I find the factory backup camera to be pretty useless. The low resolution coupled with the small screen on the stereo....add sunlight....not very useful at all.
You have to get the VTP in order to get a backup camera and sonar... and a few other things. The VTP has to be added at the factory as the wiring for the electronics are not present once the truck has been built without it. Kinda strange that they dont have the wiring in place... I guess someone at Nissan did the research and determined that using a butt load of different wiring harnesses was cheaper in the long run than using the same exact one for every truck (obviously a different harness would need to be used for different trim levels and transmission).I'm going to disagree on some points. yes you have to check your surroundings, sun on screen does not help, but not a useless camera. when backing out of average parking lot the camera being mounted on rear of truck & its a wide angle lens you can see way more than if you just turned your head, especially when you are parked next a van or large truck.
not sure why your truck doesn't have camera ? my SV came with one from the factory.
Awesome! Thanks for the additional information. I had been perusing the wiring diagrams and saw the in-reverse trigger signal line, figured something needed to be hooked up there.You have to trigger the harness and thus the stereo into knowing that it is in reverse
What I did was run a line from the reverse lights up the frame into the cab and into the harness
What I know other people have done was to pull the center console just above the shifter and tap in there
After you get the camera wired up into your cab then just plug it into the back of the harness here’s how I had to open up one wire on the harness to trigger the stereo
So what you want to do is tap into green wire that is right next to the blue one on the side the yellow RCA connection for your camera
I also used that same lead from the back up bulbs for the camera make sure and use some silicone to seal up where you cut the lines are use wire taps which made my life easier
The whole goal here is to make it look as factory as possible