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Old 10-02-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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(Rear-view Camera does not work in reverse)

I just bought my first class A coach, a FW Pace Arrow 1997 34 foot. Had been shopping and found a great one very happy with it. The one issue is the rear view camera blanks when I drop the RV in to reverse. Now it works in park and all other modes just not R.
What I found is if I take the video feed cord out and switch from input A to B then I only get a view in reverse.
So it is eather or.

This is not a good solution because it requires me to get up on the dash and make the switch manually.

does some one know what this is, or have a solution.
Thanks a ton!

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Old 10-02-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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Can you use a Y adapter to connect the camera to both inputs?

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Old 10-02-2015, 08:44 PM   #3
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I don't know your camera/monitor model nor how it is wired. The comments below are based on my installation of several LCD systems purchased from ebay. I am also assuming that you have only one camera connected to the monitor.

On most systems, there is a separate power feed from the reverse lighting circuit (backup lights) that cause power to be applied to the monitor/camera if the power is off to the camera/monitor. If the camera/monitor is already powered, switching to reverse should keep the camera/monitor on. In my opinion, something is wrong in the camera/monitor switching.

Since you desire to have it on all the time, try disconnecting the power feeds one at the time. One power feed will be on when the ignition is powered, and the other power feed will only be on when the backup lights are illuminated. If you can identify and disconnect the power feed from the backup light circuit, I believe your problem will be solved.

You can try to use a google search with your monitor model number to find a wiring diagram that may help you identify the correct wire.

Let us know the final outcome.

Fred & Vicki
St. Augustine, Fl.
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