2015 forester camera while driving

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2015 forester camera while driving

Post by ajiuo » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:28 pm

Is there any way that the rr can power the camera while driving? It says it supplies the 6 volts. I did get the camera to mirror from the information display the the HU but it only works when the car is in reverse.

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Re: 2015 forester camera while driving

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:03 am

If the camera showed in the external display, it might be getting its power from the car. If that's the case, the car is probably only powering it when the car is in reverse. You would have to manually connect a 6v output to the camera turn-on wire so that it stays powered when the car is on.
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Re: 2015 forester camera while driving

Post by ajiuo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:31 am

Doesn’t the RR supply the 6 volts though? It says it does in the description.

Also. My instructions show a cable labeled audio going from the RR to the alpine ILX-107. It doesn’t say what it supposed to plug into on the Alpine though. Where should I plug it in and what is that cable for?

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Re: 2015 forester camera while driving

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:19 am

In your application, you actually don't need to install the audio cable at all.

There's a limitation in this firmware, with these vehicles. If we supplied power to the camera output all the time like we do in other cars, we could burn up the output and damage the maestro (the camera in these cars requires a higher current output than most cameras, so running it hot all the time is risky). In this case, you could manually power the camera with a separate 6v output all the time and get the desired result.
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Re: 2015 forester camera while driving

Post by jawrsh » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:13 pm

This doesn't quite pertain to your question but in my case when I took my Legacy to the shop they unplugged my ODB plug to do an engine scan and forgot to plug it back in which caused my backup camera to quit working. I took the car back and we spent a half hour troubleshooting before I noticed the plug. :oops:

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