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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:07 pm 
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OK, so I'm finally done.

I typed up a big spiel with links but it all disappeared, so when I get the time, I'll type it all in another day.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:08 pm 
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Picture showing the back of the car now with the camera in place.

Note that it's not a perfect cover-up as I expected - there are still two visible cracks around the camera. But heck, it's not the eysore that it was, so I am satisfied. Those with a keen eye might also notice I put the Chrome Strip in - $34 off e-Bay. ( http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-BA-B ... dZViewItem )


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:17 pm 
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What happened to that lumpy camera I showed initially you say?

Well, it's seeing duty now as the Cabin Monitor camera for the kids. But even in that role it will only have a short life. It'll be relocated soon to be the Caravan Camera and replaced with a more discrete unit and have the cables re-routed through the headlining via holes drilled in the dome lamp base and lense.

I'll show the picture so you can see why, even though it is incredibly useful as it is, it's hard to live with looking to unfinished..

 

 

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File comment: Cabin Monitor Camera for the kids. IR is a real bonus at night. The cabin camera has a very high WAF - Wife Approval Factor.
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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:23 pm 
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I ended up using an off-the-shelf dual RCA cable to route Video and Power to the boot as I had better control over the distance, it was cheaper, and easier to get (Video Monitor extender cables are 30ft or more and hard to find at many places).

So in the boot I made up a quick converter from RCA to 2.5mm Power. The benefit of this is that I can simply disconnect the Reverse Camera from inside the boot, and plug in a longer cable routed out of the car and to the back of the Caravan.

 

 

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File comment: Shot closer to cabling showing the Reverse Camera ends poking through the hole I drilled, painted and whacked in a gromit. (Other Red Leads are to the Brake Booster and Trailer Power Lines)
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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:25 pm 
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If anyone is interested in a quick Video on how the Reverse Camera operates when selecting reverse, here's a link to a 5M video at myspace.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... 2015546458


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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 3:40 pm 
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Lumpy camera on the Dome Light has now been replaced, and finally the cables routed correctly and tidied up.

Here's the end result of the 'Back Seat Child Monitor Camera;.


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File comment: It's a reverse-image PAL IR camera - much tidier than the 'big lump' I originally bought. 'Bug Lump' will now be relocated to the 'back of the Caravan' duties.
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Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:11 pm 
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Finally, I've started on the Territory. Much much smoother job this time around - except I had to route the cabling via the rubber tubing between the body and the rear door - and promptly pulled the plug off the end of the harness.

Not happy. Everything is going now except for that bit.

If anyone has a small camera that uses a 4 pin mini-din connector (like s-video) to carry both power-to and composite-video-FROM the camera, I'd be very interested in knowing the pinouts of that cable.....


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