2004 FX35/45 BACKUP MONITOR (OR SENSOR) INSTALLATION HELP

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2004 FX35/45 BACKUP MONITOR (OR SENSOR) INSTALLATION HELP

Postby imnprsd » Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:45 pm

My new to me 2004 Infiniti FX45 did not come with a backup camera or monitor and I would like to install one.

I'm not impressed with the rearview mirror types and I don't want a aftermarket LCD display sitting on top of my dash. All I really want are some audible "beeps" that alert me to something or someone I can't see in my rearview mirror.

Has anyone installed one of these cheap (but very well reviewed) audible backup monitors? And where did you drill hole for the sensors?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B0 ... SG09&psc=1

...Or maybe you when with a license plate sensor?

Either way, do you have any installation tips and are you happy with the backup monitor you bought?


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Re: 2004 FX35/45 BACKUP MONITOR (OR SENSOR) INSTALLATION HELP

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:17 am

I've only installed two universal sonars for customers. They were both China-cheap units off eBay, but they both installed and worked without any real problems. One of them had the control unit and display integrated into a single unit, and I'd suggest avoiding those. It made for routing a lot of wires a long way. You're better off with a unit that has separate control and display units, or just an audio alert without a display. Most of the kits don't have sealed control units, so be careful to mount them where they'll stay dry and put di-grease on all the connectors.

The gen1 FX's don't seem to have had factory sonar, so judging by the pics, I'd say the best spot for the sensors would be in the black under-skirt area indicated by the green arrow. The area with the blue arrow would be usable but may have the impact-bumper directly behind it, so there may not be enough clearance for the sensors. The area with the red arrow is unsuitable, notice it's angled downward and will probably cause ground clutter in the sonar returns. Like any accessory installation, inspect and measure twice (or more) and then cut once. You won't like replacing or repairing a mis-drilled bumper skirt.

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imnprsd
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Re: 2004 FX35/45 BACKUP MONITOR (OR SENSOR) INSTALLATION HELP

Postby imnprsd » Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:45 am

To see how I installed 4 sensors in my rear bumper, see this thread:

https://www.infinitifx.org/threads/how- ... -qx.37565/

WHAT SENSOR DO I BUY?
I recommend you buy the “wireless” parking sensor on Amazon ($36):

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FT1M3WY

==> To obtain complete details and installation tips, you can download the attached .pdf file by clicking on this link to another Infiniti Forum website allows .pdf files to be uploaded.

https://www.infinitifx.org/threads/how- ... -qx.37565/
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