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Backup Camera Wiring Question

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Riskyguy, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Aug 17, 2017 at 10:01 AM
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    Riskyguy

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    I plan to add a new head unit and backup camera to my 08 DC. Can anyone tell me where the parking and backup wires are that I will need to tap into? Also, what camera do you like? Thank you!
     
  2. Aug 17, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    On my 2015, the positive reverse light wire in the taillight wiring harness is a Blue with Red Stripe wire. You can locate it near the taillight assembly under the rear bumper leading up to the taillight. I always like to use PosiTaps to tap into wiring.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    Thanks. So I may not need to tie into the parking wire?
     
  4. Aug 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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    I wouldn't think so since the camera only comes on when you are in reverse. I've never had to mess with mine.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    The truck does not have a camera on it.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    Have you been able to find an after-market camera that you like? Once you do that you may be able to find the installation instructions for wiring hook up.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    I have not picked one out yet. Still trying to figure out what head unit and speakers to get. I picked up a JL Audio 300/4 v2 amp off of Craigslist.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    JMB Not new, just a little old.

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    If you mean parking brake, which is required to be engaged for a DVD player to play, the unit should just require a ground. At least it's that way on Kenwood.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2017 at 7:03 AM
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    Thanks. I am not going to get a unit that plays DVD's.
     

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