through one of the license plate light covers. Tap into one of the reverse lights for power. Then the video signal to the adapter we made earlier. If the wire from the camera is long enough to reach the adapter just plug it in. If not (like mine) I had to cut the male RCA off the camera and reattach a female RCA. The same kind used for the adapter. Then I ran a single RCA with male ends to connect the camera to the adapter.


That’s all that’s needed to hook up a backup camera to the TSX.


Later when I get a DVD player I’ll add to the DIY how to hook it up. Right now I don’t remember exactly which wire to tap into and don’t have time to look for it and get pictures. I’ll also add how to hook up the camera and a DVD player to the navi system with the use of a Bosch relay.
 

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Great write up Phisigbrotha! this is exactly what I would do for a backup camera too if I chose to do one. I can't find a good camera that has fast response and wide view. Does your camera flip the image on the navi screen?

The genius of tapping the backup lights is that there's no decrease in current since the current of before tapping the power and the current after tapping the power is the same (I drew out the circuits of before and after and calculated the resistance and current of the backup lights, and they're the same).

I'm waiting for the dvd thing since I didn't quite understand it from the article on the website. Good luck, Phisigbrotha!
 

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the camera i have now doesnt flip the image. i got a cheapy just to test it out. eventually ill get a nicer one.


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Ok so I have all the wires. How do I get the license plate liight off so I can run the wire. Also I see from other write ups, that people use the wire loom behind the back seat. Im guessing this will benefit for warranty purposes?? Is this the same wire thats in the reverse lights, but at a different location?
 

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How many pins in that empty port ?
Can you (or someone with 06/07) take a close picture of that port ?

because I *think* this DIY can be applicable to earlier models
because I do know earlier TSX/Accord ALL have back-cam port

this is a pic for 2004,
That empty port on lower-right might be the one:

 

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Unity520 said:
Ok so I have all the wires. How do I get the license plate liight off so I can run the wire. Also I see from other write ups, that people use the wire loom behind the back seat. Im guessing this will benefit for warranty purposes?? Is this the same wire thats in the reverse lights, but at a different location?

since i have put in cold cathode tubes for license plate lights i removed the housings for the stock lights and have just clear plastic "covering" the holes. i just fed the wire through one like below.


just remove the lining on the inside of the trunk lid. there are three plastic screws and and six plastic plug type clips that need to be removed. then u can get access to the license plate lights. just push in one side and it pops out. you can run the wire through the hole then snap the light back in.
 

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robert_tg said:
How many pins in that empty port ?
Can you (or someone with 06/07) take a close picture of that port ?

because I *think* this DIY can be applicable to earlier models
because I do know earlier TSX/Accord ALL have back-cam port

this is a pic for 2004,
That empty port on lower-right might be the one:


i pulled out the DVD Rom and took a clearer picture.


thats the port. 7 pins. from what ive heard the 06+ has it. not sure if the 04 and 05 do. i cant tell from ur pic how many pins are in your pic but if its 7, give it a shot and let me know.


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SeanS627 said:
does it automatically click over to the camera when you put the car in reverse?
yup.
 

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SeanS627 said:
what Acura would use the same Navi and have a backup camera???
huh ?

Engrish mang ;)
 

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this is the green wire thats behind the rear passenger bolster. i think this is the reverse wire.


when i get the dvd player this is the wire ill be working with.


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SeanS627 said:
what Acura would use the same Navi and have a backup camera???/QUOTE]
robert_tg said:
huh ?

Engrish mang ;)
what don't you understand??

he said this NAVI unit is shared by other Acuras that have back up cameras, hence why the 7 pin connector is present.

I am wanting to know what Acura that would be so I can get the actual acura harness
 

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Phisigbrotha said:
this is the green wire thats behind the rear passenger bolster. i think this is the reverse wire.


when i get the dvd player this is the wire ill be working with.


:fro:
so you'll have the NAVI when driving and the backup camera will activate when you place the car in reverse

how and when will the DVD player work???
 

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the green wire is what i believe tells the navi to switch to the camera when in reverse. when a dvd player is installed and is turned on, the 12v turn on lead from the player goes to a relay wired up to the green wire. this bypasses the camera and displays just the dvd player.

hopefully next paycheck ill ordera dvd player. not really sure where to put it now since i installed my sirius in the cd compartment.


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finally, u got yr magic camera, i think this will add to DIY section very soon
i have a few questions
1. i saw yours is AT, so i assume it will work with MT as well?
2. do u know which wire is for the reverse light behind the back seat?? coz i want to hide the wire.
 

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it works for MT. I don't have a camera connected, just the jumps. It changes to a black screen after I go into reverse.
 

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Phisigbrotha said:
the green wire is what i believe tells the navi to switch to the camera when in reverse. when a dvd player is installed and is turned on, the 12v turn on lead from the player goes to a relay wired up to the green wire. this bypasses the camera and displays just the dvd player.

hopefully next paycheck ill ordera dvd player. not really sure where to put it now since i installed my sirius in the cd compartment.


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i getcha

when you power on the DVD player it will switch from the NAVI to the DVD

i think having a seperate switch with the DOM's unit is better for that application, but I am sold on this for the back-up camera

my other question got mixed in the middle i guess........but do you know what acura with a backup camera would use this NAVI so I can buy the harness
 
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