Vision Techniques

How to install a reversing camera in your vehicle

Reversing cameras are very useful when backward manoeuvring or reversing into tight spaces, dark areas or in places where children might be running around.

One or two is usually enough, although you can install as many reversing cameras as you feel are necessary.


1. Disconnect the cables from the battery. Find out what kind of wrench you need to use. Put the cables a safe distance away from the battery.

2. Next, decide where you are putting your reversing camera system. Most people use their bumper to avoid drilling through sheet metal.

3. After drilling your camera hole, check your installation instructions to find out which drill to use. Don’t make the hole too large.

4. Put the reversing camera in the hole using rubber grommet part supplied, ensure they are on tight.

5. Connect the power wire to the reverse light wire by splicing them together. Cut the wires, with enough excess wire to reconnect. Strip the ends of the wire to expose the bare wire using wire strippers. Use a two into in one connector to connect the wires.

6. Route the output wire to the monitor, connecting the wire to the monitor’s input.

7. After reconnecting your battery, try putting your the car in reverse with the engine on. The monitor will come on with a reverse view.

Warning for reversing cameras

– Don’t just rely on reversing camera systems when backwards manoeuvring. It should be a supplement rather than the sole tool used

– Has to be set up correctly in order to receive the video signal from the reversing camera.

Never install a reversing camera while the battery is connected, or there is a danger of an electric shock.