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tomroscoe

Fiesta Reversing Camera And Screen

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Hello, Im a newcomer and interested in this excellent post.

I just wondered if anyone has fitted the Garmin Wireles BC30 kit which switches a Garmin Sat Nav Display onto its camera display when reverse is selected.

Looks pricey but as I have a compatible Garmin thinking of trying it but dont like the idea of fitting the camera to the number plate on the boot lid, your positions are much better but the Garmin camera does not look very adaptable.

Thanks.

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Mine is the ford one which is under the boot chrome lip where you open the boot and in rear-view-mirror.

It was on the car when i had it,aint the ford ones a lot just for the camera.

Had a new one fitted free as it was playing up,would of been £200 just for camera,wish i had a

link to the genuine ford ones so i could look at it myself but cant find one.

Good thing.

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I looked into this Graeme because the higher camera positioning will give a more useful view than the black bumper position. Two snags. Finding a replacement lamp that included a camera was difficult, and if found the wiring would be a right pain.

Wires would have to be threaded through the rubber loom tubes that bridge the top of the tailgate with the car body. Then one of those wires has to connect to the reversing lamp and the other has to end up at the instrument panel. Not easy.

Fitting the camera into the bumper makes the wiring so much easier.

Very interesting point this, I want to fit the Garmin BC30 but probably have to give up.

1) the Fiesta number plate (best position for camera if using Garmin main recommendation) means getting a wire from the reversing light up into the hatch top through the tubing etc as you said.

Would be preferable as only a small hole would be need behind the plate for the camera wire and the rest straightforward but the wire feed very awkward.

2) Fit the camera to the lower body, very simple job this way but means drilling holes in either the lower black body panel or higher up in the metal part.

Would the camera be effective from the low level section. Seems from the excellent advice given by you that other cameras are OK fitted here so maybe that would be the way to go in my case where I want to use the Garmin camera with my compatible Garmin sat nav mainly because there is no wiring involved through the car.

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Tom before are get into it are those wires very thin, been thinking about following your guide but using the smallest wire gauge ScotchLok because I have nowhere to use mains supply outside for my solder iron?

Thanks

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