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Working on my audio build. Just about got everything ordered except sub. Ssv box gonna take too long for me, but that's another story.... I ordered a pioneer 4800bs head unit.
What do I need to install a camera?
Where does it go?
I know there are wires back there somewhere in the fin for a camera, but can I use them? Thanks!
 

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@ClarionMike - Can you link him to the correct thread?

Buy the stock SL Polaris camera housing and many of the aftermarket cameras will fit with a bit of trimming/filing according to others.

Also, people have used the stock camera wiring, but I don't recall how....
 
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I actually found one that requires no mods. However, I ended up going with a pretty small license plate cam. The frame actually ca mount behind the plate. I also like that it can be adjusted. Thanks everyone for the information though.
 

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Ok, didn't install this yet, but I think I will be very happy with it. I just laid it up there with an old plate I had sitting around. The frame mount us thin, and goes behind the plate. I just think this is so simple that that there is no reason to go the factory route for me. I can also aim this one. I can't speak to its quality yet, but it looked decent in reviews...
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Hello WraithSS is it better to run off the taillight or the transmission and will I need to use a relay.
If I get the reverse signal off the trans will I still need the relay and would you know what wire to look for thanks
I pulled the reverse signal off the taillight. Was already back there connecting up the camera, so figured why not just grab the signal there. A relay is necessary since the reverse signal is a negative trigger. The schematic I posted above shows the wire colors to use.
 

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I pulled the reverse signal off the taillight. Was already back there connecting up the camera, so figured why not just grab the signal there. A relay is necessary since the reverse signal is a negative trigger. The schematic I posted above shows the wire colors to use.
Do I use a 30amp relay and thanks I are a life saver
 

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I just installed a Kenwood headset, 7" screen with double din. I did the wiring mod to allow the stock camera by installing the RCA cable but the picture sucked. I had a spare camera but it was smaller so I made a custom fit grommet to make up the difference around the lense then made a new mount that slides into a slot in the factory housing. This allowed me to push the lens in with a friction fit.

The new camera and radio screen blows away the stock setup
 
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I just installed a Kenwood headset, 7" screen with double din. I did the wiring mod to allow the stock camera by installing the RCA cable but the picture sucked. I had a spare camera but it was smaller so I made a custom fit grommet to make up the difference around the lense then made a new mount that slides into a slot in the factory housing. This allowed me to push the lens in with a friction fit.

The new camera and radio screen blows away the stock setup
what did you use for camera and screen?
 

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The camera was bought from amazon for around $10, the Kenwood stereo I installed has both a rear view and a back view camera. When I could not get the rear view stock camera to work well I swapped it out with the front view camera that I had purchased. It was as bit smaller than the stock one hence the modifications I made. The larger screen on the Kenwood along with the HD quality of the camera make for a large, clear reverse camera. I also wired in a switch so I can see the reverse camera image anytime.
 
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The camera was bought from amazon for around $10, the Kenwood stereo I installed has both a rear view and a back view camera. When I could not get the rear view stock camera to work well I swapped it out with the front view camera that I had purchased. It was as bit smaller than the stock one hence the modifications I made. The larger screen on the Kenwood along with the HD quality of the camera make for a large, clear reverse camera. I also wired in a switch so I can see the reverse camera image anytime.
this is perfect! you need to do a DIY guide on this with all the materials bought.
 

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There are a few write-ups already of different models and methods of back-up camera installations.
 
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