Alright fellow thunderbird enthusiasts, I need your help on this subject so I am resurrecting the same thread I followed while installing a backup camera
in my mother's VMG '04.
DDX6706S(came with the car when we acquired it last November)
2nd Generation Car Rear View Reversing Backup Camera
($26 from Amazon
EPAuto 30/40 AMP Relay Harness Spdt 12V, 5-PIN SPDT Bosch Style
Recoil 10 Pack ATC/ATO Inline 16AWG Fuse Holder with 10pcs 10A 15A Fuses (FH16-10)
I read and then re-read this thread while also trying to get a thorough understanding of how a simple 5 pin relay and how it works(first time installing one).
I solder all my connections and use shrink wrap...
The issue is when the car is shifted into reverse the screen is not interrupted and that feature within the kenwood
has been enabled with no luck.
Current Wire Setup:
Pin 87(Yellow)-is connected to the camera's hot wire which includes both red wires from the camera harness at the rear bumper and the rc cable that runs the length of the car to the head unit
Pin 85(Black)-is wired into the Black w/ red stripe wire in the passenger tail light's harness. While in a normal situation this would just be a ground, due to the t-bird switching grounds I understand this to in effect, acting as the "trigger"?
Pin 30(Blue) & Pin 86(White)-both are tied into the inline fused power cable coming directly from the battery.
Pin 87a(Red)-Not utilized.
Also the camera's harness at the rear of the car is grounded directly to the battery's negative terminal. The head unit
is plugged in correctly and the red power wire is soldered into the correct purple/white kenwood
What's odd and may provide a clue is when I miswired it originally and had Pin 85 running to the camera's red power wire(s) and Pin 87 to the Black/Red trigger wire I could at least "Adjust Parking Lines" on a working camera...now the screen is black when wired correctly(as I understand it).
Really not sure where to go from here besides re-checking connections(which I've already done 1 round of) or possibly getting a different camera? Or hopefully it's something simple my electrical inexperience is missing and easily remedied.
Any and all help is appreciated!