Somebody sent me a message asking me if i ever figure it out how to install the back up camera let them know so here goes. You need the rear hatch harness about 120 from the dealer [(manual hatch with camera) find an LT1 with camera and give the vin to the dealer] because if you have power hatch you already have the camera and that harness is not going to work for you. The handle with camera expensive from GM cheap on ebay. Camera leads run to the mirror assuming you dont have NAV camera leads run to the radio only if your car is equipped with NAV but its not so youll need a mirror with the lcd screen about 150-200 on ebay and robbed if you get it from GM. Now the worst back up power to the camera is dead because your car was not equipped from the factory so you might consider tapping the back up power to your reverse lights in the hatch. Me im crazy and replace my BCM with one from an LT2 and just reprogramed my VIN to it and vuala. Funny thing my miles didnt change and the car was able to start and remote start but radio was theft locked and i had no compass until the vin was reprogramed. I just just couldn't figure out how to add UVC to the old BCM but they are different part numbers. For those interested I didn't attemp to reprogram it up as a new BCM install. I know my ideas are all over the place. Good luck By the way if need any type reprograming or accessory install Gm dealers in the North Jersey area use modele electronics on RT 17 these guys are awesome and cheaper than the dealer.
I replaced the BCM with one from a Traverse with back up camera and had someone else reprogram my VIN to it not reprogram the BCM. I tried to have the original BCM reprogrammed but it did not unlock the back up camera. The part number for the BCM'S were different so that may be the reason one had back up camera and the other didn't.
I just installed this system I purchased off of Ebay. The rear handle on the Traverse is open and easy enough to remove and drill a hole fr a camera. I also installed backup sensors that displays the distance as well in the mirror. Works great and was cheap to buy. I had to modify the mirror as the clips will not reach around the onstar mirror so I removed the clips and used 3m tape to attach it. I will add pictures of it installed once the weather gets nice.
I will get pictures once i get a chance to wash the Traverse. The camera is fine and the display is ok. This system was not to expensive so it's missing a few things like contrast adjustments on the LCD.
It works the same as the factory one though it hard to see in bright light it still has the audible beeper so it can still be used.
The IR camera at night is great looks like day time backing out in the dark.
It is possible to fish wire right up the center of the head liner to the front mirror right to the back.
I did this as I didn't want to run any wires anywhere near the air bags.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Mr. BigBlueTraverse,
I have a Traverse 1LT with backup SENSORS but NO BACKUP CAM.
I just Purchased an OEM Navigation system (the new Rosen DSGM1010P11, Released this week) I hope to receive it by Friday.
I would love to install a backup Camera since I will have to run the GPS Antenna wiring anyway so I might as well pull along the wiring for the Backup cam.
You mentioned [Quote;] It is possible to fish wire right up the center of the head liner to the front mirror right to the back
So your explanation on how to fish the wiring through the head liner could help me a lot with both, the GPS antenna as well as the backup camera wiring.
Also, now that I have a screen (the Rosen Nav- supposed to be compatible with all back cams), which backup camera itself would you recommend? is there any way I can get the entire hatch handle box replaced with one that already has a backup cam in that box?