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360 Birdview DVR System AutoSee

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by delonix, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    Everything is working now, even the touchscreen!! Check this post.

    --Title edited to reflect the new system brand (AutoSee). Installation process is exactly the same. Old ebay system wiring not compatible with new system. I had to rewire everything again, although a lot easier this time . --Latest info here.--

    After buying an Acura MDX with 360 cameras, which I loved. Started looking into what options were available for my truck. I already upgraded my head unit to an Android one, so the reverse input was already an RCA plug. My guess is, it might work also with the stock head unit.

    Anyways, bought a bird view system from Ebay(cheap one). First one was defective. After some troubleshooting the seller agreed to send a new one. The installation process takes a lot of time. You have to remove the doors panels, side mirrors and fish the cables thru the door conduit into the cab. Bottom line not for the faint of heart. I also replaced the stock tailgate camera with the one that came with the system.

    Lessons learned: I should've bought a better/expensive system from szdalos or other manufacturer. Mine is laggy and the image quality could've been better. Also I should've look for a system with Analog High Definition(AHD) output. I tested a AHD camera and the quality is outstanding.
    Make sure that the system also comes with the impact/vibration sensor. Also the systems require a calibration cloth or tape, make sure it is included.

    Current System: It does the work all the cameras have a field view of 170 degrees. Also the DVR feature is really useful. As soon you start the truck all the cameras start recording. The system brings a remote to choose the camera you want to display.

    Installation:
    The hardest part are the doors, some drilling required.
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    Now, measure twice X 10 and drill once.
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    This is it!
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    Now, I re-installed the base to drill the frame.
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    Passing the wire. 20190815_184427.jpg 20190815_184433.jpg

    Fishing the cable. DO NOT REMOVE THE 10mm SCREW THAT LIMIT THE DOOR!
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    This is how it looks.
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    Installation of the front camera. It's been months like this, so far no issue with the TSS sensor.
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    Camera Installed.
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    Aftermarket camera on oem location.
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    To be continued..

    The finished product... The music is the actual radio. :rockband:


    DVR Demo.


    Parking.
     
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  2. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    This is exactly what i want to do. Sub’d.
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    I can give you some pointers. Feel free to ask. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    Was there a reason for the exact placement if the cameras? Just wondering since looks like you used the pencil marks on your tape ruler which is pretty exact.
     
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  5. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    Well, I was guess..timating. But it turned out really well. The other day I saw a 2020 TRD PRO with 360 and the cameras were located almost at the same spot.
     
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  6. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    Vapo rub lol. Good job! How u liking it?
     
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  7. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    Awesome job OP.
     
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  8. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    Thats good to know. My concern was i would drill something important in the mirror. I will be installing the power folding mirror kit, Meso mirror pods and side cameras so I will have a ton of wires coming out of the mirrors. I hope they all fit.
     
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    sub'd. This is awesome!
     
  10. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    They work well for what I paid for. It really helps for parking and maneuver on tight spots. My only complain is the lag, it takes some time rendering the 360 image I guess. Not too important at low speeds, again it is a cheap one.

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    $122.00

    If I new what I know now, probably spend more money(probably will) getting a more robust system.

    Like these ones, with AHD output.(I always tell them is a Sienna. That's how I got the Android HU.)
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32963405907.html


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    Awesome job OP
     
  12. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    Thanks, I hope it helps others. It is also a security issue. Sometime people or kids pass running behind the truck or a low concrete post at the side. The more info about the surroundings, the better.
     
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    Super HD! Good on ya for being the guinea pig. We appreciate it.
     
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    I definitely want to do this. OEM camera is shit
     
  15. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    If you have replaced your head unit with one that supports AHD be sure to look into a compatible camera. This is a bench test I did with an AHD camera. Although it is a picture of a screen, it really looks good.

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  16. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    Well done OP. Sub'd!
     
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    i saw that one on Amazon a couple days ago. Which did you get, black or gold?
     
  18. Oct 21, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    I don't really dare to say. Mine looks like red/rose gold? Be sure to read the reviews and what is included. Vibration sensor, calibration cloth etc. I am not endorsing any brand. Make sure to ask all the questions to the seller.

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    This exactly what I bought.(I would not buy now)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/153538321697
     
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  19. Oct 21, 2019 at 11:32 PM
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    Looks like the gold one i saw on Amazon. Cost like $150. So you wouldnt buy it again?
     
  20. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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    No, I wouldn't. Again It is a matter of budget. It works ok for the price. Read the reviews of that one and others. Anyway you can always return it.
     

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