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Rear view camera

Monitor does not switch to camera mode automatically when vehicle is put in reverse, what could be wrong?

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Re: rear view camera

The unit uses a wire from the back of the head unit to connect to the vehicle wire that sends voltage to your reverse lights. If this wire isn't connected or isn't connected correctly, the head unit can't tell when your vehicle goes into reverse. Most installers don't bother with that wire if the unit isn't being installed with a back-up camera.

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