Cabling do's and dont's for Sharp and SharpX cameras - SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU

AutoVu Hardware Guide for SharpX Mobile Installation

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SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU
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Read all the limits and best practices before you begin the installation. Failure to follow the supplied instructions or information may result in loss of data or damage to hardware and will void the warranty.

  • Do not install this product or route any wires in the deployment area of your air bag. Equipment mounted or located in the air bag deployment area will damage or reduce the effectiveness of the air bag, or become a projectile that could cause serious personal injury or death. Refer to your vehicle’s owner manual for the air bag deployment area. The user and installer assumes full responsibility for determining proper mounting location, based on providing ultimate safety to all passengers inside the vehicle.
  • Do not route wires where they will be exposed to high temperatures (above 85°C/185°F), for example, near the engine manifold. If the insulation heats up, wires may become damaged, resulting in a short circuit or malfunction, and permanent damage to the product.
  • When using screws, do not allow them to come into contact with any electrical lead.

    Vibration may damage wires or insulation, leading to a short circuit or other damage to the vehicle.


  • Make sure cables and wires are routed and secured so they will not interfere with or become caught in any of the vehicle's moving parts, especially the steering wheel, shift lever, parking brake, sliding seat tracks, doors, or any of the vehicle's controls.
  • Secure all wiring with cable clamps or electrical tape. Do not allow any bare wiring to remain exposed.
  • Cables connected to the computer docking station need to allow enough slack so that the user can adjust the laptop without pulling the cables.
  • Route power wires from the battery through the vehicle firewall and away from abrasion, preferably routed through existing wire channels under the door sills where they remain protected.
  • Use rubber cable glands to prevent damage to wires that pass through the vehicle body or firewall. Seal the holes to prevent water from entering the vehicle.

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