Rear view Camera power

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  1. Snitrats

    Snitrats Funster

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    For some time I have had the rear camera plugged into a lighter socket on my 2009 X250. So thought about time I plumbed it in properly . Couple of questions before I rip the dashboard apart.
    I understand the best live is from the ignition (camera on all the time)is there a spare connection there or do I double up with another? Where's the best place link the neutral ? :helpsos:
     
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    do you have a 12v power plug in the dash?

    I have a cigarette plug and also a 12v plug in my dash.. certainly the 12v plug is live all the time and I can get to it and attack the power and earth there.. or even to the main fuse board for the RV.. but it is an RV rather than a european motor home.... but the principle is the same.. a good meter will allow you to probe the power and earth.. just add an inline fuse.

    Bob
     
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    Hi
    I fitted one myself last year , I mounted the screen on the obsolete rear view mirror ,ie no rear window, ran the cable through the top lockers, fed a feed using clips from the cab lights, also a feed from there to a toggle switch otherwise it's powered up all the time , the lights are activated by ignition and the doors, so the toggle cuts the power to the screen and camera when not in use. Peter :thumb:
     
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    Just done mine, and was very pleased to find that the CD/radio had a spare connector for an ignition live lead. Might be worth a look.

    I simply plugged into that and hey presto - ignition on = camera on! Didn't bother with reverse wiring for the second camera, just tap the V2 button on the screen and Bob's your uncle.

    Steve:Smile:
     
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    if you can use a multimeter then check the cab fuse box for ign switched circuits...there will be one, just a matter of finding it.

    put the meter on a 'dead' fuse (ign off) and check it is ign switched by turning ign on and off with the meter connected.

    there may even be a spare 10a fuse in the box....or whatever fuse rating the monitor requires.

    a spare 20a fuse could be reduced to whatever amps the monitor is rated at.....providing it has nothing else connected to it.
     
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    Fiat X250?
    No need for a reverse camera!
    You don't want to be reversing one of them!:Wink:

    Sorry, as a Tranny owner, I couldn't resist!:Blush:
     
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    Camera used to check the toad is still there on the A Frame so can't reverse with that on if I tried:thumb:
     
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    In that case save yer dosh, the car behind the toad will let you know if it comes off
     
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    Really Jon!!!!!
     
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    i just tagged mine on the back of the accessory socket on the dash as its easy to get at and ignition switched.

    there is a torx head screw under the rubber mat in the cup holder and i think thats all that holds that part of the dash in apart from a few clips.
     
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