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I think I've got everything else worked out for an android had unit to replace the h290 radio radio in my 2002 Sonata GLS, but I have to get the camera cable to the back. It's thin, flexible, 3c, round. I want to follow the antenna cable on the driver's side. I have the covers off in the trunk. I have cut the cable and will splice it back inside the trunk, near the reverse lamp. So i want to feed the wire from front to back. I don't readily see how to get into the wire passage, except near the driver's seat. I would like not to disassemble the interior just to learn.
Any tips how to push or fish it through more easily? Must I remove the rear seat side and bottom? If so, how?
 

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To answer my own question - it's done and satisfactory. Antenna took a bad route under console and driver's seat, so i ran the camera cable across under the dash and through or along the driver's-side wiring under the doors. The provided cable was too short, so i had to splice in some extra 3c cable (used audio patch cord). Splicing should be done with solder, and insulation with heart shrink tube, where possible.

The rear seat had to go. First removed the small fold-down portion. Must remove the outside hinge from the body, as it retains other things. Otherwise you can unscrew the seatbacks from the hinge.

Then you have easy access to remove two screws for the seat bottom. Then find two forward clip releases at the front base of the seats, push in, pull up.
Then remove the screw that holds the side cushion and push up, off hook.

Pull soft door moldings/seals away from door bottoms. Pull rigid upper covers out carefully and straight, for least harm to fasteners. Pry step moldings up carefully and straight, same reason.

There are conduits under the step moldings. You can use them or go around them. Use stiff wire with tape to tease the cable through the back deck, alongside the antenna cable. Use tie-wraps where you must to keep the cable out of harm's way.

Splice the black wire from video power to a black wire on the trunk, because the trunk is not grounded. Splice the red wire to the red wire on the video cable. Cut the video cable generously to follow other cables to the reverse lamp. Tease it through the trunk conduit. Splice the red conductor to the reverse lamp+ and the red conductor in the cable going forward. Splice the yellow (video) and black (ground) through. Connect the red to reverse "backup" at the head unit.

Check all the molding clips. You'll have to reshape some of them to reuse them. Assemble seats and covers and moldings in reverse.
 

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I bought a kit with a radio transmitter for the backup cam, and a receiver to plug into the head unit. I haven't installed it yet. Still, I need to get into that area myself, as my rear speakers are completely shot.

I'd like to power my camera all the time. Is there a full-time +12v line in the trunk lid bundle or do I need to fish it from somewhere else?
 

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Assuming same application, no. But you might use something closer than the dash:
1) reverse lamp to power it up just when needed
2) acc+ at the power amp behind the right rear wheel
3) maybe b+ (i think) at the trunk lid light switch at the (lower) latch ring.
 

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Assuming same application, no. But you might use something closer than the dash:
1) reverse lamp to power it up just when needed
2) acc+ at the power amp behind the right rear wheel
3) maybe b+ (i think) at the trunk lid light switch at the (lower) latch ring.
Thanks for that. I figured I'd just have to get in there with a meter; but at least now I've got some places to look. Mine's a GL, so probably no amp, but the wiring might be there.
 

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Easiest is the reverse lamp, because closest to the lid route and easy access. Jury-rig it to see if just-in-time power works for you.
Second is the lid switch because close. But it may be on at all times, which would drain your battery. The wire probably passes through the left lamp bundle.
If your car didn't come with the h290 radio (double height CD and cassette) then you have no external power amp. i imagine you will have a bypass harness where it would be. Should be easy to remove, splice into the acc+ (red), and reinstall.
 
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