Some of us aren't lucky enough to find a V with the tech package, so here's an install guide for the backup camera.
This would have made my life a lot easier, so I hope that this can help you guys out.
Install an Aftermarket Camera in the Veloster
This install is not super easy. You're going to have to take apart parts of your car, take out your head unit, tap wires and reassemble. If this seems like it's over your head, do yourself a favor and go to Best Buy. They'll install it for $75.
You're probably going to break one thing or another, so just make sure you're up for that.
The first step is to order your camera. I went with this OEM one from Auto Spa Tech: Hyundai Veloster Factory Fit Backup / Rear View Camera
Not only were they the cheapest deal for the camera, but their service is outstanding. If you run into any problems, they cna walk you right through it. The owner even helped me out on Sunday, even though they were closed. These guys are definitely the place to buy from.
This housing replaces your left licesnse light camera. No drilling is required for the install.
The nice thing about this install is that you don't really need much. You will need:
- Pry tool (perfereably plastic so you don't scratch things up like I did)
- Documents and pictures printed out - Print these PDF's- Files.zip it will make your life a lot easier. These are Hyundai's instructions (props to x_Diesel_x)
First thing to do is layout all your components and make sure everything is there. Get everything together and don't start unless you have everything (inculding the taps).
Take apart the Car
Next step is to take apart the car. This is pretty easy, just be careful and consult with the PDF's above on how to remove certain plastic parts.
Start by taking out all of the parts to the trunk, including the cover that lifts up.
Remove the screws to take out the hooks. This will allow the side panels to be opened slightly
Take off the rear panel
Use your pry tool to carefully lift up this panel. All of the plastic pins are on top. Once this is off, remove the screws underneath that are holding the side panels in place.
I actually cracked mine because I pulled it from the side (bad idea)
Once that's all off you should have something like this
Rear door trim
Pry off the rear door trim.
You'll need to take one screw out for this step, it's pretty annoying to get to since you have to pull back the seat cushion.
This Panel also comes off pretty easily with your pry tool
Remove the Glove Box
This is actually the easiest step in the world and requires no tools.
Removing the Center Fascia
- Turn the two locks on the sides of the glove box counter clockwise and pull them out
- The little bar on the right is hooked up to this little pin. Pull it off so the glove box can fall down further.
- The glove box is connected via 2 hinges with a plastic pin in the middle, just reach in and pull the pins out with your fingers
This is one of the most annoying parts of this install. You have to take off the vent assembly in order to get to the head unit.
The best way to do this is to start on the top of the passenger side with your pry tool just in the corner closest to the cd drive. It will be tough to get off, and you will have to yank a little (but don't be too aggressive or you may damage the piece.
Be careful that you don't screw up the dash like I did
Remove the head unit
Once the vent is out and the plugs are unplugged, you'll have to remove 4 screws to remove the head unit. Make sure they don't fall when you take the out.
Wire it up and Test the camera
Read the instructions that came and hook up your camera harness to the plug that is on the bottom left of the head unit. The yellow compnent cable hooks up to the camera for the video feed
All of the above wiring directions are relating to the rightmost cable harness on the right of the head unit to hook up the Low Voltage Trigger Module
Low Voltage Trigger Module
This guy controls the show, and must be hooked up exactly as directed. This is not easy if you have never done this sort of thing before.
Yellow- Power - 24V Constant
Black - Ground for Camera and taps into ground connector
Blue- Power to camera (red)
Green - CAN LO (Pin 24)
Do not hook up the camera to the reverse tail light, it won't work (believe me, I tried).
Use the included wire taps to hook this guy up to the wires that are coming out of that main harness.
Turn on the car and test
If you hooked up everything right, when you put the car in reverse, you'll see the camera image.
If that doesn't work, try the reset button on the head unit. If it still doesn't work, try, try again, until you have to go to Best Buy (like I did)
Install the camera
Disconnect all of the wires to the camera and head to the back of the car.
Use your pry tool to remove the left license plate light. It should pop right out.
Spin the light bulb feed counter clockwise until you can pull the bulb right our of the housing. Put that housing aside.
Insert the bulb into the camera housing and turn clockwise to lock it in place.
Run the Wires
You will need to run 3 wires from the back of the car to the head unit
Run the wires from:
- Video Feed Wire (included)
- Camera Power (not included)
- Camera Ground (not included)
Once you feed the wires in there, you'll have to crawl under the rear bumper to pull them through the license plate light hole.
- Behind the dash,
- Through the back of the glove box
- Under the passenger door
- Under the rear door
- behind the back seats
- Over to the driver side
- Through that side Panel
- Into this small little gomet covered by a rubber sealant on the back of the car
Hook Up the Camera
Hook up the camera and pop it into place. It should look like this.
Make sure you don't have extra slack dangling under your bumper. Use zipties to secure any wire slack.
Test again and Close her up.
Test the camera one more time to make sure all is good.
Screw the head unit back in and put all of those plastic pieces back on. Reassemble your trunk and you're good to go!
The camera is really great and well worth the investment. The car doesn't have such great visibility in the rear and this really helps you get every inch out of your parking spots.
I highly reccomend putting one into your car. If you're uncomfortable doing the install, let the pros do it for a couple of bucks more. You can really screw up in the process (like I did by blowing a fuse and totally killing the head unit).
Have fun and enjoy!