Been simultaneously working on the backup camera pavados method while stumbling upon this... Took a gamble after I saw a Spark EV 2014 owner tried the 24.5 firmware with moderate success, only mine's the 2016 model... Do not do it on a 2016 folks. It worked, I have MirrorLink in the app screen now, but not only does that not illuminate when my S7 is connected, Android Auto enabled with the USB cable plugged in, etc, but the MyLink screen in general is extremely sluggish now, responds to touches 2 out of every 10 seconds, steering wheel buttons broken even after the fix applied... AND, the icing on the cake, the MyLink screen doesn't turn off when the 2nd blue wire on the aux connector is cut, effectively making the pavados method worthless on this firmware. I contacted my dealer after failing to find the 16.4 firmware online anywhere (had previously looked before taking the gamble knowing I probably wouldn't be able to downgrade myself) and am going to have to shell out $140 to have them flash the stock firmware for me again. I asked and they will not provide it to me on a flash for those here which I had been hoping for.sTeeve wrote:So, yeah, updating firmware from 15.41-95281509 to 24.5-42341011 doesn't brick the head unit.
I followed these instructions: https://sourceforge.net/p/mylink-unlock ... wiki/Home/
But it's a loser. We lose the energy screens; we lose the onscreen climate settings menu, and we lose some of the climate control indicators at the top of the screen (and those that remain are stuck...i.e., they don't change with the manual control changes...).
Everything else works. Steering control functions. No video-in-motion but that's cause I don't have a rear-view camera, yet.
BringGo USA/Can gets joined by BringGo Russia .
And we get MirrorLink. Yay?
Garmin nuvi with the optional backup camera?ee241 wrote:Suggestions anyone?
I wired my backup camera to the user "padavos" on page 13, (thank you very much) and I noticed that my camera worked without connecting "video-" to the purple wire. I checked the resistance of the purple wire and it is not 0 ohms to ground or "ground" and so I did not connect it. Maybe this has something to do with the audio issue? Also possibly blue wire may not connected to the normally closed contact?GladstoneCoach wrote:I installed a back-up camera using the padavos method this past weekend. Everything looks pretty good, back-up camera in reverse, radio in all other shifter positions. I have a couple questions for others who have installed a back-up camera using this technique:
1) the fidelity of the image doesn't seem to match what I've seen in other pics on this board. The camera seemed to be pretty sharp when I plugged it into a monitor to test prior to installing, but looks really grainy in the vehicle. Anyone else notice this or have some suggestions to address this?
2) This is the big one - even with the relay installed to set the circuit back to "normal" when the camera is not powered, there is no ability to play audio through the aux input (except in reverse). I did the wife's car first and this has become an issue when she trys to play tunes through her phone or iPod. The aux input functions fine in reverse - it plays even with the back-up video. The bad news is that she doesn't spend nearly as much time in reverse as she does driving! I don't think asking her to go into "stunt mode" and commute in reverse is a viable solution.
Any thoughts other than disconnecting the camera? (I've got her using bluetooth for the phone, but no bluetooth on her old iPod - which is what she uses more frequently)
If you cut off the plug before the split to the yellow and red connector, there is a shield (bare strands), yellow (video+ connects to the first blue wire) and Red (12v positive) to power the relay to open the second blue wire. 12v positive power is supplied from the back up light at the rear of the vehicle.gilrebel wrote:Sorry newbie here....but if I use the padavos method...The Video wires have a RCA type input....do I cut the wires at RCA Input connectors to tie them into the First Blue wire with Video + and then other one into purple for Video - ?
Using these Backup Kit wires https://www.ebay.com/itm/332424133532 with the yellow RCA connectors.
padavos wrote:i was able to add a camera to my 2016 spark ev without programming,
it takes some effort but you will have a nice back up camera for $20
1.buy an inexpensive $15-20 back up camera and have it power up from the back up lights.
2.guide the video wire together with an additional +12 from the reverse lights to the front.
3.detach the small plastic panel holding the usb and aux female plugs.
4.detach the 6 wire connector on the back of the aux plug
5. the 6wires on the aux connector are in this order blue, blue, black/white, purple, green, grey
6.connect video+ to the first blue wire
7.connect video- to the purple wire (NOT REQUIRED, VIDEO- IS ALREADY CONNECTED TO CAMERA SUPPLY GROUND, JOHNNY )
8.cut the second blue wire.
at this point the camera will come on the screen as long as there is video feed and in our case the car is in reverse,
however the radio and everything else will be dead because of the cut second blue wire.
to make the radio work again the cut blue wire must be connected back together,
to do that we will use a standard 12 volt automotive relay
9. use a 12 volt relay like an automotive one with 5 pins,
10. connect the +12 lead you just brought from the rear from the reverse light to the coil of the relay or contact no 85 on a standard automotive relay.
11. connect the other side of the relay (contact 86) to the common of the relay switch (no 30) and also to the cut blue wire that is still attached to the wire connector (that will be 3 wires together)
12 connect relay switch contact no 87a which is normally closed to the cut blue wire coming from inside the vehicle harness.
that is it, when you go in reverse the relay will energize and open the 30 to 87a which a normally closed switch
the radio will go off while in reverse
when you shifty back to forward the relay will de-energize and let the switch close again, effectively connecting the 2 blue wires back again
and the radio will come back, it tool me a whole day to figure it out, but you can do it an an hour or two. enjoy
ps i dont see way to add a diagram here, email me if you want it email@example.com