Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I've ordered a back-up camera from Garmin to be used with…

I've ordered a back-up...

I've ordered a back-up camera from Garmin to be used with their Garmin Drive 60LMT. I've yet to receive the camera but just planning on how to install it. As I understand the camera is recommended to be attached to the wire feeding the reverse lamps so that when the truck is put in reverse, the live current sent to the reverse lamps automatically turns on the back-up camera. And when the transmission is taken out of reverse there is no 'current' going to the reverse lamps and the camera is turned off. The camera is supposed to feed a wireless signal to the GPS when it (the camera) is engaged so no hard wiring is necessary from the camera to the GPS unit. So my question goes to which is the wire feeding the reverse lamp(s) on my 2002 Chevy 1500? Thanks, Bobby

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this an aftermarket camera, or did it come with the vehicle?

Aftermarket

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

2002 Silverado 1500 (1/2 ton pickup truck)

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Silverado 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I've tried nothing so far. Considering doing it myself but if you suggest may take it to my mechanic.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 12 minutes by:
3/12/2018
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 30,125
Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
Verified

Hello there, I am Cam.

I am Licensed technician at a GM dealership with more than 16 years experience. 
Like you, I am a user of this website and as such, any billing questions should be sent to customer service.

I ask that you please provide details and communicate with me so we can make your experience here worth 5 stars! I am around most days but not every minute of every day. If you reply while I am offline, I will respond when I am next online. 

I am reviewing your request and will post in a moment.

There are 3 options Bobby, either of the rear lights has a light green, those are reverse, or the trailer plug also has a light green. That is the reverse feed. Then for a ground, you can use the black wire at any of these locations.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks for your response. I'd rather connect to the main harness so I'll look for that wire first. But obviously (?) the trailer wiring would likely be easier to access. I have the flat 4-wire trailer feed wire.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I don't have the aftermarket back up camera just yet so no need to talk at present. It may come to that later.

MAin harness, sounds good. Under the rear bend the bumper you will find a 4 connector junction block. The inlet is a blue connector and in that are 2 back up wires, both light green. You can splice into either wire for your signal. That will keep the wiring at the main harness.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks so much. Just the info I was looking for. Have a great day.
Thank you for allowing me to assist you. Please rate my answer 3-5 and feel free to ask any follow up questions regarding this issue you may have. Again if you need further information, please use the Reply/Continue Conversation link to ask for more help and I would be happy to assist you further. You do not need to give a negative rating or relist the question to get more help :)
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 30,125
Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
Verified
GM Tech (Cam) and 87 other Chevy Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask GM Tech (Cam) Your Own Question
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 30,125
30,125 Satisfied Customers
Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

GM Tech (Cam) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

30,125 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,357 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,866 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,918 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,734 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
I took the radio out now it won't even turn on. What fuse.
I took the radio out because it was killing my battery now the dash won't even light up and the break pedal won't go down … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Ecm 1 fuse keeps blowing when key is turned on. Its in park.
Yes im fixing it myself. I tired the maf sensor put dat on 2day i changed cap and rotor tune up has been done recently … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
Chevy Silverado 1500 4.8ltr. Transmission will not go into
hi, chevy Silverado 1500 4.8ltr. Transmission will not go into park. I have to start engine in neutral, and have emergency brake on when I park. … read more
Todd M
Todd M
Owner
ASE Certification
1,716 satisfied customers
All at once today all my gauges quit working ac started
All at once today all my gauges quit working ac started blowing hot air service trailer drakes came on air bag service came on tire monitor came on and theft management came on … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
My trac light is on and I think it is stuck because when I
My trac light is on and I think it is stuck because when I push the button it stays on. How do I disable it? … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
00 Chevy Siverado 4.8L The defrost register, or near it on
39;00 Chevy Siverado 4.8L The defrost register, or near it on the passenger side has a constant clicking. I was able to stop it by pressing the recirculation button, but letting off it goes back to fr… read more
GM Bob
GM Bob
Automobile Technician
High School or GED
1,024 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 Chevy 1500 and it won't start even after
I have a 2008 Chevy 1500 and it won't start even after changing the battery and starter. The dash has power and the lights, radio, etc work, but when I go to start, nothing. It doesn't turn over or at… read more
eric remington
eric remington
FORMER SHOP OWNER/TECHNICIAN/INSPECTOR
associates degree
480 satisfied customers
Starts but when you put in gear shut off. 94 Silverado with
starts but when you put in gear shut off JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged? Customer: yes JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy? Customer: 94 Silverado with 350 motor JA… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
2007 Chevy Tahoe changed all 4 calibers ,abs module, master
2007 Chevy Tahoe changed all 4 calibers ,abs module, master cylinder (2) brake pedal soft to floor, bleed brakes with snap on tool scanner, front brakes good ,rear calibers close slightly but won't ho… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
I have 02 2500hd and there is a clicking noise coming from
I have 02 2500hd and there is a clicking noise coming from the right front when making a hard left turn. … read more
mechanic110
mechanic110
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
64 satisfied customers
I have a 6 way power seat and harnesses. I want to hook it
I have a 6 way power seat and harnesses. I want to hook it up in the house for my racing simulator. What do I use to power it ? … read more
eurotec
eurotec
Vice President / Manager
Associate Degree
11 satisfied customers
I need to put a new radiator in my 1997 5.0 V-8 Silverado. I
I need to put a new radiator in my 1997 5.0 V-8 Silverado. I let a kid try it and he brought one from a junkyard and it isn't the same as mine was I don't think. There is no bottom hose on my original… read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Would a power steering pressure hose leak cause the whole
Would a power steering pressure hose leak cause the whole right side of the engine and the 1/2 of under side be full of grease of some kind… read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Have a 2007 chevy cobalt 2.2L manual transmission. Had P0121
have a 2007 chevy cobalt 2.2L manual transmission. Had P0121 fault code. Check MAF,MAP, vacuum leaks, throttle body, check scan data on TPS and APP they appear to be within spec. Vehicle came in with … read more
camerontech
camerontech
20 year experience diagnostic technician
class a
635 satisfied customers
My 2010 Equinox is dead. We had the radio on for several
my 2010 Equinox is dead. We had the radio on for several hours, then started and moved the car(not even a minute drive). After maybe 30 minutes of running the radio the car would not start. Then the k… read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,357 satisfied customers
2006 trailblazer 4.2 run fine. Get up to running temp. if i
2006 trailblazer 4.2 run fine. Get up to running temp. if i stop for any amount of time it will start but shortly after stalls out and won't restart spits and sputters like a bad fuel pump but not. i … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,058 satisfied customers
Im trying to determine if tje ftont pump was damaged durim.
im trying to determine if tje ftont pump was damaged durim … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
Can not get the ignition pin to release stuck in up position
can not get the ignition pin to release stuck in up position so can not remove ignition to replace … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x