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Old 06-19-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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Furrion Back up Cam > 2019 FR Wildwood X-lite

the 241RLXL model. Salesman told me it was "prewired" for a back up cam. So I went and bought the Furrion (Man they're expensive!). Climbed up a ladder and upon removing the already there face plate.....I realized the entire mount was GLUED ON! Not bolted securely to the trailer itself...but GLUED ON! Who does that!???

I talked to my dealer and he said it was the Manufacturer who does that. WHAT????

Then, I find out that the plug in adapter for the camera is NON WORKING! Meaning, it's not pre-wired to anything...just dead inactive wires!

The dealer said it was under warranty but I do not want to lug this 29 foot travel trailer 50 miles just to get some wires fixed and the mount BOLTED securely.

Is there any way I can wire the camera in myself? I'm no electrician but this was pretty surprising that the wires are dead.

Note: yes the running lights and back up light are and were working....we had the trailer plugged in and powered at the time I attempted the installation.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you kindly.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:33 AM   #2
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It should be wired to one of the clearance lights above or below the mount I would check those first. They may not have got a solid connection.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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I just did mine on a 2019 Wildwood 171rbxl (your little sister unit).
You do not need to take the whole housing unit off. There are 4 very small Phillips head screws that hold on a small rectangular cover (the size of your camera unit).
Check the plug first - have the TV hooked up and running lights on.
Make sure there is power. Snap in plug and insert camera antenna side facing up. Screw in 4 screws. The camera adjusts up and down both at the housing and on your monitor.

You will need to re-silicone the housing you took off.

Look at one of the rear brake lights if no power - the wire connects there - if you take these off - don't forget to re-silicone it.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:44 AM   #4
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My mount (that was sealed with silicone) had 4 additional screws holding it on.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:54 AM   #5
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Thank you .....

I'll check that.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:00 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your replies

We had the running lights on and powered up. TV was working and i did not remove the entire housing unit.

I did follow instructions on how to screw in the camera and install, but like I mentioned....the plug was just not working at al, even with the running lights on.
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How did you test? With voltage meter? Test probe light? Best option is to tap into running light wires if needed. Check to see if there is a inline fuse shoved into the pre-installed housing.
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If the plug for the camera was present at the mounting plate, the other end did not get hooked up or has come loose.

The most common place is the brake lights, which is why you need to have the running lights on.

Check there first. I had several 12v connectors that came loose on my drive home from the dealer.

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Old 06-19-2018, 03:23 PM   #9
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Just installed the Furrion in my coachmen and to get power you had to turn on
parking light.
To keep unit powered up the marker lights had to be on.
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Brake lights?

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If the plug for the camera was present at the mounting plate, the other end did not get hooked up or has come loose.

The most common place is the brake lights, which is why you need to have the running lights on.

Check there first. I had several 12v connectors that came loose on my drive home from the dealer.

You will become proficient at crimping
Power from the brake lights doesn't make sense. You would have to ride the brake pedal to see what's behind you.

Usually power comes from the taillights. That's why the backup camera is only powered if the headlights/taillights are on.

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