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Old 10-07-2010, 05:38 AM   #41
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What are you guys using for the entry point back into the trunk for the camera wiring?

Hole drilled through the trunk, behind the removable lip? Or is there a way to fish wire through the existing bundle/grommet (for the lights/trunk release button) in the lip?
If you use either the keyhole or license plate light camera you just use the existing factory wiring openings, no need to drill anything.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:12 AM   #42
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OK chaps, can one of you knowledgeable guys help me out with one minor issue.
Camera is installed in the number plate light location and fits perfectly, check, power wire to the inbuilt camera LED is spliced into the number plate light wire, check, power wire from the camera is spliced into the reverse light harness, check.

Plugged the supplied video RCA cable into the camera which is then plugged into the reversing camera cable at the back of the Dynavin, check, tested the camera and picture on the Dynavin screen is good, check, however I can only get the picture to come on by manually pressing the camera icon on the Dynavin main screen, it doesn't trigger automatically when I put the car in reverse which I thought by splicing the camera's power wire into the reverse light wiring was supposed to do.
So I have missed something but have no idea what it is.
Anyone knowledgable about this point me in the right direction?
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:31 AM   #43
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The camera should also have a signal wire that needs to be run to front of the car along with the rca and plugs into the back of the dynavin, that's what activated the automatic switch over. Have you got that? It should plug into the female bullet connector on the pink wire (I think) in the back of the Dynavin.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:11 AM   #44
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The camera should also have a signal wire that needs to be run to front of the car along with the rca and plugs into the back of the dynavin, that's what activated the automatic switch over. Have you got that?
Yes, the supplied 5m camera RCA cable does have a thin wire connected to it at both ends but with no plugs on the ends, just bare wire.

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It should plug into the female bullet connector on the pink wire (I think) in the back of the Dynavin.
As shown in the pic, I don't see this additional female "bullet" connector at the back of the Dynavin, only the Rear Camera IN cable

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darkoz, the extra bullet connector is in the other harness. I saw it last night when I pulled mine out of the box. You know that harness with like 15 bullet connectors on it. connects to the dynavin and factory harness. so yes, it is there, just looking in the wrong place.
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That's right it a part of the main speaker and power harness, the one that also has the steering control box and ground wire for DVD/tv whilst driving.
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There is another wire that is marked that you run to the glovebox and tie into the fuse system.
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Ah!...now I get it, thanks for clearing that up guys, much appreciated
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Lol, no thanks needed because I know I will be asking some questions soon.

Basically, just tie that wire from the dynavin to the reverse light like the power wire from the camera. (thanks jeff)
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Could someone who has already installed the camera post up a quick diagram of each wire and where it's supposed to go?
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Could someone who has already installed the camera post up a quick diagram of each wire and where it's supposed to go?
I would appreciate this too very much.
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not very hard. obviously the video cable goes from camera up to the radio. then you have a power and ground with that other harness. ground is just your typical ground. power you get from the reverse lights. I don't know the color, I am just going to use my multi meter to test the wires. you also need to run a wire from the dynavin to the same reverse wire. on the dynavin you will see a rca cable for the reverse camera and you will see a single wire as well labeled the same or similar. I would just tape a single wire to the video cable that came with the camera so you can just run them both at the same time together.

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Old 10-12-2010, 02:43 AM   #53
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Could someone who has already installed the camera post up a quick diagram of each wire and where it's supposed to go?
This might help.........
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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...
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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...
You could try it but what I found though is that when you then connect to the reverse trigger wire you cannot manually turn the camera on via the camera icon on the main screen.
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You could try it but what I found though is that when you then connect to the reverse trigger wire you cannot manually turn the camera on via the camera icon on the main screen.
lame... I guess that doesn't work then... oh well...
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I started my camera install tonight and am halfway through due to a slight mishap.
While I was taping the end of the AV cable to a wire to fish the cable through the rubber hose I pulled a bit too tight and snapped off the pin on the AV plug.....fvck!
So now will have to go and buy another AV cable tomorrow so I can finish the job.
This is camera I got, it's a perfect fit due to the depth of the casing being shallow so no modification at all is neccessary.........
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Im new to reverse cameras. But does the LED on this camera say on if your driving at night (you have ur headlights on) - or does the light only activate when reverse is selected??
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Im new to reverse cameras. But does the LED on this camera say on if your driving at night (you have ur headlights on) - or does the light only activate when reverse is selected??
You splice the power wire from the LED to your existing number plate light power wire so it functions just like your existing number plate lights when you turn your car's lights on.
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Anyone who ordered this reverse camera from China know how long shipping took? I want to get this thing in ASAP before exams start up again :o

I hate shipping.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:30 PM   #60
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I have a Boyo VT350 I think it was, fits into the rear key hole in the trunk lid. Although it fits very nice and is flush, it is somewhat useless in the sense that I can not really gauge how far I am to something as it's positioned to look straight back, versus down at an angle. Overall I do like the way it fits in there and if anything, it was more of a "install it because I can" vs a "I need this to backup" feature. I use it everyday as I back up into my stall underground just as a reference but obviously still ultimately use the mirrors and physically turning my head for the final parking.

PS: I got mines off Ebay from China and it took about 10 business days. I am in Canada.
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