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Have a pioneer AVH-X2800BS. How to wire in an Alpine back up

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have a pioneer AVH-X2800BS. How to wire in an Alpine back up camera?
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: HCE-C117D. Just bought it, it is new
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: just hooking it up now, but plug does not fit radio, so need to know where to connect wires
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: that should do it
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Hi Mike, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, the Alpine HCE-C117D can not be directly connected / hardwired to a Pioneer AVH-X2800BS. Not only an issue with "...plug does not fit radio...", the voltage requirements of the HCE-C117D is not 12VDC. It is 6.0V DC (5.5V to 6.5 allowable). Please re-check the specifications of the Alpine's Owner's Manual.

The Alpine HCE-C117D is compatible with Alpine models INA-W910, INA-W900BT, INA-W900, iXA-W404, and iXA-W407.

I realize that the above information may perhaps be not what was expected. Unfortunately, there is no quick-n-easy fix and neither is there a user doable workaround; sorry for having to be the bearer of bad news.