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Tim_996
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Reversing Camera Reply with quote

Has anyone fitted a reversing camera to a 996.1 by using a combined camera / number plate replacement unit? It seems to be a neat installation rather than drilling and bolting in the bumper.

As usual, I'm sure that there's a universal fit but I can't seem to find one.

Any suggestions welcome.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty of number plate surround style ones on eBay.
I went for a small unit that I'm going to fit between the number plate lights.

What I'm REALLY interested in is how you do the wiring / routing of the cables!

I need to find an ignition switched power supply in the engine bay
Find a route through the bulkhead for the video feed
tap off from the reversing bulb to provide a signal to the head unit that the vehicle is in reverse (unless you all know of a signal I can tap into inside the cabin??)

So I've some thinking to do... Not quite at the "action" section just yet
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pull power off the reverse light feed from rear light loom so camera turns on when reversing, one option I considered When thinking about the same job was to fit using the wireless video transmitters you can also get on eBay rather than doing the cable run which I had done on a previous 911 for reverse sensor
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The boot light feed has been mentioned on other posts for low amp items such as this.

Reverse light seems a pretty good solution though imho.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
The boot light feed has been mentioned on other posts for low amp items such as this.

Reverse light seems a pretty good solution though imho.


The bootlight is ignition switched, is it? Ace, that would be an easy fix.

Yes, feeding the camera's power from the reversing light feed would work - but only when the car is in reverse.. (Yes, that's obvious!!) but there's an option to view the camera while going forward, so why not enable it? Thumb

I did look at trying to find the reverse signal wire that would feed the auto-dipping mirror (if I had one) that's supposedly comes out of the CPU under the passenger seat...
I couldn't find it though Dont know nooo
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not sure if its ignition fed without testing but i know it has been mentioned on other posts when similar questions have been asked .. usually to do with cargraphic exhaust .

I remember it as its something i missed and didnt think of .. Embarassed

Hell i cant know it all Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! well it's easy enough to test and would be elegant solution if it works!
Thanks for the suggestion Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's about where I got to as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim_996 wrote:
Well, that's about where I got to as well.

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How are you getting on, Tim?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not good i'm afraid, been a busy week. Will start looking over the weekend.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know.. so we can learn by your mistakes! Hand

I'm really not looking forward to routing through the engine firewall / bulkhead!
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