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I bought my Q30 in 2018 and am amazed at the level of gadgets that it is fitted with - that is apart from the rear camera which mine does not have. I have bought a kit but really would like to have the camera show up on the screen rather than have to have another screen . Is there the electronic link to interface the camera into the screen?? I assume this would be a video line that is free - does anyone know if this exists on the Business Exec model Q30 1,5 built 2017.???
 

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Hi Simple Sailor, great to have you onboard here 馃榿 excuse the pun there 馃枑
I think you are correct, I think if you have the 7" screen and you delve into the service menu it may be possible to change /activate the correct parameter in the car diagnostic menu so it will display a VGA input whilst in reverse.
I think you may not have the parking assist lines but you may see an image.

I will see if I can find the correct menu...

Hope this helps. Cornish 馃憤
Hi Cornish Blue,
Well that was a nice surprise - thank you for replying and looking into it for me. I have been looking at the trailers for the Q30 for America - the car had options for parking assist and adaptive cruise control years ahead of rivals - such a shame it is not on sale in Europe anymore.
 

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Hi again Cornish Blue,
Have just been out and tried your tips to get into the software - surprise, surprise it worked !!! You certainly know your way around!!! I got to camera but it stated No camera and that seems to be the end - but nevertheless I am very impressed that this software is onboard my Q30 .
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There is no simple solution to this, the kit seems an excellent option. Unfortunately if your car wasn't originally spec'd with these items you are up against it. I would like internal puddle lights in the door trims but they (nissan / Infiniti / mercedes) didn't even run the looms to them. Its different looms for different spec cars :confused:
Hello Cornish,
Since our last comms. I have had a very interesting suggestion to buy a Gator G85VSN reversre add on kit which is specifically for the Q30 and QX 30 in Australia - whoever knew!!!!! It seems to state plug and play so am looking with interest at whether to buy this and import - cost about 拢150 - but if it does what it says then it solves the problem. If you get a chance could you look at it and see what you think?? Thanks for your help.
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Since receiving the useful advice from Notapplicable I have checked my software and tried to set up the reverse camera zone and surprise, surprise it has appeared. In other words the software is able to accept a camera and will then show the correct reverse image to supplement parking. Thanks to Cornish and Notapplicable - what
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Hello Cornish,
This is a bit of a sad story to date so here goes. After finding the G85VSN camera system was specifically designed to fit the Infiniti Q30 I took the step to buy one from down under as the only place you can sourse these systems is Australia. I have had to wait 6 weekd before it arrived and as well as the Aussie VAT and postage I then got hit by HMRC for duty as well followed by a further 拢12 by the Royal Mail!!! - total cost 拢220 ++ ( but don't tell the wife). I tried really hard to find someone to fit the system but no joy so set about it myself - what could go wrong I had very detailed instructions
including photo's . First thing to note was that the Aussie car that was fitted was an automatic - and although it looked similar the Aussie cup holder removed as one piece whereas mine was attached to the gear stick section but I was able to detach and get at the screws etc after that and all went very well. I plugged in the harness and started the engine and as by magic had both the camera working and the reversing area shown on my screen. I therefore put everything back in place on the dashboard and eventually fed the cable through to the rear of the car and after some problems trying to sort the blanking plate re-connected my camera - but in reverse black screen!!!! In addition I have no reversing sensor and the symbol is not showing.
I have tried numerous attempts to open the software to try and see if there is soemthing I can adjust but at the moment it is a sad story with no happy ending in sight. Is there any way to access the software or do I need to strip out the harness and call it a day??
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Hello Cornish and Notapplicable - good of you to both offer advice. I have a further update as I had to go out last night and was in reverse for about 10 seconds when the parking area symbol appeared on the screen - still only a black screen but there appears to be a conflict between the parking sensor and camera. - as for the pinching - that was my concern as we tried to hide the wiring - the plug and socket are only aligned with arrows and the pins are the thinest I have ever seen - there is no chance of getting anything to connect to the pins as they are set deep inside a waterproof socket approx 5 mm wide. I think it is start at the front and see if I can get access to the software by going back to the original plug and try that first - if the cable is pinched/broken then there is nothing I can do so will have to grin and bear it.
This may take a while to get time to tackle once more - will keep you advised once I have tried. Thanks again for your moral support - it does help!!!
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Hello again Cornish,
A friend of mine who helped with the installation of the reverse camera and installing the wiring has just suggested that I look at the fuse - of course that makes sense if the camera and rear parking sensor are now on the same circuit - but looking through my manual there is no reference to a parking sensor fuse - and I have now pulled out the front mat and got to the fuse box and looked at the very small diagram ( in paper ) and cannot see any reference to a reversing sensor on that either. Have you any suggestions????
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Hi Cornish Blue and Notapplicable,
Some wonderful news from Bransgore. Simple Sailor can now reverse with complete abandon as the Gator kit is fully installed and functioning and all my own work ( apart from the attempt by a friend to install the cable to the boot which I had to redo ) Not only is the clarity of the camera superb even in low light but the image incorporates a reduced sonar view when within range of targets . I would strongly recommend this upgrade - the instructions are pretty good and I managed to remove trim to the display screen and replace without damage on 3 occasions!!!! Apart from the cable to the rear the plug into the back of the display requires quite a bit of force to clip in which is essential when all is being boxed up. The software is all in there for anyone concerned .
I have not stopped grinning since Friday!!!
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