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09 rear view camera mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lokeye, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Feb 5, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    lokeye

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    So one of my trucks is the 09 2wd with the rear view camera in the tailgate handle. I did the mod and added the mirror with the lcd display... works awesome. Now here is my idea..(I'm hoping someone else has done it already!)... Can the reverse switch be bypassed so the camera is on full time? Not just when you throw it into reverse.

    Anyone got a wiring diagram? I'm thinking I can jump out power at the mirror connector and send it directly to the camera and lcd sreen. :confused:
     
  2. Feb 5, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    wing103

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    I do think about this last night, if anyone have any idea how to make it work, I want to do that too. Thanks
     
  3. Feb 5, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    jmed99

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    I would rather have a switch to turn it on and off instead of it being on all the time.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    Tacoma-09

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    I would go for the switch option! How about while we are about it have it connect to a TV/DVD receiver ?
     
  5. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    zuter

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    Mine also has the camera but not operational...no lcd mirror. How costly was it to buy and what was required to install it?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    Check out TRDparts4u.com and look for it there... should be much cheaper than a normal dealer... :thumbsup:
     
  7. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I like the switch idea!!
     
  8. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    X2..... But I have no camera....:(
     
  9. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    I've thought about this as well, if someone can figure it out that would be great!:popcorn:
     
  10. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    That's the first problem you need to solve....
     
  11. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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  12. Feb 6, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    This sounds similar to the in dash dvd player only working in park problem. I believe the fix to get around that is to wire it into a relay switch (pick up at your local radio shack), which a buddy of mine did in his old T100. I would think the same concept would apply - hope that helps... I'll try to see what I can find. :typing:
     
  13. Feb 6, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    300.00 to my door (ebay). Gentex co. makes them for Toyota. 5 min install time!

    So who has a wiring diagram?... the switch is the easy part, just need to know what is what in the connector at the mirror. I suppose I can get in there with a meter, but a line diagram would be soooo much easier.

    I'm gonna make this happen one way or another.. I'll keep everyone posted ...
     
  14. Feb 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    Joe B

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    I agree.:)
    If it's on all the time it would be too much of a distraction.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    lokeye

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    Is your rearview mirror a distraction?
     
  17. Feb 6, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    Good point... could be for some until the new wears off i guess
     
  18. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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    :D My hood scoop was quite the distraction for a while!
     
  19. Feb 7, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    why would you want it on all the time or when going forwards anyways?

    id like to hook a camera in front and switch it into the mirror as well. ultimate parallel parking tool then....or to scare people at red lights :)
     
  20. Feb 7, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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