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Old 12-08-2017, 11:55 PM   #1
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Side Cameras - I dont want them

Rather than derail any further here's what I did:

There's a control box that takes the signal from the turn signals and reverse and signals the head unit (its only got 1 input) so that'll switch to the camera. The control box then feeds the proper video signal as well. On my DX3 its located behind the passenger side speaker next to the TV (I can probably get a picture if there's enough interest)

On this box there's a molex connector with 4 wires (ground, left, right, reverse) and then 4 RCA cables (left, right, reverse and output).

What I did was snip the two wires on the molex connector that go to the left and right signals. This way the head unit doesnt get the signal to switch to camera when the turn signals are on. I left the reverse and ground connected so that when I switch into reverse it kicks over to the backup camera.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:27 PM   #2
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I think you have a BH? Do you know where this connector is in a RB? I prefer to keep an I out behind me, especially when clearing traffic and moving into another lane. Thanks for your input.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:40 PM   #3
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I used the unused OPT switch on the dash and wired the side cameras through it. That way they can be turned off and on. Off almost all the time for me. But they did come in handy when I was parking next to a curb in a parking lot for a concert...no tire rub.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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Just curious, when the rear view camera comes on, how far to the rear can you see?
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:07 PM   #5
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Just curious, when the rear view camera comes on, how far to the rear can you see?


7 foot....it points down not out.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:11 PM   #6
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7 foot....it points down not out.


7 foot....it points down not out. For a rig this big and expensive, I donít know why they donít put a dual camera on the back (one facing down and one facing out). Also donít know why they run it through the stereo head unit, would be great if they would do it like a Class A where you had a separate screen with all cameras displaying all the time. The system they use isnít plug and play so if you want to put a good system in you basically have to start over.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:50 PM   #7
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Bummer... my old class Aís camera looked out and was always on. Worked great for determining spacing for pulling back in after passing. Has anyone experimented to see if thereís a way to have it always on?
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:18 PM   #8
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I adjusted mine to show past my Jeep to help in lane changing. Easily done; 4 cap screws hold it in place. Hate to loose the rear view when using turn signals.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:59 PM   #9
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tnrzryd, Not sure if this process works on a DX3, we have a 2016 Force. To have the rear view camera on all the time, except when turn signal is on, under the hood by the steering column is a black air hose copper fitting with a black module. Out of this black module come two wires a black wire and a white wire. Disconnect these two wires from the black module and reconnect them to each other. This will prevent the rear view camera from going off when you put the transmission into a forward gear.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:15 AM   #10
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This is great. Hope the same will work on the DX3.
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