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  1. Guest

    Hi, my name is Dan and I am glad I have found this group. I want to installa rear view camera on my dad's ford ranger truck (2001), But I want it working at all times while the truck is running. He needs to be able to see traffic behind him while driving and of course needs to see behind the truck while driving in reverse. He is getting the effects of old age and he need to drive safely. I have a rear view camera kit that is wireless and he has a camper on his truck that blocks his rear view mirror. Can someone give mesome information on connecting the rear view camera to the truck's electrical wiring for this purpose? Is there a power socket or power supply wire in the rear of the truck that I can splice into (not the blinking lights ones of course)? I tried doing searches for pin out and socket location information already and the best I got was a pdf containing wire color descriptions and related information but nothing on where to start doing this. No real usable information in what I found, the rear power pin outs/wire descriptions were left out except for the license plate light which only works at night. I am great with basic electronics and prefer to find these things outbefore using an ohm meter / voltmeter on his truck - he won't let me thinking I would damage it so I need to know where to start first I believe. anyway - thanks!
     
  2. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    in what I found, the rear power pin outs/wire descriptions were left out except for the license plate light which only works at night. I am great with basic electronics and prefer to find these things out before using an ohm meter / voltmeter on his truck - he won't let me thinking I would damage it so I need to know where to start first I believe. anyway - thanks!How about the cigarette lighter.
     
  3. Guest

    Thanks guys! I will look for a wiring harness or something in the back of the truck, underneath everything I guess, then run a wire along that to the cab then maybe connect to the cigarette lighter.
     
  4. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    Don't forget to fuse it near the source.
     
  5. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    in what I found, the rear power pin outs/wire descriptions were left out except for the license plate light which only works at night. I am great with basic electronics and prefer to find these things out before using an ohm meter / voltmeter on his truck - he won't let me thinking I would damage it so I need to know where to start first I believe. anyway - thanks!Just a side note:
    If your dad is going to be looking into the monitor facing forward, he
    most likely will be expecting what he would see in a mirror. The camera
    will not show that view but will show a view as if he was looking out
    the back. This is addressable with some units.
     
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