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back up camera info needed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dr350jja, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Feb 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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    dr350jja

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    Just curious to see what brand, model, of accessory back-up camera people are adding to these 2nd Gens? Using wireless or hard wired?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    I used an OE unit as my vehicle was prewired. And while mine is a '13, it's also just a base 5 lug.

    You will find updating your profile to include the year/model of your truck to be helpful in getting more accurate answers about things. Or at least call it out in your post.

    You 'could' have an easy PnP option.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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  4. Feb 11, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    I've been looking at some, thinking the wireless would be easier. Not having to worry about having a long enough wire and how to get it into the cab. But I'm wondering if the wireless transmitter and receiver would mess with any of the stock 'electronics' (computer stuff) in the vehicle?
     
  5. Feb 11, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    Personally, I would go wired. You can always add length to the existing wire via a plug extension or splicing and sealing if you dare.

    I like the factory camera, but it runs on 6V, so you have to step down the voltage to use it.

    What is your monitor in the cab of your 06'?
     
  6. Feb 11, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    This rig doesn't come with any monitor. I would need to get a complete camera set for it.
     
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    You can go one of two ways: The earlier style where the monitor is in the mirror or get an aftermarket deck that has a reverse camera input.
     
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    Mine is in the mirror.
    My lady has one that is in the dash.
    Looking at the one in the mirror feels more natural when backing up.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    I have both. My head unit has the reverse camera for everyday use while my mirror has the camera in our travel trailer that is hard wired through the trailer and truck and connects at the hitch. I know how it is to naturally look at the mirror to look behind you and there is the view in the monitor.
     
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    The head unit's a lot more involved to install than a mirror, but worth considering --it's going to make the stereo sound better and depending on what your factory system was, give you more input options (bluetooth, USB, SiriusXM). But it can also get a lot more expensive depending on what you get. And then you start upgrading speakers, realize you want an amp and then a sub, and you find yourself waiting on a sub box from Mr Marv, at the same time you're looking into a deck that does carplay/android auto because budget touchscreen systems suck.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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    Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, so please let me know if this isn’t allowed.
    I have a 2014 base model. It looks like the truck is pre-wired for a backup camera, as I see a set of wires running into the tailgate. My questions are: can I assume that this is the wiring for the backup camera? If so, where does it go? To the radio or to the mirror? What would be involved in hooking a backup camera up?
    I have watched a few YouTube videos on this but I’m not sure where the best place to get the correct information is.
    Thank you,
     
  15. Nov 5, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    I have a 2010 RC 5-lug; As some people may or may not know, all 2009-newer Tacos came prewired for a backup camera, but only SR5 and higher trim models came with the backup camera. 2009-2011 had the inferior (in my opinion) rear-view mirror screen. My neighbor install a Clarion CC250 (I think that's the model; no longer made) backup camera in my truck in September 2016. I am on my third double-DIN head unit since then, and fourth head unit not including the factory radio overall:

    • The first head unit was a Sony that ended up being a lemon.
    • The second head unit was a Boss with built-in navigation that ended up being totally useless due not having built-in iPod controls.
    • The third one is a Pioneer that I still have.

    In terms of the screen quality, the backup camera worked equally well with all three of these units. All Tacos with factory backup cameras have the actual camera mounted in the tailgate handle. Mine is mounted above the license plate and I prefer it this way, as it gives me more of a wide-angle view. Since my truck is a 2010, it was prewired. My neighbor actually turned to TW for directions on utilizing the factory "reverse wire".
     
  16. Nov 5, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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    Camera source with popnlock kit here on my 2007 wired.
     

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