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2000 ranger backup wiring inside the cab to hookup a backup

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2000 ranger backup wiring inside the cab to hookup a backup camera
JA: Is this an aftermarket camera, or did it come with the vehicle?
Customer: aftermarket
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The camera works, just won't turn on when put into reverse. can't find the correct wire inside the cab
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I have a Black/2 purple stripe wire at the taillight, and found the same inside the cab, but when its in reverse there is no voltage through that same color coded wire. so inside the cab the wire harness must change the color code to something else
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 10 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and thanks for your question.

That wire does not exist in the cab. You will have to tap and pull it into the cab. The wire comes directly out of the transmission range sensor on the drivers side of the trans and runs to the rear lamps. Wire color is black/pink stripe.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It's night now. I'll do that tomorrow morning. I'll also need to get some more wire too. I'll rate as soon as I tap and get it running. Thanks. I thought I was going crazy. I used to replace lasers for Kodak photo, but this was driving me nuts.
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 10 months ago.

Yes, crazy how Ford will use the same color wires for separate circuits.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I believe that you have answered for the wrong year vehicle. I have a 2000, and the wire was indeed inside, beside the transmission well, under the carpet. I have everything put back together and working now, after talking to my local Ford dealer. ��
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 10 months ago.

Strange,I just double checked the wiring diagram for 2000. does not show that wire anywhere in the cab. Anyways glad you got it working.