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Old 09-10-2016, 06:30 PM   #1
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Camera routed to kenwood

Could someone direct me to the tread on routing the backup camera into the Kenwood. I so dislike the Pyle display
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Could someone direct me to the tread on routing the backup camera into the Kenwood. I so dislike the Pyle display
To connect the video cable, you must remove the overhead console. To do that, gently pull down on on the right side (facing forward) to release the spring clips and then pull it to the right and down. Follow the cable from the mirror and it will eventually lead to an RCA video cable. Obtain a splitter, and plug one side into the video cable from the camera, and the other two ends into a RCA extension cable and mirror cable. Route the extension cable to the left, pull off the A-pillar cover, then route the cable down the A-pillar, and over to the Kenwood. You will have to remove the face place by gently pulling it off, remove four screws that hold the Kenwood deck in, and pull out the head unit. Connect the cable to the input video jack, and replace the head unit and the faceplate and A-pillar cover.

That's it.
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That thread was my contribution, but gmillerok gave more specific instructions than was in there. Mainly I was expressing bewilderment Airstream didn't do this in the first place.

My install approach was to pay BestBuy/GeekSquad the $50 they said it would cost. They are very familiar with the Kenwood line and Sprinters, at least my guy was.

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That thread was my contribution, but gmillerok gave more specific instructions than was in there. Mainly I was expressing bewilderment Airstream didn't do this in the first place.

My install approach was to pay BestBuy/GeekSquad the $50 they said it would cost. They are very familiar with the Kenwood line and Sprinters, at least my guy was.

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I'm guessing Airstream didn't connect the rear view monitor like this is because it can't be used while driving forward.

I turn mine off all the time anyway (especially at night) so may want to do this myself.
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Camera routed to kenwood

Believe it or not, that is not the case. Though you can't use the DVD whenever the handbrake is off, there is no issue whatsoever using either of the 2 video inputs moving forwards or otherwise.

Even more mystifying, the rear view is integrated with the GPS function such that you see picture in picture, and if you want full screen simply touch the image, and tap again to return to GPS with rear view split screen. In short, if you plug the RCA jack from your camera into the rear video jack of the Kenwood, this unit does the rest to provide a fully integrated rear camera experience that rivals OEM built in systems. I'm convinced no one at Airstream RTFM on the Kenwood.

One thing to note, there are actually two video inputs on the Kenwood, and you may easily toggle between them. Take care to plug your rear view in the correct one as that will allow the Kenwood to switch to the proper feed automatically when in reverse.

The other feed may remain unused, or as I did mount it underneath the van facing the propane fill behind the rear tire so I could back against a curb without having my wife play spotter.

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