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Old 03-09-2013, 08:19 PM   #206
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Location: Atlanta, GA
1996 SVX L AWD
Laguna Blue Pearl


Originally Posted by jeffoppido View Post
Originally Posted by SNE2040 View Post
Just ordered the Forester CP635U1 radio! Next is to start deciding which/how to set up a rear view cam
not that hard. tie into the reverse lamps for the switch somehow.. mount somehow.. boom.
Originally Posted by SNE2040 View Post
i thought it was bad to tie into reverse for power (according to what i read up on)
Powering your camera from the reverse lights signal is fine on the Forester CP635U1, Impreza/Crosstrek CM631UD, and OEM Kenwood Navi (w/ 7" touchscreen, DVD-based maps).

It is the new OEM Fujitsu Ten nav (w/ SD card map data) that won't work properly with a camera powered from your reverse lights. The FT nav must see the camera's video signal each time the HU boots. So you'll need to use either the HU's 6 Volt camera power supply pin, or the car's 12V Accessory power. (or design a circuit that powers the camera for a short period when you first turn on ACC, and also whenever you shift into reverse)
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