Also want to sus out a reverse camera that displays on the rear view mirror - two birds to kill here, till make parking easier if mrs Ronin drives and ill get some insulation installed when routing wiring.
I think Husky fitted a rear view camera to his car recently.
With wireless though, all the wiring is exactly the same, except for the rca cable that you need to route front to back. You still need to supply power to the mirror, which will involve getting behind the headliner. And you run the risk of it perhaps dropping out if the signal or poor quality video, depending on the quality of the bluetooth. While you're going behind the headliner, you may as well run an rca cable.
Unless you just want to plug it in to the cigarette lighter, but that will look pretty crap with the wire hanging there.
I used a Gator kit that super cheap auto sells. I removed the adjustable brackets on the mirror, and then used a good quality double sided tape to fix it to my stock mirror. The cable then runs along the stock mount and tucks under the headliner. I have a one piece headliner too, so it was easy. You can run the cables up the a pillar if you have the a pillar pieces like i do, very easy. Much easier than a stock headliner where you would have to run the cables from the rear pillars.
So spent last night beginning my wiring project. With all the aftermarket systems that iI'm now running in the car, and with the further additions that I'm planning, I want to centralise the majority of the control modules to on location and tidy up the various relays and power sources.
So I've Bluetooth amp and gear vendors control unit in the trunk, and over the next few days ill start relocating the Dakota Digital and MSD units aft as well.
So hit a bit of a milestone the other night! Drove down to Wollongong and hit 1000km on the odometer! Pretty stoked. Prior to taking the car off the road 4 years ago I never drove it as much as I should've, mainly due to that niggling feeling that it wasn't totally reliable.
But with the upgrades - TBI, intank fuel pumps, disc brakes, all the suspension upgrades etc its really given me a lot more confidence in the car.
Now the next thing (after or concurrently) is getting the ac up and running. Sitting in traffic at Brigthon Le Sands with my boxer in the back panting his little heart out wasn't fun with the interal temps at around 30 degrees wasn't fun..
I've got the Vintage Air Gen IV unit instalted and new condenser ready to go. Last pieces of the puzzle are ( I guess..) a compressor, bracketry and running lines. Has anyone used the Vintage Air kit? could you provide serial numbers / part number of the bits I don't have?
So decided to jump into the little wiring project that I was thinking about. Primarily because I really want to make some progress on getting the GV unit in and I if I get the wiring in and routed to its required location then it'll save some time on the back end.
Now, everyones favourite things! Photos!!
So after about 30 minutes had the majority of the interior removed - I'm getting pretty quick at this stuff now!
This is also going to allow me to tidy up some of the things that have been bugging me for a while - fitting the dash cluster correctly, trying to get the kick panels set so they don't impinge on the door cards etc.
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Each should be seated deep enough to be out of plain sight, especially if mounted high in the hole. And I believe that GV offers a splitter switch that mounts on the shift lever of a manual trans, so that'll be the next thing to get rid of the floor mounted dimmer-esq switch.
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