Tag Archive: IX35


I have been looking around for a new headunit for my car and not been able to find one that does what I need. Having Raspberry Pi’s and a Prusa i3 printer sitting around, I thought it should try building one.

For this I am using  Raspberry pi2 (yeh, old hat now) and a 7″ Waveshare touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution.

After 2 days of updates I have just found out that my distro is out of date!

Oh well time to upgrade.

My 2011 IX35 didn’t have the reverse camera or dvd head unit. These things are wonderful when there are small cars around. Because I was missing the dvd navigator head unit needed for the cameras display I needed another option.

I ordered this kit for ebay seller Bostrala (recomended by a few Hyundai owners) Reverse camera and monitor

This kit is the easiest way to install a reverse camera. consisting of a camera, transmitter, receiver and monitor for only £32, this is cheep.

Once the kit arrived I set about attacking my car, this turned out to be a simple affair. All I needed for this was

  • Screwdriver (flathead)
  • Crimp tool,
  • Draw Tape
  • Side cutters
  • Knife
  • Insulation Tape,
  • Red crimp ferrels

All I did was pop the tail gate trim pannel, and popped out the existing number plate lights (both sides). I then removed the fitting from the bulb mount and pushed the cable through to the second light before pushing the new module into the slot.

Pull out the rubber gland and cut a slot. push the cameras wiring through the gland and wrap in tape. replace gland and second numberplate light. Now find somewhere to secure the transmitter and wrap in tape. Connect the transmitter and camera together and run the power lead over to the tailgates lights. On the UK model IX35 the drivers side rear/reverse light has 3 wires (Black, yellow and red) the red goes to the reverse light and the yellow to the rear light. Cut and crimp the transmitter to the black and red, tape up the excess wire and check the wiring works by popping the car into reverse (someone will need to look at the transmitter to see if the blue led lights up. Once that works it time for the receiver and monitor. I am intending to get the dvd navigator headunit at some point so only made a temp adapter for the aux socket (ciggy lighter for the smokers)I connected the monitor and transmitter leads together, ran them down between the Headunit and passenger air vent.

Once everything was connected together and working (YAY!) i replaced the tailgate trim and with some effort (you need to push down the trim while pushing it towards the wind screen) put centre console top cover back.

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