Audio Systems/Backup camers


I have a Ram 1500 2014 truck and installed a backup camera, Is there a way to add a 12 volt wire to my fuse box as I really don't want to splice into a factory wire or how would you recommend for me to hookup the 12 volt camera power.

I suppose you want power to the camera only when you are in reverse gear.

Suggest you find a 12v line that is hot when in reverse such as the backup lamps. Since the camera draws little current it should be safe to connect the camera without increased fuse rating.

Hope this helps you.  

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