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June 17, 2013, 10:04:18 AM
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Re: Reverse Camera Install (E53)
« Reply #120 on: June 17, 2013, 10:04:18 AM »
This is still on my to-do list but I'll be using the PDC supply now. As for the Con, does it de-activate if you turn PDC off with the button?
Was it this kind of relay http://www.maplin.co.uk/pcb-mount-low-profile-10a-relays-2512 it has a coil resistance of 400 Ohms.
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June 18, 2013, 01:12:38 PM
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« Reply #121 on: June 18, 2013, 01:12:38 PM »
it does activate and de-activate when you on/off PDCs with the PDC switch. so that is quite handy too.. to activate and de-activate it manually.

relay is something like the one you've shown. tbh i just can't pin point exactly what i bought because i just walked into a maplin and talked to one of the nice ladies there and picked up a relay lol. but its something like what you've shown..

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June 18, 2013, 07:48:55 PM
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« Reply #122 on: June 18, 2013, 07:48:55 PM »
Thanks, definitely handy that.  I soon as I get the garden finished and get the skip off the drive I'll be tackling this mod.
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July 21, 2013, 07:53:12 PM
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« Reply #123 on: July 21, 2013, 07:53:12 PM »
Almost embarrassed to admit this but I'm struggling to remove the tailgate grip piece to start fitting my camera. I have undone the 4 t20 screws but can't seem to get the handle to move at all. I am very concerned about breaking anything but are there any clips etc? Any tips for removing this?
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July 22, 2013, 10:23:26 PM
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« Reply #124 on: July 22, 2013, 10:23:26 PM »
from memory (which prob has faded - its been a while) there were no clips and nothing else holding it in..
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July 22, 2013, 10:54:38 PM
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« Reply #125 on: July 22, 2013, 10:54:38 PM »
There are none, just the 4 screws then it falls out. Prise it out wards with something plastic (trim removal tool, if u have one)?
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July 22, 2013, 11:07:56 PM
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« Reply #126 on: July 22, 2013, 11:07:56 PM »
I do have a trim removal tool that I was using. Will have another try. At least there are no clips to break. Cheers guys.
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June 14, 2014, 09:58:55 PM
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Re: Reverse Camera Install (E53)
« Reply #127 on: June 14, 2014, 09:58:55 PM »
Hi sanj, what is the spec of the relay you used???


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June 15, 2014, 01:28:24 PM
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Re: Reverse Camera Install (E53)
« Reply #128 on: June 15, 2014, 01:28:24 PM »
Hi sanj, what is the spec of the relay you used???

Try this.
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June 15, 2014, 02:29:30 PM
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Re: Reverse Camera Install (E53)
« Reply #129 on: June 15, 2014, 02:29:30 PM »
Great thanks sanj seen one in maplins roughly the same price, just worked out I'm gonna have to split my RCA connector to +/- to connect up to the tv module!


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June 15, 2014, 02:47:15 PM
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Re: Reverse Camera Install (E53)
« Reply #130 on: June 15, 2014, 02:47:15 PM »
Sanj if I use the relay will I still get the canbus error if I use the led light supplied with the light?? I've just spoken to the seller who instals them and basically said don't listen to forums but take it to him and he would have a go at fitting it for a pretty Hefty fee!! Lol  the instructions look pretty crisp and sorta regret not going down your route of the separate camera now. Here is the eBay item number 400722316021 can you have a look and see what you think??

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June 15, 2014, 04:07:35 PM
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Re: Reverse Camera Install (E53)
« Reply #131 on: June 15, 2014, 04:07:35 PM »
That will give you the error for sure. Not because of the relay but because of the LED bulb (unless it's error free). Do a dry fit and test it - will be interesting to see how that gets installed where the current lights are (there's not much room there and the holder is quite big).
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June 15, 2014, 05:46:17 PM
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Re: Reverse Camera Install (E53)
« Reply #132 on: June 15, 2014, 05:46:17 PM »
Yeah I spoke to the supplier sort of today on a bad line and he didn't answer the question of canbus errors. Is there a way round this? Can I mimic the Oem installation and fool the canbus into thinking that the conventional bulb is fitted?? Is it a resistance issue??


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June 15, 2014, 09:11:49 PM
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« Reply #133 on: June 15, 2014, 09:11:49 PM »
It is a resistance issue, but the space in there is hugely restricted. If you can send the unit back, do so. Dispute it as sending you errors and Paypal should settle in your favour. Then get the one like mine.
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June 16, 2014, 08:33:16 AM
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Re: Reverse Camera Install (E53)
« Reply #134 on: June 16, 2014, 08:33:16 AM »
Sanj how did you get it leak tight and can't actually see yr type, I have looked


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