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Old 07-24-2021, 06:53 PM   #1
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New Color side Cameras

I just finished installing new modern color side cameras on my Velvac side view mirrors. One of our talented IRV members (PWhittle) is making a replacement color camera kit complete with hardware and instructions.
My old Intec camera assemblies were looking pretty rough and they are low res black and white. The new cameras have a much sharper image and are color.
The kit comes complete with two new cameras, a form fit mount, new hardware, and plug and play wire harness.

It took me some time to figure out how to remove the old cameras. I loosened the forward-facing set screw (1/8”) that is used to aim the cameras, rotated the assembly 90 degrees to expose another 7/64” allen screw that holds the assembly into the bottom of the mirror. It screws into the assembly vertically and is difficult to find until you rotate the camera (screw is hidden when the cameras are aimed to the rear).
I had sprayed the screws and the entire assembly with PB Blaster a few days before so the screw removed easily. The wedge assembly has a retainer inside that turns 90 degrees when you loosen the screw and the entire camera assembly removes from the bottom of the mirror. I was able to gently pull on the wire harness until the connector plug was exposed. On one side I sprayed the electrical connector plug up inside the mirror with silicone lube to help the wire connector slide out. The other side I was able to work it back and forth until the connector came out. The connector is wrapped in black tape. I removed the black tape and unplugged the old camera.

It’s over 100 degrees here so I brought the camera assembly inside. I then used a set of outside snap ring pliers to remove a retaining ring and the old camera and the wedge-shaped adapter come apart.
I now inserted the new camera into the wedge assembly and installed the new set screw to aim and hold it in place. I used a touch of grease on the new set screw as well as the wedge retaining screw and nut.
Back outside with the wedge assembly and new camera. First you plug it into the harness. Reinstall the black tape. Then the wedge assembly inserts into the bottom of the mirror and tightens down. My old cameras had been loose since the day we purchased this coach. I was able to now get the wedge assembly on snug. I spent a few minutes aiming the new cameras.

The first camera took me 20-30 min and the second took less than 10 min.

Some pictures. First is the old Intec camera assembly looking pretty rough.
Second is the new camera installed in the wedge adapter assembly and the old camera next to it.
Third is the color view on the Aladdin monitor. It's a much sharper image!
And last is the finished camera installed.
This is an easy upgrade. If you need more information send me a PM.
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One of my cameras is loose and I need to get first set screw out but can’t move the set screw , been spraying with PB but no luck so far
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Try spraying it between the mirror arm and the wedge adapter on both sides. It should go inside that way.
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I have marker lights where those cameras are mounted can I remove the lights and add these cameras? If so where can I get them?
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I have marker lights where those cameras are mounted can I remove the lights and add these cameras? If so where can I get them?


The mount is still available from a Intec. You would have to pull an extra cable through the mirror arm. You would also have to add a turn signal.

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I just finished installing new modern color side cameras on my Velvac side view mirrors. One of our talented IRV members (PWhittle) is making a replacement color camera kit complete with hardware and instructions.
My old Intec camera assemblies were looking pretty rough and they are low res black and white. The new cameras have a much sharper image and are color.
The kit comes complete with two new cameras, a form fit mount, new hardware, and plug and play wire harness.

It took me some time to figure out how to remove the old cameras. I loosened the forward-facing set screw (1/8”) that is used to aim the cameras, rotated the assembly 90 degrees to expose another 7/64” allen screw that holds the assembly into the bottom of the mirror. It screws into the assembly vertically and is difficult to find until you rotate the camera (screw is hidden when the cameras are aimed to the rear).
I had sprayed the screws and the entire assembly with PB Blaster a few days before so the screw removed easily. The wedge assembly has a retainer inside that turns 90 degrees when you loosen the screw and the entire camera assembly removes from the bottom of the mirror. I was able to gently pull on the wire harness until the connector plug was exposed. On one side I sprayed the electrical connector plug up inside the mirror with silicone lube to help the wire connector slide out. The other side I was able to work it back and forth until the connector came out. The connector is wrapped in black tape. I removed the black tape and unplugged the old camera.

It’s over 100 degrees here so I brought the camera assembly inside. I then used a set of outside snap ring pliers to remove a retaining ring and the old camera and the wedge-shaped adapter come apart.
I now inserted the new camera into the wedge assembly and installed the new set screw to aim and hold it in place. I used a touch of grease on the new set screw as well as the wedge retaining screw and nut.
Back outside with the wedge assembly and new camera. First you plug it into the harness. Reinstall the black tape. Then the wedge assembly inserts into the bottom of the mirror and tightens down. My old cameras had been loose since the day we purchased this coach. I was able to now get the wedge assembly on snug. I spent a few minutes aiming the new cameras.

The first camera took me 20-30 min and the second took less than 10 min.

Some pictures. First is the old Intec camera assembly looking pretty rough.
Second is the new camera installed in the wedge adapter assembly and the old camera next to it.
Third is the color view on the Aladdin monitor. It's a much sharper image!
And last is the finished camera installed.
This is an easy upgrade. If you need more information send me a PM.
Nice!

I made that move 6 months ago with Paul's help.

Nice upgraded and pale in comparison to the price of replacement Intec's

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I did the same upgrade using Paul's kit. Thanks to Paul for making this kit.

The camera has a wider view angle (shows some of the front bumper area), than the Intec cameras, but not a concern and they are color. So big improvement.

I had to drill the head off of the small allen-head screws (mine where in place for 15 years and soaking in penetrating oil did not work - the heads stripped out pretty quickly. One the "head is off" you can remove the camera assembly then work on removing the rest of the screw on your bench).

All of the new wiring (the adapter plug from the new camera to the existing camera wiring harness) fit inside the mirror arm with no problem.

Other than getting the allen-head screws loose, the installation is pretty easy.
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