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Back-up camera location?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by polox40, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    polox40

    polox40 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    While im waiting for my dynamat to show up i was gonna start some of the project.

    I'm thinking about installing the camera in a 2009 tailgate handle (saw the thread on it), where did you guys install yours and why?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    After reading i found out about the dynalocks, make sence to instal that too since im running cables and need a spot to put my camera, I got to stay off this forum , Its costing me too much money lol
     
  3. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    The 09 tailgate handle is cleanest way to go and gives you the best angle. Highly recommended.

    btw, if you think you'll ever have a need to remove the tailgate, I"d recommend splicing in a connector. I used a USB extension cable with male/female ends. I cut the back cam cable and spliced in the connectors so that they come together by the spare tire. $5 cable and a little soldering...
     
  4. Feb 21, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    thanks , Im gonna add a a solid fold-up tonneau cover in the future so i'm thinking a locking handle with a built in spot for the camera would be ideal, reading on the forums here i found about the dyno lock tailgate handle that wires into your truck remote, that also has a spot for the camera, since ill already be wiring the camera; another wire at the same time would be a good idea.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    I put my Kenwood camera in the Pop & Lock PL5300. Had to modify the opening a little with a dremel since the Kenwood is a bit bigger than the factory camera but everything worked out and it provides a good angle while backing up.

    Not the best shot in the world since my driveway is angled but you get the idea.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    I found out that those pop & locks are made like 10 miles from here, the stealer want 155$ for 2009 handle with the spot for the camera lol, I'll be picking up a 5300 for sure.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    I have my pioneer backup camera installed within a POPNLOCK 5300 handle. It's great. Kills two birds/one stone: locks your tailgate and it provides dedicated (somewhat protective) housing for camera. Highly recommened!
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    Another option are the license plate cameras by Boyo. I am very pleased with mine. Here's a shot of the camera:

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    And a shot of the view through the headunit -- I can easily make out the edge of my bumper and get VERY close without hitting anything behind me:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    I went directly to popnlock today and picked up a 5300, the tech guy was telling me that around april you will be able to get a 5300 with a kit to hook it up to your power door locks, also their new website is going on-line soon (next week or so) and you will be able order directly from them,

    looks like the eclipse camera gonna fit real nice with a little dremmel work.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    Abe Froman

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    I had a tow hitch receiver on my last truck for 7 years and used it zero times. I figured I'd put the one on my taco to use, so I bent up a little leftover kydex I had lying aroound. Yes, the viewing angle is a bit low but it's well protected, looks clean, and if I do need to tow something I can easily push it deeper in the the receiver & add the hitch with no problems.

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    And anyone with a kenwood camera, take your glovebox out and you'll find a perfect little shelf to mount the in-line component on. Looks like it was custom designed for this purpose.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Feb 25, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    Nice . . . you found the Toyota pre-installed camera component shelf. I like the idea of hiding the camera in your hitch reciever. Thieves not likely to look there.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Yep, and with a locking hitch pin, it wouldn't matter if they did. You'd have to destroy it to get it out.
     
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