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Old 05-16-2018, 09:37 AM   #1
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Is the green hot or ground?

Wiring my backup camera...got an orange wire that is not connected...figured it was the hot..need to splice into ground...either a green or a white?
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The green wire on mine is the trigger wire. But mine is an aftermarket kit I installed after the buy.
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Wiring my backup camera...got an orange wire that is not connected...figured it was the hot..need to splice into ground...either a green or a white?


My taillights the white is ground
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Better get a meter and check. There's no way of knowing what color they used. Kind of reminds me when they are trying to decide which color to cut on a tv show...
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Better get a meter and check. There's no way of knowing what color they used. Kind of reminds me when they are trying to decide which color to cut on a tv show...
This is true. Every manufacturer can use different colors. Black is usually ground.
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Definitely use your meter to be sure. Never guess.


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Old 05-16-2018, 12:00 PM   #7
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You're going to run into both standard trailer wiring and home wiring in an RV, plus other non-standards.

Standard (12V) 7 pin trailer colors:
Yellow - left turn
Green - right turn
Brown - tail lights
Blue - brakes
Red - battery charge wire
Purple - backup lights
White - ground

Standard House (120VAC) colors:
Black - hot
Red - hot
White - neutral
Green - ground

With that said, all bets are off on what you'll actually find in an RV. I've seen green, black, red, orange wires hooked directly to the positive terminal of the battery. I've seen both black and white used for the battery's ground. The only sane thing to do is use a meter, as some others already said.
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You're going to run into both standard trailer wiring and home wiring in an RV, plus other non-standards.

Standard (12V) 7 pin trailer colors:
Yellow - left turn
Green - right turn
Brown - tail lights
Blue - brakes
Red - battery charge wire
Purple - backup lights
White - ground
Better get the multimeter! On my HTT yellow is backup lights (Not used), white is ground. blue is the e-brakes, the rest I do not recall.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:15 PM   #9
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Yep, colors are NOT standard. I had to hook mine up a couple of times before I got it right
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My 2017 Eagle HT 27.5 RLTS uses the white wire for the ground and green for the trigger for the rear camera setup.
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