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December 04, 2017, 08:40:23 PM

jonnyivy

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fitting reverse camera to TV unit in boot
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:40:23 PM »
Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has fitted a reversing camera, wiring it up to the TV box in the rear boot compartment ?
I have looked at a few video's on youtube but cant really see where to plug the wires into the TV module so it goes direct to the screen when reverse is engaged. I can understand the other wiring instructions but would like to know where to connect the wire from the camera . Is there a dedicated plug under the module (the one under the DVD satnav on left side of boot compartment). ?

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December 05, 2017, 07:26:19 AM
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Re: fitting reverse camera to TV unit in boot
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 07:26:19 AM »
Sanj wrote an excellent reverse camera "how too" complete with wiring diagram have a search.
The camera should be connected through the TV unit which is under the spare wheel and suspension compressor under the boot floor.

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December 05, 2017, 03:43:09 PM
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Re: fitting reverse camera to TV unit in boot
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 03:43:09 PM »
Thanks for that info...I shall have a look
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December 05, 2017, 03:56:51 PM
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Re: fitting reverse camera to TV unit in boot
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 03:56:51 PM »
Found the thread but all the photos are just blank with the message "please update your account for 3rd party showings"
Pity as it looks like what Im needing to follow....
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December 07, 2017, 09:49:21 AM
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Re: fitting reverse camera to TV unit in boot
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 09:49:21 AM »
have you got a link to the camera you are using?.
I am interested in getting one as well
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December 07, 2017, 06:53:37 PM
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Re: fitting reverse camera to TV unit in boot
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 06:53:37 PM »
Haven't  chosen one yet as I was interested to see how easy it was to install first ..lol
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