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How to Install the Anytime Backup and Front Camera - Full Kit
by Brian - Anytime Backup Camera
*Note the video may mention the Blue/Grey wires on the switch are not used. This comment was referring to our Gen 1 switches. In our current switches the blue and grey wires are for the switch backlight,
This write up should provide insight on how to install the Anytime Backup and Front Camera product (ABC-FULLKIT, ABC-CAMKIT, ABC-FRSKIT).
Your kit will come with the following products:
Anytime Backup Camera Harness (ABC-28)
Anytime Backup Camera Switching Relay and Video Harness (ABC-FRONT)
These two components are bundled as one in this kit. ABC-FRONT is comprised of the Switching Relay (ABC-RELAY) and Video Harness (ABC-VID).
If you ordered a Camera Kit (ABC-CAMKIT), Switch Kit (ABC-FRSKIT), or Full Kit (ABC-FULLKIT) you will also receive the items below:
Camera Kit (ABC-CAMKIT):
Items pictured above PLUS a Camera
Switch Kit (ABC-FRSKIT):
Items pictured above PLUS a Switch
Full Kit (ABC-FULLKIT):
Items pictured above PLUS a Camera and Switch
NOTE: The camera must be mounted with the threaded nipple VERTICAL for the image to be oriented correctly.
The Anytime Backup Camera Rear Override Harness (ABC-28) has 28 wires in the harness with two wires in a sheath coming off the female end of the harness. The harness will plug into the rear of your factory in dash screen in the place of the factory 28 wire harness and then the factory 28 wire harness will plug into the other end of the Anytime Backup Camera Harness (ABC-28).
Harness (ABC-28) Plugged into the rear of the In-Dash Screen
Anytime Backup Camera Harness (ABC-28) - Wire Functions
The two wires will be connected directly to the switch to control the harness. We recommend using our switch (ABC-FRS pictured below) but you can also use any SPST (Single Pole Single Throw) switch of your liking.
TheRED wire from the Anytime Backup Camera harness (ABC-28) supplies12v to the system and should be connected to the RED wire on our switch (ABC-FRS).
Next the ORANGE wire on the Anytime Backup Camera harness (ABC-28) is the load and should be connected to the ORANGEwire on our switch (ABC-FRS)
Next you will install the Video Harness and Relay (ABC-FRONT) which come with your kit. The Video Harness has 24 wires with two factory style connectors on each end and two Yellow RCA plugs on it. Similarly to the ABC-28 harness, the Video Harness will also plug into the rear of your factory in dash screen. The Video harness will plug into the rear of the screen then the factory harness will plug into the other end of the Video Harness.
You now need to connect the Video Harness and the Switching Relay. The MALE RCA plug on the Video Harness will plug into the MARKED FEMALE RCA on the Switching Relay and the MALE RCA on the Switching Relay will plug into the FEMALE RCA on the Video Harness. Your kit will come pre-assembled like this so you can skip this step in most cases.
Next you will need to connect the GREENand BLACK wires on the Switching Relay. The GREENwire will connect to the GREENwire on the Anytime Backup Camera Front and Rear Switch (ABC-FRS). Then you will connect the BLACK wire from the relay to a chassis ground.
Front and Rear Camera Switch (ABC-FRS)
BLACK - Chassis Ground
RED - 12v Supply (REDwire from Override Harness ABC-28)
ORANGE - Rear Camera (ORANGEwire from Override Harness ABC-28)
GREEN - Front Camera (GREENwire from Switching Relay ABC-RELAY)