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2011 Tacoma Rearview Camera Questions

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Prodigy0325, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    Prodigy0325

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    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    You have to wire in an RCA cable from the little white plug on the fuse panel. It will stay on your mirror if you leave it alone
     
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    So do i lose function of the camera when i install an aftermarket head unit?
     
  5. Mar 18, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    destin_meeks

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    No, it will remain on the mirror
     
  6. Mar 18, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    ? not understanding...you say i have to wire a rca plug, but then said it would still function properly if i leave it alone...
     
  7. Mar 19, 2019 at 3:30 AM
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    You can choose to wire it to the display on the new stereo, or leave it in the rear view mirror. I left it in the mirror in my truck and no ra-grets. Some guys have probably rigged it to work with both but it's been a while since I've seen that thread. I don't see the point in that, the mirror works fine and it keeps your eyes up where they should be. Sometimes people are unhappy with the resolution that ends up on display on a HU. That kicks off a whole "looking for a better camera" snowball, or "I want rear view on demand, not just in reverse" and all kinds of complicated unnecessary stuff.

    My advice is to leave it in the mirror. The big reason these stereos have this functionality is that most cars have rear view on the OE display and an aftermarket HU needs to do the same thing. That's not the case in Tacomas with the screen in the mirror.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    Thats what i want to do...i want the rearview camera to stay where it is but wanna know if it works even after the install of the after market head unit...ive searched the threads about it and found nothing...
     
  9. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    Replacing the factory HU won’t affect the rear view in the mirror.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    ah alright thanks...dolbytone
     
  11. Mar 26, 2019 at 5:40 AM
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    Just to confirm...yes the camera will still function in the mirror with an aftermarket HU if you leave all the camera wiring alone....
     
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  12. Mar 27, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    Yes it does work...i just did my install the other day...might wanna use the factory camera to my new head unit as well...
     

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