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Can the K Source Backup Camera # KSVS-8 be Wired so that it is On All the Time


Toyota 4 Runner 2006 towing a 9 foot box trailer. I want to install the rear camera on the back of my TRAILER, along with the accompanying mirror and have the video ALWAYS ON when I am towing the trailer. So I can see whats behind me ALL THE TIME. Not just when I am backing up. Will the video screen on your mirror, and the camera be OK if I leave them on all the time while I am driving?


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To install the K Source Backup Camera # KSVS-8 at the rear of your trailer is going to require you to use the extension cable part # KSVS8-12 so that you can get the camera to reach the back of the trailer. This will have to be used like trailer wiring in that it will need to be connected every time you go to tow the trailer and disconnected when you disconnect the trailer.

The wiring to activate the monitor would need to be run to a 12 volt power source and switch instead of the reverse light circuit if you need the camera to be on all the time. This way you will be able to switch it on when you need it. If you check out the diagram I attached you will see that the monitor white wire runs to a reverse light circuit. That would instead need to get run to a switched power source.

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