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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
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    Scamilton

    Scamilton [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So...

    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
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    D4D Hilux Dude

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    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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