Installing a wheel-imaging camera - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0

AutoVu SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.0

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0
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After you have drilled the mounting holes and run the wheel-imaging camera cable, you can mount the wheel-imaging camera using the supplied hardware.

What you should know

The steps in this section describe mounting the wheel-imaging camera on the outside of the vehicle panel. However, you can improve the aesthetics of the installation by building a custom bracket so that the body of the camera is hidden behind the vehicle body panel. Instructions are not provided for this type of installation.
NOTE: If you install the camera this way, use tape or a gasket to protect the camera dome from contact with vehicle panel.


  1. Remove the three Torx-head screws from the camera body using the provided wrench
  2. Separate the camera dome from the camera base.
    NOTE: The camera dome is connected to the camera base by a securing strap. You can let the dome hang freely while you install the camera base.
  3. Verify the rotation of the camera base.
    The camera assembly must be able to tilt downward so that the target wheels will be in the field of view. To do this, you must install the base with the red dot pointing up.
  4. Insert the camera cable through the cable penetration in the vehicle body panel.
  5. Insert the provided mounting bolts through the camera base and through the vehicle body panel.
  6. Attach the camera using the provided nuts.
    NOTE: Consider using rivet nuts (not provided) to attach the camera base to the vehicle panel.
  7. Connect the wheel imaging camera cable to the Aux PoE expansion module. For more information, see SharpZ3 Aux PoE expansion module connections.
  8. Slide the cable connector onto the cut end of the camera cable.
  9. Terminate the camera cable. Arrange the conductors according to the EIA-T568B standard. For more information, see Conductor arrangements for SharpZ3 cameras.
  10. Seal the inner cable penetration with butyl tape.
  11. Connect the camera cable to the camera.
    IMPORTANT: To prevent damage to the camera connector, follow these instructions carefully.
    1. Slide back the cable connector.
    2. Attach the RJ45 plug to the camera connector.
    3. Slide the cable connector over the RJ45 plug and rotate the front of the connector ¼ turn.
      WARNING: Do not tighten the constrictor ring at the back of the connector yet. You must first tighten the front of the connector highlighted in this image.
    4. To create a waterproof connection, hand-tighten the constrictor ring at the end of the cable connector.
      WARNING: Do not connect or disconnect the cable while the constrictor ring is tightened.
  12. Log on to the Sharp Portal.
  13. Associate the wheel-imaging camera with a SharpZ3 camera. For more information, see Configuring wheel-imaging and auxiliary cameras in the SharpOS 13.0 Sharp Portal
  14. Open the Camera feeds page, and confirm that the field of view is acceptable. Adjust the angle of the camera if required.
  15. Adjust the alignment of the camera.
    1. Adjust the camera's vertical alignment. Generally, the camera is installed above wheel level and the camera must be tilted slightly downward.
    2. Rotate the lens assemble so that the arrow is pointing up.
    3. Tighten the set screws using a Philips screwdriver.
  16. Attach the dome to the camera body and secure it using the three Torx-head screws.
  17. Replace all tail light assemblies and trunk liners that were removed for the installation.