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Old 07 March 2011, 08:58 PM
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Default Reversing Camera *** PROBLEM SOLVED***

Fitted an "XTRONS TD713" Double din head unit that I picked up from Ebay for 150 (will post pics soon)
Decided to buy a rear mount reversing camera which I fitted today.
I connected the + & - to the Reversing lights and at the head unit end I connected the + to the ignition red wire but the - didn't need connecting and the camera works fine when put in reverse.
The problem I have is that I have to select rear video on my head unit for it to display.
Now I know it can change automatically when the camera is activated but I am not sure which wire from the camera controls this????
would it be the front + or -
Thanks in advance
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Old 07 March 2011, 09:05 PM
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I'll be interested to see what you think of the unit, been contemplating buying something like this myself!
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Old 07 March 2011, 09:30 PM
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Default Xtrons Head Unit

The unit itself is great for the money.
The bluetooth Handfree is fantastic,
The mp3 is great as is the DVD.
The reversing camera is good and if the problem is solved, will make it fantastic.
The only downside that I can see is that in bright sunshine like todays makes it hard to see the display.
Other that that
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what about connecting an Ipod??
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i have a reversing cam bnib if any ones interested pm me
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what about connecting an Ipod??
There is an Ipod connecting lead but not used as I don' have an ipod
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Thumbs up Reverse Camera problem resolved!!!!!


Well I finally sorted out this annoying problem
and now whenever I put the car into reverse
The screen automatically switches to the
reversing camera
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I have the same head unit, well I did, I just gave it my dad, I got my reversing camera from maplins it was only 25 dont buy a more expensive one its not worth it

I used to just have it permanant wired and press the cam button when I reversed.
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My Camera was about 16 from ebay and works a treat but I agree, Doesn't have to be an expensive one
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Originally Posted by bingbangbong2001 View Post
Image can be reversed as shown above or the correct way just by clicking a button
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looks great mate, thinking of adding this to my car, wrc mirrors are a pain when parking at night
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Can you give us a link to the camera you bought please, I fancy getting one.
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Originally Posted by SteveScooby View Post
Can you give us a link to the camera you bought please, I fancy getting one.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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was it just plug and play
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hi mate,looks good.ive just bought one,you helped me make my mind up.you' re not on commission are you? lol going to fit it tomorrow,anyway lookin closely at your photo did you have to cut away a tiny bit of the interior away below the sterio to get it to fit?
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lookin closely at your photo did you have to cut away a tiny bit of the interior away below the sterio to get it to fit?

Hi, Yes, The surround simply pulls off, Unscrew the 3 screws holding the switch panel then trim from the bottom.
I found it best to use a stanley knife with a new blade and trim it a bit at a time.
Take the brackets from your original stereo and attach them to the new one and it should slip in no probs.
Any questions, don't hesitate to ask
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Originally Posted by F1 CJE UK View Post
was it just plug and play
The camera or the stereo?
The stereo requires an ISO Lead which I got from Ebay for about 6 quid and the camera is almost plug and play, Just need to put in another wire and its sorted
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Originally Posted by bingbangbong2001 View Post
The camera or the stereo?
The stereo requires an ISO Lead which I got from Ebay for about 6 quid and the camera is almost plug and play, Just need to put in another wire and its sorted
camera will get on ebay and copy. nice setup
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Originally Posted by bingbangbong2001 View Post
Hi, Yes, The surround simply pulls off, Unscrew the 3 screws holding the switch panel then trim from the bottom.
I found it best to use a stanley knife with a new blade and trim it a bit at a time.
Take the brackets from your original stereo and attach them to the new one and it should slip in no probs.
Any questions, don't hesitate to ask
thanks for the reply,fitted mine today with camera.like u say its great for the money
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Originally Posted by bingbangbong2001 View Post

Well I finally sorted out this annoying problem
and now whenever I put the car into reverse
The screen automatically switches to the
reversing camera

having the same issue how did you sort this????
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The lead that you get with the camera has a jack plug at each end but also has a thin yellow wire sticking out the jack plug. This yellow needs to be connected to the live that you run to power the camera from the reverse light in the boot. On the head unit end there should be a 'camera' wire on the back of the head unit. (mine was green and labeled but different head unit). The yellow goes to that lead then when you put it in reverse it tells the head unit to switch to camera automatically
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Originally Posted by Jon T View Post
The lead that you get with the camera has a jack plug at each end but also has a thin yellow wire sticking out the jack plug. This yellow needs to be connected to the live that you run to power the camera from the reverse light in the boot. On the head unit end there should be a 'camera' wire on the back of the head unit. (mine was green and labeled but different head unit). The yellow goes to that lead then when you put it in reverse it tells the head unit to switch to camera automatically
thanks will try now soon and find out fingers crossed
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