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Hic

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Tail light cluster wiring
« on: Aug 21, 17, 22:48 »
I'm trying to install a backup camera on my Jetta but I can't find a diagram for the tail light cluster to figure out which wire to tap into.

Thanks


geeteeexe

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Re: Tail light cluster wiring
« Reply #2 on: Aug 22, 17, 20:47 »
Which wire do you need to tap into? Is it a trigger wire from the backup light kinda thing? Or do you need some sort of 12volt source to run the camera?

You can just pull out the bulb tray and put it in reverse and trace back from the bulb.

Hic

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Re: Tail light cluster wiring
« Reply #3 on: Aug 25, 17, 12:49 »
The link doesn't show the tail light harnessing. I need to tap into the reverse light. I'm guessing when the 12v is sent to the reverse bulb, it'll also power the backup camera.

boomfunk

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Re: Tail light cluster wiring
« Reply #4 on: Aug 25, 17, 13:51 »
Hold the tail lamp tray in your hands, find the reverse bulb, remove it, look at the metal tang in the center of the hole where the bulb would sit, follow it along all the way to the plug, you've found your wire. It's the black wire according to a2resource
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Hic

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Re: Tail light cluster wiring
« Reply #5 on: Aug 25, 17, 22:00 »
Hold the tail lamp tray in your hands, find the reverse bulb, remove it, look at the metal tang in the center of the hole where the bulb would sit, follow it along all the way to the plug, you've found your wire. It's the black wire according to a2resource

Thank you!

RiffRaff

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Re: Tail light cluster wiring
« Reply #6 on: Aug 26, 17, 00:19 »
Now he says thank you , all the info was right there ....