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rear view camera install

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 808trdsport, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Jun 19, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    808trdsport

    808trdsport [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got me one of those rear view license plate cameras, and wanted some help on wiring it up. I know how to wire it up, but i wanted some info on where you ran the wire, how you went into the cab. also with my Kenwood, it's asking to install a wire to the backup lights. Any suggestions on that one?
     
  2. Jun 19, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    Run the camrea wire next to the frame on the driver side.. Once you get to the cab, you'll see drain plugs in the floor, use one of those.. make sure you seal it properly.

    The reverse wire for the back-up cam will be in the driver side kick panel.

    (Not my photo, but from this site.)

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 19, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    this is not for a 2009. I got a 08'. and I'm hooking it up to my Kenwood ddx712
     
  4. Jun 19, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    I have an 08 as well, DNX9140..

    The wire is in the same place.. I installed mine, I think the wire is red w/ white tracer.. let me go look
     
  5. Jun 19, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Same location. Red wire wtih white tracer.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jun 21, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    What camera did you get?
     
  7. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    some cheap ass ebay one. I hope it works. lol
     
  8. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    sweet! so this is the reverse lamp wire? i think thats what the installation instructions was asking to tap into.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    thanks JDrew. So will this allow the rear view camera to turn on automatically when i throw the truck into reverse? Or will i have to turn the deck to av in? Also, will I be able to view the camera while going forward?
     
  11. Jun 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    bump bump
     
  12. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    Yes, that wire will send the signal needed for when you place your truck in reverse which will give you the reverse view, provided you have the radio settings for it to do so. (Meaning it is designed for a rear camera in mind. The radio should have a specific rca for the reverse cam, usually yellow.)

    If you unit will allow the camera to be displayed while moving, this can be tricky. It depends if the camera has to be wired to the reverse wire too. If so, then it wont. You would then have to run the camera reverse wire to a 12 volt lead then it would work anytime you decide to view it. Some cams dont require the cams to be spliced into the reverse wire.
     
  13. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    so if i do go into a 12v connection, that means the camera will be always on? Unless i switch it? Or if I put it into the accessory switch?
     
  14. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    Not knowing your camera wiring, I'm guessing. Tell me what wiring comes with your cam.
     
  15. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    1 yellow rca video out. And 1 mini adapter plug with red+ and black- coming out the other end. That's all there is.
     
  16. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Sounds like to me that you have a video lead (RCA), power and ground. Pretty simple it sounds like. Power wire to key switched 12v, black to ground and your RCA to cam input on hu.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    JDrew,
    Do you know how to tap into the factory camera? I have a Kenwood DDX514 which will allow for camera view, but I have a factory camera on the handel of the tail gate.
     
  18. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    no clue..
     
  19. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    i got mine hooked up with my kenwood. It's works only when I throw it into reverse.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    atebit What's all this, then?

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    If I'm looking at the same connector in my 09 Access Cab, the wiring colors are are different. I appear to have a solid red wire instead of the red/white wire. No voltage appears on this wire when I put the truck in reverse (but the reverse lights are on).

    Did they move this wire around for 09 or am I just crazy?
     
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