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2008 rear view camera mod. Should I buy an HU?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 12PacAbs, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    12PacAbs

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    Here's my situation, I have a 2008 double cab with a JBL 6 CD changer that has an after market hookup for an iPod and an iPod charger. I'm very happy with that set up. What I want is a backup camera. I don't really care if it is in the mirror or in an HU. From what I see the mirror option is pretty simple for a 2009 and on, but not as simple for my 2008. I could pull my JBL and put in an after market HU. If I did that I would want a Nav system that I could update. I don't really care about the other options that come with these things (DVD, Bluetooth, iPod, etc...). I have a portable Garmin, a Bluetooth earpiece and I don't picture myself making much use out of a DVD on the road.

    Anybody have some advice on which direction I should go with this? My other concern is where to mount the camera. I think Toyota got it right when they put them in the tailgate handle, unfortunately they didn't start doing that until 2009. I want it to be inconspicuous.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    just buy a pop n lock for the 09+ that comes with the camera hole, mount the camera and buy the mirror...if your ok with electrical it shouldnt be hard to do :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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  4. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    that is exactly what I am looking at. How was the install? I have a 2012 that looks to be wired for the camera. Seems like the install would not be that difficult. Wondering about the mirror install specifically.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    Here's a video form Gentex that shows the install for a 2009 and up. I wish my 2008 was this easy. I hope to be doing mine this weekend and I'll try to post info for those of us with a 2005-08 that want to do this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4tAZHVMfl0
     
  6. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    I've seen alot of post on backup cameras and mirrors. and I have seen
    this advertised on amazon, DOD GS 600 camera $189 records forward view and
    gps information. anyone have something similar or more concealed??

    and Ga law title 16-11-62 states; no voice ok to record any public place
     
  7. Apr 15, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    Tapped side of hitch and mounted cmos to it. Perfect and tmi tested for about a year. Cant figure how to get ipad picture attached to show all?
     
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