Originally Posted by Earl43P
Welcome to R-F.
I'm pretty sure that the Ranger you are driving is far different from the Rangers we have in the US. But to answer your question, yes (sort of).
You could put all your "reversing system" power and grounds into an accessory plug that you could plug into your power port whenever you want to use the rear camera. Kinda defeats the purpose of having it activate when you engage reverse, but if the power draw isn't too much for your outlet, you could use it "manually", plugging it in for each use.
Personally, I'd wire it in correctly. Can't be too hard to get the electrical info for your Ranger model.
You might check with a mobile alarm / stereo installer; the labor for a pro install may not be too much.
Yes it seems that UK rangers are different to the US ones although they are not very popular in this country which means forums for UK rangers are hard to come by.
My ranger has 2 accessory sockets in it plus i a have a 4 way splitter that i can use which why i was thinking about the easy cheating route.
The monitor has an input for a dvd player or similar so being on permanantly wouldnt be too much of a problem as the camera is linked into the reversing light circuit in the rear compartment so that would only operate when i`m in reverse. also the monitor has a remote control and an on/off switch on it.
I suppose the worst that can happen is that i blow a fuse to the accessory socket or blow the fuse in the plug.