Rear View Camera Reverse Wire - C1 and C2

Discussion in 'Prius c Audio and Electronics' started by KYBlue, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. KYBlue

    KYBlue Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    227
    111
    0
    Vehicle:
    2021 Prius Prime
    Model:
    LE
    For those doing a camera in their C1 and C2, the reverse wire will not be in your radio harness.

    Instead - you can find it in the driver's side, knee area. There is a removable section near the trunk pop latch and to the left of the knee airbags. Remove that panel.

    You'll see a large white connector towards the top, it should mimic the picture I'm showing below.
    You can choose the Brown or Purple wires. These are the wires that feed back to each rear tail light.

    Chris
     

    Attached Files:

    firstrival likes this.
  2. gbouten

    gbouten Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    48
    9
    0
    Location:
    Alamogordo NM
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    I bought a kit for mine that plugged into the back of the radio and it had everything you need. No need to go to all that trouble. I posted the adaptor on this site earlier this year.
     
  3. KYBlue

    KYBlue Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    227
    111
    0
    Vehicle:
    2021 Prius Prime
    Model:
    LE
    Yes, if you have a 3 or 4 for the kit will work. If you use an aftermarket radio in a C1 or a C2 that harness is not present in the radio since its a "dumb" non LCD/Touch radio from the factory.
     
  4. kingnba6

    kingnba6 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    1,013
    241
    0
    Location:
    NY
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius c
    Model:
    One
    the c1 and 2 dont have the reverse wire in the radio. i thought about running the reverse wire from the kick panel but at the time of my camera install, i didnt have the wiring on hand, so i just ran a wire from the rear reverse light to the front. it wasnt that much of a problem since you are already running the video signal to the front.

    but thanks for the future reference OP
     
  5. KeepitSimple

    KeepitSimple Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013
    127
    4
    0
    Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    what kit? where can one find this?

    I have a prius c 3 and interested in putting in a backup camera.


     
  6. actiondonkey

    actiondonkey Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    91
    30
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    II
    I just ran it directly to the reverse taillight; much easier and no problems after 2+ years! But It's always great to have additional options.
     
  7. w2kpugsly

    w2kpugsly Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    97
    18
    0
    Location:
    san diego
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    How did y'all run the wire from the camera which is outside of the car to the inside. Did you drill another hole or is there an existing one you used. Thx
     
  8. DickPhillips

    DickPhillips Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    89
    58
    0
    Location:
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    What do we look for to find this kit and where is it available?
     
  9. w2kpugsly

    w2kpugsly Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    97
    18
    0
    Location:
    san diego
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
  10. Aurora

    Aurora Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2014
    12
    5
    0
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    By installing an after market device, does it void warranty at all?


    iPad ?
     
  11. Oatflake

    Oatflake Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2014
    13
    6
    0
    Location:
    Glendale, CA
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    I have a similar kit from camera-source.com that seems to have the same gear based on the photo, and I'm about to start - which pin are you talking about that is so difficult to remove? Is it on the hatchback, door plastic bits or the frame around the head unit?
     
  12. kingnba6

    kingnba6 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    1,013
    241
    0
    Location:
    NY
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius c
    Model:
    One
    i dont believe it directly voids warranty unless they are able to prove that the device installed is the reason the problem occurred.
     
  13. w2kpugsly

    w2kpugsly Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    97
    18
    0
    Location:
    san diego
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    It's the second pin on the right hand side of the plastic piece that holds the license plate lights and the switch to open the hatch.
    Nokia ICON
     
Loading...