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I've read mostly all the posts in regards to how to wire a rear camera but I have not seen how to wire the camera once installed. In other words, need help on how to wire the camera from the license area to the tail lights.

Already installed a Pioneer dvd, located the reverse signal under the driver's seat, etc. Just need help on how to wire the camera from the license plate area to either side of the tail lights.

Thanks

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G'day hi8ha,

When I did mine, I routed the wires from the camera into the r/h tail light space.

I then spliced into the wiring loom.

Located the reverse wire (cannot recall the colour now) which was located with a voltmeter, into the tail light plug (of course when the ignition is on and the car into reverse). The camera red wire is spliced into this wire.

he camera black wire to the car earth wire (brown if memory serves) and you are good to go.

Enjoy seeing what's behind you

Cheers Peter

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I did the upgrade in 2007 with a double din AVIC D3 Pioneer. I routed two wires up to the HU from the rear camera/trunk. The two wires were the purple/white wire (25' supplied with HU) and the video wire with the yellow RCA plug. Both of these wires had connections in the HU

I also powered the rear camera from the driver's side backup tail light spliced in with the purple/white wire that goes to the HU and located a grounding source nearby. You'll also need to change your power source to battery in the HU setup screen.

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Thanks for the info.

Once the camera is installed on the rear ( bumper or licence plate), how do you route the cables (power/video) from the camera install location to where the camera connects to the power and video cables?

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Thanks for the info.

Once the camera is installed on the rear ( bumper or licence plate), how do you route the cables (power/video) from the camera install location to where the camera connects to the power and video cables?

I removed the liner in my rear trunk and ran the wire behind the license plate thru a hole already there and into the trunk. Don't let the wire dangle there as the exhaust is right below and it won't take long to melt the wire. (Ask me how I know)

With the lining removed you can run the wire thru a rubber grommet into the cabriolet bay, using cinch ties to keep things tidy, I ran it down the skinny carpeted pillar where the driver's seat belt retractor is located. There is an 8mm bolt to loosen (not remove) and one Philips head screw (in carpet pile) to remove and the carpeted pillar lifts up and then comes right out. The bolt head to loosen is right behind receptacle for the rear window defroster and under the driver's roll bar .

I then ran it behind the driver's seat, tucked into the lower back carpet. I removed the carpeted back wall and sound padding behind the seats (4 thumb screws). This is the back padding you would also remove if you needed to get into the front engine compartment access panel. (Like if you wanted to change the serpentine belt.) I tucked the wires in the lower carpet after the padding is removed and into the center console and ran it in the console and to the HU. Again always using cinch ties to keep things neat and tucked out of the way.

Some run it all the way under the door threshold and into the dash by the fuse panel, similar to what you would do on the passenger's side if you were installing speaker wires for a rear speaker kit. I chose not to.

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