Drilling the mounting and cabling holes for your wheel-imaging camera - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.1

AutoVu™ SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.1

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When you have selected the location for the wheel-imaging cameras, drill holes for mounting the camera and for passing the camera cable.

What you should know

  • Three 4.8 mm (3/16 in.) holes are required for mounting the camera.
  • One 22.2 mm (7/8 in.) hole is required to pass the camera cable and install the camera cable grommet.


  1. Access the back of the panel you are mounting the camera on.
    • For side-mount installations, ensure that you can access the inside of the vehicle 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 22.2 mm (7/8 in.) hole in the liner 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.
  2. Mark the mounting holes and cable hole.
    1. A paper template is included with the camera hardware. Tape the template to the installation location on the vehicle.
      IMPORTANT: Make sure one of the mounting holes is at the top.
    2. Verify that there are no obstacles, wires, or braces that will prevent the installation of the camera.
    3. Using a center punch, mark the three mounting holes and cable penetration.
  3. Drill the mounting holes using a 4.8 mm (3/16 in.) drill bit.
  4. Drill the 22.2 mm (7/8 in.) cable penetration.
    For cable penetrations, you can use a stepping drill bit or you can use a fine-toothed hole saw designed for vehicle body panels which is depth-regulated and includes a pilot drill bit.