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    Rear view Camera connection.

    I'm trying to sort out the wiring for a Reversing Camera. I'm not going to be using it to aid reversing though.

    The loom i have that connects into my Sat Nav System has a Mini-Din connection.



    Pin 1 - 12v Power supply
    Pin 2 - Video Output Signal
    Outer Ring - Earth

    Pins 3 and 4 - Not Used.

    However all the cameras i've seen are the RCA/power style.


    I'm assuming it'll be possible to make an adaptor cable from one to the other.

    Does anyone know how the camera connectors are wired up. 12v, Video and earth?

    I then have the issue of making my VDO system thinking i'm reversing all the time. Any Gen?

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    Firstly making your VDO system thinking your reversing may confuse the nav as it will be heading in one directing but think it's reversing the other

    I'd also expect pin 2 to be video input signal from the camera which means you would just need the centre pin from the camera's RCA to that and the outter part of that cable to the earth
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    Making the system think you are always reversing is the easy bit Keif, rather than wiring the reverse cable to a reverse live, you would just put it to a 12v live.

    I'm not sure about the connectors though mate, sorry.
    Have you tried Maplins?

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    Andy, your right. I copied the wiring information from the VDO camera fitting guide. So it'll be the input, not output.

    Steve, i'll be going to Maplins for the connectors for the adaptor.
    I'll have to try and work out which pin on the VDO multiplug is the reverse signal then.....that'll be fun! NOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    I'll have to try and work out which pin on the VDO multiplug is the reverse signal then.....that'll be fun! NOT!
    Probably done through the power connector which means it will be a white/yellow wire
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    Ta Andy.

    I'll have to cut into the original cable or the cable i've bought for the reversing camera (that would have cost £80 if i didn't know someone who works at Siemens)

    GULP!

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