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K-Source Vision System Backup Camera w/ Rearview Mirror and Night Vision

K-Source Vision System Backup Camera w/ Rearview Mirror and Night Vision

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Backup camera relays images to the full-color, 3.5" LCD screen that is built into the included rearview mirror. LEDs surround the watertight camera for night vision. Camera mounts to license plate, and mirror fits most factory mounting plates. Call 800-298-8924 to order K Source backup camera part number KSVS-8 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all K Source products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for K-Source Vision System Backup Camera w/ Rearview Mirror and Night Vision. Backup Camera reviews from real customers.
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K Source Backup Camera - KSVS-8

  • Backup Camera Systems
  • Hardwired
  • K Source
  • Standard Camera System
  • 3.5 Inch Display
  • Rearview Mirror Monitor
  • Replaces Existing Mirror

Backup camera relays images to the full-color, 3.5" LCD screen that is built into the included rearview mirror. LEDs surround the watertight camera for night vision. Camera mounts to license plate, and mirror fits most factory mounting plates.


Features:

  • Backup camera and rearview mirror system minimizes blind spots and helps you avoid accidents
  • Full-color, 3.5" LCD screen is built into the rearview mirror for a clean look
    • Brightness can be adjusted
    • Mirror image is displayed for a precise view from the driver's perspective
  • Rearview mirror replaces your factory mirror
    • No separate monitor on your dash to attract thieves
    • Fits most factory mounting plates
  • Watertight CCD camera mounts to your license plate
    • 88-Degree horizontal viewing angle
    • Anti-glare lens provides a high-quality view
  • 8 LEDs on the camera housing provide nighttime vision
  • Wired system prevents the interference and static that can occur with a wireless camera system
  • System activates when you shift into reverse
    • Monitor disappears from rearview mirror when you shift out of reverse
  • Installation
    • Monitor hardwires to vehicle's electrical system and reverse lights
    • Built-in mounting flange on camera for attachment to license plate
    • Power and camera wiring harnesses included for hookup
    • 12' Camera extension cable sold separately


Specs:

  • Overall mirror dimensions: 10-1/4" long x 3-1/2" tall x 2" thick
  • Operating voltage: 9V - 16V
  • Monitor:
    • LCD display screen size: 3.5"
    • Visible display size: 2.71" x 2.02"
    • Display resolution: 960 x 240 pixels
    • Screen resolution: 230,400 pixels
    • Viewing angles: 120 degrees horizontal and 90 degrees vertical
    • Wiring harness length: 13'
  • Camera:
    • Overall dimensions: 2-1/2" long x 1-1/4" tall x 1-1/3" deep
    • Viewing angles: 88 degrees horizontal and 80 degrees vertical
    • Wiring harness length: 18'
  • 90-Day warranty


Rearview Mirror with Built-In LCD Monitor

Closeup of VS-8 Rearview Mirror

This backup camera system minimizes blind spots and helps you avoid accidents. A full-color LCD monitor is built into the included rearview mirror, which replaces your factory mirror. This enables you to have a backup camera without needing a separate monitor on your dash, which can attract thieves. The screen automatically activates when you shift into reverse and disappears when you shift out of reverse.


Installing the Backup Camera and Rearview Mirror

The rearview mirror fits most factory mounting plates. If the mirror doesn't fit your existing mounting plate, you can use the included mounting plate to install it.


VS-8 Backup Camera Installed

The watertight camera mounts to your license plate using the existing mounting hardware. Just remove the license plate, and align the holes on the camera's built-in mounting flange with the mounting holes on your license plate. Then tighten all the hardware down to secure the license plate and the camera.


VS-8 Wiring Diagram

This backup camera system comes with 2 wiring harnesses for hookup. The first harness hardwires to your vehicle's electrical system and reverse lights and then plugs into the rearview mirror. The second harness connects the rearview mirror to the camera. For longer vehicles such as motor homes and travel trailers, a 12' camera extension cable (sold separately) is available to add extra wire length between the camera and the rearview mirror.



VS-8 KSource Vision System Rear View Mirror and Back-Up Camera with Night Vision

Installation Details KSVS-8 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

K-Source Vision System Backup Camera w/ Rearview Mirror and Night Vision - KSVS-8

Average Customer Rating:  3.8 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Backup camera relays images to the full-color, 3.5" LCD screen that is built into the included rearview mirror. LEDs surround the watertight camera for night vision. Camera mounts to license plate, and mirror fits most factory mounting plates.

- KSVS-8
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Our backup camera has been doing consistent good work. The size of the mirror based image could've been larger, but I feel safer for having it when I back out of a parking spot in a retail center. The cabling from the back to the front of our van was 8 feet short, so had to purchase another cable from a local stereo shop to complete the installation. 606007


Comments
Its still working reliably
Robert - 02/19/2020

69975

- KSVS-8
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Great to work with! Easy ordering, fast delivery! 717556



- KSVS-8
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First of all I order this with a tow hitch and they shipped it in the same box so you can image in what conditions it was delivered. I was surprised everything still worked after I installed it. I was not happy with the quality of the product thin wires,mirror and camera did not seem very strudy. Also the camera can only be adjusted up or down not side to side so my camera view is side ways. The mirror is a little dark when the screen is not on. I do not think it was [worth the price] could of got something similar for around [less]. But it does what is says I just hope it last me at least a year. 667253



- KSVS-8
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The camera works great but the mirror did not fit my Ram pickup right, it was not the right size for the window 588654



- KSVS-8
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This was the third time I’ve ordered parts for my van from eTrailer. Each time the shipping has been faster than expected. Good customer service, fast shipping and free shipping, and a low price, all reasons to order from eTrailer. 556602



- KSVS-8
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I AM GLAD YOU SENT THIS EMAIL, MY CAMERA DOES NOT ALL THE TIME, THERE IS A SHORT IN CAMERA ON MIRROR NEED TO BE REPLACED I WOULD LIKE THAT .. 460424



- KSVS-8
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picture is not big and clear enough. not very good at night 459073



- KSVS-8
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Great Product it works 459038



- KSVS-8
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Works great, about the only “concern” I have is the wires are tiny, works fine, just if they were larger, they would be stronger, and easier to work with. 458236


Comments
Wires broke - got caught on something or other. Haven’t hooked it back up, so , need to find a wiring diagram and redo it
Michael - 12/08/2018

46503

If you use the provided links, you can see an install video as well as the installation instructions.

-- Mike L - 12/8/2018


- KSVS-8
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Does not work anymore 456490



- KSVS-8
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I bought three sets and so far all are intact and I will give further feedback after I install one of them. The mirrors are a very good size. Items got here quickly 456139



- KSVS-8
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Great product, nice clear picture on the mirror display both day and night. I like the feature of being able to turn on the camera manually even when not in reverse. I took my local mechanic about 2 hours to install this product, he drilled the hole for the camera wire behind the license plate and ran the wires in the headliner to the mirror. The only downside of the mirror is the reflective surface, its not as sharp as a regular mirror. Other than this minor issue I definitely suggest this product. 386164



- KSVS-8
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product works great as advertised. I had previously bought a different system from another company but never installed it because I didn't like the extra screen. This one however works very well. The field of view a wide and the video image very clear. The only "wishlist" item would be the guide lines in the display, that indicate distances to whatever is behind you. its still a 5 star product since it delivers what is advertised. 382574



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easy to install , sometimes hard to see due to glair. bought to help aline trailer when hooking up. good price. overall like it . thanks 382180



- KSVS-8
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Nice looking kit, have yet to install but looks easy 380336



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Was delivered promptly and in good shape. Installation was relatively painless and seems to work as advertised. However, not real satisfied with final product. I thought it would be nice to have the screen incorporated into the rear view mirror. Problem is that glare is a real problem with screen up so high on mirror. It is very hard to see the video on sunny day. I now think dedicated screen located lower down on dash or even down near center console would be more practical. 326068



- KSVS-8
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Just received my back up camera mirror today. Will be a while until I can install it but everything looks great and exactly as described. High quality at an unbelievable price! Thanks to the great pre-purchase technical product support I got from Micheal H, I'm confident everything will go smoothly when I actually install this unit in my Tundra. Thanks again Etrailer for a excellent buying experience. I will definitely shop here again! 325375


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Ask the Experts about this K Source Backup Camera

  • Availability of Backup Trailer Camera Compatible with OEM Monitor in Ram Truck
    We do have a large selection of observation/backup camera systems that are designed to be mounted to a trailer, however these are all standalone systems that are designed to work with their own monitors. We do not have any trailer mounted camera systems that will hook up to the OEM monitor in your 2012 Ram 3500. To avoid having to put an additional monitor in the cab of your truck, your best option will be with something like the K-Source Vision System Backup Camera # KSVS-8. The monitor...
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  • Extension Cable Availability for the K-Source Vision System # KSVS-8
    The 12 foot camera cable extension you are looking for is part # KSVS8-12, this will work with the K-Source Vision System # KSVS-8 that you referenced and will give you a 12 foot extension cable.
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  • Recommended Rearview Mirror Backup Camera for 2000 Chevrolet C-3500
    The K-Source Vision System Backup Camera w/ Rearview Mirror # KSVS-8 referenced in your question will work great in your 2000 Chevrolet C-3500 as long as you have a wedge mount style for the attachment point on your existing rearview mirror. This is the standard attachment style, but I have included an image that shows what this looks like so you can ensure that it is what you have in your truck. The rear camera on this unit will give you a good view for backing up with or hooking up...
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  • How to Dim Mirror on K-Source Camera and Rear-View Mirror System Part # KSVS-8
    The K-Source Camera and Rear-View Mirror System, part # KSVS-8, has a manual brightness control located on the right-hand underside of the rear-view mirror housing. A manual on-off switch is also located on the front of the housing. In a separate email I have forwarded the installation and operation instructions for this item. Please note that the manufacturer requires professional installation to validate the 90-Day warranty.
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  • Wired Backup Camera with Large Monitor
    The aftermarket backup and observation camera systems we offer are free-standing systems. They are not designed to integrate with factory/OEM fixtures. You can see all of our camera systems on the linked page. These include wired systems and wireless systems too. For a wired system that offers a large (7-inch) display I suggest the RVS # RVS-770613-213.
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  • Extension Cable for K-Source Vision System KSVS-8
    We do have the 12 foot extension you are looking for for the Reverse Camera part # KSVS-8 that you referenced. For that you would want the part # KSVS8-12.
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  • Location of Reverse Light Fuse in 2013 Ford Explorer When Installing Back up Camera
    The backup camera cable that comes with your K-Source Vision System, part # KSVS-8, is 18 feet long. This should be plenty of cable to hook up your backup camera at the rear of your 2013 Ford Explorer. The best way to locate the reverse light fuse in your Explorer's fuse box is to check the fuse diagram on the inside of the fuse box panel or to consult your owner's manual. When tying into the reverse light fuse and the heat ignition power source you will need two Fuse Circuit Tap Kits like...
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  • Will OnStar System Still Work if K-Source Rearview Mirror with Backup Camera is Installed
    If your OnStar system is built into the rearview mirror on your vehicle then yes, that functionality will be lost if you install K-Source mirror and backup camera # KSVS-8. But there are other backup camera options that have separate monitors so you can have both. Or you could use the Rampage wireless camera # RA7710 if you have a smart device that runs iOS or Android. I have linked a video review of this camera and included a link to our backup camera main page for you.
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  • Installation of K-Source Vision System Backup Camera on the Rear of Travel Trailer
    The K-Source Vision System Backup Camera # KSVS-8 can be installed on the rear of a trailer with the rearview mirror monitor in the cab of your tow vehicle. You will need to create a way to connect the two together. One way to do so is to use part # RVS-213-613. You need to cut off each end of the cables to hardwire one end into the wiring of your trailer and the other into the wiring of your Ram. Another option is to use the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with Trailer Tow...
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  • Can K-Source Vision System Backup Camera Be Mounted on Rear of Travel Trailer
    The K-Source Vision System Backup Camera # KSVS-8 can be installed onto the back of a travel trailer. You would also need to get part # RVS-213-613. This will be the connection between your car and trailer. Since it is not designed to work with the K-Source, instead of plugging each end in you will cut the connections off and hardwire one end into your ar and one into your trailer's wiring.
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  • Using K-Source Rearview Camera System # KSVS-8 Connected to In-Dash Screen on 2013 Ram 1500
    If the on-dash screen on your Ram has input jacks, and you could somehow modify the jacks on the K-Source camera so that they are compatible, there's always a chance it might work. However, by altering or splicing the wiring, you'd be opting out of any warranty coverage. The kit is designed to work using the rearview mirror as the monitor, and I nor K-Source can recommend modifying it. I'd recommend checking with your Dodge dealer for the camera and associated cables, although you'd...
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  • Can the K Source Backup Camera # KSVS-8 be Wired so that it is On All the Time
    To install the K Source Backup Camera # KSVS-8 at the rear of your trailer is going to require you to use the extension cable part # KSVS8-12 so that you can get the camera to reach the back of the trailer. This will have to be used like trailer wiring in that it will need to be connected every time you go to tow the trailer and disconnected when you disconnect the trailer. The wiring to activate the monitor would need to be run to a 12 volt power source and switch instead of the reverse...
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  • Can I Install The K-Source Vision System Backup Camera With Onstar On My Current Mirror?
    I reached out to my contact at K-Source and their Vision System Backup Camera w/ Rearview Mirror and Night Vision, # KSVS-8 is not compatible with Onstar. If you were to install this system, you would have to remove your Onstar capability. I recommend using a system with a separate monitor, like the Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors - 2-1/2" LCD # HM60195VA if you'd like to keep your Onstar ability.
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  • Can Rear View Safety Backup Camera Mirror KSVS-8 Display Temperature and Compass
    I wish I could say yes, but the mirror face of the # KSVS-8 does not have the ability to display that info so it wouldn't carry over. One option you do have is the Rear View Safety G-Series Backup Camera System - 5" Android Operated Display # RVS-776718-5 which has an Android powered screen that you could program to display that info.
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  • Backup Camera Recommendation that Can be Used for Hitch Alignment
    The camera angle of the K-Source Vision System Backup Camera # KSVS-8 that you referenced can be pointed pretty far down but it really depends on the location of the license plate relative to the hitch, if there's a portion of the bumper that would get in the way, and the length of your ball mount etc. If you check out the picture I attached you can see the camera pointed down pretty far which would capture the hitch ball on the monitor but it looks like the step bumper would interfere....
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  • Rearview Mirror Mounted Backup Camera Recommendation for Towing Setup
    For a rear view mirror mounted backup camera the K-Source Vision System Backup Camera w/ Rearview Mirror and Night Vision # KSVS-8 that you referenced would be a great option. The camera mounts to the license plate bracket and the monitor in the rearview mirror so it will provide you with a great view behind you as well as provide you with a very clean looking install. The night vision will also help you backup in the dark as well.
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  • Backup Mirror and Camera System for a 2014 Ford Fusion
    The backup camera system that I recommend going with is the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System # RVS-778718N. This camera system will replace the current rearview mirror on your 2014 Ford Fusion and the camera will install on the license plate. Rear View Safety is one of the leading brand names in camera backup systems and this kit allows you to connect up to 2 cameras. I am also attaching a video of this system being installed on a 2005 Ford Escape for you to use as a reference during...
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  • K-Source Backup Camera System Compatible With 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The K-Source Vision System Backup Camera w/ Rearview Mirror and Night Vision # KSVS-8 is not vehicle specific, so it can be used on any vehicle including your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. When you install this system, the camera power wire is connected to your reverse light wire so that it turns on when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. This is the standard wiring, so it will absolutely work in the manner you asked. I've attached a video of this install so you can see it. Even...
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  • How Do I Know if the K Source 12-Foot Camera Extension Cable is Needed
    For your 1999 Ford F-250/F-350 SuperCab with the 8' bed I DO recommend using the K Source 12-Foot Camera Extension Cable part # KSVS8-12 with the K-Source Vision System Backup Camera part # KSVS-8 as this is going to allow you freedom on where you run the wire. The truck is also 20' long and the harness that comes with the kit is only 18' long. The cables will need to maneuver around objects which means it is not a straight shot and you will need a cable that is longer than the length of...
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  • Will K-Source Vision System Backup Camera # KSVS-8 Fit a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
    I am happy to report that K-Source Vision System Backup Camera # KSVS-8 is not vehicle specific so you can use it on your 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. I have linked a video showing an example installation on a different Dodge vehicle. The installation will be similar on your Grand Caravan.
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  • Will K-Source Rearview Mirror Backup Camera Fit a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    I don't see any reason why the K-Source rearview mirror backup camera # KSVS-8 can't be used on your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The camera has a little bracket that will allow you to sandwich it between a bolt or screw and the vehicle and the mirror itself is designed to fit most mounts. I don't foresee there being any issues.
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  • Availability of the 12 Foot Extension Cable for K-Source Vision System VS-8 # KSC12
    I have contacted K-Source the manufacturer of the 12 foot extension cable that you reference, and the 12 foot cable that was used in previous productions of the back up camera is no-longer available. However, there is a replacement item for 12 foot cable that is only compatible with the current production of the K-Source Rear View Monitoring system # KSVS8-12.
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  • Parts Needed to Install the K-Source Vision System on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
    All you should really need to install the K-Source Vision System # KSWS-8 that you referenced would be what comes with the product, the K Source 12-Foot Camera Extension Cable # KSVS8-12 and the Firestone Fuse Circuit Tap Kit # F2526 and you should be good to go. The price for these products are on the product pages.
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  • Would K-Source Backup Mirror Fit a 2014 Volvo XC90
    To determine if the # KSVS-8 will fit your 2014 Volvo XC90 you will have to look at your factory mirror. If it is held on with a little screw and then slips off a plate that is glued to the windshield then you have a wedge mount style and this mirror will fit. See attached picture. Additional brackets would not be required.
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  • Will K-Source Vision System Camera/Rear-View Mirror Display Monitor Fit a 2006 Toyota Tundra SR5
    First, you can use the video, linked for reference, as a guide. In principle the installation is the same on a 2006 Toyota Tundra, but there will be some differences such as where and how you can run wires and wire color. For fit you will have to look at your factory mirror. If it is held on with a little screw and then slips off a plate that is glued to the windshield then you have a wedge mount style and this mirror will fit. If you have to turn the mirror 90 degrees and then pull...
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  • Does K-Source Back Up Camera KSVS-8 Include a Back Up Alarm
    I'm not sure what you mean by an alarm... The K-Source # KSVS-8 doesn't include anything that would beep as the vehicle is reversing but you could certainly add something like that if you wish. We carry several different reverse alarms that would sound a loud beep when the vehicle's shifted into reverse. I'd recommend part # PK41820, which has a 97 dB alarm. Installation would be simply, the alarm would mount behind the rear bumper somewhere with only two wires to install. The red wire...
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  • Installing a K-Source Vision Backup Camera on a 2014 Kia Soul
    Installing the K-Source system is generally the same from vehicle to vehicle in that you need to install the mirror, run wiring to the rear of the vehicle and install the camera and video connections. However, the amount of work that is needed to install the kit on each vehicle will be different. Interior body panels will have to be removed, wiring will be cut and spliced in the vehicle's wiring, and you may have to modify or cut exterior body parts to install the camera. The manufacturer...
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  • Does the K-Source Rear View Camera # KSVS-8 Have a Day and Night Setting for the Mirror
    The contrast, color and brightness automatically adjust on the 3.5 inch LCD screen of the K-Source Vision System - Rear-Mount Camera and Rear-View Mirror Display Monitor # KSVS-8, but as far as the mirror portion is concerned it does not have a dimmer setting for use at night that you would use to make headlights behind you less bright. The reason for this that the monitor inside the mirror would make that impossible, I spoke to my contact at K-Source to confirm this. I attached an...
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  • Will K-Source Vision System Backup Camera Work on a Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S with Manual Transmission
    No worries! K-Source Vision System Backup Camera # KSVS-8 uses the reverse light circuit to power on when your Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, or Toyota 86 is placed in reverse. It does not matter if the vehicle has a manual or automatic transmission since it is using the reverse light circuit.
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