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Old 11/1/07, 01:53 AM
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Rear view camera switch location...

i know a few of you with aftermarket head units who've installed rear view cameras and wired relay switches so they can turn them on or off whenever needed, in addition to wiring them to the reverse light wire so they go on whenever the reverse gear is in.
my question though, where did you mount the switch?

i hate cutting holes and having wires dangling in my stang, so i'm looking for a clean fit, but i'm out of ideas as to where i should mount the switch.

anyone with pics?
Tacobill? hags1? anybody?
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Old 11/1/07, 04:23 AM
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See my pix.... sorry for the picture quality but you'll get the idea.

http://forums.bradbarnett.net/showthread.php?t=72846
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I like Tom's location.....looks real clean....
Mine is only activated by shifting to reverse...I never installed the switch.

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Thanks for the help and inspiration

i just installed mine:
Attachment 35656

the switch is a source selector..
up keeps the R-Cam automatically controlled by the reverse gear.
down switches the R-Cam on manually
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Looking good..... great idea regarding the source selection.
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Nice idea and location is well thought out.
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The AVIC-Z2 has a switch built into the head unit so when you want it on just turn it on... " for viewing behind you like when pulling a boat or trailer".
No additional switch needed. Also turns on in reverse.
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Nice work. I would actually like to have a switch just like it except I would wire it to my brakelights instead so I could shut them off in the huge chance I get caught in a Fox News/Cops nightime chase scene. /fantasy



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Thanks for the help and inspiration

i just installed mine:
Attachment 35656

the switch is a source selector..
up keeps the R-Cam automatically controlled by the reverse gear.
down switches the R-Cam on manually
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The AVIC-Z2 has a switch built into the head unit so when you want it on just turn it on... " for viewing behind you like when pulling a boat or trailer".
No additional switch needed. Also turns on in reverse.

The D3 does too, but it doesn't power up the camera. My switch powers the camera, and activates the rearview input on the D3.
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Tom, excellent location on switch placement. If I didn't have the switch panel, I'd probably do the same.
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Thanks........ I wanted something easy to access but not completely obvious. I've had the switch there for a couple of weeks now and I really dig it.
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