How to Install Front and Rear Cameras

One of the biggest hassles faced by Aston Martin owners is the simple act of parking. Whether it's a case of the constant struggle of tight garages or parking spots, or the fear of simply misjudging where a curb is, there's always a concern in the back of our minds of what could happen if we hit something with our beloved cars. The car designs make it that much worse: the manual gearboxes have a very steep reverse gear, and the Sportshift gearboxes tend to lurch a bit and can be difficult to control at very slow speeds. Regardless of which gearbox you have, it's pretty much impossible to see the front of the car. Thanks to a gentleman named James over in England, we now have a way to deal with these issues!

DISCLAIMER: As always, follow all safety protocols. Don't undertake this task if you aren't comfortable with it and fully understand it. You are ultimately responsible for anything you do. Neither Redpants, LLC or myself is responsible or liable for anything that may occur.

Here's a video showing the functionality of the front and rear cameras James installed in my grey 2007 V8 Vantage.

NOTE: There are a lot of variations within Aston Martins. There can sometimes be variations even within a single building year for a single model! Because of that, this guide is meant only to cover some basics. There may be some differences for your car.

[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

Needed
Front and Rear Camera Installation Kit
Philips-head screwdriver
Drill and bit
Plastic trim tools
About 4 hours

Step 1
Remove the arm rest and lower console panel.

Step 2

 

Front Cam Leads.jpg
Rear Cam Leads.jpg

This bullet connector grounds to the chassis using an existing stud.

Ground under armrest.jpg

Wires from the CEM:

Red and Black from Front.jpg

Wires coming from the switches:

Toggle Switch.jpg

Red and black twisted pair from the rear of the car:

Twisted Pair from Rear.jpg