How To Install A Reversing Car Camera?
There are many technologies and gadgets you can install in a modern car, but perhaps the most important innovation has been the invention of the reversing camera.
Not only do vehicle reversing cameras reduce minor accidents, but they also give drivers visibility behind their vehicles, which in turn saves their lives. In addition, drivers using reverse cameras are more likely to be aware of their surroundings, especially small children and animals.
Almost all vehicles should have reversing cameras, as reversing accidents are common, and even a minor bump can lead to hefty repair bills or tragic results.
Can I Install My Reverse Camera?
New cars typically feature reverse cameras, but older vehicles without this handy feature can be installed with minimal difficulty. Generally, installing any reverse camera does not require much technical skill, but you may need to remove some interior trim and run, strip, and connect a few wires.
In addition, a wide selection of DIY reverse camera kits is now available from aftermarket manufacturers. The cost of digital screens varies depending on the dimensions and resolution of each screen. If you are confident with your skills and have experience working with wiring, this is the process you will need to follow to install your reverse camera.
The Reverse Camera Installation Process
There are many different variations of reverse cameras, and some are easier to install than others. With that in mind, this installation guide should be viewed as general in nature, and you should always refer to the manufacturer’s manual for the correct installation techniques.
- Position the camera under the rearview mirror and connect its cable to the roof lining.
- You need to carefully run the signal wire to the vehicle’s back until you reach the boot (or tailgate or rear doors, depending on the vehicle).
- Now, you can install the camera wherever you wish, but it is usually placed above the license plate. Be careful not to block the camera, or it might be damaged when opening and closing the trunk of your vehicle.
- After drilling a hole through the licence plate mounting bay, the camera wire can be inserted inside.
- As soon as all the plugs are plugged in, and power has been connected, you can test the camera. To check if everything is wired correctly, try to shift the gear into reverse and see if you receive an image on your display. To ensure your camera is perfectly aligned, you can also have someone adjust it while monitoring the display.
Contact AAV for Reverse Camera Products & Installation!
Automotive Audio Visual on the Gold Coast stocks a variety of reverse camera options, and we are sure to have the right features at the right price for you. So come and speak to our team about what might be the best solution for your vehicle.
We recommend you have one of our auto experts install your reversing camera if you’re thinking of getting one. We’d be happy to assist you in getting your new setup up and running. If you would like more information about our reverse camera service, please call 1300 228 287.