Rearview or backup cameras for cars have become increasingly popular because they make reverse driving or parking a breeze. Aside from convenience, they also add an extra layer of protection and safety for the car, the driver, and the passengers. No wonder new models come with built-in backup cameras. And if you have a late-model car that is not yet equipped with a backup camera, don't worry—there are aftermarket systems available that you can buy.
Are you interested in buying a backup camera for a car but don’t know how to properly install it? Then these tips are for you.
1. Buy a backup camera designed for your specific vehicle
Aftermarket manufacturers offer a wide range of DIY backup camera kits, allowing people to install them without difficulty. Most of them are universal—meaning, they work for any type of vehicle. But for your convenience, pick a device that is specifically designed for your car. This will make installation easier and faster. A backup camera for a car that can be mounted onto or directly behind your license plate is also a good option.
2. Connect to the right power supply
If your backup camera does not have built-in batteries, then you will need to connect it to the power supply. Otherwise, it won't work. Most models have to be connected to the reverse lights, a fuse box, or the interior 12-volt cigarette lighter. Some models also require routing a power cable.
3. Set up the monitor
Make sure that the monitor is placed in a position where you can easily see it. One of the best sports to mount it is on your rear-view mirror.
Buy your backup camera from a supplier that offers a wide range of choices for different car models. They should also provide instructions for DIY installation.
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