How to Install a Rear View Camera

Thứ bảy - 27/04/2024 01:11
To successfully install a rear-view camera, first remove your vehicle’s rear license plate and interior trunk panel. Using a power drill, punch a small hole through the exposed license plate mounting area and run your camera’s power and video cord through it. Attach a bare wire power cable to your camera’s power connector, then strip your car’s reverse light wires and splice them with your bare wire power cable. To learn how to mount the rear-view camera and backup monitor, scroll down!
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A rear-view camera, also known as a backup camera, lets you see what’s behind your vehicle without having to look backwards. Though the device comes standard with many new car models, you can add a rear-view camera to your vehicle if it didn’t come with one.

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Purchasing the Necessary Equipment

  1. Step 1 Buy a mountable backup camera for your specific vehicle.
    For safety, make sure you purchase a device specifically designed to be a rear-view camera. Purchasing one made for your specific vehicle will make it easier to install than a standard aftermarket camera. So you can install it easily, look for a camera that mounts onto or directly behind your license plate.[1]
    • Look for backup cameras at consumer electronics stores.
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Installing the Camera Cables

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Putting in Your Monitor

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Mounting the Camera

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  • Make sure you turn the car off before working with bare or stripped wires. If you need to touch exposed wires while the car is on, put on a pair of shock-resistant rubber gloves.
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Things You’ll Need

  • Rear-view camera
  • Rear-view monitor
  • Connector cables
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Trim removal tool
  • Power drill with high-speed twist bit
  • Rubber grommet
  • Wire stripper or pliers
  • Electrical tape
  • Fuse tap

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