A few days ago I received a relatively small package from Aramex. I was pretty excited as I’ve had this little item in my “Mods List” for quite some time now.
The HKS Camp 2 is basically a monitoring system for all the sensors in the engine. It allows you to read, monitor and log parameters such as water temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure, boost and so on. It can read up to 24 different signals and view up to 6 of them at the same time.
The neat thing about this system is that it eliminates the clutter and mess of installing analog gauges on the dash or A-pillar. To install it all you need is a car equipped with a screen. You can hook it up directly to the factory screen or you can use an aftermarket one.
As you can see, the package comes with the main unit, OBDII (On-Board Diagnostics) cable, remote controller and receiver and audio/video input wires. The installation manual provided goes over the install process quite well. If you are unsure about the installation, it is recommended take your car to a qualified technician to install it for you.
I decided to tackle this myself as it was a pretty straight forward install for my car. For reference, this will be installed in a 2nd generation G35 sedan. I chose to install the main unit under the passenger foot rest and hide all the wiring inside the center console. The package comes with double sided tape and zip ties, so everything is provided for you.
I disassembled the center console area around the shifter and ran the wires from the passenger side to the driver’s side to connect it to the OBDII port.
Then I hooked up the wire for the remote control receiver and taped it as shown.
For the OBDII wire, I ran it from the center console and hid the wiring under the dash. For the A/V input wires, I ran them from the center console to the center glove box and hooked the inputs into the factory A/V source.
Once everything has been connected, zip tied and taped, I popped everything back together and switched the audio settings in the car to AUX. It works!
Stay tuned for a complete review of the HKS Camp 2 system!