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Hi, I am planning on installing a reversing camera and have seen the excellent how to guide.
As I don't have the sat nav I plan on using a separate monitor and would like to have the option of turning on the camera while not in reverse. Is this as simple as splitting the power cable and having one running to a constant power like the cig lighter and a switch and then on the wire going to the reverse light installing a diode so the constant power wouldn't turn on the reverse light? If this is right could someone advise me on the type of diode to use or any other advice.
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yes that will work fine

a 1n4007 or similar diode will be fine
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Thanks, can't wait to get it done, fed up of opening the door to see how far I can reverse
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I'd be interested to see if you get this working mate :thumbup: I gave up and just wired mine in to come on with reverse. If this works for you I'll have a stab at doing mine when the weather gets better
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I would suggest connecting to the option connector (see here: http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/640...connector.html .... Lots of info in this thread)

It has both the reverse power and constant 12v, so be easier to connect up
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Thanks bog, that would make it easier. I've now planned out what I need to do so just gotta wait for the cam and monitor to be delivered. I'll try and take pics and write it up if all goes well.
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Thanks bog, that would make it easier. I've now planned out what I need to do so just gotta wait for the cam and monitor to be delivered. I'll try and take pics and write it up if all goes well.
Looking forward to seeing your install.
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