How to wire a backup camera to the reverse light
Rearview cameras are the cameras that are specifically made to be attached to the rear of a vehicle and to help it while backing up. This advanced technology prevents collisions, allows you to gain confidence while driving and has multiple other functions. Through these cameras you gain the best view on the monitor in front. People have increasingly started considering replacing their rearview mirror with a rearview camera, considering it’s smaller size and convenience it has become a necessity. Usually, cars nowadays already include backup cameras but in case your car is old or even your new model doesn’t contain this necessity, you can easily install a reverse backup camera on your own within no time.
Starting point should always be choosing the right camera, the one that satisfies your need. You can easily find a camera kit from the market and the cost varies depending on the size and resolution of the digital screen and the kit includes a camera that should be mounted on your license plate, a wireless transmitter to send videos and a rear view mirror that comes with a screen.The power source for your camera is provided by your car’s own battery. Make sure you disconnect it and after that through the guidance provided by the camera kit, you wire the camera to the car’s battery. Then you move on to installing your monitor and you shall use a spot most convenient for you such as the sun visor or dashboard. The camera is mounted to the license plate of your car using the tools that are present in your kit. Wire the camera through the passenger side to avoid obstructing any of the car’s driving system. No wiring is needed if your kit came with a wireless camera
Next thing is to get to the reverse light wiring. New vehicles today consist of what we call a light control module and might act as a problem for backup cameras because the backup camera may cause an error in the reverse light but this is not a big deal. You start off by taking off the light via the help of a screwdriver and plastic pry tool. Remove the light bulb in the bottom to test for its power and for this step you are likely to need a voltmeter. Using a wire cutter, splice the camera wires to the car’s reverse light wire. This particular step will instantly power the installed camera when you reverse your camera and would provide the best backup view.
The entire process would approximately take you 30-45 minutes and a little strength. But, however, you can easily install a reverse backup camera on your own without having to buy a new model. Considering the advantages of this necessity, it is a great investment and doesn’t drain your pocket. Plus if you’re not fine with drilling holes in your car, the existing channels in the car works equally fine. Along with this temporarily mounting your camera is also possible if you don’t want to install it permanently. The kits provided by the manufacturers have already made the process quite easy for you and as said, the process doesn’t take alot of your time and you can enjoy a safe driving experience!