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Old 09-06-2017, 09:17 PM
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Parts arrived and so far I JUST now got the backup camera wire thru the headliner and into the rear hatch. Talk about a nightmare. There is literally no room in the hatch side for the wire to pass into the hatch rim. I had to force the plug thru. Ive been at this for 4 hours on and off.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:46 PM
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Almost 11pm and still installing the backup camera

So 7 hours so far.....
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:30 AM
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:00 AM
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Just finished other than putting the stuff back in the cargo area. so 9 hours just to put in a backup camera

Not a fun vehicle to work on when it comes to the hatch.

On a positive note I LOVE the fuse shunts I bought.

Threw me for a loop to start with since the camera wouldn't power on. I went back to the fuse box in the back and noticed it had 2 slots for uses on the shunt. Moved the fuse over and went back and tried again. The radio wouldn't come on.

Then it dawned on me. The thing has 2 slots with one slot being where the old fuse you removed goes and the other slot is for the device you added thru its wire.

Added my new glow in the dark when blown fuses to it.
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Crowz, so is your camera powered on all of the time, when your truck is on?
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:36 AM
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Crowz, so is your camera powered on all of the time, when your truck is on?
It would be but I used the relay that came with the first camera I bought that didn't fit. The relay is powered by that fuse and switched by the power antenna wire from the radio that turns the amp on too.

I probably will use the yellow wire with the white stripe to switch it on with the reverse lights instead of the having the radio turn it on eventually but it was 48 degrees outside and after midnight at that point and I just wanted to go inside
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:49 PM
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Ok just got done installing the maglock connector in the drivers side fender well so my house solar panels can charge the car when Im not driving it.

I will shoot some pics of that in a bit.

Im about to remove the relay I installed for the backup camera. I was looking at the specs for this thing and it doesn't pull but 100ma so I'm going to just power it off the antenna wire from the radio. One less mass of wires back there that way.

For some it might not be a big deal but the end of the wire for the cameras power and the antenna power wire from the radio are literally 2 inches apart so why not just attach them
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:56 PM
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I just noticed the radio I bought is on sale right now for $298 if anyone is interested in getting one.

https://www.seicane.com/android-car-...wifi-sia-s6902
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For whatever reason I could not power the camera successfully using the power to the backup lights. I forget what I metered it at, but it was below battery voltage. The rest of my charging system is fine, and everything works on the truck. Then I connected the camera lead to the canbus wire which is where they recommended anyhow, and it has been great since.
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just read through your thread, nice work
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