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2008 Town & Country

From : ks

Q: anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin .

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From : steve w

ks wrote ks wrote anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin wow a fast way to void the warranty and break the law all in one fell swoop... i dont see anything on the web site about that though... -- steve w. ok void some warranty i get but breaking the law ....you better tell the million or so rv owners with rear view cameras they are breaking the law. rear view cameras are designed to only act as a rear view mirror because they cannot see directly behind the rv. the law says that those cameras are legal. the system your installing allows video feeds and dvd to be viewed within the drivers line of vision. that is the illegal item. -- steve w. near cooperstown new york .

From : aarcuda69062

denny dmetzger2@woh.rr.com wrote i guess im just kinda curious why youd want the camera on when driving down the road... must be because he wants to rearend someone. .

From : denny

i guess im just kinda curious why youd want the camera on when driving down the road... denny anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin .

From : nosey

ks wrote trying to provide 12+ to the camera independly of the backup light curcuit i will have to ofcourse now seperate the camera from the backup light so i dont cause any backfeed. cant you just tap a 12+ into the existing camera power wire and isolate the backfeed with a diode -- ken .

From : maxpower

anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin let me know how many fault codes are set when you do this. the can bus system make detect that and set multiple engine faults. glenn beasley chrysler tech glenn thanks for your concern but im not messing with the can bus im just trying to provide 12+ to the camera independly of the backup light curcuit i will have to ofcourse now seperate the camera from the backup light so i dont cause any backfeed. this is the company that sell the module to allows some not previouly programmed functions out of the mygig radio. http//www.coastaletech.com/mygig.htm im trying to find a more reasonable priced fsm as $395 is a little steep. im sure they will hit ebay soon. any change you could pull a diagram of the rear gate harness and tell me the wire color for the camera power source sorry i dont have that info. .

From : nosey

denny wrote you power up the camera when its not supposed to have power. it puts this info on the bus. other modules see this info when nothing is supposed to be there and gets confused for lack of better word and do something strange. didnt someone mention isolating the power feed with a diode ;- -- ken .

From : nunya

snip 40-8-7. driving unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle; punishment for violations of chapter generally; vehicle inspection by law enforcement officer without warrant snip as i interpret the above there is no prohibition about modifying a vehicle. all the above states is that the original safety equipment including lights etc must be in good operating condition. you are reading too much into it. doug doug i snipped a lot of the other stuff. the key to this code is the sentence i left this time. the improperly equipped and violations of chapter statements refer you back to the preponderence of codes covering modifications to vehicles. this chapter includes lifts fog lights and all kinds of modifictions. i chose not to post the entire chapter you can google it if you want. if you dig down into all the applicable codes in georgia many common modifications are illegal. michael .

From : denny

yep i broke a class three hitch last year. a guy pulled up along side of me to say it didnt look right on the freeway i touched the brake and boom the trailer hit me. sucks when the safety changs are hooked to the hitch and the hitch brakes free! ouch!! that had to suck. i guess the biggest reason i have a negative attitude towards this is due to the can-bus system on the van. all modules are on the bus and info flows freely. im just supposing here and have no way to know if this is correct so here goes.....you power up the camera when its not supposed to have power. it puts this info on the bus. other modules see this info when nothing is supposed to be there and gets confused for lack of better word and do something strange. take the radio for instance i dont know if the back-up picture will be displayed when it gets the signal or not. the radio my have to have a bus message from the pcm that the van is in reverse before itll show the screen. i know this is all kinda far-fetched but i run into this kind of stuff on occasion when people try to modify the electronics on the newer vehicles to get them to work the way they want them to instead of the way they were designed. denny dont get me started on lock-up converters or remote starts.. .

From : ks

on sun 20 jul 2008 200103 -0500 ks someone@somewhere.com wrote rear view cameras are designed to only act as a rear view mirror because they cannot see directly behind the rv. the law says that those cameras are legal. the system your installing allows video feeds and dvd to be viewed within the drivers line of vision. that is the illegal item. ask a cop walmart sells lots of things that arent allways legal to use. light-up valve-stem caps are only legal in truck-shows where the vehichle is not on the road. fog lights are only legal if mounted properly and should only come on if the head-lights are on and if mounted above the head-lights covers must be used to prevent using the fog lights when on the road. in other words those kits may very well be legal to sell but for you to install it on your vehichle would eihter require you to deactivate your camera while driving or only use your vehichle off the road. the moment your vehichle hits the road youd need to flip a switch and de-activate the camera..... true also many states now have distraction laws intened to apply to cel phones and such but can be used to cover any type of distraction to the driver including unruley passengers. .

From : ks

ks wrote anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin wow a fast way to void the warranty and break the law all in one fell swoop... i dont see anything on the web site about that though... -- steve w. ok void some warranty i get but breaking the law ....you better tell the million or so rv owners with rear view cameras they are breaking the law. .

From : ks

anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin let me know how many fault codes are set when you do this. the can bus system make detect that and set multiple engine faults. glenn beasley chrysler tech glenn thanks for your concern but im not messing with the can bus im just trying to provide 12+ to the camera independly of the backup light curcuit i will have to ofcourse now seperate the camera from the backup light so i dont cause any backfeed. this is the company that sell the module to allows some not previouly programmed functions out of the mygig radio. http//www.coastaletech.com/mygig.htm im trying to find a more reasonable priced fsm as $395 is a little steep. im sure they will hit ebay soon. any change you could pull a diagram of the rear gate harness and tell me the wire color for the camera power source .

From : maxpower

anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin let me know how many fault codes are set when you do this. the can bus system make detect that and set multiple engine faults. glenn beasley chrysler tech .

From : steve w

ks wrote anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin wow a fast way to void the warranty and break the law all in one fell swoop... i dont see anything on the web site about that though... -- steve w. .

From : ks

on mon 21 jul 2008 202834 -0400 denny wddodge@woh.rr.com wrote yep i broke a class three hitch last year. a guy pulled up along side of me to say it didnt look right on the freeway i touched the brake and boom the trailer hit me. sucks when the safety changs are hooked to the hitch and the hitch brakes free! ouch!! that had to suck. dont those hitches have ratings for how many pounds of towing capicty theyre rated for or was this hitch so old and rusty that it could no longer hold its rated capacity it was a 3500lb class iii hitch on a 2003 chrysler town & country and no rust was involved. the square cross tube broke loose from the 1/4 thick vertical pieces. .

From : bill putneybill putney

nosey wrote denny wrote you power up the camera when its not supposed to have power. it puts this info on the bus. other modules see this info when nothing is supposed to be there and gets confused for lack of better word and do something strange. didnt someone mention isolating the power feed with a diode ;- yes - but denny apparently was assuming that the bus communicated directly with the camera. if that were true which from what others are saying is not it would be hard to fool the bus into not knowing whether the camera was powered up or not. bill putney to reply by e-mail replace the last letter of the alphabet in my address with the letter x .

From : doug

on mon 21 jul 2008 102227 -0400 nunya nunya@nunya.net wrote snip i doubt there isnt anybody who hasnt done something to their truck or car that hasnt been a bit illegal or pushed the warranty a bit. hell if ya havent well..... i dont really see the reasoning for this toy but its his toy let him play with it. just mho. in georgia there is still a law on the books from the old hotrodding days. it says that you cannot perform any modifications to your vehicle from its stock configuration. a good attorney could have you for lunch just for running a different brand of tire on the vehicle than it was shipped with. got to be one of the most violated laws on the books. i posted the general law on the subject below but if you go a read each subsection of the code you will find that most vehicle modifications beyond factory and dealer options are illegal. michael 40-8-7. driving unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle; punishment for violations of chapter generally; vehicle inspection by law enforcement officer without warrant a no person shall drive or move on any highway any motor vehicle trailer semitrailer or pole trailer or any combination thereof unless the equipment upon any and every such vehicle is in good working order and adjustment as required in this chapter and the vehicle is in such safe mechanical condition as not to endanger the driver or other occupant or any person upon the highway. b it is a misdemeanor for any person to drive or move or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on any street or highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles 1 which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person; 2 which does not contain those parts or is not at all times equipped with such lights and other equipment in proper condition and adjustment as required in this chapter; or 3 which is equipped in any manner in violation of this chapter. c it is also a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required under this chapter. d any vehicle suspected of being operated in violation of this article may be the subject of an inspection conducted by any law enforcement officer who has reason to believe such violation is occurring without the necessity of obtaining a warrant to permit such inspection. as i interpret the above there is no prohibition about modifying a vehicle. all the above states is that the original safety equipment including lights etc must be in good operating condition. you are reading too much into it. doug .

From : john h guillory

on mon 21 jul 2008 202834 -0400 denny wddodge@woh.rr.com wrote yep i broke a class three hitch last year. a guy pulled up along side of me to say it didnt look right on the freeway i touched the brake and boom the trailer hit me. sucks when the safety changs are hooked to the hitch and the hitch brakes free! ouch!! that had to suck. dont those hitches have ratings for how many pounds of towing capicty theyre rated for or was this hitch so old and rusty that it could no longer hold its rated capacity .

From : john h guillory

on mon 21 jul 2008 190111 -0500 ks someone@somewhere.com wrote true also many states now have distraction laws intened to apply to cel phones and such but can be used to cover any type of distraction to the driver including unruley passengers. yup like over here in louisiana if you hang a cd necklace etc. from your mirror you can get a ticket because it blinds the car in front of you when the sun hits it and bounces back into their eyes.... this moron drove to where i work at and had this necklace with lots of mirrored like squares on it.... bling-bling just the perfect thing to get a ticket! .

From : ks

kinda nice to see the boat trailer better behind me. in my years of towing things im comfortable in knowing the whatever is hooked up correctly safety pins in hitch andor ball safety chains installed and watch the mirror. i agree the camera might be nice for hooking up but after that it just looking at a hitch. believe me if you would happen to break the ball and your load hits the chains your butt will know it faster than your eyes looking at a picture when you should be handling the situation. denny yep i broke a class three hitch last year. a guy pulled up along side of me to say it didnt look right on the freeway i touched the brake and boom the trailer hit me. sucks when the safety changs are hooked to the hitch and the hitch brakes free! .

From : ks

yep i broke a class three hitch last year. a guy pulled up along side of me to say it didnt look right on the freeway i touched the brake and boom the trailer hit me. sucks when the safety changs are hooked to the hitch and the hitch brakes free! ouch!! that had to suck. i guess the biggest reason i have a negative attitude towards this is due to the can-bus system on the van. all modules are on the bus and info flows freely. im just supposing here and have no way to know if this is correct so here goes.....you power up the camera when its not supposed to have power. it puts this info on the bus. other modules see this info when nothing is supposed to be there and gets confused for lack of better word and do something strange. take the radio for instance i dont know if the back-up picture will be displayed when it gets the signal or not. the radio my have to have a bus message from the pcm that the van is in reverse before itll show the screen. i know this is all kinda far-fetched but i run into this kind of stuff on occasion when people try to modify the electronics on the newer vehicles to get them to work the way they want them to instead of the way they were designed. denny dont get me started on lock-up converters or remote starts.. luckly i was on concrete so the tung didnt dig in and polevault. everything went down and under the bumper and i rode it to a stop. makes me worry about the safety chain setup as they were still connect to the hitch that broke freefrom the uprites. actually the camera talks directly to the radio then the radio talks with the bus. the module from www.coastaletech.com goes between the bus and radio. it works great and i now have an 1 additional audio/video input to the radio i plan an hd receiver in the near future one more video input i guess for another camera if i wanted and a video output should i want to drive another screen. also i get a connection that allows for an aftermarket blue tooth interface. i doubt ill really use all the features but the technology is cool. .

From : ks

ks wrote ks wrote trying to provide 12+ to the camera independly of the backup light curcuit i will have to ofcourse now seperate the camera from the backup light so i dont cause any backfeed. cant you just tap a 12+ into the existing camera power wire and isolate the backfeed with a diode -- ken yep thats the plan kinda the instruction say to clip the 12+ to the camera and use the wire from the module to supply the power to the camera when view is needed. i was just trying to save time/hassel by seeing if i could find the wire colors so i could do this at the harness before going into the gate so i didnt have to diassembling the rear door to get to the camera to find out which wire it is. instead im getting legal and warranty advise. three ways to get the wiring info. 1 some dealers will let you look at their fsms in their facility - used to be that way - i dont know if they still do that. 2 buy the fsm probably more than the approx. $100 they used to be. 3 if its worth $25 to you for a one year subscription you could get an on-line subscription to alldata.com. not sure about your van but for the vehicles i have subscriptions for they have every single schematic thats in the fsm and they are all right out of the fsm - none of the aftermarket manual typical schematics that may or may not be accurate for your vehicle. with that subscription you would also have access to the complete tsbs applicable to the vehicle - that alone might be worth the cost of the subscription. i have no connections with alldata other than being a customer - and to prove it ill say that the rest of their vehicle-specific information though right out of the fsm is spotty incomplete and poorly organized/hard to search. schematics and tsbs are 100% and may be worth the cost by itself. also they give multiple year/multiple vehicle discounts. bill putney to reply by e-mail replace the last letter of the alphabet in my address with the letter x i forgot all about alldata the fsm is $395.00 which i think is just a little over priced! .

From : nunya

snip i doubt there isnt anybody who hasnt done something to their truck or car that hasnt been a bit illegal or pushed the warranty a bit. hell if ya havent well..... i dont really see the reasoning for this toy but its his toy let him play with it. just mho. in georgia there is still a law on the books from the old hotrodding days. it says that you cannot perform any modifications to your vehicle from its stock configuration. snip there is a law in most states that says the lower edge of fender cant be higher than center hub/axle. or words to that effect. if i was a cop i would be well versed in my states laws on vehicle modifications. as long as folks were nice i would be nice. but the minute they started getting rude and beligerent i would start looking for mods just to teach them some manners. in georgia the law specifically states that a truck cannot be lifted any more than 2 over stock. a cop with an attitude could park 25% of the trucks our hillbilly town on a whim. michael .

From : roy

snip i doubt there isnt anybody who hasnt done something to their truck or car that hasnt been a bit illegal or pushed the warranty a bit. hell if ya havent well..... i dont really see the reasoning for this toy but its his toy let him play with it. just mho. in georgia there is still a law on the books from the old hotrodding days. it says that you cannot perform any modifications to your vehicle from its stock configuration. snip there is a law in most states that says the lower edge of fender cant be higher than center hub/axle. or words to that effect. .

From : nunya

snip i doubt there isnt anybody who hasnt done something to their truck or car that hasnt been a bit illegal or pushed the warranty a bit. hell if ya havent well..... i dont really see the reasoning for this toy but its his toy let him play with it. just mho. in georgia there is still a law on the books from the old hotrodding days. it says that you cannot perform any modifications to your vehicle from its stock configuration. a good attorney could have you for lunch just for running a different brand of tire on the vehicle than it was shipped with. got to be one of the most violated laws on the books. i posted the general law on the subject below but if you go a read each subsection of the code you will find that most vehicle modifications beyond factory and dealer options are illegal. michael 40-8-7. driving unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle; punishment for violations of chapter generally; vehicle inspection by law enforcement officer without warrant a no person shall drive or move on any highway any motor vehicle trailer semitrailer or pole trailer or any combination thereof unless the equipment upon any and every such vehicle is in good working order and adjustment as required in this chapter and the vehicle is in such safe mechanical condition as not to endanger the driver or other occupant or any person upon the highway. b it is a misdemeanor for any person to drive or move or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on any street or highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles 1 which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person; 2 which does not contain those parts or is not at all times equipped with such lights and other equipment in proper condition and adjustment as required in this chapter; or 3 which is equipped in any manner in violation of this chapter. c it is also a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required under this chapter. d any vehicle suspected of being operated in violation of this article may be the subject of an inspection conducted by any law enforcement officer who has reason to believe such violation is occurring without the necessity of obtaining a warrant to permit such inspection. .

From : roy

ks wrote anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin wow a fast way to void the warranty and break the law all in one fell swoop... i dont see anything on the web site about that though... -- steve w. i doubt there isnt anybody who hasnt done something to their truck or car that hasnt been a bit illegal or pushed the warranty a bit. hell if ya havent well..... i dont really see the reasoning for this toy but its his toy let him play with it. just mho. .

From : roy

kinda nice to see the boat trailer better behind me. in my years of towing things im comfortable in knowing the whatever is hooked up correctly safety pins in hitch andor ball safety chains installed and watch the mirror. i agree the camera might be nice for hooking up but after that it just looking at a hitch. believe me if you would happen to break the ball and your load hits the chains your butt will know it faster than your eyes looking at a picture when you should be handling the situation. denny yup by then it is all over. .

From : denny

kinda nice to see the boat trailer better behind me. in my years of towing things im comfortable in knowing the whatever is hooked up correctly safety pins in hitch andor ball safety chains installed and watch the mirror. i agree the camera might be nice for hooking up but after that it just looking at a hitch. believe me if you would happen to break the ball and your load hits the chains your butt will know it faster than your eyes looking at a picture when you should be handling the situation. denny .

From : bill putney

ks wrote ks wrote trying to provide 12+ to the camera independly of the backup light curcuit i will have to ofcourse now seperate the camera from the backup light so i dont cause any backfeed. cant you just tap a 12+ into the existing camera power wire and isolate the backfeed with a diode -- ken yep thats the plan kinda the instruction say to clip the 12+ to the camera and use the wire from the module to supply the power to the camera when view is needed. i was just trying to save time/hassel by seeing if i could find the wire colors so i could do this at the harness before going into the gate so i didnt have to diassembling the rear door to get to the camera to find out which wire it is. instead im getting legal and warranty advise. three ways to get the wiring info. 1 some dealers will let you look at their fsms in their facility - used to be that way - i dont know if they still do that. 2 buy the fsm probably more than the approx. $100 they used to be. 3 if its worth $25 to you for a one year subscription you could get an on-line subscription to alldata.com. not sure about your van but for the vehicles i have subscriptions for they have every single schematic thats in the fsm and they are all right out of the fsm - none of the aftermarket manual typical schematics that may or may not be accurate for your vehicle. with that subscription you would also have access to the complete tsbs applicable to the vehicle - that alone might be worth the cost of the subscription. i have no connections with alldata other than being a customer - and to prove it ill say that the rest of their vehicle-specific information though right out of the fsm is spotty incomplete and poorly organized/hard to search. schematics and tsbs are 100% and may be worth the cost by itself. also they give multiple year/multiple vehicle discounts. bill putney to reply by e-mail replace the last letter of the alphabet in my address with the letter x .

From : john h guillory

on sun 20 jul 2008 200103 -0500 ks someone@somewhere.com wrote rear view cameras are designed to only act as a rear view mirror because they cannot see directly behind the rv. the law says that those cameras are legal. the system your installing allows video feeds and dvd to be viewed within the drivers line of vision. that is the illegal item. ask a cop walmart sells lots of things that arent allways legal to use. light-up valve-stem caps are only legal in truck-shows where the vehichle is not on the road. fog lights are only legal if mounted properly and should only come on if the head-lights are on and if mounted above the head-lights covers must be used to prevent using the fog lights when on the road. in other words those kits may very well be legal to sell but for you to install it on your vehichle would eihter require you to deactivate your camera while driving or only use your vehichle off the road. the moment your vehichle hits the road youd need to flip a switch and de-activate the camera..... .

From : ks

thats it you figured it out! thanks for your help. denny dmetzger2@woh.rr.com wrote i guess im just kinda curious why youd want the camera on when driving down the road... must be because he wants to rearend someone. .

From : ks

kinda nice to see the boat trailer better behind me. i guess im just kinda curious why youd want the camera on when driving down the road... denny anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin .

From : ks

ks wrote trying to provide 12+ to the camera independly of the backup light curcuit i will have to ofcourse now seperate the camera from the backup light so i dont cause any backfeed. cant you just tap a 12+ into the existing camera power wire and isolate the backfeed with a diode -- ken yep thats the plan kinda the instruction say to clip the 12+ to the camera and use the wire from the module to supply the power to the camera when view is needed. i was just trying to save time/hassel by seeing if i could find the wire colors so i could do this at the harness before going into the gate so i didnt have to diassembling the rear door to get to the camera to find out which wire it is. instead im getting legal and warranty advise. .

From : ks

ks wrote ks wrote anybody have access to a wiring diagram for an 08 t&c ive installed a mygig lockpick in my van and to make the rear camera work while in motion i need to get a seperate power wire to the camera as it currently powered off the backup light circuit. and to me the best place to make the connection is in the rear ceiling where the harness enters the gate. but i need to know what what wire feeds power to the camera otherwise i need to gut the gate to get to the wiring at the camera. thanks kevin wow a fast way to void the warranty and break the law all in one fell swoop... i dont see anything on the web site about that though... -- steve w. ok void some warranty i get but breaking the law ....you better tell the million or so rv owners with rear view cameras they are breaking the law. rear view cameras are designed to only act as a rear view mirror because they cannot see directly behind the rv. the law says that those cameras are legal. the system your installing allows video feeds and dvd to be viewed within the drivers line of vision. that is the illegal item. -- steve w. near cooperstown new york well.... rear view cameras are designed to only act as a rear view mirror because they cannot see directly behind the rv. the law says that those cameras are legal. this is factory oem chrysler im only looking to also be to view while in forward motion to keep tabs on the boat trailer better. similar camera kits are sold at wal-mart for this purpose. the system your installing allows video feeds and dvd to be viewed within the drivers line of vision. that is the illegal item. you are correct for new york but minnesota as many other states has no such law. thank you for all your legal concern .