You would have to cut into the bottom of chrome GMC piece on the '08 just like mmal4 did on his '07. I've looked - there is no hole there for the backup camera.schaefsn said:Do you even need to do any cutting if you are adding the camera to a 2008? Is the rear door plate the same in all of them whether there is a camera or not?
Actually, the factory wiring probably IS there. Coming from the Avalanche site, one thing the General does is make all the wiring harnesses the same. That way even if you wanted to add factory items AFTER the fact, you could and most would be plug-n-play (with some BCM software updates). You'ld be surprized what's already wired up in there. (If you didn't get Factory Nav but wanted it, there plenty of take-offs on eBay that are ready to go.)loach said:I can't imagine that the wiring will be there when the camera module isn't, but I'll sure let you know if I find anything! I'm gettting close to deciding whether to add the OEM navigation or an aftermarket system, so I actually might be tearing the hatch apart in the next couple weeks to add a backup camera.
Of course, that assumes I'll be smart enough to recognize it if it's there, and I'm not exactly a wiring expert....
Well, I took it apart last weekend to install my backup camera. Didn't see any extra wiring harnesses inside the hatch unfortunately.schaefsn said:I am wondering if the wiring harness addition is already there in the 2008? It seems that it would cost more money to manufacture multiple wiring harnesses and choose the right one each time than it would to install the single harness and not use all of the pieces. I know that is how it was on my Jeep. Just a thought.
Let me know when you take the back door apart to find out ;D
That's the camera module referred to earlier in this thread. It isn't there on Acadias that weren't ordered with the factory navigation. I've looked in the rear jack compartments of Acadias sitting side-by-side at the dealership as well as my own. '08 Acadias with nav have the box, while those without nav don't have it.chavey said:Did you happen to look in the left rear jack storage area. There's a small box down in the bottom left that has a harness assy that includes the Camera wire (green wire). See if that's there.
I think no one with an '07 has had success having the nav unit flashed. Several of us with '08s have had it done, including me. The PAC unit definitely sounds like the only viable answer for '07 owners.rae0568 said:From my understanding, no one has had success with having the nav unit flashed. I purchased the PAC unit ($259.99) and the Sanyo CCA-BC200 camera ($246.88). This camera has three viewing angles which can be selected by the driver, one eliminates the fish-eye view all together. With the Sanyo camera (12V), all you have to do is run the camera wire to the supplied interface box and from the interface to the PAC unit. Using a multimeter, I located the green reverse wire and (+12V) yellow accessory wire under the driver side console. I was able to install the PAC unit and Sanyo camera in under 2 hours, from start to finish. I mounted my camera in the center of the vehicle instead of off angle. I will post pictures soon.