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    Back up camera

    I would like to install a backup camera in my 2011 Kia Soul Plus.

    Has anyone done this?

    Was it difficult?

    What brand would be the best to buy?

    So many questions - now for you to answer!!!!!

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    Im in the same boat as you. I bought a back up camera at advanced auto a while back for like $20.

    Problem is that you have to wire the camera to the reverse lighting wires.

    The camera is supposed to mount on the license plate, but thats far from the lights of the soul.

    I was thinking of attaching the camera inside the vehicle, like to the third brake light.

    Then the wiring problem again. I dont see how to get to reverse lights wires without making holes etc..

    Im not sure if there is a good way to do it.

    All I can think of is wiring it to third brake light and running wire up front to a toggle switch to turn camera on and off. Not that thats ideal

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    do a search...there are some very good old threads on this.
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    I did a search and found absolutely nothing about installing a rear-view camera
    Last edited by jacobbones; 07-01-2011 at 05:56 AM.

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    i have the standard rear view camera and its crap. its mounted outside and too low down, so it gets filthy and the pic is distorted. Some one on here has mounted it under the rear brake light and inside the car .... so the rear wiper cleans its view and being higher offers a better view.... though you do lose the dead close rear bumper view. There is an old thread about it, but it dosent go into the technicalitioes of fitment... just the concept.
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    I recently had the trim pieces off / loose in the rear of the wife's Soul, and you should be able to get to the backup light wiring on the driver's side pretty easy. Didn't look at how easy it would be to get to the license plate area -- but you could probably get the wiring up to the rear hatch without making any holes.

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    Plate on the Soul is to low to be worth mounting the camera on.
    I've seen commercial versions of rear view camera and they usually
    mount on top of trailers or van roofs.
    I'm leaning that way. With the Antenna already there it shouldn't look
    to bad. It would stay much cleaner up there.

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