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What would be the point? All trims include the rear view camera.

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What would be the point? All trims include the rear view camera.
In the US. Not so overseas. In your owners manual you'll see that dinky headunit that is offered in the base Mazda3
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Yes, there are different trim levels for each market area.
And do you have AWD models with manual gearbox in US?

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i'm having problems to get my aftermarket camera to work.
I bought camera from Aliexpress and connection cable from Car-Solutions.com

MZD connect needs to have the camera powered on boot up. It is looking for video signal when booting up. It shouldn't need any trigger wire from reversing light.
OEM camera works on 6 volts and Car-Soulutions cable has 6 V outlet.
But my camera works on 12 volts so I have connected it to acc power source as in their instructions.
I also tried connecting it to 12 volt acc line on one of the connectors behind the screen (I got the instructions from Car-Solutions Technical Support).

I'm starting to think that the camera might be broken or it's not NTSC system.
Should the camera work if one of the doors is open?
I had the front doors open while i was testing the camera. And the tech support advised to try again with all doors shut.

I had to assemble my dash and I don't know if (or when) I'm interested to pull it apart again.

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Should the camera work if one of the doors is open?
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The orig. camera in mine works fine with the drivers door open.

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. . .It shouldn't need any trigger wire from reversing light. . .
Surely it needs a trigger to switch to the video feed from, say, the map or radio screen and back again?

Currently, the camera on the page you link to in your original post, says it's NTSC and comes with a CX-3 adapter cable, so I guess it's not the same one you bought if you had to buy a cable from Car-Solutions?

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I bought the cable from a different seller. My first post is 2 years old.
Cable I got has a blue trigger wire and a small 4 pole connector (2 wires connected, power and ground) and the blue wire has a pin and it was supposed to be put to a empty slot in one of the multi pole connectors. But the small doesn't fit to any of the connectors behind the screen and the multi pole connector pictured in the instructions looks different than the ones in my car. At the moment the same product is sold without the "adaptor cable". So I guess they noticed they f..... it up. I think that the supplied cable would fit pre 2014 CX-5.
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I understood that the trigger wire is already connected and only thing that is needed is video signal on MZD boot up.

In Finland OEM Mazda camera is 600 Ä including mounting. And they don't want to sell it without mounting.
Haven't found oem set on eBay. Don't know how much it would cost and where to get it.

This looks like a good set but i guess it isn't for sale yet: .: Mobiletech - Ventura technology, VT-MAZDACX-3CAM-05,2016-2017 Mazda CX-3 Reverse Backup Camera Interface Kit
All connection are made inside the rear hatch.

I understood that the trigger wire is already connected and only thing that is needed is video signal on MZD boot up.

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I understood that the trigger wire is already connected and only thing that is needed is video signal on MZD boot up.

In Finland OEM Mazda camera is 600 Ä including mounting. And they don't want to sell it without mounting.
Haven't found oem set on eBay. Don't know how much it would cost and where to get it.

This looks like a good set but i guess it isn't for sale yet: .: Mobiletech - Ventura technology, VT-MAZDACX-3CAM-05,2016-2017 Mazda CX-3 Reverse Backup Camera Interface Kit
All connection are made inside the rear hatch.

I understood that the trigger wire is already connected and only thing that is needed is video signal on MZD boot up.
As shown in this video all the 4 wires needed are present in the tail gate, i have also read in mazda 3 forum some people have succesfully installed backup camera in their cars by connecting the 4 camera wires to 4 wires of tail gate connector which are already there, so you dont have to pull camera wires all the way from the back of CMU, and it is alot cheaper than ordering the full kit. you just order a 6V backup camera and connect it to those 4 wires.
the 4 wires in mazda 3 are:
White: 6VDC
Red: Camera ground
Black: Camera signal (the yellow wire from the camera)
Dark gray: 6 VDC Ground

I am wondering if the wires have the same colors in mazda cx-3, has someone tried this?
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