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? HOW TO wire a backup camer

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by blake.eubank.1, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Jul 31, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    blake.eubank.1

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    I want to wire my backup camera to a switch and to automatically come on when i go into reverse

    this is the backup camera i got
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049LBJ56/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

    and this is the unit i got
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051GN8SE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

    i know how to one or the other just not sure how to do both
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    brandonn

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    You have to tap into the reverse wire.. it's the white and red wire at the top.

    IMAG0809_9dd67f94116614a2155486fbf772d680f50a5594.jpg
     
  3. Jul 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    blake.eubank.1

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    i know but how should about splicing into that wire and one that always gets power to put a switch to.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    You want a switch to control what?
     
  5. Jul 31, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    to give the camera power bc the reverse doesnt always have power. correct??
     
  6. Jul 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    The reverse is only hot when you put the truck in reverse.

    So, if you wire it into the reverse the camera will only come on when you're in reverse.

    edit: oh i get it, you want it to come on automatically when in reverse OR when you flip the switch.

    Tap one wire into the reverse wire and the other you can run to the battery I guess. Then just wire up the switch with both wires and a ground.

    edit2: wait that wouldn't work. let me think about it :p
     
  7. Jul 31, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    Okay, excuse my crappy diagram, I had to use an online paint program.

    B is batter, S is switch, R is the reverse wire, HU is headunit.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jul 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    thanks for the help if anyone wants to add to that or has done it please chime in, i wont be doing it for a couple more days
     
  9. Jul 31, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    thanks for the diagram that will help a lot
     
  10. Jul 31, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    idk but i bet you could get a adapter for the HU for a back up camera. i think most that have the back up camera capabilities have a adaptor.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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    or you can just use a relay
     
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    Question, the way you show this wired, wouldnt it not function if he had the switch off?

    Example, Switch off, shift into reverse = no camera im pretty sure.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    I think this would do it. This is only the power wiring. I figure you knew to connect to HU. LOL also a Crappy wiring diagram but it should work.

    power.jpg
     
  14. Aug 1, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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    Yours appears the same as the other diagram posted, It seems with the switch in the off position, even if you put in in reverse the cam wont turn on. Am I wrong on this, I really fell like I am overthinking it hear.


    EDIT: Took a second lonnnnng look and thought about it some more. As long as the dedicated power to the camera is from the reverse light and then you use a splice on the camera power wire it will work. Run a power wire from a 12v source to your switch, then use a wire crimp inline on the camera's power line if you have the switch off the camera will still cut on when reverse lights are activated.

    Man I over thought the shit out of that one.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    If you run a + wire from the battery to the switch to the camera and also tie it into the backup wire, then everytime you turn on the camera, the backup lights would come on. Like on the diagram, the switch not only gives power to the camera, it also feeds the backup lights.
    If you use Brandonn schematic you would set the truck on fire since the battery + goes through the switch straight to ground.
    Two diodes will work:
    Battery ---- switch ---- >| ----- HU Camera ON (or Camera power)
    RevWire ---------------->|----'

    This will prevent voltage from feeding back into the circuits.

    Fritz
     
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    damn yeah i've had to replace wiring harnesses before (not from my mistake) and it blows so i think ill use it as it is.
     
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    WHERE IS THIS LOCATED IN THE TRUCK?
     
  18. Aug 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    K, it's installed but did you hook it up like you wanted, with the switch to turn on the camera and always on when in reverse?
     

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