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09 Always-On Rear View Camera

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Aalders, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    amati5

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    Ok, thanks
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:36 AM
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    Then you must have been using a larger switch, or smaller diameter wire. On my mini switch there was no way the wire I was using could have been twisted, shrinked, and held. Now if I'd been using smaller wire, it could have worked. But not with a larger switch as anything larger wouldn't have fit into the mirror trim piece. And I personally wanted the switch there.

    That's what's good about the boards, a dozen different ways to skin a cat. Just need to find the one that works for you.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    Does anybody know what type of camera you need to drive the mirror display?

    I've got a large cargo trailer I'm thinking about getting a cheap camera for & mounting it on the back... Just run the wire up to the hitch & unplug the wire on your tail gate, plug in the trailer cam wire and away you go.

    I just don't know what type of camera or signal I need to track down to drive the mirror.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    Aalders

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    you would need a three position switch. not sure what the need for it not to come on would be.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    thats awesome, I am going to do this.

    I would like to be able to put the switch down near the other switches but that will probably be a PIA.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    When you drive over somebody you can make sure there dead... If not, you reverse over them and the camera doesn't lag when put into reverse.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    Attach one to passenger side air bags... fun
     
  8. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    theJoey0428

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    This might be my first mod. I've had my truck for about a year now, and I've been wanting to do something to it, I just hadn't figured out what. This seems like a great mod to start with.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    I was wondering if someone had done a mod for this yet and here it is. Great write up plan on testing it out next weekend
     
  10. Apr 24, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    did the mod, works great, thanks for the write up.

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  11. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Aalders

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    nice! looks great
     
  12. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    HondaGM

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    good write up,but why would you want this?
     
  13. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    Aalders

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    a better question is why wouldn't you want this.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    explain
     
  15. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    "its better to have and not need then to need and not have" you can check on your hitch when towing, see how close that ass hole is behind you at the red light. use you imagination.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    ok,or maybe see the chick behind you.:D
     
  17. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    I haven't even got my Tacoma yet, and I'm planning on doing this! I saw the backup camera at the dealer and thought, that is the coolest thing, I wonder if I could make it so I could turn it on anytime I wanted. Then joined this group today and found this mod.

    I'll likely be doing this the first week I have the truck!

    Chris Rummel
     
  18. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    Has anyone had the check engine light or the Slip Indicator light on their dash light up after doing this mod. I did the mod and drove around my apartment complex nothing lit up. The next morning i wake up and when I turn on the truck low and behold I had these two lights on while i was driving. I don't think it has anything to do with the mod. Just curious. I was shifting into reverse a lot while i was doing the mod just to make sure everything was working while i was splicing into the wires. Anyone think think this might have tripped the lights? Truck only has 500 miles, i can take it to the dealership but don't want to waste an entire day for something i can probably fix myself from info here on the forum.

    Update:
    Ok I reseted my ecu by disconnecting the battery negative terminal for a couple of mintues. This cleared the Check Engine Light and the Slip Indicator Light. I drove the truck about 6 miles down the street and so far so good. HAve no idea what would have caused the lights to come up after doing this mod. Maybe cutting the wires and turning the truck on. Anyways learning experience. If any of you experience this just rest the ecu. Also guys before you do anything with the switch suggest you try everything before you crimp or solder your wires. The posts vary among different switches. Mine had the input (green wire, 12 volt supply) as post 2, the one in the middle. Posts 1 and 3 are where I was suppose to wire the red wire. It took me like 2 hours to figure it out. Nonetheless the mod worked great :D Thanks OP for pointing me in the right direction, that was the first thing i asked myself when i was at the dealership test driving. Is there a way to make the screen come on without being in reverse? :D
     
  19. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Aalders

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    yes. if while your doing this mod your car is on and you jump the wrong wire its possible that your truck with think you are in park and reverse at the same time and will give you a check engine light. this happend to me when i was first trouble shooting wires for this mod. just unplug your battery for a few min and this should reset your light. nothing to worry about:)
     
  20. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    Thanks for responding so quick. But i figured out that resetting the ecu would cure the problem. YOu should edit the OP so that novice people don't freak out if this happens. Also let them know to first test everything with their switch before splicing or soldering. I soldered all my connections and covered with heat shrink. Also I tested all my connections before doing anything permenant with alligator clips.

    Hey Aalders, you think you could some how wire in a dvd player to that screen? MAybe a navigation unit, or better yet a radar dectector. Just curious, which is the wire carrying the visual signal to the screen?
     
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