Originally Posted by davekp78
Where is this wire loop located?
I ordered the front/back camera on Amazon.
Sorry I didn't get back sooner, I couldn't find the original thread.
I wish I knew how to post pictures but on the one I bought there was a wire sticking out of the cameras harness on the end that plugs into the long wire to the monitor right behind the plug. It's just a loop of wire about an inch and a half long and if the image is reversed from the way you want it to be all you do is snip that wire right in the middle of the loop and cover them with tape. This reverses the image.
Not all the cameras are reversable, some are setup already for front use but can be reversed for rear use and most are rear view which can be switched to front view by sniping the wire. But alot are just rearview and not reversible. Most are sold for rearview anyway so there is no need for it on them which is more likely what you have if there is not that little loop of wire on it. One of mine, the one I have on the front has 2 loops, the second one is if you don't want the guidelines then you just snip it too. I don't particularly like the side part of the guide lines as they are not anywhere close to the actual side of the car itself but the aproach lines are fine, you just have to experiment with the angle for that.
If you don't have a little loop of wire on the camera's actual harness somewhere you probably need a camera that deffinately states it is reversible, that's what I ended up doing. Amazon't got tons of these cameras. I have 2 Esky ones and 2 other types too but I like the little black ones about 3/4 in dia. and they have a great picture.
A hint, when you are installing these keep the monitor down on the floor with you while you are mounting the camera even if you have to run a separate temporary wire to the battery to be able to see where to aim the camera, it's enough to drive you crazy if the monitor is in the car first and have to climb in and out of the car 100 times to readjust them. I found that out the hard way on the first camera.
I had an extra monitor I used for the second camera and made it a hell of a lot easier.
All of those little Eskys with the small metal bracket are able to loosen the front lens cap enough to move the bracket or rotate the camera any angle you need to get the picture level and tightened back up. Most of the instructions don't amount to **** but if it has a little bracket behind the lens cap it is able to be rotated by loosining the lens cap. By all means make sure it has a fuse in the power line to all cameras plus the monitor. Of course they can all be separate fuses, you can get those inline fuses from Amazon too.
I also got a thing called Add a Fuse. you find an empty powered fuse slot in your fusebox and plug this in, it has legs on it like a fuse and a wire coming off it plus the fuse. You can even remove a fuse being used and replace it with this thing and both circuits will be protected with the single fuse you plug in to the unit.
You just lookup Add a Fuse and Inline fuses on Amazon and they have it all, very cheap, I got a bag of each very reasonable 4 for the price of 1 at Autozone. I love Amazon, use it about everyother day for something and usualy 2 day shipping with Prime depending on the actual manufacturer. Love it
Again I wish I knew how to post links and pictures, it makes things a lot easier.