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  1. Papa_J

    Papa_J Funster

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    Hey Funsters,

    I'm new to van-life and have just bought a 6m long Citroen Relay (2010 model) to convert. I'm excited to begin kitting it out in preparation for living, but I would like to install a reversing camera as the UK roads aren't the widest....

    I am in no way electrically minded, and I'm a tad confused. I bought a wireless kit and it mentions to connect the camera to the 'reverse light' feed - all I can see is a block with six wires entering and I cannot isolate which one is the right cable to put into a scotchlok.

    I have spent many hours googling and looking for the answer, to no avail - can you help me fellow Funsters?
     
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    Derbyshire wanderer Funster Life Member

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    You can put it in reverse with the ignition on but engine not running and use a volt meter or test light on each connection in the plug to identify the live wire. Take out of reverse to prove that the wire then is not energised.
    I would add that if you think scotch locks are a suitable wiring aid, you will be building in unreliability and in the future will regret not wiring things properly. They are nothing but a temporary fix. Crimp connections or soldered are the reliable way to join wires.
     
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    Scotchloks are spawn of the devil: they aren't moisture proof and they almost cut through the wire they're connecting to. Give them to someone you particularly dislike.
     
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    send the wireless kit back for a refund and do it properly and reliably once.
     
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  5. Papa_J

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    Thank you for your feedback!

    I ended up returning it for a wired one, and installing it using the help of a multimeter. Cheers for all!
     
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