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Running Wires For Hopkins Backup Camera To Mount On Front Of Vehicle


Can I install this camera in front bumper where the license plate was mounted so I can use it to park and see the distance from the car in front of me


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In order for you to be able to use the Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera, part # HM50002 as a camera and monitor, you will need to cut the plug off the end and hard wire the system.

If you are going to use it for the front I recommend running the red wire to the battery and use a switch. You will need additional wiring like part # DW07550-1 to reach the switch inside of the vehicle. This is sold by the foot. You will also need to secure the white ground wire to a clean bare metal surface.

For a single pole/single throw switch for 12V DC systems I recommend part # PK34308. If you prefer a switch with a Red pilot light I recommend part # PK34360. These are rocker design switches. If you want a toggle switch for your lights I recommend part # PK34571.

You would attach one side of the switch to the red wire from the camera. Then run a wire from the other side of the switch to a 20 amp circuit breaker like part # 9506P, and complete the wiring by running a wire from the breaker to the positive battery post.

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