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Old 01-24-2022, 02:37 AM   #1
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How can you disable Echomaster camera switching when in reverse

I have the Echomaster PMON-7044-AHD 7" monitor that came factory installed in my 2022 Europa. It has the dual camera (PCAM-870-AHD) on the back so that you can have one camera set to have a wide view like a rear view mirror and the other set to view the hitch. It also has two side view cameras. The problem I have is when in reverse, the monitor defaults to display only the rear wide view with no option to change the display to see the other cameras--not very helpful if trying to hookup to a trailer. Does anybody know how to disable the reverse trigger so I can choose which view is most helpful? Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2022, 09:18 AM   #2
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I have the same cameras/display in my 2021 XL and, I have a workaround. When you select reverse and it toggles to just horizon view, if you press the Mode button (lower right) once, it'll kick it back to the 4 camera view.


If there's a way to fully disable the auto-trigger, I agree, that would be best.


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Old 01-24-2022, 11:28 AM   #3
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That is what they gave me as well. I think they made it so you can "press and hold" MODE and it will keep it from using the reverse trigger until it is powered off again.

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I think I found a way to go about doing this from a "custom" approach. I should note that all of this was found via the Forrest River Owners Guide --> Component Manuals --> Backup Camera. So big props to Brian and Team for that. I have found that app very useful.

Ok, from my research it appears that all 4 inputs in the system have a Trigger Wire. The wire is used to send a signal to the system and put that input on the screen until the trigger is satisfied. Its very likely that the reverse camera input trigger wire was used during installation at Dynamax and the OPs problem is the desire to change the view when in reverse. One of the Custom things I am going to try is looking to see how accessible the trigger wires are. Theoretically you could intercept each trigger wire and make your own set of toggle switches so that you could manually force/trigger the input you want to have full screen. This might be more handy than pressing the same button over and over again to change inputs as I think it is now. Rather, you could easily select which camera you wanted to see quickly.
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It appears that there are Trigger Delays that can be set where the system will default back to its normal function after a given time period. If you wanted to use Momentary Buttons for triggers this would come in handy for viewing the camera you want to see at full screen, and then the system reverting back. You can select between 0-15 seconds. .
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BUT WAIT, THERES MORE!!!!
It also appears that there are Reversing Options and Reversing Priority. This part I am fully theorizing because I am not sure what these do and am curious if they are matching Default Settings or something that was changed during install. The reversing Priority is also interesting as to what it does. All might be things that change what is happening when reversing though.
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AHD OSD Display looks to be where you can choose which 4 cam default view you want, or possible to make it 1 Position by default instead of 4 views at once. Not sure though and need to play around.
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Have some experimenting to do!
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I believe the reversing is simply a mirror image, or flipped image. I've looked thru that manual too, wondering about permanent fix of just cutting the trigger wire. Was hoping for an electronic setting somewhere though.


Still cold in Iowa, not going to go out there and play, let us know if you figure something out.


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The thought process was that "some people" might want the full reverse view in reverse. The old monitor that we were using had the ability to turn the trigger off in the settings. Soooo, in my video I think I explain exactly how to do that.

However, River Park changed suppliers to get a more reliable supply and in doing so we lost that ability. So then it went to the "MODE button setting after I complained.

The easy fix is as you say, to cut the trigger wire all together (as we do on side cameras), but then I was forcing people to do it the way I liked...and I am fine with that unless it is really easy to give you the option (which it used to be)
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Poor Brian haha!! "The Rope" in a never ending game of tug-of-war
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I get it, I'm not complaining, but... I may end up cutting a wire, as long as that doesn't mess w/ warranty.


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One FB user (on I5 FB group) reports good results with a double pole switch on the trigger wires, to swap between the two rear views as needed while backing.

Although disconnecting the wires and selecting the desired view manually sounds like an easier approach.
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Old 01-25-2022, 11:20 AM   #10
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One FB user (on I5 FB group) reports good results with a double pole switch on the trigger wires, to swap between the two rear views as needed while backing.

Although disconnecting the wires and selecting the desired view manually sounds like an easier approach.
I am not even sure where the trigger wires are located, but if they are all together inside the dash I would ideally use something like this to apply all of the trigger wires to. This would then give you each camera at the press of a button remote activated by the fob.

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I have the same cameras/display in my 2021 XL and, I have a workaround. When you select reverse and it toggles to just horizon view, if you press the Mode button (lower right) once, it'll kick it back to the 4 camera view.


If there's a way to fully disable the auto-trigger, I agree, that would be best.


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I'm known in certain circles as a good button pusher so I am surprised that I missed your easy solution. You are correct--pushing the mode button brings up the default 4 camera view. This will work OK for me. Thanks for helping.
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Hello! I have a 2020 Isata 3 and would be interested in connecting to the trigger wires, does anyone happen to know the general location of the wires? Thanks in advance if someone happens to have an answer.
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Just gotta follow the display feed line back into then under the dash. There should be a small rats nest of wires where the camera feeds come together.

For the echo master 7" you will find four camera connections, power connections, then some unconnected wires in the power cable that are the triggers.
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