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Old 05-01-2012, 03:25 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by BrysImpreza View Post
If you've ever installed a stereo, it's like Modding 102, intro to electrical mods.

It's really easy.
ha: thanks for the encouragement

i've done some basic stereo installs usually using existing factory wiring so i have less experience snaking wires around from the front to rear of a car from scratch.

i'm ok with electrical connections in general (i've done tons of stuff in other sort of adventures unrelated to car stereo --although, i'm a poor solderer in general, but i do a passable job or can get a friend who is better at such things)

anyway, just to clarify a few things:

from what i gather from you posts, there are three wire runs needed to get this to work. the only one i can picture is the set of wires giving power/signal/switch (to turn on from reverse circuit already in HU) connected via the 8pin harness from the HU all the way back to the camera itself. how many physical wires from this harness make their way back to the camera? all 8?

are the additional two bundles? is there extra power needed for the camera's LED light to work? do you some how splice off power from some of the other factory lights in the hatch? i would think that you wouldn't want any power going to the camera unless your were in reverse.

sorry if these questions are unclear or i've missed the obvious...
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