I just pulled the trigger on the backup camera and mirror display for my Boxster. I first wanted to install backup sensors with GTS diffuser, but the more I was thinking about it - the more I realized that if I do it - I better go all the way and do the camera install. I have kids, dog, bikes left in the driveway, and all that... blind backing up out of the garage is a leap of faith every time... Camera is really way to go. And since I currently have my bumper off for http://www.planet-9.com/981-cayman-b...hlight=refresh
I ordered this
Amazon.com : Boyo VTM35M 3.5" OEM Style replacement mirror monitor : Vehicle Backup Cameras : Car Electronics
The mirror is 1 inch wider, but it's no problem. I have no doubt that it's NOT going to fit on the 981 mirror mount, but by looking at it - I hope I can switch just mirrors if the ball is the same size, or came up with some adapter...
My main three questions are
1. What is the best way to setup the camera. There is two possibilities - tap the backup lights for power, so display will come up automatically every time I backup. That's how it's done on OEM installs. But I can also make a switch - so I can switch it on any time I want. Not sure how usefull that is. Or I can do a combo of both and tap backup light AND have a switch. But in this case I'm afraid my backup light will come up when I turn the switch on?
2. Is it possible to tap backup light somewhere in the cabin instead of going all the way back to the rear bumper? Like fuse box?
3. And then there is a puzzle of routing the wire from the rear of the boxster to the cabin. Do I go under the car? Do I go from trunk and through the engine compartment?