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Old 09-24-2013, 03:36 PM
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How to insall a factory backup camera and mirror

I did this a while ago on a different forum.

I used a 2008 tailgate with the camera in the handle and a 2008 rear view mirror. I found both at online salvage yards.

Camera wiring is as follows:

There are 5 wires that come out of the camera and go to a connector at the bottom of the tailgate (to allow removal of the tailgate).

Pin 1 White/Brown tracer: 12V power
Pin 2 White/Green tracer: NTSC(video) +
Pin 3 Purple NTSC(video) -
Pin 4 Black Shield(not used)
Pin 5 Black/White tracer: Ground

Since I used only 4 of the wires, I cut the factory connector off and bought a trailer wiring kit and used the flat 4 connectors at the bottom of the tailgate. (I just cut the Shield wire off.)




For the mirror, I wired it so that I can switch it on manually or have it come on when reverse is selected.

There could be anywhere from 5 to 9 wires coming out of the mirror depending on the vehicle you source it from. You will need to splice into the following wires that come out of the mirror:

Pin 1 White/Blue tracer: Constant 12V power
Pin 2 Green/Orange tracer: Switched 12V power (from reverse or selector switch)
Pin 3 Black: Ground
Pin 8 White/Green tracer NTSC(video)+
Pin 16 Light Brown/Purple tracer: NTSC(video)-

Other unused wires from the mirror:
Pins 4,5,6,7,12,13, and 14 not used
Pin 9 Yellow/Green tracer: Compass +
Pin 10 Blue/Gray tracer: Compass -
Pin 11 EOC+
Pin 15 EOC-
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Great write up thank you for the wiring info.
I am guessing here:
Pin 11 EOC+
Pin 15 EOC-
Are these for the automatic dimming rear view mirror? If so were do you run those wires to? Or are they just power and ground and the sensor is built into the mirror itself?
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I have a question about a new camera? I am putting a flat bed on my truck and it doesn't have a place for a camera, that I have in my tailgate. Any ideas?
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mount it under the flat bed above the license plate?
behind the edge of the bed to keep it out of harms way
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:53 PM
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I have a question about a new camera? I am putting a flat bed on my truck and it doesn't have a place for a camera, that I have in my tailgate. Any ideas?
If you will be hitching up a 5th wheel or GN I would put it up on the headache rack. If not, somewhere out of the way where you can see to hook up a trailer.
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What camera would anyone recommend?
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