Originally Posted by RLong31
I'm just thinking out loud here.. but you would think when you put it in reverse, your reverse lights come on right? So tapping into the wire for those would also send power to the camera/mirror? I could be way off base, haha.
I installed a backup camera in a buddies '90 something F-350 and this is what we did. The camera got power and automatically turned on in reverse. However, I think it has to do more with what kind of backup camera/monitor it is.
OP, does the backup camera/monitor have any sort of installation directions. How does it turn on? Is it automatic or can you press some sort of button. This will help determine whether you need to tap into something with constant power, or into the reverse lights.