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Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by RogerThat on Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:55 pm

Hi everyone,

I have a factory-fit reversing camera on my PVC which transmits its picture to the Garmin sat nav.

It automatically comes on when reverse gear is selected.

It'd be really useful to be able to manually switch to the camera every now and then to check in on the scooter attached to the rear.

Anyone know where AS are likely to have tapped in to the reversing switch? Will they have just joined a wire near the rear light cluster, on the reversing bulb?

I was thinking I could detach that wire and either fit a switch (bit of a pain to run a wire to the dash though) or I thought I could wire it in to the rear side lights instead. So every time the lights are on, I could then manually flick the sat nav over to the camera screen (no real hardship).

Any thoughts, other than replacing it with something completely different? :)
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by RogerThat on Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:01 pm

Thought I'd take a peek today to see what I can see.

Turns out I can't see a thing, not worked out how to remove the rear lights on the offside yet lol4
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by StewPotch on Fri May 11, 2018 7:03 pm

RogerThat wrote:
Anyone know where AS are likely to have tapped in to the reversing switch? Will they have just joined a wire near the rear light cluster, on the reversing bulb?
Is this any use to you http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t22138-reversing-camera-modification#187001

What ‘arrangement’ have you got for your scooter?
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by RogerThat on Fri May 11, 2018 7:51 pm

Would you believe, just four days ago I actually modded my camera!

Thankfully the camera was wired to the back of the near side rear light cluster. 

I simply disconnected the camera from the reversing lights and soldered it to the side lights instead.

So now if I need to switch on my camera while driving, I simply turn on my head lights up!
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by RogerThat on Fri May 11, 2018 7:54 pm

Sorry Stew, to answer your question. I have a platform attached to the tow bar for my wife's mobility scooter which folds up flat when not in use.



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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by RogerThat on Fri May 11, 2018 7:58 pm

Or removes completely with a few bolts if not needed at all.



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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by RogerThat on Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Sorry, gone slightly off topic there  look here
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by StewPotch on Fri May 11, 2018 8:40 pm

Good stuff Roger, glad you’ve got it sorted.
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by daisy mae on Fri May 11, 2018 9:20 pm

I had my twin cameras fitted by AS , I specified that I didn`t want it linked to the reversing gear, as one camera is for the rear view, and if I want I could tap the screen to view the other camera view, if reversing, sometimes I keep the rear view one on as it highlights any obstacles' in the way that are higher up than the reversing one, if you can understand that,

 I had the same set up on my Anniversary Clubman which a mobile engineer fitted for me, at considerable less labour charges. Mark at AS was unhappy about this,, said that is not the usual way,in fact he was peeved,

 I wanted it to suit me not him, the 12volt  was taken from under the dash I believe,  set up this way sounds as though it would suit what you wanted it to do. I like having the choice of which camera I want to use. It works great this way. In the instructions it doesn`t say link it to the reversing lights.

Good luck with yours,
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by RogerThat on Fri May 11, 2018 9:32 pm

Yes, exactly so!

I can't see out the back of my van (kitchen/washroom) so this simple mod now also allows me to use the camera as a rear view mirror too  up!

My camera uses Bluetooth to transmit the picture to the sat nav screen, so my wiring changes had to be carried out at the rear of the van.

It's caught me out twice already though!

Only yesterday I put the van in reverse, waited a second or two for the camera image to appear on the screen. But it didn't!! So I put the van in neutral, then in to reverse again. Still no camera image.

D'oh!!!

That's because it's now wired to the lights instead! 

So I turned my headlights on, camera appeared instantly.

I must remember this on the future :)
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by PitStopCrew on Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:41 pm

am I being a bit dim.... what happens if you want to follow the satnav at night?
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by PitStopCrew on Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:42 pm

Pretty sure it's possible to select the reversing camera on the main menu of the garmin and see the image through the rear b/t camera.
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Re: Garmin reversing camera - manual override?

Post by RogerThat on Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:29 pm

Yes, it's just a button on the touch screen to switch between viewing the camera or the sat nav :)
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