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Old 09-27-2020, 07:57 AM   #1
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Backup lights and camera

Hi need help; have the original Earlton manual for our trailer. Want to wire in two backup lights and a camera to the 7 pin wiring setup.

White is ground 14G " - "
Red is Stop and L.H. turn signal 16G
Black is interior lights and refrigerator plus battery charge 12G " + "
Blue is Brake control 12G
Green is Tail and running lights and plate light 16G
Brown is Stop and R.H. turn signal 16G
Yellow is Auxiliary runs too the tail lights area and is listed as extra auxiliary circuit or auxiliary ground. 16G

What do I connect the backup and camera too? Would it go to the auxiliary and if so do I have to change any wires in the car?

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I installed simpler for me.
I installed a Garmin wireless camera that activates on my GPS when I turn on my parking lights I can switch from map to rear view if needed ...
I could have connected it to my reversing lights, maybe later, but occasionally I like to be able to watch what's going on in the back, which I couldn't do if the camera is installed on the reverse only.
Note that it is a matter of choice that is yours
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Which wire to use for backup in 7 pin

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I installed simpler for me.
I installed a Garmin wireless camera that activates on my GPS when I turn on my parking lights I can switch from map to rear view if needed ...
I could have connected it to my reversing lights, maybe later, but occasionally I like to be able to watch what's going on in the back, which I couldn't do if the camera is installed on the reverse only.
Note that it is a matter of choice that is yours
Thanks wanted it to only come on when in reverse; think yellow wire is the correct wire to use for power to the backup lights; based on configuration above.
Would check car for backup to that wire.
The camera is wireless to screen in the car. Could use the parking lights for camera as it is a better idea from what you have explained and then use yellow wire for backup lights. Do you know if yellow wire for backup will handle the led backup light loads?
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Thanks wanted it to only come on when in reverse; think yellow wire is the correct wire to use for power to the backup lights; based on configuration above.
Would check car for backup to that wire.
The camera is wireless to screen in the car. Could use the parking lights for camera as it is a better idea from what you have explained and then use yellow wire for backup lights. Do you know if yellow wire for backup will handle the led backup light loads?
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The center connector is for backup light, or backup camera if it's necessary.

You will find the diagram on this site :

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...MygBegUIARCVAQ
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Thanks wanted it to only come on when in reverse; think yellow wire is the correct wire to use for power to the backup lights; based on configuration above.
Would check car for backup to that wire.
The camera is wireless to screen in the car. Could use the parking lights for camera as it is a better idea from what you have explained and then use yellow wire for backup lights. Do you know if yellow wire for backup will handle the led backup light loads?
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As has been stated, the center conductor on the 7-pin connector is used for back-up lights on trailers. Common sense would indicate that yes, it will handle the LED load. Most backup cameras designed for trailer use have infrared lights for night visibility, as does the camera on almost all modern (tow) vehicles. It seems to me that wiring in a camera which both illuminated what is behind and displays a more encompassing “image” of obstacles would be preferable to illuminating the limited viewing area provided by mirrors. And both lights and a camera could be utilized; the power required would be supported by the tow vehicle’s wiring.
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