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How to find rear backup light connection inside Ford 2000 Windstar lift gate for installation of rear view camera.

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2018

    My wireless camera transmitter worked when pos and neg power wires were tapped with the reverse lamp wires near the bulb socket- check polarity w/ meter- and spliced w/ wire nuts. The path is long though from the liftgate where tha camera and transmitter are, so I needed to splice about 3 feet more wire to reach near the reverse bulb socket. If your radio has a display and needs a 'reverse' trigger like mine did, it is triggered by 12 volts. I just drilled a hole in the black bezel to the left of the radio, and put an spst switch between the orange 'reverse' wire and the red 'acc' wire (both from the radio) this way it can at least be triggered manually, otherwise you'll have to hunt to find the reverse signal from another location, assuming it can be done.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2018

    A double din radio did not fit in my van, so I got a single din with folding screen hanging down and made up the difference with a block of wood, which can't be seen w/ display in place...also saw a single din w/ smaller display, probably much faster to install..



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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar anti theft light flashing vehicle won't start

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OK, this minor collision may have shifted the actual clip and latch assembly. You may have to totally disassemble the latch assembly to release this lift gate.

Any kind of major or minor shifting of the lift gate lock latch assembly can cause misalignment that will jam this delicate precise locking mechanism.

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