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2012 Toyota Tacoma rearview camera option retrofit?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by b183, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Mar 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    I have a2012 Toyota Tacoma without the rearview camera option. Can it be retrofitted by myself or the dealer? I have to plugs in a plastic that were in the glove box that reference to a rear view camera and I noticed the rear tailgate has a harness already installed. appears that all I would need is the rearview mirror assy and camera unit. any suggestions? thanks
     
  2. Apr 9, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    I was about to post the same question. Did you ever get an answer?
     
  3. Apr 10, 2012 at 4:34 AM
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    no guess we are in the wrong thread maybe moderator will put the quests in the right forum.
     
  4. May 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    bought oem camera from amazon for 152.00 and auto dimming mirror with video from eBay for 126.00 took about ten minutes to install both.works great dealer told me it could not me retrofitted. both items were genuine Toyota as far as I could tell. don't have any idea what they would cost from a dealer though.
     
  5. May 8, 2012 at 4:10 AM
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    Do you have the specific brand/part numbers for the camera and mirror? Or the specific link to the ones you purchased? Those are good prices.
    Another question, how did you get to the wiring in the cab for the mirror?

    Thanks for the info
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    The wiring was already there. Basically plug and play. Just did a search on eBay for Tacoma rear view with camera and amazon had link to b&a computer that has the OEM camera I think all tacos have wiring for this
     
  7. May 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    Great! What model years have the prewiring for this?
     
  8. May 8, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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    I think since 06 through 12
     
  9. Jun 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    how does one acess the wiring for the rear camera in the tailgate handle?
     
  10. Jun 28, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    cant find any posts about it
    errrrrrrr
     
  11. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    Just take the panel off the inside of the tailgate and you will see the wiring hooked uP to a dummy camera
     
  12. Aug 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    I have a rearview mirror with compass, temp, and 3.4 inch video screen available. It is the OEM autodimming model. I will be removing it from my 5 day old 2013 Tacoma.

    I am upgrading to the Homelink model. Let me know if anyone is interested.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    ^ THIS

    i just bought from Rod myself. what a stand up guy. clear communication, and he backs up what he sells.

    I got my OE mirror and camera from him, toyota parts, plugged them in, and everything worked, nothing else to do :)
     
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    So I have a 2009 4x4 access cab. It looks like the tailgate has the camera in it. I heard someone say its a dummy camera and it will not work? Does someone know if the base model like my 2009 come with the camera? I dont have the rear view mirror with video function but thinking about getting it.
     
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