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      @Elo Nice looking harness! I proposed the exact same solution a couple of years ago, but I believe you are the first to make it a reality!


      Please do list your sources for the parts. My wire harness looks as if it could fail any day now. Even though I have an extended warranty on my Ridgeline and I'm certain the dealer will replace mine for free, I'd much rather upgrade the wire myself and avoid the hassle of taking the truck to the dealership and waiting on parts.

      Thanks!
      I bought everything on Amazon:

      The wire is 20 gauge tinned silicone:
      BNTECHGO 20 Gauge Silicone Wire Kit 10 Color Each 10 ft Flexible 20 AWG Stranded Tinned Copper Wire https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ4CGX...t_i_EGMBP74XJCYDCFHT3M1Q?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


      The cover is a PTE branded mesh:
      25ft - 1/4 inch PET Expandable Braided Sleeving – Black – Alex Tech Braided Cable Sleeve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071JH14WZ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_QAADK5QW9E60GA5EX7YM?psc=1


      The connector is a 6 pin weather proof connector ( a bit bigger then I was expecting lol) if you can find one I would go smaller:
      Keadic 150 Pcs Waterproof Auto Electrical Wire Connector Terminals Plug Assorted Kit 11 Kits 1/2/3/4/6 Pin Way Male Female Socket Spark Plug Connector for Motorcycle Scooter Truck Boats https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095KD75R...t_i_S3CBZ88YSD8DVY6VP1KX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


      And just a bit of heat shrink to keep things nice and clean.

      The connector I put on the end will end up under the fender, I will be cutting the factory harness and adding in the female end of the connector to the factory harness, and the bare wire end will be soldered and heat shrinked to the factory connector inside the tailgate.

      I will post pictures once I have time and warmer weather to complete it lol.

      Thanks.
       
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      I bought everything on Amazon:

      The wire is 20 gauge tinned silicone:
      BNTECHGO 20 Gauge Silicone Wire Kit 10 Color Each 10 ft Flexible 20 AWG Stranded Tinned Copper Wire https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ4CGX...t_i_EGMBP74XJCYDCFHT3M1Q?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
      View attachment 423736

      The cover is a PTE branded mesh:
      25ft - 1/4 inch PET Expandable Braided Sleeving – Black – Alex Tech Braided Cable Sleeve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071JH14WZ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_QAADK5QW9E60GA5EX7YM?psc=1
      View attachment 423737

      The connector is a 6 pin weather proof connector ( a bit bigger then I was expecting lol) if you can find one I would go smaller:
      Keadic 150 Pcs Waterproof Auto Electrical Wire Connector Terminals Plug Assorted Kit 11 Kits 1/2/3/4/6 Pin Way Male Female Socket Spark Plug Connector for Motorcycle Scooter Truck Boats https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095KD75R...t_i_S3CBZ88YSD8DVY6VP1KX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
      View attachment 423738

      And just a bit of heat shrink to keep things nice and clean.

      The connector I put on the end will end up under the fender, I will be cutting the factory harness and adding in the female end of the connector to the factory harness, and the bare wire end will be soldered and heat shrinked to the factory connector inside the tailgate.

      I will post pictures once I have time and warmer weather to complete it lol.

      Thanks.
      New harness installed!
      Working perfectly and looks great.

      Note: Honda and that tricky two gray wire thing on the camera. One seemed to go to ground (-), the other I believe is for bit switching for the camera (don't really understand that one).
      • But if you cut the OEM harness near the taillight, make sure to trace and mark those gray wires correctly. If you get them mixed up the camera will not activate when you put the truck reverse.
      • It will not do any damage if you mix these two (gray wires) up with each other, Just make sure that you don't send any voltage to them.

      Okay, now for the good stuff!

      1: Took the three Philips head screws out of the top tailgate trim and slid the trim (right twords the passenger side to pop it off without breaking those little plastic tabs. (Btw) dealer broke 6 of mine when they looked at it, they are giving me new ones.

      Photo:


      2: Took the top cover off by removing the seven torques bolts out, (4 on top, 3 on the edge under the trim). Once that was done the top came right off.
      Note: To remove the clips from the hole, just twist them 30 degrees and the should come out easily.

      Don't force them, they will break.



      Photo:



      3: This is where I made the mistake of not labeling my gray wires. Cut the harness and started the removal process.

      Photo:






      4: Ran the new harness and soldered the wires to the existing camera connector inside the tailgate, and wired up the new 6 pin connector behind the taillight.
      * I want to get a smaller connector lol. (Future me's problem)




      Once it was all connected, I tested the camera and it was better then new!

      Let me know what you think!





      Also: my theory on if they were to just flip the loop it wouldn't have been an issue, gives the wire so much more room to move with the same setup.

      Thanks!
       

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