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Old 03-09-2011, 04:50 PM
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So I finally took the plunge and upgraded from res radio to ren with the factory back up cam. My question is when I am backing up and take my foot off the brake the camera view goes off. As soon as I step back on the brake the view comes back. All the parts I got from the dealer and they installed it so I am not worried about having it fixed but I was just curious if anybody had this problem and know of a simple fix to save me a trip to the dealer. Does the radio have to be removed to fix this? Thanks for any help on this matter
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:51 PM
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That sounds to me like the wire for the backup lights got hooked to a brake lamp output.
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That sounds to me like the wire for the backup lights got hooked to a brake lamp output.
That's what I was thinking. Does the radio have to be removed to fix this?
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I am not sure, but, i can't imagine that the radio has to come out

IF you got the rear backup camera through the dealership, you should have the installation sheet or a CD that shows the install & how to operate it

when they installed my unit, they put the box with a cd in it on my seat, i had my locking tailgate handle & the camera done at the same time, so i am not sure just what the cd has on it
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I have to check the boxes they left in my bed. I am hoping the can correct the wiring without removing the radio again. I would hate to have my dash getting ripped apart. Everything works great with the radio except the fact the the cam only works when the brakes Are applied.
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I wouldn't think they need to touch the radio, its just a plug there more likely its as randy said and they tapped into the brake wire instead ot the reverse light wire. let us know the outcome
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I am bringing it in tomorrow so I will let you guys know the out come. I am hoping you guys are right and it's a simple fix. Other wise I love the radio and haven't had much time to play with it. One thing I found weird was my satellite radio worked without transferring any I'd numbers and the phones I had paired with my res radio were already paired with the new radio and didn't require any syncing. Does anybody have any explanations on this. I know the factory radio is plug and play but I was surprised that my phone contacts were still a available.
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Update, took my truck in today and had the issue fixed. Tech said there was a wire crossed. Didn't have to remove the radio from the dash.
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