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BrownMotoring

Before I start a big thinks to TomRoscoe. It was his idea for this brilliant low cost mod and here’s his reverse camera installation: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/46371-fiesta-reversing-camera-and-screen/

 

There is overlap between Tom’s approach and mine so all credit to Tom where that’s the case.

 

The theory is that a camera mounted in to the rear of the car takes its power from the reverse light bulb so when you engage reverse the camera powers up and sends a signal to the monitor to power up also. Brilliant and more fun the normal parking sensors.

 

Truth be told I hate the look of reverse sensors running the width of the bumper and can’t justify the cost of them just now. So I found TomRosco’s installation, asked a few questions and had a bash.

 

What I’ve ended up with though is a full reverse camera system for £25 and maybe 3hrs graft. With this in mind I thought I’d put something back and build on the information Tom provided that got me up and running, and I have documented my adventures in case anyone else wants a go at installing their own reverse camera.

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Hopefully you will see a PDF document attached to this post with all the details of my installation including lots of photo's and step by step instructions.

 

 

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Go steadily, take care and do your homework as your car may have different coloured cables etc to mine. All common sense stuff really but hopefully the info TomRoscoe and myself have provided should be enough.

 

Good luck and let's hear how other folks get on.

 

Regards,

Phil

 

SEE ATTACHED PDF FOR GUIDE

 

 

DanGersFord
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Klw7me

This is brilliant Well done both of you, am really tempted to try this myself, such a cheap mod if a faffy

Sweeney367
Awesome guide, is the cubby hole where you put the screen the same size on both the 7.5 as it is on the 7?
Klw7me
Has anyone got any experience with night vision cameras like this one?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B008YOSE0M/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?qid=1379138682&sr=8-16&pi=AC_SX110_SY165
BrownMotoring

A little experience, yes. It depends on the quality of those IR LED and how many there are, but they're okay and good for maybe 4-5ft. They work best in really dark conditions and while there's not a huge gain, it is a useful one all the same in the right conditions. Because of the LED's they can be a little less easy on the eye but fit it well and only those with a keen eye will spot it. Don't mount it behind glass  though or it'll reflect the IR light straight back at night and all you'll see is pinky/white screen, bit like a permanent camera flash in a window. It's all useful thought if it helps you avoid those low objects. Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.



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