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So, I have been working on installing a rear view camera in my '15 volt for probably a year now. When I first installed it , I hooked up the power for the camera to the brake light wiring - the problem was that the rear camera only had power when the lights were on.

Fast forward to now, I have tried hooking up to the reverse light and seems I can not draw enough power to power the camera.

I know there is a really long thread already on this forum, but I can't seem to find anything about wiring for power. Someone had mentioned wiring power to the BCM - but I can't seem to figure out which wires from the BCM are for positive and negative power to the camera.

Anyone have success with power of a rear camera? If so, where did you tap into? I would love to just have this thing working finally.

Thanks!
 

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See the link in my signature. I used an add-a-fuse kit, it's been working fine for years. I did tie a relay back to the brake light wiring, but this is not necessary (I wanted a mode where it would be triggered by shifting into reverse, but I just usually leave it on all the time).
 

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Could you PM me the link. I get this error from the forum "To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 2 posts." :(
 

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I was able to splice the reverse light's power and that works just fine....and only gives power in reverse. I was using youtube for the directions....

it won't let me add the url, but just add youtube before the ".com/watch?v=jS77It0TaKo" - I believe it was mostly 'part 1', with a little 'part 2'.

I then used this video for a good guide to hide the wires (as well as install the HD-Link device, but you may not need that)..... ".com/watch?v=SaDCjorVRMI"
 

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Wow, that's a weird forum rule!
Not that weird. It's a method used to weed out spam posts. I belong to a Triumph TR7/8 forum and the administrator spends a lot of time weeding out the spam posts to keep the forum clean.
 
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