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Old 03-31-2019, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hooking up rear view camera

I am hooking up my rear view camera that came off my old trailer. The running light wires on the new camper one is white and one is white with yellow line on it. Does anyone know which is positive and which is negative. I donít want to burn up my camera. Click image for larger version

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This is where Iím going to mount my furion camera between the two running lights.
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:53 PM   #2
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Found my multimeter. I am all set now. Thanks.
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Which was which? I'm about to install a camera, myself.

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Which was which? I'm about to install a camera, myself.



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I will post pics on Saturday. I spent the rest of the day checking out good location. Waited till dark to see how running light effected the position of camera.

Today it cooled back down, so did not hook it up. I will post everything when Iím done.
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:27 PM   #5
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Use a volt meeter to check. If the voltage appears positive then you have the positive probe on the correct wire and you should be good. If it shows a negative number switch the probes and it should then show positive.
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I've been told by a couple of RV techs that RV makers don't usually color code their wires...they use whatever they have on hand. A circuit or multi tester is the only way to be sure.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:13 PM   #7
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I will post pics on Saturday. I spent the rest of the day checking out good location. Waited till dark to see how running light effected the position of camera.

Today it cooled back down, so did not hook it up. I will post everything when Iím done.
I used a pickup truck tool box mount to get the camera out a bit farther. It was done to get a better down angle view. It worked perfectly to conceal the wires as-well.
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I've been told by a couple of RV techs that RV makers don't usually color code their wires...they use whatever they have on hand. A circuit or multi tester is the only way to be sure.
Doc, you can do that for incandescent lamp marker lights, but LED marker lights must be wired with correct polarity.

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The wire with yellow stripe was the positive wire. The job is done now. Here are some pics.
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Before anyone says something about it being above the running lights. I tested it there at night. The camera is not a night camera so the lights do not effect. Actually when I turn on the deck light you can see whatís back there. Besides there was no room to put below the lights.

All in all turned out good. Canít tell it was not done by factory
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