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Old 02-26-2012, 11:44 PM
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Back-up camera question

So I recently purchased a gps unit that i can also use with a back-up camera. Tying to figure out how I tap into my reverse lights. I know I need to connect the camera's red wire to the white/lt green wire which is the reverse lights but i have no idea where to connect it in the harness. Also where does everyone connect the ground wire?? Pics/advice would help a tonnnn.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:48 PM
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Re: Back-up camera question

I have mine all wired to my radio so i dont know about the wires, but here is the supporter link

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:18 AM
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Re: Back-up camera question

im no electrician so everything i did may not be the best way to do it. but i have the red wire hooked directly to the reverse light and i ran it in through the plug that leads to outside next to the taillight. i have it grounded to the bolt with a washer on it below what screws in the piece that holds the plastic part of the trunk liner in is , like the plastic part right in front of the trunklid. i also ran the wires from the camera behind the trim for the hinge outside and through the trunklid and then through the headliner then through the dash to the nav unit. i did this because removing the trim is a huge pain and you have to take the back seat out to remove the panel on the side to run the wire through it, it was way easier to remove the headliner... also fishing the red wire back into the car through that piece was a little tough but i did it so its doable haha
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Re: Back-up camera question

your back up camera is normally controlled by the can bus
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Re: Back-up camera question

If you have the tow package there is a harness running to the trailer plug. I tapped that one rather than the taillight itself. I ran the camera wiring by removing the taillight and running it up the resulting hole and then up and behind the trunk rubber molding, under the plastic molding. I haven't cleaned it up inside yet so it is just running around the cargo space, under the back seat, and under the floor mat.
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Re: Back-up camera question

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I have mine all wired to my radio so i dont know about the wires, but here is the supporter link

http://www.jeepgarage.org/payments.php
yeah i dont have a mygig and im wanting it to turn on when i put the jeep in reverse, thanks for the support link

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im no electrician so everything i did may not be the best way to do it. but i have the red wire hooked directly to the reverse light and i ran it in through the plug that leads to outside next to the taillight. i have it grounded to the bolt with a washer on it below what screws in the piece that holds the plastic part of the trunk liner in is , like the plastic part right in front of the trunklid. i also ran the wires from the camera behind the trim for the hinge outside and through the trunklid and then through the headliner then through the dash to the nav unit. i did this because removing the trim is a huge pain and you have to take the back seat out to remove the panel on the side to run the wire through it, it was way easier to remove the headliner... also fishing the red wire back into the car through that piece was a little tough but i did it so its doable haha
yeah i dont wanna jimmy rig it and just take the wire and mash it into the plug then reconnect it..

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your back up camera is normally controlled by the can bus
its an aftermarket gps unit not the mygig

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If you have the tow package there is a harness running to the trailer plug. I tapped that one rather than the taillight itself. I ran the camera wiring by removing the taillight and running it up the resulting hole and then up and behind the trunk rubber molding, under the plastic molding. I haven't cleaned it up inside yet so it is just running around the cargo space, under the back seat, and under the floor mat.
yeah i have the towing package. what wire did you tap into and will it turn the camera on when i put the jeep in reverse?
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Re: Back-up camera question

What wiring harness are you using? Don't the instructions for the harness tell you what to connect? I used the PAC Audio and they spelled it out nicely.
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What wiring harness are you using? Don't the instructions for the harness tell you what to connect? I used the PAC Audio and they spelled it out nicely.
its the same as any camera except i dont have the vehicle specific instructions. comes with the video cord and then the cord that plugs into the camera with the power and ground wire...just trying to figure out where exactly to connect the power and ground wire.
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Re: Back-up camera question

there is a reverse wire in the tow harness.
going into the 10 pin rear hitch connector, there is the reverse going to the backup lamp wire at pin 3 that is white and light green; you could use the connector directly by tacking a pin to the red wire on the camera and putting the pin in the conector, or splice the wire from the back under the bumper.
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