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    Jr. Apprentice cadillacmike's Avatar
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    Chicago Illinois

    Default Backup Cam install questions........

    Hey guys!!! Im trying to find one of two things. Im trying to install a back-up camera. I did, and it woks fine, BUT its a wireless camera. It woks great bc i wired the actual camera into the backup lights in the rear end. It also has a small pickup that connects to the radio with the standard red and black wires with the yellow rca pic input. Now the prob i have is the pickup is constantly on due to the way i wired it up, and the prob im having is since the cam is wireless, the pickup "picks up" every signal that matches the signal from the cam, causing my radio to constantly flip back and forth between the radio screen and cam screen, and since there is no picture it will stay blue. Now, i know there is a way to wire up the cam pickup to only come on when the truck is in reverse. But, i cant find the wire in the dash that does that. I tried looking online, and there is no real answer or help to find this, so in the mean time i rigged a switch to the power side of the pickup and ill just flip it on and off when needed so the radio doesnt have heart attacks as i drive down the road. Now what im though i could do was tap into the backup sensor circuit, but with my test light, i was only able to find 3 constant powers that are always on when the truck is on. Is there a schematic for the backup circuit from the switch? If not, where and what color is the wire i can tap into so i dont have to have the ghetto switch hanging from my dash. Thanks again guys!! I do really appreciate the help i get from these forums!!!
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    I am a hard time visualizing the install, can we have some pics please?

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    Master Mechanic shadowt_t's Avatar
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    Baghdad. Iraq


    drop some pics and explain maybe i can solve the problem

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