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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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. . .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 € 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 € 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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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?
Have you found any 6V aftermarket cameras?
Here is a photo of the connector in the tail gate.
 

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Have you found any 6V aftermarket cameras?
Here is a photo of the connector in the tail gate.
Yes I have and it fits cx-3 camera hole: SINOSMART In Stock Car Reversing Parking Camera for Mazda CX 3 2016 Install in Factory Original Camera Hole Mirror Image-in Vehicle Camera from Automobiles & Motorcycles on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

You can also use a 12V camera with a step up converter that converts 6v to 12v.

Have you taken any closer pictures of that connector to see if there are 4 wires that are not used like in the mazda 3?


I have 2 closeup pictures of Mazda 3 connectors you can take a look at:
 

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Here are socked pictures. Only 1 cable is empty and I was not able to find the video cable in there.

Do you have any idea about coloring of the camera cables?

I believe it is different than Mazda 3.
It looks like there are all the 4 wires on the first picture, you have got white, brown, black and red, i think the brown is instead of dark gray (in mazda 3),is it one of these wires that is empty in the other connector? i think you should follow these lines to the back door they might lead to a 4 pin connector close to camera hole, if it does, then you will only need to connect camera wires to that connector. otherwise try to test these wires with a tester and see if you get fx. 6V+ on the white wire.

in the mazda 3 wires are:
Black = Video signal (yellow wire of camera)
Red = Video Ground
White = 6V DC+
Dark Grey = 6V DC-

if you have got the camera you can connect the camera to these 4 wires and then reset the cmu by pressing Mute + Nav + Back for 10 seconds, if everything is ok it should work, but before that i would test the wires and find 6V+ wire (might be white wire like in mazda 3)
 

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3rd picture is opposite part. Only 1 channel is empty and I took it off the trunk parts and couldn't find the camera socket.

On youtube I saw that Ventura electronics made a cable for the CX-3 but not sure of if my vehicle comes with that cable types.

Also, I alraedy have a 6V camera but not sure to connect until I know correct positions in order to not the damage multimedia.
 

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3rd picture is opposite part. Only 1 channel is empty and I took it off the trunk parts and couldn't find the camera socket.

On youtube I saw that Ventura electronics made a cable for the CX-3 but not sure of if my vehicle comes with that cable types.

Also, I alraedy have a 6V camera but not sure to connect until I know correct positions in order to not the damage multimedia.
I don't think you will damage your infotainment, if you have a volt meter you should check the voltage of the wires and find out which one is 6V+ I think it is the white one like in Mazda 3, the black wire is for the video signal and red is for camera 6v-
For testing wires don't disconnect the connectors, test while ignition is ON and also when it is OFF, because when ignition is off you can see which wire has constant power.
I don't have the camera and not have time for it otherwise I would do this, I am working on auto fold and unfold side mirrors which I have ordered and waiting to get time so I can install it, my next project will be the backup camera, but there's no info for DIY cx-3 backup camera on the web, so we guys should put our info together and solve this.
 

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I know you are right. I have already completed folding mirror with one-touch up and down(inc remote) windows.

Now next thing is camera then I will move on to free Navigation by building your own sd card. Last thing is the auto-lock doors also =)

I tried to test the connector with & without ingnation off to find the Voltage about 5 V but I couldn't find it. Connectors are located under the liftgate cap which is easy to remove. Since, the cables that Mazda 3 has different connection wires , I thought that I would harm something. Also, I believe my friends voltmeter was broken.

Also, be carefull with the door pins and buy them before removing the door trim because most of them breaks.
 

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I know you are right. I have already completed folding mirror with one-touch up and down(inc remote) windows.

Now next thing is camera then I will move on to free Navigation by building your own sd card. Last thing is the auto-lock doors also =)

I tried to test the connector with & without ingnation off to find the Voltage about 5 V but I couldn't find it. Connectors are located under the liftgate cap which is easy to remove. Since, the cables that Mazda 3 has different connection wires , I thought that I would harm something. Also, I believe my friends voltmeter was broken.

Also, be carefull with the door pins and buy them before removing the door trim because most of them breaks.
It is weird that you are missing the 6V dc wire, maybe the wires are not connected to the infotainment system, like I saw a video of Mazda cx-5 backup camera, the guy had the camera wires in the tailgate but they were not connected to the infotainment system, so he ran these wires from the back of the infotainment system to the wires that goes to tailgate from near the fuse box and then connected the camera.
https://youtu.be/I2v231NoI9k

The last option would be to get this camera connector adaptor for the infotainment system and run the wires to the tailgate:
http://s.aliexpress.com/MVbeAfEb
You can also use this adapter to connect the camera wires to those wires that are not connected like in the cx-5 video (if you can find those wires close to fuse box?)

Btw thanks for your advice about the door clips, I ordered them so I have them if any of the clips breaks.
 

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Ventura tech did it from the trunk so I believe I could do too.

I might try Mazda 3 color codes if it works let you know.

It might be good idea to have picture of these cables with already equiped vehicles so that we can check the connections
 
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