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How can I watch the backup camera when the car is in drive

I have a KVT-719 DVD with a CCD-2000 rear view camera. The camera works in reverse gear, or in drive with the E brake on. I also have a navigation unit so I do not want to mess that up. I would like use the rear view camera in drive with the E brake off.

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Here's what you do. Purchase a Y rca splitter it has 1 female end and 2 male. Place one into your rear view camera input and 1 into the video 1 or 2 which ever is not occupied. Then switch to that source and camera becomes a full time video while driving. I use this to haul my four wheeler so I can see them on trailer.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

  • Ron Todd Jan 30, 2010

    Also ground the green wire from head unit to the chassis. That will override the e brake and allow viewing anytime

  • maldives Oct 18, 2012

    will the camera be always on if i do this? or it also turns off when i switch off the view from the head unit

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Put in a $2.00 dollar switch inline with wire and ground one side and connect other side to brake wire and flip switch whenever you want it to work

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Unfortunately this model does not work unless the emergency brake is applied or if it is in reverse

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