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Old 09-22-2014, 08:16 AM
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Default Fitting a reversing camera - need to find the easiest reverse wire connection

I have bought a JVC head unit with 3.5" screen so I can fit & use a reversing camera. This needs to connect to the reverse light wire to give power when reverse gear is selected.

- Can anyone suggest the easiest place to connect into the revers light circuit? [my88 S4]

I have looked around the rear lights etc but there is nowhere easy to make a connection.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I tied into the wires right behind the tool panel. Drivers side.
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I did the same, it's easy to access and plenty of space to work in.
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Thanks guys. Do you have any photos? I looked behind the panel but couldn't see the wires.
Guess the loom may be different on a Right Hand drive car?
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You'd do far better to pick it up at the CE panel.

On an '88 Auto U24 is active high in reverse - from the gear selector

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Thanks Alan
Will this just give a signal or is it a power supply to the lights?
My JVC manual calls for a power wire to the rear reversing lights?

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As a separate issue - the radio signal is very weak / poor. Have tried a couple of head units on most of them cannot receive radio stations - just my old kenwood?

Is there an aerial booster somewhere that may have gone faulty?
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As a separate issue - the radio signal is very weak / poor. Have tried a couple of head units on most of them cannot receive radio stations - just my old kenwood?

Is there an aerial booster somewhere that may have gone faulty?
Just had a more detailed look at my aerial problem -
- Checked the 250mA power out for the aerial & that's all connected
- If I hold the aerial connector I get a better reception
- If I UN-Plug the aerial all together the radio signal is BETTER???

How do you figure that one out?
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I tied into the wires right behind the tool panel. Drivers side.
Where exactly did you tie in to these wires? I can't see any black/blue wire outside the loom anywhere?

Can you post a photo to help?
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Thanks Alan
Will this just give a signal or is it a power supply to the lights?
My JVC manual calls for a power wire to the rear reversing lights?

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U21 directly feeds the reversing lights - But it doesn't really matter - either should work OK for this.

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Originally Posted by Bizman928 View Post
Just had a more detailed look at my aerial problem -
- Checked the 250mA power out for the aerial & that's all connected
- If I hold the aerial connector I get a better reception
- If I UN-Plug the aerial all together the radio signal is BETTER???

How do you figure that one out?
Your antenna amp has died or it is not connected to the power at the remote end.

A dead amp is worse than no amp

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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I just got back from Sharktoberfest.
here are some pics. I hope this helps.
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The CE panel is just far far easier... its right there - why are you still looking for other answers?

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CE panel.... why run all that wiring?
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The camera itself needs the power. Meaning you would have to run the wire all the way up to the ce panel.
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