Fitting a reverse camera on a 2017 Peugeot Boxer

Littleoldman

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Jun 3, 2019
Hi all, anyone know what colour the reversing light wire is on the 2017 Boxer? I was expecting each lamp to have it's own pair of wires, but this is all in one connector.
 

Gary Wrench

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It’s a thicker cable than others, mainly white with green trace from memory.. if that looks right it probably is but check with your multimeter
 

david.c.hall

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I assume that you want to know so that you can either switch between cameras?
I have had rear-view/reversing cameras fitted to several vans and soon come to the conclusion that switching this way didn't give the best result.
Because with a 2 camera system it is often better to see with the rear-view camera until getting very close and then switch to the reversing camera.
Perhaps I am wrong and you only have a single camera?
David
 

Littleoldman

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Jun 3, 2019
Hi David. I only have one camera, I wanted to energise the camera and monitor from the rear light. Some link the monitor to the fuse box and if this doesn’t work I will do that. I did as Gary suggested and it was the thicker white/green wire. I have done the back end (temporarily) and will do the monitor in the morning, if it works (no one will be more surprised than me!) I will solder all joints. Thanks for replying all advice is appreciated.
 

Chris Shaw

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May 30, 2017
Just a word of caution: The rear lights are all fed from a controller on the CAN bus. This is how they can indicate that a bulb has blown, it also means that additional loads on any of the wires may also trigger a warning on the dash board and an error to be logged in the ody computer..

Incidentally that's why if you have a towbar fitted you cant just wire up the trailer socket by splicing into the rear loom.

This is an official wiring extension, very expensive :closedtongue: there are cheaper variants on ebay but not sure how good they are.


The official Sevel camera wiring runs back to the front and connected into the gearbox reversing electronics.

When I stripped my van I was hoping there was an unused connector taped up, no such luck :closedtongue:

These are the colours on my van, Hope it does well.

RearLights.JPG
 

Littleoldman

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Jun 3, 2019
Thanks again Chris. I did splice into the loom, and it hasn’t as yet indicated an error/alarm message on the dash. A good friend is an auto electrician and I will ask him to check everything for me before I start insulation. John
 
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