Car stereo wiring information needed

Tiny
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  • 1999 BUICK REGAL
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Do you have an in depth video of how to run wires from the back of a vehicle to the front head unit for installing a backup camera to a car stereo? How to run wires and what to remove (paneling) to get the job done. What tools, connectors, spiders, etc. You will need. Should you disconnect the positive battery terminal or not?
Saturday, October 19th, 2019 AT 8:35 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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Welcome back to 2CarPros. I know of no video like that because every vehicle is different in the places you can run extra wiring as well as the item your installing may need to be routed differently depending on what it is. Say you are running a trailer harness, it would take a different route than a roof mounted antenna. It also depends on the actual wiring, sometimes you can just slip it under the edge of a panel.
Normally you would determine where you want to route the wiring based upon how long the harness is, where you are mounting the various parts and then which direction is the easiest to run the wires. As for the battery, usually you would disconnect the negative terminal. However it depends on the way the accessory is powered, many back up cameras use a signal from the back up lights to turn on, for that you need to know where to connect into that system, if they use a power tap near the camera or in the front.
These are just a few of the reasons we don't have a video on this. You might be able to search YouTube or even the companies website to see what they show but it likely won't be vehicle specific.
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Monday, October 21st, 2019 AT 6:13 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for that information. I will look into that.
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Monday, October 21st, 2019 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Sorry we don't have a video. However, if you get it run and need information on something like a power lead or other question, please return and we'll try to help.
Thank you for using 2CarPros.
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Monday, October 21st, 2019 AT 10:12 PM

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