Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:45 PM
Strange one that mate cause i thought 6metre was a standard length they supplied with the cameras. Don't see any way a 5 metre cable could reach that far. Was thinking maybe its cause your camera is further down the boot lid it has slightly further than mine to travel. But even then a 6 metre should be long enough so you must have 5metre.
I'm not sure exactly what to ask for mate, I just been called it video cable. So you've already routed it around the boot lid, threaded it through the rubber conduit, into the car, around the edge of the roof liner and its currently in the passenger footwell area? If so, what I'd do is purchase a short length of video cable if they do it, 1-2metres maybe and cut the plug off your cable currently in the footwell if you havent done already. Then cut one of the plugs off the new video cable and splice the video cables together to extend it, rather than pee about unrouting it. But if you'd profer, just unroute it and get a 6 or 7metre video cable n do it all again.
With the red and black wire from the camera, yup it needs to go to the reverse light. But the length i was supplied with myself was only
1.5metre which is way short. So if you've read my guide you'll know I had to extend mine by a few metre.
Once extended, route it the same way as the other wire into the car via the rubber conduit between the boot lid n car, but then what you do is remove a few trim pieces in the boot and route it down to the reverse light. If you go on my guide I've took photos of all the trim pieces to remove.
Concening having the camera on while driving, yup you can. On my head unit there is an option in the menu to turn it on while driving, except if you do this, you'll just get a black screen as the camera only has power while in reverse. So what you need to do is also wire it to a permanant live on ignition feed and install a switch, so you can swith the camera on n off as you please when not in reverse. If doing this though you really wanna fit a relay as well.
I'm still in the process of wiring it up to be used when not just in reverse myself, thought i'd done it all n had it working, but then while on the motorway i discovered that turning the camera on by the switch with the way i've currently got it wired, some how cuts out the cruise control. So i've got a bit more wiring to do yet once i completely suss it out n get time to do it.