I want to hook up a reverse cam in my VY Exec, but I don't want it to stand out like a huge eye sore..and not too fond of drilling a 4cm hole in my boot/bumper for a flush mount one.
Any one got pics of their setup?
Was going to get one of ebay, as it is half the price than wholesale here. Mounting it at the top in between the 2 number plate nights. REVERSE MINI REARVIEW REVERSING CAMERA WITH 5m CABLE - eBay Other Car Audio, Video, Audio, Video, Car Parts, Accessories, Cars, Bikes, Boats. (end time 04-Jul-08 20:40:17 AEST)
seemed good to me?
Also I have a 2008 touch screen stereo which has a reverse camera wire to connect so it comes up automatically, is there a proper place to connect this? Or am i stuck having to connect it to 12v with a switch to use the cam?
Follow the wires leaving your reverse light globe, it's probably a red wire. Strip a little section of that and solder the camera wire to that little bit of stripped wire.
This will activate it whenever voltage flows to the reverse light (ie, when you're in reverse).
Genius! Don't know why I didn't think of that
Short of pulling apart my car, or running another a cable down from the head unit to boot, does anyone know where I can find this wire in the front of the car?
If i had a better idea, I might be able to go over a few wires with my multimeter.
You follow the wire from the reverse globe. Your best option is to thread it up through the roof lining and to the front of the car.
If you're really experienced in auto electrics, you could look at the wiring diagram and find an appropriate place. But that will require pulling your car apart and a crap load of time.
The other option is to just let an auto leccy do it. They're very experienced in hiding all sorts of wires and will do it perfectly with no mess. But dropping the roof lining is not at all difficult and by far the easiest option.
You're going to need to connect the video output of the camera to the input of the screen, so you're going to be doing that wiring from the boot to HU anyway. So there's no point in wiring it differently to get your voltage from another source.
If you have another look, it seems that that 1 cable goes into; one rca plug for video and one dc plug jack for power.
Where are you going to mount the camera?
I was thinking above the rear license plate, between the 2 illumination lights in the middle.