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#1 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 11:11 PM
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Ok, I just installed a rearview mirror today in the Z. It took about 2 hours, because I took my time taking everything apart and running the wires. It was a very easy install and was very inexpensive. Camera + Local pickup from ebay distributor = $45. I don't feel like making a write-up so if anyone plans to this or has any questions feel free to PM me. BTW, it is wired to a reverse signal so it automatically comes on when I put the car in reverse. Here are a couple pics.


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Ok, I just installed a rearview mirror today in the Z. It took about 2 hours, because I took my time taking everything apart and running the wires. It was a very easy install and was very inexpensive. Camera + Local pickup from ebay distributor = $45. I don't feel like making a write-up so if anyone plans to this or has any questions feel free to PM me. BTW, it is wired to a reverse signal so it automatically comes on when I put the car in reverse. Here are a couple pics.


Looks good How is the quality. I've been debating getting one. Do you have a smoked tag cover? Does the camera fit well over it?

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The quality is better than I expected for such a cheap unit, but not the best. I'm sure the ones over $100 would have better quality. I do have a smoked tag cover and I had to pick up some longer bolts to make it work, but fitment is perfect
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I like the feature of it coming on automatically when backing.

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looks good. kind of off topic, but where did you get those black emblems from? i was thinking about going with black wheels for my car and if i do i want to replace my emblems with some black ones, possibly the black pearl emblems for courtesy nissan

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I actually had issues with Courtesy Parts, so that emblem is Courtesy black pearl that I spray painted black. I have the courtesy parts one on the front and it looks awesome, but the rear, which I bought a year later from them, didn't match at all. It was as though they just painted the factory emblem gray. Courtesy Parts wasn't willing to exchange the part for me (after having already waiting 3 weeks for it to arrive), even after sending them pictures of it next to the other one I had bought from them...
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well that sucks. so i guess i should either just paint mine or order all of them at once

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yeah, maybe I just got one from a bad batch...but it didn't look too bad, so if they all matched I would've been fine with it
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yeah, maybe I just got one from a bad batch...but it didn't look too bad, so if they all matched I would've been fine with it
What did you have to remove to install this? Some people said you have to remove the rear bumper cover, hopefully that is not the case. Did you have to drill any holes?
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I didn't have to remove the bumper or drill anything. All I had to remove was the trunk plastic on the right side and the head unit to run the wires. And also, there is a hole in the bumper in middle of the license plate area that lines up with a rubber grommet in the trunk, so you just have to cut a small hole in the grommet and run the wires right through
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