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Hi all I'm after some advice. I have a 2014 pre facelift st3 to which have just retrofitted sat nav which works well but now I'm looking at retrofitting the oem reverse camera.

ive read loads of how to's but I'm unclear on one thing. How do I connect the oem loom from the boot to the back of the screen? The loom which I got new does not look like it reaches that far. Is there a loom hidden somewhere to bridge this gap?

I have all the oem bits ready but just unsure about this part of the loom.

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Which wiring harness do you have?

the wiring for the original rear view camera is included in 2 or 3 different wiring harnesses. The harness that goes into the tailgate is available as a seperate part. The rest of the rear view camera wiring is part of the interior and dashboard wiring harness. If the rear view camera wiring is missing on those harnesses you either have to change the complete wiring harnesses or you have to make the wiring yourself.

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I have ordered the tailgate Loom 1788280  to go with the oem camera I brought. When I fitted the sat nav screen I didn't notice any extra plugs or anything but to be honest was wasn't really looking for any extra plugs.

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Part number 1788280 is only the tailgate wiring harness. This harness was installed on vehicles produced between 04-10-2012 and 22-04-2013. older and newer vehicles have a different wiring harness. 

Next to the tailgate wiring harness you also need the rest of the wiring which (if even present) is integrated into some of the other wiring harnesses. If this wiring is not present you either have to build it yourself or change the exisiting wiring harnesses for the correct versions whic include the rear view camera wiring.

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I have a pre facelift 2014 st3 and was told by someone who works for ford that this is the loom I need and as you said I need to see if the rest of the loom is in my car ( a pink plug taped up somewhere) apparently? I'm going to have a look for this over the weekend so fingers crossed I have the plug hidden away.

If it's a case of making my own loom I think I'll leave it as I would not have a clue.

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