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Rear view parking camera connections???

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by Agile, 15 Apr 2021.

  1. Agile

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    I have bought a tiny rear view TV camera from a Chinese ebay seller but come up against the expected problem of the connections.

    The camera has a tiny female circular socket 8mm in diameter with about five connectors.

    Has anyone been able to find out what the connections are?

    Thanks

    Tony
     
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    Didn't it come with another short lead which converts the small round connector into a standard DC jack and yellow Phono jack? The idea being that you only need to drill a smallish hole through the boot to fit the single round connector through first.

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    If it really is 5 pin and not four, then the spare wire is often to activate/deactivate the reversing coloured lines, OR, to flip the image.
    There is no set colour code for the wires, or standard pinout, not even a standard connector!! If you have no converter lead or instructions, get a refund through ebay.
     
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    The seller has been totally unhelpful and just says I need to "buy a lead!" Without saying what or where from.

    The connector is a FIVE pin !
     
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    Any chance you could post an image of the connector? Also what is the camera brand/type. Is it a generic one or specific for your vehicle?

    Does the camera input get wired to a separate screen? The input should either be a yellow RCA as shown in the image above or a 2.5mm jack.
     
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    The camera is a cheap unbranded Chinese one.

    I will see if I can get a photo of the plug.
     
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    Yes the five pin one seems to be the one that I need.

    But I am still left with the problem of finding out the connections on the four connector jack plug!
     
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    By 4 connector jack plug you mean the 2.5mm jack on the other end of the 5 pin wire?
     
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    Yes, thats right !
     
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    Why don't you post a link of what you ordered so I can see the kit? Or maybe post pictures. The 2.5mm jack should go to a screen part of the kit to transfer video from camera and output to screen. By the sounds of it all you have received is a camera?
     
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