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Old 05-19-2012, 07:37 AM   #1
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95 Safari Sahara Backup Camera Issue

Just want to give everyone a warning that I will be here asking for help as I learn my way around.

So here is the issue, I have tryed reading to find out how to operate the backup camera. So far The only thing I know is there is supposed to be a switch on my panel that turns the camera on, most only work when you turn the camera on and go into Reverse. I have pulled the access panel off and hooked the cable directly from the long line to the front to a line I plug directly into a TV in the back to rule out the cable being bad, flip the switch I think is the Camera (switch has a square box with a linr in the shape of a J coming out the bottom and has a squiggly line in the center)

I get nothing on any channel on the TV. I hooked up a wire tester to see if the camera was getting power at all, but I could not get it to get power. This may be some real newbie trick I am pulling but I figured I would ask and make sure I am doing everything right before I go out and start spending money on things I may or may not need. I appreciate any help I can get.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the "Safari Zoo" Went through the same confusion with my camera system in my 97 Serengeti. If you have NOT changed out your old style (non-HD) tube TV, the the problem is that you need to turn your inverter on (to power the TV), and then there is a series of 3 toggle switchs just behind the Allision Transmission pad. (From Memory) the one nearest you is the switch for turning on the 12 vdc camera. Both the camera and the TV need to be on at the same time.

I eliminate the problem in the upgrades to a new LED HD TV, and, adding a 12 vdc drop down viewer which eliminated the inverter being turned on. Plus, as an added bonus, I no longer have to crane my neck looking at the TV. The drop down viewer looks and acts just like a "Rear View Mirror."

Last but not least, 3 Safari Websites I would highly recommend you joining, and getting detailed plans on the drop down 12 vdc viewers quite a few of us have done are:

1. Safarifriends : To promote the exchange of information regarding SAFARI MOTORHOMES.
2. http://www.safari-international.org/
3. SafariCoaches : Sharing about Safari Coaches lifestyle

Real helpful and friendly folks there, and valuable info & pics.

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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Thank you so much!! I have been looking all over for info. I purchased a LCD DVD combo tv. I will check out those other area's for help, as this rig needs a lot of TLC as thee is so much origonal parts that are just plain worn out and needs some upgrades.
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Thank you so much!! I have been looking all over for info. I purchased a LCD DVD combo tv. I will check out those other area's for help, as this rig needs a lot of TLC as thee is so much origonal parts that are just plain worn out and needs some upgrades.
Your viewing angle on that may be too acute and washed out. That's another reason I went with a drop down 7 inch viewer. On those two sites, there are two of us (Wildman & me) that have done the project.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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Hi, I have a 06 Bounder that is giving me probs with back up camera. Intermitent on/off. I pulled the cables on both ends and put some electic gease on them ane it seems to stay on longer now. I heard these cameras are a problem. I think it may heat up but not sure.................................any one?...........dik
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