How to install the back up camera for Suzuki SX4

Recently we have a customer who installed a back up camera for Suzuki SX4, we appreciate our customers sharing his experiences when installed the camera and would like to share his experience with anyone who don’t know how to install it.  He has installed a suzuki sx4 dvd/gps unit and a back up camera for suzuki sx4 hatchback.

Below are his detailed instructions.

This is a ‘must have’ when buying the DVD/GPS unit. The connections are straight forward, but the install does take some time. First connect one end of the 15’ cable with an RCA plug (and RED wire) at both ends, to the RCA jack (CAMERA-AV-IN) on the unit. The RED wire connects to the BACK wire on the rear of the unit.

Next, lower the steering wheel and unsnap the cover on the left side of the steering wheel. Then fish the rest of the cable over to the left side cover. Then under the door sill cover, behind the floor seat-belt anchor, the rear door sill cover, up under the rubber molding on the back fender well. Then unhook the upper part of the cover over the little window behind the rear door. Fish the cable over to the rear hatch. Remove the cover on the inside of the hatch so wires and cables are visible. Rather than trying the impossible task of fishing the cable through the boot connecting the hatch to the car, I notched both ends of where the boot attaches. Then fish the cable up the left side of the hatch to where it will be available to plug into the rear camera. Next I took off the left tail light unit. Connect a 6’ wire to the red and black wires of the backup light. The other end will be fished up behind the little window to the backup camera. The black end of the wire will be connected to the black wire on the backup camera. The red end of the wire will be connected to the red wire on the end of the RCA plug AND the red wire from the backup camera.

To install the camera, remove the 4 nuts from the long cover over the license plate. Then unplug the license plate light.
NOTE: put some sort of tool in the loop where the hatch latches when closed…otherwise, you won’t be able to open the hatch with that light wire unplugged. Then remove the left light. (I did not reinstall the left license light.)
You’ll have to Dremel-alter the camera to fit in the license plate cover. This will take some time and patience. When it finally fits, reconnect the cover with the 4 nuts, replace the left tail light, and any covers that were loosened.

NOTE: All wires should be soldered and taped. Be careful when removing or replacing any covers or panels.
Once you have the backup camera functioning, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it!

Though that’s a detailed installation instruction for the Suzuki SX4 back up camera, please install it carefully, if you are still not good at the installation, we suggest you asking a professional mechanic to do that for you.

Below is a picture showing you how to connect our BMW camera, including all wires connection, the wires connection are more or less the same as the Suzuki SX4 back up camera.

suzuki sx4 rear camera installation

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