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  1. Hello everyone, I've been searching online for a solution to the problem that I am having. I recently purchased a Pioneer AVH-200EX head unit and a $13.00 generic brand backup camera. My truck is a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 hemi 5.7L. I removed the driver side tail light and spliced the red from camera into the white/green (positive) wire on the reverse lamp. I then spliced the black ground of the camera into the black ground wire of the reverse lamp. Ran the RCA/Red Wire temporarily to the head unit and plugged in the RCA and connected the Red Wire from the RCA cable to the purple/white wire of the head unit. Turned on truck, put it into reverse and the camera view automatically switched on and displayed perfectly. I then disconnected the RCA/Red Wire from head unit and ran the RCA/Red Wire permanently into the head unit and reconnected (as I put the tail light back on, I tested this out one last time and it worked as it should). After everything was re-connected and tied up underneath the truck, I tested it again and now, when I put truck into reverse, the camera does not automatically switch on anymore. All of my connections did not change. Now I have to manually press the camera view icon and then put truck into reverse in order for the camera to come on. Long story, I know......Has anyone had this issue and if so, what did you do to resolve it? Is is possible that I damaged the head unit by reconnecting everything? Thanks in advance!