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Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM GPS navigator
Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM GPS navigator
2 used & new from $349.95

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4.0 out of 5 stars Here's how to get the A/V input to work for a backup camera, July 20, 2011
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I bought this item specifically to attach a backup camera to the A/V input and have one screen in my truck for GPS, Bluetooth and the camera. Before purchasing I noticed that everyone had the same issue, Magellan doesn't sell the correct cable to connect video to the unit. After reading countless confusing ways to make the cable I decided to attempt to write a simplified version to help others out, here it goes.

Problem: Magellan doesn't use the standard A/V input wiring setup for a 3.5mm A/V cable.

Solution: Purchase any 3.5mm A/V cable with 3 RCA ends (red,white,yellow) $3 to $8 on Amazon. Cut off the red and white ends, they are for the audio and you don't need them with the backup camera. Next cut the wire with the yellow RCA end about 2-3 inches below the yellow end and slip on a piece of shrink wrap tubing that you use to water proof wire splices on cars. Strip each side of the cut wire leaving the outer ground wires. Gather the ground wires and twist them together on each end. Then strip the inner wires, gather and twist together as you did for the outer wire. Now flip the wires by connecting the ground wire from one end to the inner wire from the other end. Do the same thing again with the remaining two wires. Solder the two pig tails and bend them away from each other so nothing touches. Lastly, slide the shrink wrap tubing over the splice, heat it with a heat gun, lighter, match, etc. and you're done.

Plug the yellow RCA end into the camera and the 3.5mm end into the Magellan 9055 or 1700 and it will work. It sounds complicated, but the whole process takes about 30 mins. if you take your time.
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