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how to installand route a license plate light mounted backup camera

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I have a 2012 Cruze and I have a after market radio.DVD, NAV system that included a camera that replaces the factory license plate light. does anyone have a video that shows the procedure to replace the factory light with the camera as well as route the RCA cables to the dash? I have just put off installing the camera.

Going forward, I bought this system for $300 a few years ago and it rocks, it does everything including system diagnosis, blue tooth phone support and wifi internet. and since it replaces the factory screen it looks as if it is a OEM syste. However, It does not support Onstar which is not a issue for me since Onstar is not supported on Guam. not to mention I had to pull the fuse since OnStar was draining my battery in less than 2 weeks.
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Make sure the bracket/plate-lite-lens actually works. I ended up 3d printing a new bracket portion as the one that came with it was completely wrong and made for the Korean version and not the US version.

Off the top of my head:

Buy a step bit
buy some grommets
buy some touch up paint
buy some corrigated wire protector
Remove the trunk liner including the trunk lid liner.
remove the probably rusted screws (replace with stainless)
remove the lens
verify the new bracket will hold the lamp - if so keep going
Unbolt the chrome strip
pick a grommet that the RCA cable will fit
find a suitable spot to drill the hole for the RCA cable
drill the hole so that the grommet will fit
paint the raw edges
route the camera through the chrome strip, then the grommet, then the hole
insert the grommet after the paint is dry
reinstall the chrome strip
reinstall the lamp
reinstall the lens
put some wire protector on the wire
route the wire down the trunk support
reinstall the trunk lid liner

to be continued later
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