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2nd Gen Manual Trans Backup Camera

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Scamilton, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Scamilton [OP] Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2011
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    2017 TRD OR DCSB Blazin' Blue Pearl
    BAMF recessed grille, tailgate inserts, Rokblokz mud flaps, Windows tinted, matte black vinyl on rocker panels, badge removal, Fox front 2.5 with resi, Fox 2.0 with resi rear, LR UCAs, matte bronze FN Pro wheels, 285 70 r17 duratracs... Soon: RCI sliders/bedrack/full armor, roof top tent

    I am on the verge of buying a new Pioneer Double Din HU to replace my OEM crap. The unit has the option of acting as the monitor for a backup camera (something I was wanting to do at some point before I even started looking at double din HUs) but I was unsure on something...

    Seeing as I have a manual transmission, I didn't know if I would be able to make it where the camera only got power while I put it into reverse or if I would have to install a swtich? Obviously, there is already some wiring done for reverse only since I have a beep that sounds off when I put my truck in reverse but I didn't know if I would be able to tap into that and not inadvertently screw up something by doing so.

    Any thoughts?

    Also, since I will be doing a completely fresh install for a backup camera, should I go with an after market camera or OEM?
  2. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM
    D4D Hilux Dude

    D4D Hilux Dude Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2011
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    Washington, DC
    2011 4x4 Double Cab TRD Offroad
    TRD Supercharger TRD Catback Exhaust Ziebart Rust Proofing Additional Bed Ties
    OEM camera is nice and neat but aftermarket ones may have better resolution.

    Generally the reverse light would provide the power/signal for the camera. I'm not 100% sure (i have the OEM backup camera) I had looked into this for another vehicle some years ago.

    Hope this helps

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