Fitting reversing camera to my 2012 V200 dual cab ute

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Fitting reversing camera to my 2012 V200 dual cab ute

Postby nugget1960 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:31 am

I wish to fit an after-market reversing camera to my 2012 V200 dual cab ute. That requires me to tap in to the wire that powers the reversing lights.

The wires that run to the right tail light assembly are:

Red and yellow
Green
Green with a red tracer
Black
Grey and white

Which of these is the reversing light? ..... or is there a better place to access this power source?

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Re: Fitting reversing camera to my 2012 V200 dual cab ute

Postby cosmicsedso » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:00 am

Not sure what wire is what, but I can tell you that the wiring harness is built very lightly and tapping into wires like that will most likely throw up an error code about a short in the system. In the old days what you describe is the usual way trailer connections were made. When I had my towbar fitted to my V200 the Auto Elec fitted a control box up underneath the tray to 'fool' the computer that there was not a short circuit. Hope this helps.
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Re: Fitting reversing camera to my 2012 V200 dual cab ute

Postby nugget1960 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:25 pm

Hmmmm. Suddenly a simple job got complicated.
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Re: Fitting reversing camera to my 2012 V200 dual cab ute

Postby Leigh101 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:43 pm

I installed a reverse camera that goes to the rear vision mirror type of one. I tapped into the reverse light power at the tail light assembly. Yes I agree the wiring is on the light side. ( most vehicles are now). I did not have any issues with fault codes or anything like that. In fact I have wired up 2 LED lights up on the cargo bar above the tray off the reverse lights as well without any issues.
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Re: Fitting reversing camera to my 2012 V200 dual cab ute

Postby nugget1960 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:26 am

Thanks for that. I'll give it a go.
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Re: Fitting reversing camera to my 2012 V200 dual cab ute

Postby nugget1960 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:03 pm

I have successfully connected the reversing camera. It works fine but I haven't mounted the video screen on the dash yet. I'm pondering how to run some cables from the centre top of the dashboard to under the passenger seat (where the cables enter the cabin. It's a very tight fit. Does the glove box come out easily? ... or is there some other way to get cables across there? Any suggestions appreciated.

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