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Old 12-22-2010, 07:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Usually it needs to be connected to the hand brake, not the actual lamp. It's easy to get to the switch inside, just pull apart the centre console and find the switch.

Alternatively, have a look at the schematic and find the color wire you need, I'm sure its easy.

I don't have the schematic on this pc, so can't help right now. If you're having trouble finding it, then I will find the schematic and info for you tomorrow.
Ok, i will try to connect it to the handbrake. I dont see the logic in connecting the rearview wire from the head unit to the handbrake, but if it works i'll be happy.

But what do you mean be the "center console". Is it where the 2din unit is placed, or is it down with the gear and the hand brake. And what do this switch look like?

Well, if you send me the schematic maybe I get all the answer there.

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Hi Joheno

Yes I wired in the trigger wire to the reverse wire (the red one in the tail light assembly , I think) with a normal wire, under the plastic door guards and up over the plastic rear guard. At the same time as I ran the RCA lead for the video feed.
My camera is "fogging" up as well, all I see at night is white fog when in reverse, during the day its fine - slightly annoyed as the camera is only 6 weeks old.
I wish I thought of that when I laid the RCA cable through the car.
If I cant get dkguffe handbrake fix to work i probably have to lay a new wire from the back.

Let me know if you find a way to resolve the fogging problem.
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you hu must have some wire which must be connected to the + from the rev.lamp. You also dont need to run all the way down an extra wire if you already have connections done and while it is too cold... Just open the plastic door sill on dr.side and using the electrical tester get the rev.lamp wire, then just connect extra small wire from your hu and thats it. I did it on my truck, because running wire all across the cargo was insane.

FO the fogging issue, remove your camera, open it up, clean it with the alcohol and seal it with the water silicon.
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In my GV was there already a wire in the radio harnes, a orange one that stated "backing" or something, dont remember the actual word.
dont know if that is common.
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you hu must have some wire which must be connected to the + from the rev.lamp. You also dont need to run all the way down an extra wire if you already have connections done and while it is too cold... Just open the plastic door sill on dr.side and using the electrical tester get the rev.lamp wire, then just connect extra small wire from your hu and thats it. I did it on my truck, because running wire all across the cargo was insane.

FO the fogging issue, remove your camera, open it up, clean it with the alcohol and seal it with the water silicon.
Thanks, I did it the way Semco said and it worked.
It is the red wire that is connected to the reverse lamp.
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Make sure to include that you take no responsibility for some dipshtick that fries his electrical due to being ignorant and not asking for help.

Other than the normal disclamer this should be stickied!


Hi semco

Excellent instructions!

I tried but it was hard to remove the side panels or the rear lights.
I didnt put too much pressure as i didnt want to break anything.

I will give it a go tonight if i get the time
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13. connect all wires including your camera to the HU and if it works, make all connections permanent using electrical tape.
By the way dont forget to run extra wire from your pink wire (on SV2011) to the red wire, otherwise it wont work properly.
Thanks for the excellent post and instructions, semco!!! I followed them and successfully installed the reverse camera on my daughter’s 2012 SGV. The only step I omitted was #13: “By the way dont forget to run extra wire from your pink wire (on SV2011) to the red wire, otherwise it wont work properly”. Now everything works, but I have to turn on the reverse mode on the HU manually. If I connect red and pink wires, will the HU turn on automatically? And, will I need to connect “back” wire on the HU to any power in that case? Thanks in advance for the clarification.
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Thanks for the excellent post and instructions, semco!!! I followed them and successfully installed the reverse camera on my daughter’s 2012 SGV. The only step I omitted was #13: “By the way dont forget to run extra wire from your pink wire (on SV2011) to the red wire, otherwise it wont work properly”. Now everything works, but I have to turn on the reverse mode on the HU manually. If I connect red and pink wires, will the HU turn on automatically? And, will I need to connect “back” wire on the HU to any power in that case? Thanks in advance for the clarification.
You haven't connected your camera properly. Run wire from your reverse bulb (+) to that back wire on the HU.
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You haven't connected your camera properly. Run wire from your reverse bulb (+) to that back wire on the HU.
Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I will tun it this weekend. Would you explain please the purpose of the extra wire between red and pink wires in the tail light? Thanks again!
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Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I will tun it this weekend. Would you explain please the purpose of the extra wire between red and pink wires in the tail light? Thanks again!
In order to have camera in auto mode. Your camera will turn on automatically when you turn your AT into reverse, therefore you must connect the wire from the HU named BACK with the positive signal from the + on the reverse bulb. Our tails have 2 positions: one is used for parking mode, another is for stop mode, but you use connections for the reverse mode. I didn't open up a loom as other guy did, because it requires more careful work, I just run an extra cable from the tail light which was way easy.

NOTE: Also, for folks in Europe, they need to use the right taillight (the UK folks use the Left Taillight) because they have fog light mode on the left tail.

At this time I honestly don't remember the difference between red and pink wires, but you can check it using the tester.
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