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Old 06-17-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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Is there a mod to force OEM backup camera to stay on during drive?

Hi All,
I am wondering if there is a way to force the OEM camera to stay on while driving. This is for a 2012 double cab SR5 which has the backup screen embedded inside the rear view mirror. This would make the rear view mirror much more useful when carrying a large furniture, a slide in camper, or what have you, that would completely block the rear view.

I saw in another thread people discussing wiring up the backup camera, which made me think there must be a way to do it. I am just wondering if someone has done a mod, or can suggest a way to do this.
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Hi All,
I am wondering if there is a way to force the OEM camera to stay on while driving. This is for a 2012 double cab SR5 which has the backup screen embedded inside the rear view mirror. This would make the rear view mirror much more useful when carrying a large furniture, a slide in camper, or what have you, that would completely block the rear view.

I saw in another thread people discussing wiring up the backup camera, which made me think there must be a way to do it. I am just wondering if someone has done a mod, or can suggest a way to do this.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ew-camera.html

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Welcome! Wealth of knowledge around here. Sift through the smart @$$ comments you'll get every time you ask a question and you'll get what you need.

Yes, search function works great. Takes time to get the feel of the site (especially if you're not a forum guy).
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LOL! Why did I not think of driving in reverse ...

@Germ thanks for that link, that is exactly what I was looking for! Also thanks for mentioning the search, because I did not see it at all. I was using google site search before.
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LOL! Why did I not think of driving in reverse ...

@Germ thanks for that link, that is exactly what I was looking for! Also thanks for mentioning the search, because I did not see it at all. I was using google site search before.
No problem. Post up some pics when you get it finished.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOHeHblIZ4k

got bored and did mines today, didnt like the switch showing so added my own little touch
i think this is worse then texting and driving.
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i think this is worse then texting and driving.
Seriously, how can you drive while listening to that crap?
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Seriously, how can you drive while listening to that crap?



How do you post that video and NOT expect to take heat for it?
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Or lack of touch...Like lack of touching the wheel with either hand while shooting video and driving...
he is probably steering whit his knee. it’s not hard to do at all!! I do it almost any time i’m on the interstate. put the CC on and eat some beef jerky, or put a dip in you got do that.

also music sounds like dub step. but idk what song.
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he is probably steering whit his knee. itís not hard to do at all!! I do it almost any time iím on the interstate. put the CC on and eat some beef jerky, or put a dip in you got do that.

also music sounds like dub step. but idk what song.
I'm guilty of this. It's not like my hands aren't right there, and it's easy to maintain control on a straight road. I can just grab it if I see some crazy guy swerving my direction.

But no I don't ever text and drive either way. Just do this if I want to relax while I'm cruising.
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also music sounds like dub step. but idk what song.
It's not Dubstep...

http://youtu.be/B-fRo5kiZxI
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he is probably steering whit his knee. itís not hard to do at all!! I do it almost any time iím on the interstate. put the CC on and eat some beef jerky, or put a dip in you got do that.

also music sounds like dub step. but idk what song.
Oh..I know exactly how it's done. Doesn't make it safe at all. Attention focused of the video, not the road and phone in hand, rooting around for the hidden switch...No better than texting and driving.
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I'm guilty of this. It's not like my hands aren't right there, and it's easy to maintain control on a straight road. I can just grab it if I see some crazy guy swerving my direction.

But no I don't ever text and drive either way. Just do this if I want to relax while I'm cruising.
yeah. also is easy when traffic is moving at like 10 or 20mph.

and X@ I donít text and drive. and also use my blue tooth most the time now since i got it at christmas time. I consider my self a good driver. 21 no wrecks at all of any kind. not even backing into a tree or anything. and no tickets of any kind, and have not been pulled over since i was 17. and that was because i bumped my head lights to where only my parking lights were on. (i had my frosty in my hand, and was is a at an intersection that is very well lighted up( when putting the turn signal on in the scion xb.
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It's not Dubstep...

http://youtu.be/B-fRo5kiZxI
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Oh..I know exactly how it's done. Doesn't make it safe at all. Attention focused of the video, not the road and phone in hand, rooting around for the hidden switch...No better than texting and driving.
agree. itís not very save taking a video like that when driving, when it could have been done parked in the drive way.
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Did you notice he is driving without a helmet? Totally unsafe.
If only people would wear helmets while driving. If we only saved one life it would be worth it...
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