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Re: Back A Car Signal
The speculation on this webpage:
makes it sound like it is a trigger to switch the monitor to display a rear-facing camera when you put the car into reverse. You would either wire it to a manual switch (to 12v) or to your reverse lights.
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I added some extra line and hooked it up to my trailer plugs' light green wire. I also connected it to the tail light solid green wire. Both produced current the same way. Still blue sreen with no signal...but I am sure this s where to plug them.
This is a feature to stop it being used while driving.. You need to find and bypass, you really shouldn't, the "Drive inhibit" wire.circuit. They are all different, either that or rewire to an always on positive. No through "Key"
This is the best solution for your problem as a 40 year experience with wires etc.
Go to the source of your cable signal connector .
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