[Camera]How to Install an aftermarket Rear/Reverse Camera to the Car?

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[Camera]How to Install an aftermarket Rear/Reverse Camera to the Car?

Postby admin » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:04 am

First, please check what kind of rear camera you have bought, it normally divided into two types:

Wireless Camera:
Easy to install
Transmitter & receiver must be aimed at each other
Antennas easily broken
Shift during normal use
Poor quality or no picture
Be susceptible to interference

Wired Camera:
Gain good image quality
Don’t be susceptible to interference
Time waste to install
Even money cost if hired technician to install

But in order to gain better video signal and image quality, which usually people care the most, we suggest you to buy the wire one. Now we will going to show you how to install an aftermarket rear camera to the car.

For Wired Rear Camera
Normally those after market rear camera are with some installation instruction card inside the box. If not, do not worry, please check at the following photos. We firstly need to figure out what function of those wires from the rear camera, and where do they goes to connect.
The most common type:
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And some cameras may comes with reverse detective wire, and you may need to use the wire in some kinds of Car Radio DVD GPS stereo. But other wires are the same common connection as the normal type rear camera.
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Here is a picture to show you where is the reverse light is and how to joint wires.
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Below is tutorial guidance video for your reference:

For Wireless Rear Camera
You may connect the camera like the following photos shows.
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If your camera do not have the reverse detective wire No. 8, and your monitor require that wire to be connected to trigger the monitor to automatically switch to display rear camera image, then you may need to extend the reverse detective wire from the monitor, and wire it up t the trunk of the car, and connected it to the car reverse light 12V positive pole.
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If your headunit is using the CAN BUS decoder box to control the reverse signal, then the reverse detective wire should be already connect between the CAN BUS box and the headunit, then you no need to care about this wire, just connect the RCA jacket to the camera input port from the radio.

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