I now have reversing camera kits for sale which integrate with the MZD Connect display in the car. These are now listed on eBay at £69.99 plus £4.99 P&P. I am making them available on the forum for £59.99 plus £4.99 P&P. Payment by bank transfer or PayPal. If you would like to purchase please drop me a PM.
If you have any questions you can ask me via PM or if it’s a general question regarding the kit or the fitting process then feel free to post on this thread as others might be thinking of the same question!
Had an inquiry about whether my kit is suitable for the Mazda 3 with MZD Connect. The simple answer is no. The 3 has the power and video connections already through to the tailgate. It still needs an adapter to connect but it’s a different one to the MX-5.
If I get enough requests for the Mazda 3 or any other Mazdas with the MZD Connect I might consider making kits for them but I would need a local guinea pig for measuring and checking and then fitting the prototype. For now I’ll stick to the MX-5.
Keep the questions coming.
Paul, Can bring the Mazda 3 to you if you want to experiment.
Will PM you.
I do still have kits available. Go on, buy your ND a Christmas present!
Hi would like to buy a kit please.
Can you send bank details please.
15 Augustan Close,
I would edit your post to remove your phone number and e-mail address. Not good to post these on an open forum as the spam bots will come to get you.
I just wanted to say I installed your camera kit to my ND Sport Nav over Christmas and all is working perfectly! Below are some pictures of the finished product!
The instructions were clear and comprehensive and installation was straightforward, mainly due to the instructions but also because the MK4 seems to be straightforward to disassemble (parts largely just clip together with clips that don’t break when you take them off!).
View from the camera and quality of the image is very good, at least as good as OEM cameras I’ve used, and the camera is near invisible above the number plate.
As mentioned the only thing to watch is the lines on the screen that do sit board from the sides of the car, but I’ve got used to it now, and it isn‘t causing me any issues.
Well worth the money!
As you say, once you know where the clips are and which order to take things apart it’s all pretty straightforward.
At least I warn people about the guidelines being out before they buy, not everyone does!
Great to know that it all went well and you are pleased with the results.
Pictures look good, only one more thing that needs doing, Your gravel drive needs raking!
You’re right, that does need raking! Luckily it’s not mine - its the car park where I take the lad swimming. I did take some of the camera itself there too, but the car was so dirty it was embarrassing so I washed it when I got home and took them again!
Still need to fit mine, hopefully will be able to do it soon
I’ve had some great feedback on the kits sold so far. I’ve just made up a new batch and surprisingly I’m currently purchasing parts cheaper than when I started and as I’ve progressed the time taken to put everything together and test has dropped. I’d like to up my sales if possible so have dropped the price by a tenner both on eBay and here. Hopefully that will make the decision to purchase a little easier for those that have been deliberating.
Do you still have kits available?
Yup. Kits still available. I have them made up for next working day dispatch. If you want one then PM me for payment details.
My camera kit arrived this morning, and when the sun came out this afternoon I decided to fit it.
I hate messing about with trim, that’s not going to change, but I didn’t break anything and it has all gone back together OK. And the camera works of course, although I didn’t have time to play after the installation was finished as I’d run out of daylight. It took me me nearly four hours but that included searching for stuff I needed, properly concealing a dashcam power cable at the same time, and a fair bit of contemplating. I confess I also had to remove and replace the dashboard parts twice as I forgot to replace the screw that holds the MZD in place the first time I put it back together. It was a lot quicker the second time, needless to say.
The instructions are detailed and accurate, but crucially are specific to the MX-5 which made the trim removal so much easier than it would have been otherwise - although I took a long time over it, it wasn’t difficult.
I have one trim clip left over, no chance of finding where that goes in twilight so I’ll have a look tomorrow - I suspect the boot carpet.
Thanks Roadie - good kit, good instructions and very prompt delivery.
Thanks John. Always good to hear it went well. Got to fit my dash cam too so I’m going to be diving back into the trim this weekend.
Hi Paul. PM sent.
I’ve PM’d you