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Old 07-16-2016, 02:22 AM
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Problem with backup camera on Eonon GA5166X

I recently purchased and installed the Eonon GA5166X. It works great so far. I also installed the backup camera they included with it,
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I ran the video wire up with the extension harness and hooked it up to the CAM port.
I ran the power wire to the reverse light wiring and spliced it in there with t-taps.

Before running the wire, I tested the camera with the deck in the hatch. I noticed that there were a few random scan lines in the picture. Nothing major, figured it was just a cheap cable/camera, but it was still perfectly viewable and usable. I finished the install and checked everything again.

Most of the time, I just get a black screen when I go into reverse. No picture at all. I get the guide lines, but that's it.
Some of the time, I'll get a picture, but it flashes violently and has tons of scan lines on it. It is almost seizure inducing, it looks like the Blair Witch.
I checked the connection behind the deck, when I remove it, I get a No camera symbol on the screen. So it is getting connection.

I sent a message to Eonon, hopefully they'll get back to me and it may just be a bad camera. But if not, has anyone ran into this? Is it maybe a bad power issue and I need to redo the connections there? Maybe cut the wire, solder the power cable in and heat shrink?

I took video of both of the problems, so maybe it can help shed some light on the problem.

Flashing screen
Black screen

Everything else on the deck works great, I'm just having a problem with this damn reverse camera, which was one draw I had to buying this bundle from them, instead of just getting the unit itself sans camera.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:35 PM
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I think where you are splicing your power is what is giving you the problem. I have the same bundle as you and I connected my power with the provided red wire that is closest to the head unit.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:44 PM
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I have the same issue. i had mine installed at freeman's and there answer to me was it just does that. any more insight as to properly connecting so i can tell them to redo it would be great
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:28 AM
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Hi Phathom,

I have been considering the Eonon D5166U unit for quite some time. My existing factory NAV screen is still in great shape and I do my AUX In audio and BT audio with a Mediabridge Unit (formerly Dice).

I have seen a camera power workaround which uses the PDC circuit to activate the camera through a relay. Here is the text verbatim:

the PDC module is located under the spare tire in the battery compartment, next to the BM radio, and it has 3 plugs. The middle plug has multiple pins, and the Pin #7 supplies signal voltage to the green light in the front of the car in the button module in the center console. When PDC is engaged, the green light on the PDC button lights up via Pin #7 on the middle plug - the voltage and amperage are very low, and that pin supplies (+) voltage. On the PDC module, there are three plugs, pin #7 from the MIDDLE plug, it is black. If you will take that (+) signal and convert it via a low voltage/low amperage relay to a (-) ground, and apply that (-) signal to the wire for the reverse signal, you will have the reverse camera engaging everytime when the PDC is engaged. It also will give you an ability to activate the camera by pressing the PDC button on the center console switch panel(module A169).

This will be my plan when I tackle an Eonon and camera install, which has a nice side benefit of camera activation with PDC button push at console.


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