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#361 Stoney871

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:37 AM

Bit of an update on the camera.

I have added a bit more wiring, so it's now also wired to a switched live on ignition feed.

So now the camera doesn't only have power when reverse gear is selected, but has a permanant live feed when the car is turned on.

So that the camera isn't permanently on though I have also wired it to switch which I have conveniently installed in the obd pocket for easy reach while driving.

This means not only does the camera automatically turn itself on when in reverse gear, but at the flick of a switch it can also be turned on while driving forward.

For use when visibility out the rear window is reduced like when it's taking its time defrosting in this weather for example.

Or keeping an eye on a trailer if I was towing one. Or if i was to get the back window tinted.

Or even just to see how close some speed demon in an audi is tailgating me.

Overall I must say I am very pleased with this new bit of wiring and it really makes the most of having the camera.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

You smarty pants, you!

looks gooood!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

You smarty pants, you!

looks gooood!


Lol nice one mate. I've actually impressed myself on this one.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Here's a better day time video of the camera in action using my newly wired in switch


(the glare on the screen is the flash from my phones camera)

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

Cracking.
Good drills sir. :)

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

Looks good mate!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Nice one lads ;)

And now after Preee suggested it, I'm gonna order n install a relay, so that if I've already got the camera turned on with the switch when it comes to reversing, the relay will cut the power from the switch so that only reverse gears live feed will be going to the camera so that I don't end up having two live feeds going into it at the same time.

Will come in handy for say reversing into a tight garage when I'll be reversing and edging forwards before reversing again for example. Be useful to have the camera on the whole time and not risk 2 lives going into it at once.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

Been a bit quiet on here for a while with no new mods

Think I've decided to treat the car to some black head light units

I'm currently torn between these

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1438.l2649

Better photos here

http://www.ebay.co.u...cvip=true&rt=nc


And these

http://www.carparts-...aram=ford focus


With any luck I might even get them next week if not before


What's everyone think?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Defo the first ones in my opinion mate ;)

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

+1 for the first ones mate
am i right thinking you currently have standard lights with the osram cool blues? :)

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

+1 for the first ones mate
am i right thinking you currently have standard lights with the osram cool blues? :)


yes mate that's right

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

+2 first ones look soo much better

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

to make it a bit fairer, here's some photos (borrowed from ash) of the second set in action

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so both sets of headlights have built in drl's

except the first set have them in the form of a strip (audi)

and the second set have them in the form of a halo (bmw)

so it's a choice between bmw and audi really

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

Personally, I prefer the second...

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