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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

I take it she dumped you then...otherwise you mightn't be around to tell the tale! Just jokin by the way, I have friends from Keady so I'm used to cracking those kind of South Armagh jibes. This is probably goin straight over the heads of our 'across the pond' brethren!

Might actually be getting a trip down to experience the accent from your neck of the woods in the near future...we're doing a bit of work at Rosslare Harbour, one of the guys was down last week so gonna try and tag along for the road trip next time.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

I'm heading to Belfast next week to visit the Out-laws for a couple of days before flying out of Dublin Airport for a week in the sun (a much needed and well overdue break).
I'll sink a black one in honour of all the Irish contingency here. :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

I take it she dumped you then...otherwise you mightn't be around to tell the tale! Just jokin by the way, I have friends from Keady so I'm used to cracking those kind of South Armagh jibes. This is probably goin straight over the heads of our 'across the pond' brethren!

Might actually be getting a trip down to experience the accent from your neck of the woods in the near future...we're doing a bit of work at Rosslare Harbour, one of the guys was down last week so gonna try and tag along for the road trip next time.


They have a tinkers accent down here in fact its the birth place of all lmao including Hugo,
Yeah lol i felt proper mad dating a girl from south armagh
She was a little stunner though. Probably swarmed with chaps of her own now though lol

I'm heading to Belfast next week to visit the Out-laws for a couple of days before flying out of Dublin Airport for a week in the sun (a much needed and well overdue break).
I'll sink a black one in honour of all the Irish contingency here. :)

Ill meet you in the Carrick-dale hotel on the newry road outside dundalk for a few half ones before you make your way across the boyne river to Terminal 2 lol

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Just look for the angry fat bloke with a loud Belfast woman in tow. ;)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Can I come? :ph34r:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

Just look for the angry fat bloke with a loud Belfast woman in tow. ;)


That'll narrow it down then... :lol:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

That'll narrow it down then... :lol:

Barely ;)
I'm angry as I hate all the hanging around in airports.
You have to be there 3 weeks in advance to book in and then get herded like sheep from one side of the building to another and back again then treated like criminals just because you want to board a plane.
They drag you through all those security checks and treat you like an inconvenience where they should be kissing you're !Removed! cos without you they'd have no job.
I have friends in the MOD police that recently carried out deputised duties for the UKBA and they reckon that the passport control is a waste of time beyond belief.
They watched groups of people coming off flights that everyone avoided, knowing that if they talked to them the first words out of their mouths would be 'ASSYLUM'.
Just in case you haven't figured it out yet, I severely hate airports.
I love flying and laugh through turbulence and rough landings (having been on hundreds of RAF flights, any landing you can walk away from can be considered a good one).
After all the stress getting somewhere, you need the holiday to get over the travel.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Haha, well put mate! So what's the solution to the stress of the return home journey?!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

Haha, well put mate! So what's the solution to the stress of the return home journey?!


Another fr####ng holiday i reckon :P

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Little update, Reverse camera finally arrived today after it was ordered a month ago:

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It will neatly replace a number plate light so theres no drilling any holes:

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Bit confused though as theres more wires that need splicing in than I thought there would be so I'm not sure how exactly to fit it yet.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

Looks good mate.
Power feed could splice in to your reverse light cables
So its only active when reverse is.
Then reg plate illumination in another positive feed, for this id purchase on of those led pads and use the T10 plug to splice to the new reg light unit instead of cutting your loom.
Then finally the yellow plug to the rear of the stereo.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

I know what most of the wires are for mate. Like you said, this one goes to the old number plate wire to get the power to the built in number plate light:

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Then this long wire comes off it which must splice into the reverse light wire so it comes on when in reverse:

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But then you can see there's another little red wire that comes off the yellow plug. Reading the sellers vague instructions, it's supposed to splice into the brake light to get power from it.

Then the long video wire routes right through the car and plugs into the back of the head unit:

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But then that's also got a little red wire, which going by the sellers instructions needs to slice into the 12v socket to get power from it.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

J.C Superstar!!
Thats alot of power cables.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

Is it necessary to splice it into power in the tail gate and into power in the dash?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

Actually, on further reading I don't think the 2 little red wires are necessary at all. I splice the number plate light, splice the reverse light and that should be it.

Theres these instructions which don't mention the extra 2 red wires at all:

a. Take out your stock license plate light at the back of your car.
b. Fix the camera to where the stock license plate light was.
c. Connect the built-in license plate light of the camera to where the stock license plate light was connected to get the power
d. Connect the power of the camera to your reverse lights - red wire to positive and black wire to negative.
e. Connect the video cable of the camera to the extension cord.
f. Connect the extension cord to your car monitor.
g. You will see the images when your car is in reverse shift.

Then these which are the same but confuse the reverse light with the brake light <_< which is obviously wrong cause you won't see images when in reverse if you've connected the camera to the brake lights n not the reverse light..
  • Take out your stock license plate light at the back of your car.
  • Fix the camera to where the stock license plate light was.
  • Connect the built-in license plate light of the camera to where the stock license plate light was connected to get the power
  • Connect the power of the camera to your brake lights - red wire to positive and black wire to negative.
  • Connect the video cable of the camera to the extension cord.
  • Connect the extension cord to your car monitor.
  • You will see the images when your car is in reverse shift.
Found this image that shows the 2 little red wires:

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Labeled 1 and 2.

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