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Rear View Safety Backup Camera System Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

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How to Install the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System Ion a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox


Shane: Hi I'm Shane with etrailer.com. Today you're going to be taking a look, I'm going to walk you through the installation on the RBS rearview safety backup camera on our 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.There's a lot of benefits to adding a rear camera to your vehicle if you don't already have one. Maybe you have kids, maybe you have pets. You just want to make sure you're safe when you're backing out of your driveway. Maybe you have a trailer. Adding a camera is going to make it a lot easier when hooking up to that coupler.This is what our camera and monitor's going to look like when it's installed.

It's going to give us a 4.3 inch color LCD monitor. It's going to give us guidelines. Tell us the distance in meters, how far or close we are to objects. This is also going to have audible alerts. This is going to have a little bit of a shade here.

It's going to help keep the glare off the screen. This is going to be a no drill mount on the screen itself. It's going to have sticky tape on the bottom of the spring, so you can really mount it wherever you want on the dash. It's a pretty simple plug in application.There's a couple things I'm going to suggest when installing this camera in your vehicle. I would suggest a fuse tap, a spade connector, two ring terminals, three butt connectors, and about six foot of extra wire.

You can find all of those here at etrailer.com.Now if we hook it up to AB1, it's going to give us our visual and our guidelines, but it's not going to give us the audible alarms and it's also not going to give us the distance in meters. If you want the audible alarms, you're going to hook it up to AB2. Which will give you again your audible alarms and your distance in meters. Whichever one you choose to do, I suggest just wrapping the plug in tape, so that the plugs don't come apart.What we do is we're going to simulate backing our vehicle up. I'm going to have somebody walk up towards the camera screen or towards the camera.

What you're going to notice is the green line, yellow line, and red line. As it hits the yellow line, you're going to get a beeping tone. As it hits the red, it's going to go a solid tone. This is telling you that you're getting closer. It's also going to show the distance in meters. Have our green line, distance in meters. Yellow line and our tone change. Let's us know when we're close to an object. And as we move away from it, our tone goes away and our distance changes.This is what our camera looks like when it's mounted on our vehicle. It's going to use existing holes for our license plate. It's going to be a watertight seal on the casing. These are your two sensors. You're going to have an adjustable camera and it's going to give you 120 degrees of view.To start our installation, we're going to first mount our monitor. We want to find a location on the dash that is not going to interrupt our sight when we're driving. We're going to have some two sided sticky tape that's already installed on the bottom of the screen or the monitor. We'll peel off the paper and I'm going to stick it right about here. Press it into place. One thing I will suggest is if you like to use Armor All on your dash. Make sure you take some rubbing alcohol and clean off the spot where you're going to put it or else this is not going to stick very good.Once you get it cleaned off, stick your camera screen. And then we're going to come over here to this small panel on the side and we're going to pop this out. Take a plastic trim panel tool. Pry it out just like that and we'll set it aside. We're going to take our wires, I'm going to feed them right behind our panel or A pillar, just like that. So you're going to have a long plug, long set of wire. One ends going to have a yellow plug and a black one. The other end is going to have a black plug, a red wire, and a black wire. This is going to run to the back to the camera.So because we have a hatch and we have to go inside of it. We're going to make our connection here. We're going to take our yellow plug that's going to go into AB1. Black wire, black plug, it's only going to go in one way. We're going to have a short wire with a red end and a red and black. This is going to be our power for our monitor and our ground. We're going to take this, we're going to come up behind the dash and plug it in right here.You can do this a couple ways. There's a panel down here on the bottom you can remove the panel. I think they're seven or eight millimeter bolts. Or you can take a wire hanger or airline tube and we're going to feed it up. We'll come right out this side here. Take our plug, tape it onto whatever we're using. Feed it just like that. Plug this into red. Then we're going to tape our plugs together and make sure they're not going to come apart. Put this back down through. We're going to take this, we're going to route it to the back. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to take it and I'm going to go up. I'm going to push it in along the top, right underneath my headliner all the way to the back of the vehicle.If you pull this strip back, this seal. You can actually see there's a gap. Take this, pull this off. Take our wires and we're just going to tuck them in just like that. Put this back in, hold my wires in place and just work our way all the way to the back of the vehicle. Here on the inside, take it and just going to tuck it in like this. When we get to our back door seam, we're going to do that same thing we did on the front door.Here at the back we have our camera wire. It's going to be hooked into your camera, which is going to have to be run up into the hatch because our license plate mounts on the hatch. We have our power wire, which has to hook into the reverse light signal, which is over here. We have our ground wire, which really we can put it anywhere on metal. What I'm going to do is I'm going to have to extend this because I'm going to have to route this up through here. I'm going to remove this panel and route it over here.So I'm just going to take some extra wire. I just happen to have some of this laying around. I'm going to use white, doesn't really matter which color. I'm going to strip this back just a little bit because this wire's thinner. I'm going to double it over. And I used a small butt connector. And I'll take some electrical tape, tape that.Next we need to get inside this panel. Remove the floor coverings. We're going to remove this little panel here. We're just going to pull up on it. We'll set it aside. We're going to have a couple tiedowns we need to remove. We need to pop these up. If you take a pick or a small screwdriver, pick like this. We're going to use a T30 star bit. Get this one out. We're going to take our panel and pull out on it like this. Right up here it's going to have . pop that cover off. You're going to have a small nut there, seven millimeter socket, remove the nut.We determined through testing with a light tester, that this green wire right is going to be our reverse light signal. But before tying into this signal or this wire, we're going to get our wires ran up into the hatch and get them plugged into the camera to make sure that our wire that we added on is going to be long enough. So from here, we're going to have a screw here we need to take out. It's going to be a Phillips. I'm going to go ahead and take this one off too. So it'll just give me a little extra space to pull down on the headliner. Pull on our headliner like this. And you see this rubber boot that runs up. We're actually going to take our wire and come through our headliner like this. We got to take this end, get it through that boot and up inside of here.So now we're going to remove these panels. Just pull down on them, they should pop loose. Set this aside. And then for this panel we should be able to just pull it down. Looks like right inside this handle there's a cap. We have another star bit there we need to remove. Once you get the bolt out, just work our way around and start popping our panel loose, like that. And then we'll set it aside.We're going to pop this off. We're going to pop this one off here like that. We're going to take our pull wire that we used in the front. We're going to run it down through there and come out the other side. And then we're going to tape this end to it and pull it back up through. Now that I got my pull wire through, this is going to be probably the most difficult part is getting this through there. Not so much here in the middle. It's on the two ends and right around these bends.What we're going to try to do, try and make this as even as possible with the width of our pull wire. Start up here at the top with my tape. Make sure it's got a good hold on it. Start pulling those through. Just like that, that gives me plenty of wire. So I can untape this.Now we're going to take our plug, come underneath our headliner. Come up like this. We need to get this end through there and up. So because it's tight, what I'm going to do. Take some electrical tape. We're going to do the same thing, again pull wire. I'm going to start up like this. Try to make it as even as possible all the way down around the end here and back up. Then we'll start feeding it through. Then we need to come up through this hole out of the top.So what I did is I took my pull wire, taped it onto the end of my plug that's going up. I'm going to feed it up this through my inside panel like that. Remove our license plate. I'm going to take a 13/32" drill bit. I'm going to drill a hole right here. Take our camera wire, make sure it's going to fit. It's just perfect. Take my camera, I'm going to pre-mount it up here. Use our existing bolts. Now we've got our wire run through. On the end of it, it's going to have arrows. We're going to match the two arrows, push it together. I'm going to go ahead and tape these two also.Now that I've got my camera hooked up, all my wires ran, I zip tied them to this existing wiring. I put a ring terminal on my ground wire. I'm actually going to ground it right here on the body since this is all going to be covered up by the panel. Take a small ring terminal.I ran my wires to follow this existing wiring down. Added a ring terminal to my ground wire and I'm just going to ground it right inside here, because it's going to be underneath the panel. Just take a self tapper. Like that. Now I can take the rest of this. I'm actually going to bundle it together, zip tie it. I'm going to tuck it right down in this pocket here. Take this, pop it back on. Pop this one back on. Route our white wire right down like this. We'll take our green wire. Get some of this tape pulled off here. Go ahead, cut it. Strip back both ends. Add on a butt connector. Set in my white wire. Take these two, tie them together. Crimp them together like that.Now we can reinstall our panels. If these little white tabs come off and they get stuck in here, just pull them off. It's going to make it a little easier to put the panel on. Take a trim panel tool or a screwdriver, pop them off and put them back on the panel first before you put it back in place.Now that we've got all our panels back in place, I'm going to take some RTB silicone. I'm going to seal this hole, keep any water from getting inside. So now we need to hook our power wire up from our monitor to a fuse. I picked this fuse right down here. It's a five amp fuse. And when testing it, you want to make sure that it has no power when the keys are off, only gets power when the key is turned on. This is to the radio. You're going to put on a fuse tap. It's going to look like this. You're going to slide it right over one of the pins and reinstall the fuse.We're going to take our red wire. You're going to add on a spade connector. We'll put it right on to that fuse tap. And then our ground wire we just grounded right here. Again, we added a ring terminal there. We had to add a little bit of an extension of wire to make it over here because the length of it was not long enough. Now we can tuck all this back in, right inside our panel.Now with everything hooked up, we'll go ahead and start the car. Put it in reverse. Make sure our camera comes on. And there's our camera. Again, I'm Shane with etrailer.com. I hope this video has helped you whether you're still deciding or installing the RBS rear back up camera on your 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.