How to Install Wireless Backup Camera – Complete Step by Step Guide

How to Install Wireless Backup Camera

Safe driving is all about diligently observing what’s in front of you as well as being aware of your blind spots.

The rear side of a vehicle is the biggest blind spot that you need to manage. Because you don’t want your car to get hit by a scrub or another car when you are reversing it.

This is where the backup cameras come in.

A backup camera enables you to clearly see what’s behind your vehicle so that you can safely back your car up without getting into an accident.

If you have purchased a rear-view wireless camera and you are looking for wireless backup camera installation instructions, then you are at the right place. 

In this complete guide, we’ll give you a simple and practical way of installing a wireless backup camera on your car.

Why Install a Wireless Backup Camera?

Before we get into the wireless backup camera installation process, let’s talk a little bit about the benefits that wireless backup cameras have to offer.

There are wired as well as wireless backup cameras available out there. So, why should you choose the wireless ones?

  • Wireless backup cameras are easy to install. In fact, these devices come with DIY installation instructions that almost anyone can easily follow.
  • Wireless backup cameras are way more cost-effective than wired ones. This is because wireless cameras don’t need a lot of equipment for installation. Plus, you won’t need to hire professional assistance for wireless backup camera installation which will help you save money on installation expenses.

Wireless Backup Camera Installation Instructions – Step by Step

This beginner-friendly guide will show you how to install a wireless backup camera. You should go through the user manual for your particular camera first, before starting with the installation.

Note: The process that we are going to talk about here is for license plate mount wireless backup cameras.

Step 1: Get the Tools

Wireless backup cameras don’t need a lot of tools and equipment for installation. Still, you need to get some essential tools to assist you with the camera installation.

Here are the tools that you need to get to begin the wireless backup camera installation process

  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • The Camera
  • The Transmitter
  • Display Monitor

Once you have all these things, you can move onto the next step.

Step 2: Disassemble the Lamp Housing

The wireless backup camera is mounted on the license plate lamp. The lamp somewhere around the license plate where it provided light to the license plate to make the number visible during the night.

You need to dismantle the lamp housing and remove it from its place.

You can do it with the screwdriver. You need to be gentle and careful when doing that and make sure that you don’t damage or break the connection cable. 

Step 3: Remove the License Plate Cables

The next step is to take out the license plate. Look for the screws or cables collecting the plate to the car.

Once the license plate is removed, you need to connect the cables of the transmitter to the cables of a wireless backup camera. You need to be extremely careful here and connect just the right cables with one another.

Carefully connect the positive and negative ends of the cables so that it doesn’t create a problem for you when you start up the camera system.

After that, you need to put the transmitter and the lamp back in their right place.  

Step 4: Strategically Place the Transmitter

When it comes to placing the transmitter, you need to find just the right spot for it. The transmitter is going to be sending the signals to the wireless backup camera receiving system.

If the signals don’t properly reach the receiver or get disrupted, the video of the wireless backup camera just won’t work for you.

Make sure that the transmitter is placed at a spot where the maximum signals reach the receiver.

Step 5: Connect the Monitor to the Power Supply

Once you have mounted the backup camera, you need to take care of the backup camera monitor installation now.

This process is quite simple. You need to connect the monitor to the power supply of your car. Some monitors work on batteries so they won’t need any kind of power source from your car.

Place your monitor on the dashboard and connect it to the power (if needed).

The receiver of the wireless backup camera is placed in the USB port of the T connector.

Step 6: Recheck all the Connections

Once you are done with the backup camera and monitor installation, you need to recheck all the connections.

You need to make sure that there are no loose wires and you have assembled everything that you had taken apart during the installation.

Use a power tester to identify any kind of power leakages. This is important because leakages can cause the car battery to drain in a short amount of time.   

Step 7: Test the Camera

Now, you need to test the camera. You need to turn on the display monitor and start up your car to see whether the camera is working or not.

When testing the camera, make sure you test it against all the features that it claimed to offer. Once you have verified that all the features are working properly, you should be good to go.

Take your car on a test drive to see the performance of the camera in real-time. Once you have completed your testing, leave a camera installation and performance review on the site where you have purchased the camera so that other people can benefit from your experience.

Conclusion

This is all there is to it! The wireless backup camera installation Instructions that we have talked about here work for most vehicles.

Still, you need to consider the installation instructions that came with your wireless backup camera. If you have any kind of confusion or questions about wireless backup camera installation, feel free to reach out to us.

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