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09 tailgate with camera?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by linkfeeney, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Aug 12, 2008 at 5:27 AM
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    since the 09 has the camera on the handle of the tailgate.
    but still no locks, have anyone able to put a lock on it???
    08 models can put a lock but the camera took that space of it now

    anyone?
     
  2. Aug 12, 2008 at 5:34 AM
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    Thats a good questions being I was planning on putting a lock on mine...but never thought about the camera getting in the way.....I was also wondering if anyone had a picture of the camera screen from inside the cab...is it on the rear view?
     
  3. Aug 12, 2008 at 5:45 AM
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    wat?
    yeah, its about a 2x4" screen in the rear view mirror. cant be seen when not in use. as for the lock, i have no idea
     
  4. Aug 12, 2008 at 6:04 AM
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    i think that camera in the rear view mirror is a in horrible spot, due to the facts when u want to change ur windshield glass due to crack or whatever... is going to be a pain to install it plus the labor is not going to be cheap!! another great step thought by toyota, not inspired by us (customers)
     
  5. Aug 12, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    wat?
    should be the exact same...only difference is there's a wire coming form the headliner that goes to the mirror
     
  6. Aug 12, 2008 at 6:21 AM
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    the problem I have is, if they replace the glass, it will never be to same on the camera, they can f it up.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2008 at 6:26 AM
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    wat?
    i dont follow....the screen is set in the mirror...changing the glass wont change the picture
     
  8. Aug 12, 2008 at 7:28 AM
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    i agree changing the windshield has nothing to do with the camera. it would be an easy swap.
     
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    Yeah most of the rear view mirrors these days have lights or compass or some type of wiring that runs up to them so I wouldnt see it as any additional cost or problem to re-install if you have the right glue stick'em to put it on with. If it was a rain sensing windshield or something then thats another ball of wax as the cost triples.
     
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    it will never be the same!!! TRUST ME!!
     
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    wat?
    unless by some crazy science that they can transmit the camera signal through the glass and the camera picks it up by touching it a certain way, it'll be fine. the mirror just sticks there and the camera has a cable physically connected to it. if they unscrew the cable and cross thread it or cut/crimp the cable itself, it'll be ok
     
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    man, i had so many stuff replace on my POS, still a POS, it will never be the same... other than the stereo which works very well :D
     
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    I still have no idea what he means about the windshield affecting the mirror mounted to the roof, but anyway..... So the camera is in the tailgate handle?! WTF? So it's useless when you open the tailgate to load something? How do you remove the tailgate now? Is there a wire you have to mess with before taking it off? Or does it not come off now? Seems like behind the bumper or below the tailgate would've been a better spot.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    wat?
    it basically plus in right at the edge of the bed, under where the tailgate folds over. there are 2 dust caps in the glovebox to put on if u remove it. one for the cable that'll be dangling from the gate itself, then the one that covers the plug st the back of the bed. i'll have to test out that dropped tailgate one and see how it looks. i just use it when backing over curbs and to hook to a trailer. i dont really see a need to use it when the gate is down.

    oh...and the rear mirror is attached to the glass...not the roof. not sure how ur wanting to say that
     
  16. Aug 12, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    So the real question... has anyone with an 09 looked in to relocating the lense to the bumper or a more convient location? This would also allow for the tailgate to be able to hold a lock.
     
  17. Aug 12, 2008 at 11:26 AM
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    wat?
    i'm sure that popnlock will make one for the 09, just takes time for R&D to kick in. i'm waiting for the new wiring harness' to come out for the 09's b/c of steering wheel controls and the aux port
     
  18. Aug 12, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    wat?
    well i just went out and tested it and w/ the gate down, u actually get a much better picture of right over the hitch...but thats about it
     
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