To do that, I'm gonna need a wire worm, thank you very much. The Jetta is so small and I am so big, it's easy for me to see everything behind me by turning around. You're going to want to take all of this excess cable and wrap it up nice and neatly, maybe tie it up with a zip tie and tuck it somewhere behind the radio. A wire worm, some electrical tape, and a smidge of lubricant will usually get you through any tough spots. I tell people to stay away from buying a new Volkswagen, because the warranty is absolutely useless. Hide the transcript Video Transcript Hey, I'm J.
Explain to that silly little girl that it's an intermittent problem. Something I always did prior to owning this car anyway! If license plate light bulb is blown is camera connected to it will work? That or perhaps a faulty ground. We're going to start by dropping the spare tire back here so that when we drill our hole through the rear bumper we don't drill into the tire, and also that reveals the hole that we're going to run the cable up through and into the storage compartment back here. Since my car never did this when I bought it, and the problem seems to have bloomed when they changed the radio and cut into the wiring harness at the instruction of the district office Here are some video links, what do you think I should do? It does involve running some wires, maybe drilling a hole or two, but it's not rocket science. I also need to get this cable run up into the cavity of the radio, where as you can see, Barry and Jessie have left it kind of half installed for me so that I can get these cables run up into the dash there. Welcome to the world of Volkswagen warranty I have the same stupid issue with my 2015, but since i apparently need 5 techs there mothers, and a supreme court justice to witness it it, it doesn't exist. With EchoMaster you can trust that our cameras have been designed, engineered and tested to withstand weather and road debris.
Get the job done safely with these customizable Rear View Safety Backup Camera Systems, Dash Cameras, Backup Sensors, Driver Fatigue Systems and Safety Accessories created to fit the unique needs of the Volkswagen Passat. You might find a channel, or you might find an access point into the trunk from maybe where the license plate lights are, or something like that. So we've got 12-volt and ground, and we need to connect those. So let's go get started. In fact I am so used to it now anyway. It's going to go right here where the license plate is. All right, so we've got the wire coming from the license plate frame here zip-tied to the flex loom, and we've got it connected to power and ground.
All right, so I've got the Clarion camera mounted to the Clarion license plate frame using the brackets provided, both with the frame and with the camera. It's going to be mounted in this nice license plate frame. All right, so I've got the other wire in the front coming back, so now I can mate the wire that comes from the camera to the wire that goes up to the back of the stereo. I guess they thought the joke was on me huh? Can you help with instruction, quick start manual?? In different vehicles those are located in different places. That's 12-volt, and we'll do the same thing on the ground wire and let's see, we've got a little excess wire here. It's not as difficult as you might think. These are audio and video inputs and outputs.
Installation is straightforward, and you can do it yourself if you're even just a little handy. These wires are pretty easily accessible underneath here, so I'm going to go ahead and run these wires through. We'll just plug those together, and then this connects into a connection right here. Now we can start the process of running the camera wire up through the hole in the storage compartment. The last attempt to fix by them, was updating the firmware on the head unit and running another ground.
You paid a lot of money for your car and you didn't buy a car with a back-up camera that works sometimes. Same problem on my 2015 Jetta. Next it's time to do the ground wire, which is the black wire, and in some vehicles the black wire is a wire in the harness so you would connect it the same way I just did the red wire. Here we've got our wires routed through it, and through our hole in the bumper, so we're going to go ahead and mount this to the bumper. Keep fighting them to get it right. If you have any questions or need some help picking out or getting a backup camera, just call Crutchfield.
In this particular vehicle, the radio is grounded straight to a piece of metal in the vehicle right here, in fact, and so that makes it easy enough to just loosen that screw and add that terminal right to it, so it's a pretty simple grounding process. Setup is easy and takes a minimum of time and can only connect the power and display the video output connector. It's working now, but it just didn't enable when I was in reverse. Finally the 4th time they did a scan and found the stored errors. We pull in folks from around the company to share their expertise. Day or night, our systems give drivers access to the comprehensive, real-time visual and aural information that they need to make the safest and smartest decisions on the road. You might find a place to run the wire through.
So let's do power wire first. You can probably find some nook or cranny inside the dash where we can stick the excess cable. A lot of our on-camera stars come from our Advisor Group — they help people choose the right gear via phone, email and chat every day, so they're good at explaining the products and technologies. With EchoMaster you can find a backup camera for any vehicle. So the last thing we'll need to do is get a couple wires from this radio connected to the vehicle. Those wires are nice and tight now, so let's tuck these underneath these two panels. You would take the license plate off and you would probably drill a hole.
If not, you'll probably want to check back with the Thor dealership for more details. We'll go take a look at how that's going. So I went to bring it in to get serviced today and the lady in the service department told me, that I need to recreate it even though it only happens sometimes and that even though I have the fault code, there is nothing that they can do. Barry and Jessie are up front installing a Clarion stereo with a nice big screen on it, and we're going to install a backup camera on the back of Barry's Xterra. In some cases, you may be dealing with a cable that bundles signals. All right, go ahead and secure that back into place.