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Old 15-06-2018, 06:15 PM   #1
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Question Rearview camera flickers after installing LED tail lights

Is there anything I can add to prevent the noise from the reverse light power from causing my rear view camera feed to flicker?
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Old 15-06-2018, 09:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rearview camera flickers after installing LED tail lights

Hi. Burg design in Moorabbin do a filter for reverse cams (part number 25-00F). ( http://www.burgdesign.com.au/ ). Cheers MD
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Old 16-06-2018, 07:03 PM   #3
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Is part number 25-002F the thing I need?
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Old 16-06-2018, 07:05 PM   #4
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No worries, found what I needed.
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No worries, found what I needed.
Did it work and what was the part?

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Old 22-07-2018, 02:15 AM   #6
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Hi, the part I bought only helped the problem a little bit and I still get interference. I’m considering getting a voltage regulator which would work much better to smooth out the power. Sorry I couldn’t be of help.

I think the part I bought was really just a fancy capacitor which in theory should work for most applications, it just didn’t work for me.
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ok, thanks for that anyway, I have LED reverse light but don't know if that is the cause or poor quality camera.

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How about using the reverse lights to switch a relay that then powers the camera/setup, it would be an alternative way to do it and also a way for testing if that LED's are causing interference. (That also makes it possible to add a button to turn on the reverse camera whenever you like, even when not in reverse)
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How about using the reverse lights to switch a relay that then powers the camera/setup, it would be an alternative way to do it and also a way for testing if that LED's are causing interference. (That also makes it possible to add a button to turn on the reverse camera whenever you like, even when not in reverse)
Great idea, I have a few spare relays will do it tomorrow.

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ok, thanks for that anyway, I have LED reverse light but don't know if that is the cause or poor quality camera. Thanks.
Yes that is the problem.

When fitting LED's into you lighting system ect you MUST also install a LED load resistor on each light feed.

For instance, I have all LED rear lights on my ute tray and used Narva's and without these fitted into each feed line they will flicker especially the indicators.

I have 3, one for indicators, one for tail lights and one for reverse lights which also provides power to 3 rear cameras. They are spliced into the factory harness and mounted on a alloy plate see bottom left of pic.



You can get them from Supercheap.

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...21-Watt/287170

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Old 23-07-2018, 12:47 AM   #11
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These tail lights are not just LED bulbs. They are a whole assembly. They came with 10W rated resistors, quite heavy, for each side. If I leave them unplugged the car gives me a tail light fault warning. With them plugged in, no warning. I might just have to go with the relay option but where can I get power from?
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