r.LiNK Video inserter
RL3-MIB-4
Compatible with VAG infotainment systems from MIB/MIB2/MIB II
construction kits - High und Standard executions
Compatible with Audi vehicles with MMI ( on MIB base)
Bentley vehicles with MIB with 8“ monitor
Lamborghini vehicles with MIB with monitor in instrument
Porsche vehicles with PCM 4.0
Seat vehicles with Media System Plus – navigation system PLUS
Skoda vehicles with Columbus, Amundsen and Bolero
VW vehicles with Discovery Pro, Discover Media, Composition Media
Video-inserter for one rear-view camera and two more video inputs
Product features
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Video-inserter for factory-infotainment systems
CVBS Input for one rear-view camera
2 CVBS Video-inputs for after-market Video sources (e.g. DVD-Player, DVB-T Tuner)
Automatic switching to rear-view camera input on engagement of the reverse gear
Activatable parking guide lines for rear-view camera (not available for all vehicles)
Video-in-motion (ONLY for connected video-sources)
AV-inputs NTSC compatible
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Contents
1. Prior to installation
1.1.
1.2.
1.3.
1.4.
1.4.1.1.
1.4.1.2.
1.4.1.3.
1.4.1.4.
1.5.
Delivery contents
Checking the compatibility of vehicle and accessories
Boxes and connectors – video interface
Settings of the 8 Dip switches (black)
Enabling the optical PDC function (dip1)
Enabling the interface’s video inputs (dip 2-3)
Rear-view camera setting (dip 5)
Monitor selection (Dip 6-8)
Settings of the 4 Dip switches (CAN function – red)
2. Installation
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
2.5.
2.6.
2.6.1.
2.6.2.
2.6.2.1.
2.6.2.2.
2.7.
2.8.
Place of installation
Connection schema
Connection to the factory head unit
Power – and CAN connection for the video interface
Analog power supply for the video interface
Connection of video-sources
Audio insertion
After-market rear-view camera
Case 1: Interface receives the reverse gear signal
Case 2Interface does not receive the reverse gear signal
Connecting video-interface and external keypad
Picture settings and guide lines
3. Interface operation
3.1.
3.2.
By factory infotainment button
By keypad
4. Specifications
5. FAQ – Trouble Shooting-Interface functions
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6. Technical support
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Legal Information
By law, watching moving pictures while driving is prohibited, the driver must not be
distracted. We do not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury resulting,
directly or indirectly, from installation or operation of this product. Apart from using this
product in an unmoved vehicle, it should only be used to display fixed menus or rear-viewcamera video when the vehicle is moving (for example the MP3 menu for DVD upgrades).
Changes/updates of the vehicle’s software can cause malfunctions of the interface. Up to
one year after purchase we offer free software-updates for our interfaces. To receive a free
update, the interface has to be sent in at own cost. Wages for de-and reinstallation and
other expenditures involved with the software-updates will not be refunded.
1. Prior to installation
Read the manual prior to installation. Technical knowledge is necessary for installation. The
video interface’s place of installation must be free of moisture and away from heat sources.
Before the final installation in the vehicle of the video sources, we recommend a test-run
to ensure the compatibility of vehicle and interface. Due to changes in the production of
the vehicle manufacturer there’s always a possibility of incompatibility.
1.1.
Delivery contents
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Take down the serial number of the interface and store this manual for support
purposes: ____________________
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1.2.
Checking the compatibility of vehicle and accessories
Requirements
Audi
Compatible vehicles
Compatible systems
A3 (8V) since 05/2012, A4 (8W)
since 08/2015, A5 (8T) since
07/2016, A6 (4G) since 09/2014, A7
(4G) since 05/2014, Q2 (GA) since
09/2016, Q5 since 2017, Q7 (4M)
since 03/2015
A3 (8V) since 05/2012, A4 (8W)
since 08/2015, A5 (8T) since
07/2016, Q2 (GA) since 09/2016, Q5
from 2017, Q7 (4M) since 03/2015
MMI Navigation Plus with MMI
Touch 7", 8" or 8.3" - MIB/MIB II
Main-Unit
R8 (4S) since 05/2015
Bentley
Lamborghini
Porsche
Seat
Skoda
VW
Bentayga
Huracan since 2016
911 (991.2 face-lift) from 12/2015,
Cayenne, Macan and other vehicles
with
Arona since 2018-, Ateca (KH7)
since 2017-, Ibiza (6P) since 2016,
Leon3 (5F) since 2013, Toledo4 (KG)
since 2016
Fabia3 (NJ) since 11/2014, Karoq
(NU7) since 2018, Kodiaq (NS7)
since 2017, Octavia3 (5E) since
2012, Rapid (NH1) since 2016,
Superb3 (3V) since 2015
Arteon (3H) since 2018, Crafter
(SZ/SY) since 2017, Golf7 since
2012, Golf7 Sportsvan since 2014,
Passat (B8) since 2016, Polo5 (6C)
since 2014-2017
Polo6 (AW1) since 2018, T-Roc
(A11) since 2018-, Tiguan2 (AD1)
since 2016, Touran (5T) since 2016
Limitations:
Video only
MMI Navigation 7" - MIB Std
Nav/MIB Std Plus
MMI Radio Plus 5.8" or 7" - MIB
Entry Plus/MIB Std
MMI Navigation Plus - MIB II
Main-Unit with monitor in
instrument
MIB with 8" monitor
MIB with monitor in instrument
PCM 4.0
MIB/MIB2 High/Standard –
navigation system Plus or Media
system Plus - 6.5inch or 8inch
monitor
MIB High/Columbus and
Standard/Bolero/Amundsen 5.8inch, 6.5inch or 8inch
monitor.
NOT: 2018 9.2inch monitor
MIB/MIB2 - High/Discovery Pro
and Standard/Composition
Media - 5.8inch, 6.5inch or 8inch
monitor.
NOT: 2018 9.2inch monitor
The interface inserts ONLY video signals into the infotainment.
For inserting Audio signals either the possibly existing factory
audio-AUX-input or a FM-modulator can be used. If 2 audio
sources shall be connected to the infotainment, an additional
electronic is necessary to switch them.
Automatically switching-back from inserted video to factory rearview camera is only possible while the reverse gear is engaged. To
delay the switch-back an additional electronic part is required.
Werks- PDC
Die Werks-PDC Grafik entfällt bei Anschluss des Interface.
Akustische Signale sind weiterhin vorhanden.
AV input signal
only NTSC compatible
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1.3.
Boxes and connectors – video interface
The video-interface converts the connected after-market sources video signals into a LVDS
signal which is inserted in the factory monitor using separate trigger options. Further it reads
the vehicle’s digital signals out of the vehicle’s CAN-bus and converts them for the video
interface.
1.4.
Settings of the 8 Dip switches (black)
Some settings have to be selected by the dip-switches on the
video interface. Dip position down is ON and position up is OFF.
Dip
1
Function
PDC
ON (down)
enabled
OFF (up)
disabled
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
CVBS Video 1-input
CVBS Video 2-input
No function
Rear-view cam type
enabled
enabled
disabled
disabled
set to OFF
factory or none
Monitor
adjustment
after-market
Try all 6 possible combinations of Dips 6, 7 and 8 to
receive the best picture (quality and size) or see chapter
“Monitor adjustment (Dip 6-8)”
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See the following chapters for detailed information.
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1.4.1.1.
Enabling the optical PDC function (dip 1)
If set to ON the interface will display an image of a car on the right side of the factory
monitor.
1.4.1.2.
Enabling the interface’s video inputs (dip 2-3)
Only by dip switches enabled video inputs can be accessed by switching through the
interface’s video sources. It is recommended to enable only the required inputs. Disabled
inputs will be skipped while switching through the video interfaces inputs.
1.4.1.3.
Rear-view camera setting (dip 5)
If set to OFF, the interface switches to factory picture while the reverse gear is engaged to
display factory rear-view camera or factory optical park system picture.
If set to ON, the interface switches to its rear-view camera input while the reverse gear is
engaged.
1.4.1.4.
Monitor selection (Dip 6-8)
Dips 6-8 customize the monitor-specific video settings which sometimes even vary within
head units of the same version, caused by different monitor specifications. It is necessary to
try all possible combinations while a working video source is connected to the chosen input
of the interface. One of the six combinations will show the best picture size and quality
(some may give no picture). It is possible to first hot plug through the dip combinations. If
there is no change of picture visible after trying all 6 options, retry and disconnect the 10pin
plug of the Quadlock connector between every change of the dip setting.
Note: Dip 4 is out of function and has to be set to OFF!
Empirical value:
Vehicle
VW Golf7
Audi A3 (8V)
Audi A4 (8W), A5 (8T)
Dip 4
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Dip 6
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
Dip 7
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
Dip 8
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
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Audi A6/A7 (4G)
Audi Q7 (4M) Touch
Audi Q7 (4M) MMI
Porsche
VW Touran
Monitor
8“
5.8“
7“
5.8“
8.3“
7“
8“
8.3“
7“
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1.5.
Settings of the 4 Dip switches (CAN functions – red)
All 4 dip-switches of the video interface have no function for
normal use and have to be set to OFF (except Porsche vehicles with
PCM 4.0).
Dip position down is ON and position up is OFF.
Vehicle/Navigation
All vehicles
Porsche with PCM 4.0
Dip 1
OFF
OFF
Dip 2
OFF
ON
Dip 3
OFF
OFF
Dip 4
OFF
ON
After each Dip-switch-change a power-reset of the Can-box has to be performed!
2. Installation
To install the interface, first switch off the ignition and disconnect the vehicle’s battery.
Please read the owner`s manual of the car, regarding the battery`s disconnection! If
required, enable the car`s Sleep-mode (hibernation mode)
In case the sleep-mode does not succeed, the disconnection of the battery can be done
with a resistor lead.
If the necessary stabilized power supply for the interface is not taken directly from the
battery, the chosen connection has to be checked for being constantly stabile.
The interface needs a permanent 12V source!
2.1.
Place of installation
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The interface is supposed to be installed at a suitable location behind the vehicle`s headunit.
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Connection schema
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2.2.
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2.3.
Connections to the factory head-unit
Remove the head-unit.
Connect the female HSD+2 connector of the 4pin HSD picture signal cable
to the video-interface’s male HSD+2 connector.
Disconnect the female 4pin HSD connector of the vehicle harness from the rear of the
head-unit and connect it to the male 4pin HSD connector of the 4pin HSD picture signal
cable.
Note: If required, the marked lugs of the
female 4pin HSD LVDS connector have to be
cut off! Further, the colour of the female
4pin HSD connector may vary between
pink, green and grey, depending on the installed monitor.
Connect the female 4pin connector of the 4pin HSD picture signal cable to the male 4pin
HSD LVDS connector of the head-unit (colours may vary!).
Note: The according HSD connector at PCM4.0 infotainments is the green coloured one.
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Clip in the female 12pin connector of the PNP
harness in the previously become free position of the female Quadlock connector before
finishing the Quadlock reconnection at the rear of the head-unit.
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Remove the female Quadlock connector of the vehicle
harness from the rear of the head-unit and
connect the previously clipped out white
female 12pin connector (see graphic) to the
male 12pin connector of the PNP harness.
2.4.
Power – and CAN connection for the video interface
Connect the 10pin power/CAN cable’s female 10pin connector to the 10pin
connector of the interface
Connect the single, yellow wire of the 10pin power/CAN cable to +12V permanent
and stabile power supply.
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Connect the single, black wire of the 10pin power/CAN cable to the vehicle’s negative
ground.
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2.5.
Analog power supply for the video interface
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If, after connecting the PNP harness, no interface LED lightens up while the ignition is
turned on, the single red wire ACC-out (max 3A) and the purple coloured wire
Manual ACC of the 12pin interface cable both have to be connected additionately to
S-contact terminal 86s +12V (e.g. glove compartment illumination).
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2.6.
Connecting video sources
It is possible to connect an after-market rear-view camera and two more AV sources to the
video-interface.
Before a final installation of the video sources, we recommend a test-run to ensure the
compatibility of vehicle and interface. Due to changes in the production of the vehicle
manufacturer there’s always a possibility of incompatibility.
Connect the video RCA of the Rear-view camera to the female RCA connector “Camera IN”
of the 20pin interface cable (refer also to chapter “Video signal connection of the rear-view
camera”)
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Connect the video RCA of the AV source 1 and 2 to the female RCA connector “Video IN1”
and ”Video IN 2” of the 12pin interface cable.
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Connect the female 12pin connector of the 12pin interface cable to the male 12pin
connector of the video-interface.
2.6.1. Audio-insertion
This interface is only able to insert video signals into the factory infotainment. If an AVsource is connected, the audio insertion has to be done by the factory audio AUX input or an
FM-modulator. The inserted video-signal can be activated simultaneously to each audiomode of the factory infotainment. If 2 AV sources shall be connected to the infotainment,
additional electronic is necessary to switch the audio signals.
2.6.2. After-market rear-view camera
Some vehicles have a different reverse gear code on the CAN-bus which the video-interface
is not compatible with. Therefore, there are two different ways of installation. If the video
interface receives a signal of the reverse gear, the green wire “Reverse-OUT” of the 20pin
cable should carry +12V while the reverse gear is engaged.
Note: Do not forget to set video interface’s dip5 to ON before testing.
2.6.2.1.
Case 1: Interface receives the reverse gear signal
Additionally, the +12V (max. 3A) power supply for the rear-view camera can be taken
from the green wire of the 12pin interface cable.
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If the interface delivers +12V on the green output wire of the 12pin interface cable while
reverse gear is engaged, the video interface will automatically switch to the rear-view
camera input “Camera IN” while the reverse gear is engaged.
2.6.2.2.
Case 2: CAN-box does not receive the reverse gear signal
If the video interface does not deliver +12V on the green wire of the 12pin cable when
reverse gear is engaged (not all vehicles are compatible), an external switching signal from
the reverse gear light is required. As the reverse gear light’s power supply isn’t voltagestabile all the time, an ordinary open relay (e.g AC-RW-1230 with wiring AC-RS5) or filter
(e.g. AC-PNF-RVC) is required. The diagram below shows the connection type of the relay.
Disconnect the green cable’s preconnected male- and female connectors of the 12pin
cable and connect the green input cable “Reverse-IN” to the output connector (87)
of the relay.
Note: Last but not lot least to avoid short circuits, the best solution should be, to
crimp a male 4mm connector to the relay’s output cable and connect it to the green
cable’s female 4mm connector. The output-cable “Reverse-OUT” remains
disconnected as it’s out of function.
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Connect the output connector (87) of the relay to the rear-view camera’s powercable, like you did it to the green “Reverse-IN” cable before.
Connect stabile and permanent +12V to the relay’s input connector (30).
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Connect the Reverse light’s power-cable to coil (85) and the vehicle’s ground to coil
(86) of the relay.
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Connecting video-interface and keypad
Connect the female 4pin connector of the keypad to the male 4pin connector of the
12pin interface cable.
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Note: Even if switching through several video sources by the keypad mightn’t be
required, the invisible connection and availability is strongly recommended.
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2.8.
Picture settings and guide lines
The picture settings are adjustable by the 3 push-buttons on the video-interface. Press the
MENU button to open the OSD settings menu or to switch to the next menu item. Press UP
and DOWN to change the selected value. The buttons are placed inside in the housing to
avoid accidental changes during or after the installation. Picture settings must be done
separately for AV1 and AV2 while the corresponding input is selected and visible on the
monitor.
Note: The OSD menu is only shown when a working video source is connected to the
selected video-input of the interface.
The following settings are available:
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Position H (horizontal)
Position V (vertical)
IR-AV1/2 (no function)
Guide L/R (no function)
UI-CNTRL (guide lines ON/OFF) Size H/V (picture size horizontal/vertical)
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Note: If there is no communication between interface and the vehicle`s CAN-bus (several
vehicles aren’t compatible), the reverse gear guide-lines can`t be shown during the vehicle’s
operation, even if they once appear after having switched the system to powerless!
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3. Interface operation
3.1.
By factory infotainment button
To switch the interface’s activated video sources, the factory infotainment buttons can be
used.
For Skoda/Volkswagen/Audi vehicles
Press MENU button to switch the video-source
For Audi A3 vehicles
Press NAVI button to switch the video-source.
For Porsche vehicles
Press NAV button to switch the video-source.
Pressing the according infotainment button switches the input from the factory video to the
inserted video sources. If all inputs are activated by dip switch settings, the order is the
following:
Factory video  Video IN 1  Video IN 2  factory video
Each press will switch to the next enabled input. Inputs which are not enabled will be
skipped.
Switchover by vehicle buttons isn’t possible in all vehicles. In some vehicles the external
keypad has to be used.
3.2.
By keypad
Alternatively or additionally to the factory infotainment buttons, the interface’s external
keypad can be used to switch the enabled inputs. Even if not needed, the keypad should
always remain connected to the video interface for support purposes.
4. Specifications
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7V - 25V
12mA
210mA @12V
0.7V - 1V
NTSC
-40°C to +85°C
119 x 24 x 114 mm (W x H x D)
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BATT/ACC range
Stand-by power drain
Power
Video input
Video input formats
Temperature range
Dimensions video-box
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FAQ – Trouble shooting Interface functions
For any troubles which may occur, check the following table for a solution before requesting
support from your vendor.
No picture/black
picture/white picture
(inserted picture) but
factory picture is OK.
Inserted picture totally
wrong size or position. Wrong monitor settings of
Inserted picture double video-interface.
or 4 times on monitor.
Inserted picture
distorted, flickering or
running vertically.
Inserted picture b/w.
Inserted picture qual.
bad.
Inserted picture size
slightly wrong.
Inserted picture
position wrong.
Video sources output set to
AUTO or MULTI which causes
a conflict with the interfaces
auto detection.
If error occurs only after
source switching: Connected
sources are not set to the
same TV standard.
Some interfaces can only
handle NTSC input.
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Set video source output fixed to PAL or NTSC. It is best
to set all video sources to the same standard.
Set all video sources to the same standard.
Check manual whether there is a limitation to NTSC
mentioned. If yes, set source fixed to NTSC output.
Picture settings have not been Use the 3 buttons and the interface's OSD to adjust the
adjusted.
picture settings for the corresponding video input.
Camera is being tested under
fluorescent light which shines
directly into the camera.
Camera input picture is Protection sticker not
bluish.
removed from camera lens.
Camera input picture
flickers.
Try different combinations of dips 7 and 8 of videointerface. Unplug 6pin power after each change.
Test camera under natural light outside the garage.
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No picture/black
picture (factory
picture).
Reason
Possible solution
Not all connectors have been
reconnected to factory headConnect missing connectors.
unit or monitor after
installation.
No power on CAN-bus box (all Check power supply of CAN-bus box. Check CAN-bus
LED CAN-bus box are off).
connection of CAN-bus box.
Refer to the manual where to connected to the CANCAN-bus box connected to
bus. If not mentioned, try another place to connect to
CAN-bus in wrong place.
the CAN-bus.
No power on video-interface Check whether CAN-bus box delivers +12V ACC on red
(all LED video-interface are
wire output of 8pin to 6pin cable. If not cut wire and
off).
supply ACC +12V directly to video-interface.
No picture from video source. Check on other monitor whether video source is OK.
Check settings dips 1 to 3 of video interface which
No video-source connected to
inputs are activated and switch to corresponding
the selected interface input.
input(s).
Double-check whether order of LVDS cables is exactly
LVDS cables plugged in wrong connected according to manual. Plugging into headplace.
unit does not work when the manual says to plug into
monitor and vice versa.
Remove protection sticker from lens.
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Symptom
Camera input picture
black.
Camera input picture
has distortion.
Camera input picture
settings cannot be
adjusted.
Graphics of a car in
camera input picture.
Chinese signs in
camera input picture
Not possible to switch
video sources by OEM
button.
Reason
Possible solution
Use relay or electronics to "clean" reverse gear lamp
Camera power taken directly power. Alternatively, if CAN-bus box is compatible
from reverse gear lamp.
with the vehicle, camera power can be taken from
green wire of 6pin to 8pin cable.
Set dip 3 of video-interface to ON (if not input AV2 is
Camera input picture settings not already activated) and connect the camera to AV2.
can only be adjusted in AV2
Switch to AV2 and adjust settings. Reconnect camera
mode.
to camera input and deactivate AV2 if not used for
other source.
In compatible vehicles, the graphics will display the
Function PDC is ON in the
factory PDC distance. If not working or not wanted, set
interface OSD.
interface OSD menu item UI-CNTRL to ALLOFF.
Function RET or ALL is ON
Set interface OSD menu item UI-CNTRL to ALLOFF or
(function for Asian market) in
PDCON.
the interface OSD.
CAN-bus interface does not
Use external keypad or cut white wire of 6pin to 8pin
support this function for
cable and apply +12V impulses for AV-switching.
vehicle.
For video source switching a longer press of about 2.5
Pressed too short.
seconds is required.
SW-version of interface does Use OEM-button or cut white wire of 6pin to 8pin
not support external keypad. cable and apply +12V impulses for AV-switching.
Not possible to switch
video sources by
external keypad.
Interface does not
CAN-bus interface does not
switch to camera input
support this function for the
when reverse gear is
vehicles.
engaged.
CAN-bus interface
Interface switches
compatibility to vehicle is
video-sources by itself.
limited.
6.
Cut the green wire of the 6pin to 8pin cable and apply
+12V constant from reverse gear-lamp signal. Use
relay to "clean" R-gear lamp power.
Cut the grey wire of 6pin to 8pin and isolate both
ends. If problem still occurs, additionally cut the white
wire of 6pin to 8pin cable and isolate both ends.
Technical Support
Please note that direct technical support is only available for products purchased directly
from NavLinkz GmbH. For products bought from other sources, contact your vendor for
technical support.
NavLinkz GmbH
distribution/tech dealer-support
Eurotec-Ring 39
D-47445 Moers
Tel
+49 2841 949970
Email mail@navlinkz.de
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