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Old 11-06-2010, 09:34 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by lfhdez View Post
Thank Darkoz...
I guess the other question would be... Do you guys think it might be a problem if I hook the camera to constant power instead of the reverse light? that way the camera could be on all the time. I'm not saying I would really need it, but hey, it might be kinda nice to have it. Then, all I would need to do is hook the trigger wire to the reverse light's positive and I would trigger the camera whenever I go in reverse...

My camera is on whenever the key is on. I did not like the idea of powering off the reverse lights, so I took the trigger "ON" wire from the factory amp to turn on a relay which provides power to the camera. I then have taken the reverse signal from the wires leading into the trunk lid and ran that to my Dynavin. Doing this, my camera being on whenever key is on, I can manually go into "Camera" view from the main menu, and it also automatically goes into camera view when I go into reverse

It's all very basic electronics stuff really.
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