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How to Install a Backup Camera

Vehicle backup cameras are a great way to ensure car safety when on the road. Rear view cameras enable the driver to see clearly behind them while driving in reverse, which can be especially helpful while parking. These cameras are available in a wide variety of colors and styles to fit each vehicle. Some come with a license plate frame or are license plate mountable. Others are flush mounted to your bumper or include a bracket for mounting. Backup cameras are usually available in black or chrome and some are even paint-able to truly match the vehicle. They also come with varying features such as distance meters or night vision. This guide will explain how to install your backup camera, while using the Boyo Vision VTL275HDL and Boyo Vision VTL422HDL backup cameras as examples.

 

1Plan Your Install

Before you begin installing your backup camera, you will need to have a good idea of how the install will work. Whether you have a license plate mount or flush mount backup up camera, you will need to drill a hole either somewhere behind the license plate or somewhere in the bumper. In addition, you’ll need to find out which panels will need to be removed for the install and where you are going to feed the wires throughout the vehicle.

 

2Mount the Camera & Run the Cables

Once you have completely planned out your install, the first thing you want to do is mount your backup camera to your vehicle. Next, run the cables from the backup camera to the front of the vehicle so that you can connect them to your headunit. You will need to feed the cables from the trunk, along the side of the vehicle’s interior, past the driver’s side kick panel, and finally up into the dash and into the radio.

3Make Your Connections

The next step is to connect the backup camera’s cables to your headunit. The most important are the video input and power cables. Connect the backup camera’s power wires to the headunit’s power connections. Next, insert the video output connection from the backup camera, into the headunit’s video input. Lastly, make any other extra connections that your backup camera may have, such as a remote.

4Test the Backup Camera

It is an excellent idea to test the camera before you reassemble the vehicle. To do this, just fire up the vehicle and make sure the backup camera is working the way it should. This is also a great time to test any features your backup and camera may have as well as adjusting any of the camera’s settings. Once you are confident that everything is working right, it is time for the final step!

5Reassemble the Vehicle

The final step to your backup camera install is to reassemble the vehicle. This will mostly consist of replacing any panels that may have been taken off during this process. And that’s it! This install is an incredibly easy process which will ensure your safety while driving. Until next time, we’ll cya later!

I've always had a passion for cars and audio. My childhood consisted of many car shows as well as helping my father work on his vintage cars. I've also always had a passion for music - I like all kinds of music and am fluent in a few different instruments. Today, I'm a marketing assistant at Sonic Electronix and very much enjoy all things audio!
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