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#34: 05-22-2010, 08:36 PM
 
 SVXdc
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Here are step-by-step pictures showing how to build a rear camera adapter with better strain relief. Since I used a ready-made ATX adapter, I didn't have to crimp the pins onto the wires myself.
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1) Connectors on original ATX adapter cable:
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2) ATX plug repinned (1 = Yellow, 2 & 4 = Blacks, second Yellow wire removed), wires cut and stripped:
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3) Cable with RCA jack, ends stripped. Note how tiny the RCA cable's wires are -- very fragile:
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4) Wires lined up, ready to be joined:
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5) Wires soldered. Large heat shrink already on RCA cable:
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6) Solder junctions covered with small heat shrink tubing:
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Note how far wires run back along video cable (about 3/4") -- this will provide the strain relief when the large heat shrink locks everything together. [EDITED: I recommend organizing the wires so you have about 1.4" of the RCA cord's inner leads folded back onto its jacket. Still only strip the ends approximately the same amount as pictured.]


7) Completed splice:
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8) Finished rear camera adapter cable:
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Using the short cable with the RCA jack allows you to plug in the camera's cable without having to cut off the end. Handy if it doesn't work and you need to return it unmodified, or want to move it to another car.

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