So, I was able to nearly complete a head unit swap into my '14 SX-T with Infinity & NAV thanks to both Axxess and all of you fine forum folk who have done swaps with your Infinity w/ NAV systems. I have a small issue though, and hopefully someone can point out what I've done wrong. As it stands, everything is working except for the reverse camera; that includes factory mic, steering wheel controls, and climate control. I am slightly disappointed in the fact that the POT on the AX-HYKIA1-SWC box doesn't allow the factory amp volume control to go up as far as I'd like. It's a digital control, so when I turn it, I can tell it's digitally adjusting the volume via CANbus on the amp, but it seems like it's only hitting about 28-30 level-wise vs the 33-34 I usually run it at. But that's to be expected, and it's still plenty loud and clean.
Here's my parts list:
14-15 Optima Dual Zone Climate Control w/ built-in display (Non-Broken unit, has its own display vs using CANbus to display on factory NAV)
I wired everything up nice and snug per the instructions, including the factory camera, but the camera wasn't activating in reverse and even when manually activating on the head unit, I'd get no output. After the 2nd time of breaking the wiring down to inspect, and then connecting it up in-car, my AX-CAM6V got so hot that smoke started rolling out of both ends of the protective heat-shrink wrap. I thought I was just seeing dust at first, but it got quite a bit heavier as time progressed, and of course, I turned off the ignition and opened my door and the radio just kept going, so I had to yank the battery cable off real fast.
Other than a freak-out, everything is fine as far as I can tell. I haven't a clue if the factory camera got damaged during this, but I'm going to proceed as normal with trying to get it working.
My other wiring is all good, but I think I've goofed something with the camera circuit. I wired a male RCA cable with positive going to Connector A, Pin 2 and negative/ground going to Connector A, Pin 3. I then wired my AX-CAM6V with ground going to Connector A, Pin 4, Blue/White going to Connector A, Pin 18, and Blue/Red going to Connector A, Pin 11. My only guess is that because I didn't ground Connector A, Pin 4 and only had it going to ground for the camera itself, the circuit wasn't completing and shorting out the system. I can't be positive, but I'm wondering if that's my mistake? I used the following articles to wire up the camera, but maybe I read something wrong:
I don't care about the camera as much, but my wife uses it. I do still find it convenient, especially backing out from a parking spot so I can see if anyone is coming.
Any help would be appreciated, as this is the last piece of the puzzle. New head is night and day difference, though I do miss the 8 inch screen vs the 7 that I have now. But the better bluetooth, interface, sound control, and features make up for that 1 inch difference