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2005 2500HD ext.cab... where to run backup cam wires??


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Im installing a new Pioneer headunit and purchased an aftermarket backup cam to replace the stock factory radio. Where is the optimal place to run the wire through the cab wall? having a hard time figuring where to route it or just drill a new hole, but i HATE to do that with what roadsalt here in PA does to metal!

Also, anyone find a good way to use it on a toggle switch instead of using the hotwire off the backup lights? Wouldn't mind having an extra set of eyes watching the trailer when I use it.

TY in advance!

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There is a rubber grommet under the carpet on the driver side that is the easiest place to run your back up camera cable through. Simply peel back the carpet and you will see it. Make sure to seal it back up when you shove the wire through. For power you can tap into the black box under your dash up by ur brake. The dark blue wire on the top right is your reverse power (only power when truck is in reverse) or you can use Pin 7 (ignition) or Pin 8 (Accessory) for power as well that will have constant power if you ever want to program your nav to show the backup camera while driving and not in reverse. Pin 1 will work as a ground or any metal point you can find under the dash.

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There is a rubber grommet under the carpet on the driver side that is the easiest place to run your back up camera cable through. Simply peel back the carpet and you will see it. Make sure to seal it back up when you shove the wire through. For power you can tap into the black box under your dash up by ur brake. The dark blue wire on the top right is your reverse power (only power when truck is in reverse) or you can use Pin 7 (ignition) or Pin 8 (Accessory) for power as well that will have constant power if you ever want to program your nav to show the backup camera while driving and not in reverse. Pin 1 will work as a ground or any metal point you can find under the dash.

 

I can add it may be easier to cut the hard plastic outer ring of that grommet and pass the wire through the slit rather than trying an "X" cut in the body of the grommet and pushing your RCA through it. The grommet is VERY thick rubber and I've had RCA tips bend and break, and even pulled the ends of the cable trying to get it through an "X" cut...

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Hey Kdog, what did you end up doing with your back up camera in the way of using a toggle switch. I would definitely like to check my trailer sometimes whilst truckin down the road. Just seeing a '54 Buick following me would be... well.... almost porn.

 

 

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