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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-21-2016, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Backup Cam/Firewall question

2001 F350 7.3

I'm installing a new cheap ass touch screen in it, and a cheap backup camera.

I spliced the backup camera into the reverse lights. Power and ground, peeled back some of the casing with an xacto and then soldered the backup cam wires to it. then covered in electrical tape.

QUESTION: I need to run the video feed from the back and up to the front, i think its supposed to go through the firewall, is there any existing spots a RCA video feed will fit through? I didn't see anything, or how should I go about getting the video feed into the cab so i can plug it in my new radio.

Backup camera I got



Backup Cam power and ground hooked to reverse lead and ground.




Basically i'm just stuck on how to get the video RCA cable through and into the cab to plug it into the radio.

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Re: Backup Cam/Firewall question

Drill a hole in the plastic cover where the clutch master cylinder would be. Then pass the wires through there.

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i brought the wire up the passenger side of the frame and drilled a 1 inch hole under the passenger seat. ran the video wire up through the hole and under the carpet along the trans hump to the dash.
i also ran all the feeds for the strobe lights through the hole to the four corners and mounted the strobe box under the seat.

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I ran mine up on the drivers floor/lower part of the firewall where there is already a rubber plug. Put a small slit in the plug to run the wire through and then ran it under the floor.
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Drill a hole in the plastic cover where the clutch master cylinder would be. Then pass the wires through there.
Thanks I found this, someone put some wire through it already for something else. This looks like the best option i'll do a grommet and some silicone for good measure.

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Re: Backup Cam/Firewall question

i would ditch the electrical tape, and use some shrink tube.
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i would ditch the electrical tape, and use some shrink tube.
Yea.....normally I would agree. there was lots of curse words flying when I tried to snip and cut my sled deck into the taillights and brake lights. I did the solder/shrink wrap there. It was a chore to hold the wires myself while soldering.. Should have seen the contraptions I came up with. Helping hand's gorilla taped to my truck and whatnot.




I was running this plug, up so that my sled deck could plug right in without having to run through the tailgate and down to the trailer hitch plugs




For the backupcamera I was LAZY and just took an exacto knife and peeled a ring off the reverse light and reverse ground sheathing, and soldered the backup cam wires too it and wrapped them with tape. Can't get heat shrink on in that case.... Its still probably better than those T-Tap things :)

Edit: I suppose i could paint some plasti dip on them intead of tape or in addtion, without having to cut and shrink wrap.

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Re: Backup Cam/Firewall question

There was a rubber grommet in the driver's rear corner of my 97 that I ran mine into the cab through.

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Re: Backup Cam/Firewall question

Another question:

Where is the black and pink wire for reverse? So i can hook up to my stereo so the camera kicks on in reverse?

I saw a video on youtube but it was for an 02.. and my fusebox is way diffrent ( I have a 2001 F350 ). My fusebox is really wedged in there really hard to even get at the back of it.

I found a black and pink wire going to the steering column but its just a ground/link not hot.

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Re: Backup Cam/Firewall question

i answered in your other post.

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