The rear view in an Evora through the standard mirror is pretty bad. You only have this little window in the back behind the seats and I have decided to get rid of this problem using a digital rear view mirror and a camera. You can mount the camera in different positions. The propably best are the following, ordered in the difficulty to mount everything:
Inside the passenger cabin, just in front of the little window in the back.
Behind the window in the engine bay or between the vents of the carbon fibre hood that came on the Evora 410 and 430.
At the rear bumper above the license plate, replacing the standard rear camera.
I need to mention that this manual covers only the first mounting position, but it will be helpful for the other two also.
Quick preview for comparison of the standard mirror view and the digital view:
What needs to be wired?
There are three cables that are coming with the display.
Power adapter (12V from the cigarette lighter) – converts to 5V 2A USB-C – cable length 3.5 meters
GPS antenna – I guess it were about 2 meters of cable
Camera – 6.5 meter cable length
I decided to run all cables along the front window, just behind the headlining and then into the A pillar. Using some plastic tools will make the work much easier, but you should be able to do it without them. T
The manual describes certain points where you need to guide the cables along.
Important to mention before starting
For the GPS antenna and the camera you start with the wiring from the mirror. So just plug the cables in already from the beginning. BUT for the power adapter it’s the other way around. You need to start from the cigarette lighter port and then guide the USB-C cable all the way to the mirror.
Mounting the mirror
Headlining and A pillar
Done! Almost at all. You need to re-install everything that you have removed which should be no problem at all. The tricky bits are described in the pictures. If you have any questions just leave me a comment.