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Can anyone let me know where I can tap into a reverse light wire to feed power to a reversing camera monitor? The camera itself is solar powered and wireless. The monitor unit is at the front right of the dash so ideally, I'd like to tap into the reverse light cable at the front of the car. Anyone know if this is possible please on a Golf Mk 4 (03 plate). Thanks
 

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There's pins on the back of the bulb holders, you can attach to these with spade connectors. You'll need a multimeter or a bulb with a couple wires to find the right pin for reverse.
 

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Heres how I did mine. As stated earlier there's pins for small spade connectors on the bulb holders. The two red wires are tapped into the reverse lights 12v supply pins and the red and black wire is connected to the ground pin which is the furthest to the left.
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Heres how I did mine. As stated earlier there's pins for small spade connectors on the bulb holders. The two red wires are tapped into the reverse lights 12v supply pins and the red and black wire is connected to the ground pin which is the furthest to the left.
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Excellent, thanks! Will try this once I get some spade connectors. Why have you got two red cables though? Is one for the camera and one for the display monitor?
 

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Excellent, thanks! Will try this once I get some spade connectors. Why have you got two red cables though? Is one for the camera and one for the display monitor?
My reversing camera needs one red cable to power the camera and another which runs along the rca video cable to power the reversing camera input in my radio. Basically as soon as my radio detects 12v through that cable it switches on the rca video feed.
 

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My reversing camera needs one red cable to power the camera and another which runs along the rca video cable to power the reversing camera input in my radio. Basically as soon as my radio detects 12v through that cable it switches on the rca video feed.
Do you know the size of the spade connectors you used? I need to order some as the ones I've got are too big. Thanks!
 
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