Drilling the mounting and cabling holes for your wheel imaging camera - SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU

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Applies to
SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU
Last updated
2018-10-05
Content type
Guides
Guides > Installation guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
SharpX

When you have selected the location for the wheel imaging cameras, drill the required holes using the camera base as a template.

Before you begin

  • For side-mount installations, remove the tail light assembly so that you can access the inside of the panel. Ensure that nothing will be damaged when you drill the mounting holes. You may also need to remove the liners from inside the trunk and drill an additional 19 mm (3/4”) hole in the liner in order to pass the camera cable.
  • For trunk-mount installations, remove any liners inside the trunk lid. Ensure that nothing will be damaged when you drill the mounting holes.

What you should know

  • Two 4.7 mm (3/16”) holes are required for mounting the camera.
  • One 19 mm (3/4”) hole is required to pass the camera cable.
    IMPORTANT: If you plan to pass the cable through the side exit slot of the camera body, you do not need to drill a hole for the camera cable.

    Tire camera mounting

Procedure

(Side-mount) To drill the mounting holes:

  1. Using the camera base as a template, mark and drill the mounting holes.
    Tip:
    • Use a grease pencil to mark the center location of the mounting location.
    • If required, use your tape measure as a straight edge and mark a vertical line to help align the mounting holes.
  2. Use a center punch to mark the center of the mounting screw holes as well as the cable hole.
    IMPORTANT: Before drilling any holes, ensure that there are no obstacles, wires, or braces that will prevent the installation of the camera.

(Trunk-mount) To drill the mounting holes:

  1. NOTE: For trunk-mounted cameras, the camera ball must be rotated to an extreme angle within the camera housing. Mounting the camera base as follows will help to reduce stress on the camera cable.
    Drill the mounting holes using the following suggested camera angles (shown as clock positions).
    NOTE: These angles are only as starting point. The camera alignment will be fine-tuned after the camera is mounted.
    • For left-side cameras, drill the mounting holes at 11 o’clock and 5 o’clock.
    • For right-side cameras, drill the mounting holes at 1 o’clock and 7 o’clock.
  2. To further reduce stress on the camera cable, drill the cable hole off-center as shown.

Example

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