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loanrangie
 


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Australia 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3
Aftermarket reversing camera cable routing

My task for when i get home is to fit a 7" android head unit with reversing camera, gps and wifi.
I know roughly how i'll route the camera cable to the rear except how to get it to the top tailgate and where to mount the camera ? Number plate holder seems the logical location but will it be an issue being off center ?
  
Post #203196826th Feb 2019 3:39 am
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mick_n3
 


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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Mine mounted on upper tailgate handle, ran cable up rear pillar trim and into upper tailgate through the large rubber tube with all the other wiring.


 
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Narpy
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2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Locate your camera in the tailgate handle.
Run the cable inside the handle, through into the tailgate, up the tailgate to the convoluted rubber tube into the cabin. From there, I run under the headlining to the near side C pillar. Down there onto the floor and along the cable tray up to the bonnet release lever, from there it's a short run behind the glove box.

Be warned though, a 5 metre AV cable isn't long enough, you'll need 7 metres ( or 5m with a 2m extension ) Thumbs Up

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Garmin Nuvi + D4 Surround + Reversing Camera.
D4 Steering Wheel.
Rear Boot Spoiler.
Twin Brake Lights.
Wing Mirror Indicator Repeaters.
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loanrangie
 


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Thanks blokes, i forgot that the plate is on the lower tailgate so handle mounting it is. Better check the cable length before i get too far into it.

Damn, supplied cable is 6m so will need an extension.
  
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Erea
 


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Ireland 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Commercial Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

I ran a cable to a rear dashcam. There are two different tubes/ grommets to the top door. I used the one with the rear washer water pipe. There is a joint in the water pipe so I disconnected that pulled the wire through ( the plug on the end was a bit big ) and then pulled the water pipe back through. Also I pulled the grommet out of the frame to do this. It took seconds to put it back in position when I was finished.
  
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garrycol
 


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Why not use a quality wireless unit.
  
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loanrangie
 


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Australia 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Head unit came with the camera, looks to be a standard single core RCA cable so thats no problem.
I will need power for the camera which i should be able to pickup from the rear wiper i guess.
  
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loanrangie
 


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Australia 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

starting the head unit install today, is there somewhere in the tailgate that i can pickup a + wire for the camera ?
  
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Narpy
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Well, there is ( number plate lights ), but your camera will only work when your lights are on if you do that. Rolling Eyes

Best option, take a feed from the reverse light and run that upto the camera. That way, your camera powers up as soon as you select reverse. Wink

This will help: https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic122004.html
 Mods:
Front Fogs + Halos
FBH Remote Control
The 1st Ever RRS Modded Grill
Garmin Nuvi + D4 Surround + Reversing Camera.
D4 Steering Wheel.
Rear Boot Spoiler.
Twin Brake Lights.
Wing Mirror Indicator Repeaters.
Long Roof Rails
Make your own Narpy grill thread
I'm not scared, I'm outta here. 
 
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loanrangie
 


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I'm not sure that i need to wire it to the reverse lights as i used a canbus compatible harness.
  
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Pete K
 


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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Rimini RedDiscovery 3

if you use a cable like this one :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reverse-Rear-Vi...SwdaVcUjNy


note the red wires on the end,
you use the red wires to feed the + supply through to the camera (from front of car)


you should put a 1A - 5A fuse at the front of the car before the red wire
  
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Narpy
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loanrangie wrote:
I'm not sure that i need to wire it to the reverse lights as i used a canbus compatible harness.


Good luck with it then, you're going to have to power that reverse camera somehow and as the reverse lights go live after selecting reverse and it's at the back of the vehicle, it is the obvious choice. Rolling Eyes
 Mods:
Front Fogs + Halos
FBH Remote Control
The 1st Ever RRS Modded Grill
Garmin Nuvi + D4 Surround + Reversing Camera.
D4 Steering Wheel.
Rear Boot Spoiler.
Twin Brake Lights.
Wing Mirror Indicator Repeaters.
Long Roof Rails
Make your own Narpy grill thread
I'm not scared, I'm outta here. 
 
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loanrangie
 


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Pete K wrote:
if you use a cable like this one :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reverse-Rear-Vi...SwdaVcUjNy


note the red wires on the end,
you use the red wires to feed the + supply through to the camera (from front of car)


you should put a 1A - 5A fuse at the front of the car before the red wire


Same cable as supplied with my camera except it doesnt have a red wire at the camera end and plug is different to allow for easier routing. I could be wrong but i may be able to power it from the head unit end rather than the rear, although from rear will mean i can use a standard RCA cable for the extension.


  
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Pete K
 


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You could put a bit of tape over the red wire near the camera.

Power the red wire at the front
Ground the wire near the camera and see if it works!
  
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