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3rd Gen. Tacoma Front, Rear Camera, Navigation Bypass, Homelink, Smartphone Mirroring Mod.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Hoangde, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Jan 31, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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    Hoangde

    Hoangde [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lessons learned and information sharing.

    This is my design and mod for:
    1. Install Front Camera.
    2. Use Front or Rear Camera at anytime regardless the vehicle in forward/reverse motion or in park gear.
    Why:
    1. To see what happening in my rear during towing/waiting at traffic light (how close the vehicle park behind me...etc.
    2. To see the gap between my front bumper and the object in front.
    3. To help parking in tight spot.
    4. to show off my mod.

    BOM (bill of materials).
    1. One of relay
    2. One of DPDT toggle switch or OEM style
    3. One of the push switch or this switch (depend on the hole in your dashboard).
    4. CCD Camera that I am currently use. I am looking for a better one with higher tvl such as mirror camera
    5. Mini tap for 12v acc.
    6. If you don't know how to solder then you may use quick splices. (not recommended).

    Schematic:

    upload_2017-1-31_15-22-38.jpg

    Result :
    Front View:
    upload_2017-1-31_15-26-10.jpg

    Rear View:
    upload_2017-1-31_15-26-47.jpg

    Front Camera Installed:
    [​IMG]

    Head Unit rear view with pin number diagram
    upload_2017-1-31_15-30-38.jpg


    28 Pin connector with Pin 2 noted.
    upload_2017-1-31_15-31-26.jpg


    12 V acc that I connected.
    upload_2017-1-31_15-32-19.jpg


    Front/Rear Camera Toggle Switch.
    upload_2017-1-31_15-33-42.jpg


    Under chassis Wiring
    upload_2017-1-31_15-34-20.jpg



    Engine Component Wiring
    upload_2017-1-31_15-35-5.jpg



    Again, I design and mod the cameras for my needs. Feel free to understand ... I am not responsible for any accidents due to the reader use these information.

    Note:
    If you take this design or similar design that I posted on TW, or modify or whatever with this schematic and build a kit to sell it online or here at TW (INTELLECTUAL THEFT), think again ...you do not have my permission to do so. I post this schematic for our members to build for owner use.
    My Attorney friend will not hesitate to contact you when you use my intellectual property for your profit or sell without my permission.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  2. Jan 31, 2017 at 4:12 PM
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    Taco 3.14lot

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    Great write up, thanks for the info! One question of clarification I had - so pins 12 and 24 on the 24 pin connector are the inputs for the OEM rearview camera?
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    Hoangde

    Hoangde [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Correct.


    There is another method that you can feed video signal into the HU beside pin 12 and 24. But I don't want to share right now, it will confuse people.

    In the near future, I will do it.
     
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  4. Jan 31, 2017 at 4:39 PM
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    gpb

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  5. Jan 31, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    Hoangde

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    Updated BOM link for better choice. Thanks
     
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  6. Feb 1, 2017 at 3:57 AM
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    mthopton

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    Good write-up, I think. I have no idea how to read electrical schematics but wish I did. I'd love to be able to put in a front camera and switch between the two as needed.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2017 at 4:30 AM
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    gpb

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    @mthopton check out briguydiy.com for prebuilt solutions for the harness/switching part. You'd still need to wire and power a front camera.
     
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  8. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    Abec23

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    I did the front camera and rear camera anytime mod.
    1 spdt switch
    1 dpdt relay
    2 diodes
    thanks to this forum a lot of information in here.

    IMG_20170206_175408.jpg
    IMG_20170206_174828.jpg
    IMG_20170206_174909.jpg
     
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  9. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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    ElGatoLoco

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    Have you thought about adding front proximity sensors as well?
     
  10. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    I think with the front camera is enough
     
  11. Feb 8, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    MilkTeacoma

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    Nice Brian! I see you updated your website. Looks good buddy!
     
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  12. Feb 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    opentang

    opentang you're doing a good job

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    When I click Tacoma on the home page nothing loads. Am I missing something?
     
  13. Feb 10, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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    dilbert

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    This is awesome... I have a few questions.

    Is the wiring the same for the JBL radio?

    Am I understanding how this operates correctly?
    1. Press OEM style "camera" switch to activate camera anytime mod
    2. Switch DPDT selector switch to toggle between rear and front camera​

    If DPDT camera selector switch is left on front camera input and I shift to reverse, what camera (if any) will show up on the screen? (assuming OEM style "camera" switch is off)
     
  14. Feb 10, 2017 at 12:16 PM
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    Papa Taco

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    Need this
     
  15. Feb 10, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    1. JBL or not, wiring is identical.
    2. Press S1 to activate Cameras at anytime.
    3. If dpdt is switched to front, S1 is off and shift to reverse then screen is dark (no image/video).
     
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  16. Feb 10, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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    dilbert

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    Awesome, thanks! Adding this to my to-do list.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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    Brian4.2

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    I went thru pep boys with a crap magnet, got it all
    This is awesome, thank you for the write up.
     
  18. Feb 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM
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    TditoTRDOR?

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    Is there a factory "looking" spdt switch? Literally, if we had this, we would only need the one switch... yes?
    *btw, appreciate your write up... just waiting on some specifics. I want a camera for the TRD Pro grille. :)
     
  19. Feb 14, 2017 at 1:13 PM
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    Hoangde

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    Yes, there is factory looking spdt switch, just click on top post as red arrow indicated:
    upload_2017-2-14_13-8-17.jpg

    You can do with one switch per @Abec23 drawing but will required 2 diodes.

    For me, I don't want any diodes (just me), just mechanical parts for easy maintenance and longevity.
     
  20. Feb 14, 2017 at 1:18 PM
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    TditoTRDOR?

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    ahhh, i see. I clicked that before, but they didn't look like oem switches. I now know, that they have rocker covers. thanks.
     
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