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I would like help to locate an ignition wire to power a small dash mounted back up camera for a 2007 Chev. Suburban?

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  • mystikguy Jan 09, 2008

    The camera has a wire that is connected to the back up lights .which is activated when the truck backs up. The camera is mounted on the dash with a 3 ft. ground and a power wire . What wire under the dash or side fuse panel will work only with the ignition?



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I don't recall there being a switched power source in the back, but I'm not 100% sure. Does it have the cigarette lighter jack in the back (for an air pump, etc)? That may or may not switch with the ignition.

If you want it to come on only with the backup lights, just tap into the power wire for the backup lights themselves.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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    brian c Jan 09, 2008

    There "should" be a few empty slots on the fuse panel marked "IGN" or "ACC".



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