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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket replacement for OEM backup camera

Greetings fellow Nox owners. Just bought my wife a 2012 Equinox 2LT. I was wondering if anyone knows of a aftermarket plug and play backup camera that can replace the OEM camera. Something that will splice in to the factory wiring and will work with her touchscreen stereo. I want her to have the backup guidelines. Sorry if this was already asked I looked but didnít see it.

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Greetings fellow Nox owners. Just bought my wife a 2012 Equinox 2LT. I was wondering if anyone knows of a aftermarket plug and play backup camera that can replace the OEM camera. Something that will splice in to the factory wiring and will work with her touchscreen stereo. I want her to have the backup guidelines. Sorry if this was already asked I looked but didnít see it.


iím not sure if thereís any compatible with the oem software and screen but they arenít overly expensive on gmpartsdirect

for $100 to know you just plug it in and it works seems worth it to me providing you know for sure the camera is the problem


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But, will that guarantee to generate the backup guidelines ?

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Aftermarket replacement for OEM backup camera

the backup guideline that turn are part of the software sorry i misread ur first post, i was thinking ur camera was broken 2015ís had the guid lines so a camera swap may work but i honestly think itís in the software programming not the camera itself

if anything can do it, possibly swapping in a radio unit from a newer vehicle that has the lines MAY do it but that requires the dealer programming youíre vin to the new radio iím not gonna suggest that bc i donít know for certain that it would work out for you.


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Aftermarket replacement for OEM backup camera

do you have navigation ? i donít remember if it was an option for the 2lt that year or not. but if you have nav there is a setting to turn the lines on or off for the 2012ís. 2012ís without nav didnít have it built into the software

the camera is showing the same part# for all 2012 models so that further makes me believe itís in the software and not the camera itself


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The backup lines are part of the Software, not the camera, so even if you replace the camera, it will not give you the backup lines. I believe 2011 or 2012 to 2014 did not get the backup guide lines, as GM changed the supplier for the radio during that time. They returned in 2015. This was a deciding factor when I chose my 2015 over a similar 2014.

As another user mentioned, you may be able to upgrade to the newer radio, but it may require dealer programming, and is currently uncharted territory.
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I haven't been able to register and as such haven't replied to this just yet, I know it is an old thread but I just having bought a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox refused to believe this was part of the Software as that shouldn't determine gridlines although yes I know it does play a part as well. I found an aftermarket camera with a piece of hardware built in to manually adjust gridlines from the camera itself and after some trial and error was able to get it working and fully functional WITH gridlines. If I can ever register I'll provide more detail and a link to the camera I bought off Amazon for like $20.

Hmm, after saying all that it seems to "quick reply" it gives me a short registration form, hopefully it works haha..
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Thanks for sharing the information..
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So I have an update, and a request for some help figuring out an issue with installing said camera,
Also as promised here is the link for the camera purchased:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Now to the issue, the way the default camera is wired there are 2 power supply lines, one constant and one that activates when put in reverse iirc to talk back to the radio. The only way I could hook the camera up is by combining both lines into one and then wire in the new camera. This "does" work, until you turn the car off and hit the radio power to turn on while parked this then causes that wire to short which in turn keeps the reverse lights powered on at ALL times. Now I haven't tested yet but I'm sure if I unplugged and plugged the cam back in it should in theory reset that mess and work until you repeat the process.

So the question I have, is there a way I can run those wires into the one line provided by the camera without them shorting out?
Quick Google possibly a Current Doubler type setup? I'm not good with electrical wiring although I know enough to fix things..

After I hear this forums thoughts my next goal would be to jerry rig part of the control module for the reverse lines into the OEM Camera and route the constant power through it leaving the power on reverse line to route directly to the camera.

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