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It seems after fitting a new Stereo we now require a new Reversing Camera
Reason being that our Blaupunkt radio/sat nav/ reversing camera used a old style monitor plugs which now don't fit stereo's :(
Have had the new stereo fitted and he has managed to retro fit the reversing camera so we still have one to use as we leave for Europe soon.

So need your expert advise to what is a good Reversing Camera to buy ?
And where from ?
We know it needs to be night vision and waterproof but that's it
It's for a Bessacarr and and ideally needs to be still where the old one is (above) as we have a bike rack that fits on tow ball but were unsure if we can get the new wires there. As we have no idea which way the wires go:(
Cheers
 

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Try this guy my brother in law said he was good
Address:DRW Electronics
97 Yellowhammer Court
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 4RP
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Telephone:01562 752437 Mobile: 07887 996497

Please call between 10:00am till 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

eMail:sales@drwelectronics.com

Proprietor:David R Wood
 

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If you've got it refitted do you need a new unit?
Why not try it on your forthcoming trip and see how it works, or not, and take it from there?
 
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If you've got it refitted do you need a new unit?
Why not try it on your forthcoming trip and see how it works, or not, and take it from there?

The old reversing camera has been fitted hanging out of our glove compartment ! It's a temporary fix as it now has no holder !
The new one would be fitted into the new double din stereo so can't and won't be keeping it but if we can't get one soon we will have to manage
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Ah, thought he may have cobbled together an adapter behind the inbuilt unit. Sorry.

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That's ok Gellykneck

I might not of explained it right.

The whole wiring for the exsisting reversing camera is useless !
 

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I would have thought there must be an adaptor available for your existing wiring?
Perhaps a pic would help us understand your dilemma?
 
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The first photo shows the old wire and conector which is like a old monitor style plug
Which the fitter tried to wire in direct but it simple wouldn't work !

The second photo is the back of Kerplunk (mine name for it) which is the old screen for the reversing camera and sat nav which has long since been deflunked

If there's a adapter that would be great
 

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@Tosan OK gotcha, any idea what connector is on the back of the head unit? I suspect you need to change the camera adapter (in your first photo).
 

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Ah, same as my monitor plug, I will try to get the part number from the video unit, then you should be good to go.
 
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This is the plug from the reversing camera
That goes into the adapter
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I still don't understand. The yellow connector on your head unit is the current "standard" for analogue video connections. The Video Out socket on your camera adapter should be connected directly to the yellow input on your head unit as far as I can see from your photos.
 
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I still don't understand. The yellow connector on your head unit is the current "standard" for analogue video connections.
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The Video Out socket on your camera adapter should be connected directly to the yellow input on your head unit as far as I can see from your photos.

The yellow input from the new unit will not work with the old camera adapter we have tried. For what reason apart from the way it is wired. The fitter said straight away that it wouldn't work but he did try. He said our only answer was to wire a new camera with the now standered fitting. We can get no picture at all.
Some how it was all linked through the radio.

The last photo I have posted is the plug on the end of the cable from the reversing camera input that fits into the square adapter box.

Sorry I'm not right good at explaining it but will keep trying
 

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Have you gone from analogue to digital?
In which case conversion is difficult, expensive and not particularly effective :(
Think Scart to HDMI :cool:
Not much help, but might explain your issue.
(Don't suppose your monitor has a digital input?)
 

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I think it will not work because the camera feed is s-video, whereas the input to the unit, although similar requires the 12v exciter, ie, switches the screen on when it goes live. My input unit handles this, but I haven't dug out the part numbers yet. As they say, bear with me caller :D

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It seems after fitting a new Stereo we now require a new Reversing Camera
Reason being that our Blaupunkt radio/sat nav/ reversing camera used a old style monitor plugs which now don't fit stereo's
Have had the new stereo fitted and he has managed to retro fit the reversing camera so we still have one to use as we leave for Europe soon.

So need your expert advise to what is a good Reversing Camera to buy ?
And where from ?
We know it needs to be night vision and waterproof but that's it
It's for a Bessacarr and and ideally needs to be still where the old one is (above) as we have a bike rack that fits on tow ball but were unsure if we can get the new wires there. As we have no idea which way the wires go
Cheers

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Just a word of caution if you have a bike rack fitted (Thule/Fiamma ) to the MH body panel and use a bike cover this can in a lot of cases render the use of this type of camera void...I have twin camera's fitted..when the bike's are mounted with their cover the reverse camera just can't see past the bikes, the second camera for 'rear view' vision to me is far more important, ..remember reversing camera's are really designed to be fitted to the furthest point on the body, you can achieve this on a MH but requires serious thought as to where the camera's are mounted....plus to get decent 'field of view' the wide angle lens issue is always difficult to get over....you really need to fit two bullet reverse cameras..I have not done this but instead I choose to fit four good quality reverse sensor's..it takes time to trust the sensor's 'bleep' but once you have become accustomed to the operation of such you wont look back :cool:
 

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