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    Default 2012 Mazda3 GT OEM backup camera interface, dash cam and tints

    Hello everyone,

    I had this posted in the I.C.E section however I was getting no response as a result I thought of posting it here.

    We just bought a 2012 Mazda3 GT which has a gt-e package (navigation, bsm, push button start). My wife will be mainly driving it. While she is liking the car for the most part. Our condo has a tight parking spot and notice she has issues backing in and out. I inquired with Cobra/Audioheaven regarding an OEM interface where the navi screen (crappy small one) can be used as a camera. Audioheaven said, they don't have one such solution however cobra said that one of their staff got it done so they have a way around. They quoted me 450 for backup camera install (utilizes mazda camera and some canbus wiring but wouldn't provide any more details), 250 for tints and 400 for forward and reverse dash cam. They maybe able to give me a deal for under 1000 for everything installed.

    My main question is has anyone done the backup camera integration on the OEM display (tiny screen). I came across a company from austrailia but it appears they are no longer is business. Thanks again for all your help

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    Default Re: 2012 Mazda3 GT OEM backup camera interface, dash cam and tints

    I think it would be easier to get a double DIN unit, as a bonus you can get something with CarPlay/AA.

    Also, you can get a mirror with camera from Auto Links, they says from $450 installed (less TM3 discount!): https://auto-links.ca/custom-audio/
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    I had an aftermarket 8" deck and I couldn't adjust my parking based on that view. I sold the whole thing after 3 years. On Mazda 3 screen,

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiviuTincu View Post
    I had an aftermarket 8" deck and I couldn't adjust my parking based on that view. I sold the whole thing after 3 years. On Mazda 3 screen,

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    Interesting! I never thought it would be that difficult. Thank you for your perspective. Perhaps I will look at Sebi's solution. Scarborough is quite a way from me but how much discount do we get?

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    Default 2012 Mazda3 GT OEM backup camera interface, dash cam and tints

    I didn't know the top screen could be used for backup camera. I would like to see this in action some day.

    Right now I do have a camera wired up to the 2013 nav unit installed in my 2010 speed.

    But I am not the mastermind behind that, I just know it has a regular camera you can get from amazon, wired to the 5.5" touchscreen from the 2013 tech package car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddie1337 View Post
    I didn't know the top screen could be used for backup camera. I would like to see this in action some day.

    Right now I do have a camera wired up to the 2013 nav unit installed in my 2010 speed.

    But I am not the mastermind behind that, I just know it has a regular camera you can get from amazon, wired to the 5.5" touchscreen from the 2013 tech package car.

    Apparently, cobra specialist indicated that it can be done. I will be getting the work done next week and if all goes well then I will post the pics here. I do however like your setup. Thanks again for sharing.

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    Default Re: 2012 Mazda3 GT OEM backup camera interface, dash cam and tints

    Quote Originally Posted by Reddie1337 View Post
    I didn't know the top screen could be used for backup camera. I would like to see this in action some day.

    Right now I do have a camera wired up to the 2013 nav unit installed in my 2010 speed.

    But I am not the mastermind behind that, I just know it has a regular camera you can get from amazon, wired to the 5.5" touchscreen from the 2013 tech package car.

    So Cobra1 was wrong and they thought that 2012/2013 had the same setup. Anyway, I really like your setup. How easy was it to integrate the 2013 nav screen into your 2010 speed. I am hoping the install shouldn't be much different on a 2012 gt.

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