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I want to do another project. Car is a 2019 Dodge Charger SXT.
I want to manually cut on the backup camera at will to see what is behind me.

Right now the backup camera only comes on when in reverse.
I want to manually cut on the backup camera at will to see what is behind me.

I can install a momentary switch in the wire that triggers the camera
if I knew which color wire it is and if I knew where that wire goes to.

I theorize that the reverse lever triggers the camera,
and maybe the same wire is the one that lights the "R" on the shift lever.

Maybe the camera is triggered by the backup lights.

Anyone have some thoughts on wires, colors and wire destinations?
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks.
 

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I too would love to be able to turn the rear camera on at will, but I'm not hacking up the wiring to do it. Hopefully somebody has an easy idea....
 

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I too would love to be able to turn the rear camera on at will, but I'm not hacking up the wiring to do it. Hopefully somebody has an easy idea....
I have an easy idea and a car to test with.
I just need to know wires, colors and wire destinations.
 

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Wires, colors and destingations won't do you any good as the headunit controls when it shows the camera one would think. And its all done with bus communications. And i don't think you would want to send reverse signals over the bus while in drive. Who know what systems that would impact.
Might be dangerous. Might work, but i doubt it. Hope im wrong.

Now I have a LockPick installed, that does give you manual control of the backup camera (and any other extra cam you install ( I aded a front bumper cam, and lane cams) But its not cheap, and a lot just to get to see the backup Cam.
Don't even know if they make them for the newer models.
 

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Wires, colors and destingations won't do you any good as the headunit controls when it shows the camera one would think. And its all done with bus communications. And i don't think you would want to send reverse signals over the bus while in drive. Who know what systems that would impact.
Might be dangerous. Might work, but i doubt it. Hope im wrong.

Now I have a LockPick installed, that does give you manual control of the backup camera (and any other extra cam you install ( I aded a front bumper cam, and lane cams) But its not cheap, and a lot just to get to see the backup Cam.
Don't even know if they make them for the newer models.
A simpler solution. On your display, select "Apps" then "Backup Cam".

There ya go.

Greg
Thanks folks.
Greg, where do I look to learn more?
The front bumper cam might also be useful.

Sometimes something can be wired in without always going through the computer.
 

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You can move the "Backup Cam" icon to your main menu selections. One touch functionality.

My Pursuit does not have a front bumper cam.

The owners manual has a lot of good info.

Greg
 

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You can move the "Backup Cam" icon to your main menu selections. One touch functionality.

My Pursuit does not have a front bumper cam.

The owners manual has a lot of good info.

Greg
I'm going to see if this works on my 2016 the next time I'm allowed out of the house (Saturday drive in the country)
 

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I'm going to see if this works on my 2016 the next time I'm allowed out of the house (Saturday drive in the country)
You're not allowed to walk out to your car and just look at it??

My 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk has the Backup Cam app also, and I did add it to the bottom bar of the screen. Very handy when towing my trailer and I want to check the load while driving. :)
 

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My '16 doesn't have the icon but my '17 Jeep G/C does so i'm wondering if '17 is the 1st year FCA added it.
It does come in handy for checking a trailer.
You're not allowed to walk out to your car and just look at it??

My 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk has the Backup Cam app also, and I did add it to the bottom bar of the screen. Very handy when towing my trailer and I want to check the load while driving. :)
 
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