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How do I test the voltage back up camera on a 2013 RAM 1500?

Customer Question

How do I test the voltage for the back up camera on a 2013 RAM 1500?
JA: Is this an aftermarket camera, or did it come with the vehicle?
Customer: I installed OEM camera and harness. Took to dealership to program but they said it doesn't work
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes. double check connections. i am getting blue screen and message to check surroundings when put in reverse
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Can't think of anything else
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

sorry for the delay............
Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (aka MOLurch) and I look forward to helping you!”

Fuse "95" should provide Voltage + to the Camera thru the PINK / YELLOW wire of the Camera
BLACK should show Ground
Probe the PINK / YELLOW wire with Key ON

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Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon and welcome to JustAnswer!!

My name is ***** ***** I have worked for a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership for 19 years and I will do my best to help.

I see that you installed a OEM backup camera and if you followed the directions it will say you need to add sales code XAC to the VIN and reconfigure the TIPM. Has this been done?

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.


did you need more information?

Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.

Here is more information. See is this helps, but don't do any testing unless you have added the sales code XAC to the VIN and then reconfigured the TIPM with a WITech scantool.. This will enable the circuit once you have added the camera.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you for the information. I am NOT getting voltage or ground on any of the wires. Is there a connection point that I might have missed? (By the way this is a touch screen display and not a rear view mirror display) Where can I get a complete wiring diagram for this vehicle?
Expert:  -Brad- replied 11 months ago.

Can I get your VIN number?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
VIN: 1C6RR7TT6DS662288
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What did you find out? These are the part numbers of the items I've installed (if it helps any)Item specifics
Condition: New Brand:
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Manufacturer Part Number: 56038978AK
MAKE: DODGE RAM Other Part Number: 68189124AB
MODEL: RAM 1500 2500 3500 4500 5500 Placement on Vehicle: Rear
YEAR: 2013-2016 Warranty: Yes