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Back up camera protection

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by akhermit, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    127.0.0.1

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    small plastic piece that runs off an RC servo under the handle and powered by
    tapping into reverse lights, no fuse needed such low power...it can happen

    but a finger wipe is the most sensible approach
     
  2. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    Something simple like a tailgate spoiler may disturb the airflow enough to prevent dirt from settling on the lens, but I haven't tested it.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    How about a NASCAR camera design, where the lens wraps around the camera and can be spun to clean it?

    Derek V
     
  4. Feb 25, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    You finger wipe guys get out and wipe off the camera everytime you back up after driving in the rain ?
     
  5. Feb 26, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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  6. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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    So basically your response to the OP's question won't help
     
  7. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    not me, it has never gotten so smoggy that I cannot see the surroundings
    under the lines. rain and mung is more of an annoyance than showstopper

    so i might swipe it or just leave it. if i have a series of rain-free days i
    will give it a wipe...
     
  8. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    Interesting but that wouldn't work here
     
  9. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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    get a smaller one of these and stuff it under the handle

    electronic landing gear retract

    attach a little plastic arm that covers the lens
    activate when reverse light comes on, lens cover retracts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1-hInYnsw0
     
  10. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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  11. Feb 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    Nowhere quickly I suspect.

    A fairly insignificant problem that really doesn't need a solution.....
     
  12. Feb 26, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    Disagree
     
  13. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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  14. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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  17. Feb 26, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    I am thinking about something with a push/pull solenoid (have to brainstorm). I will come up with an idea, but it may take a bit.

    To those that regard this as unimportant, I could say the same about some of your mods, but I don't, because everyone has their own reasons for what they do, and I respect that. Happy modding!
     
  18. Feb 27, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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    I like the lick your finger and wipe method (don't be dirty!)


    Honestly though I don't really get a lot of build-up on there very often and I drive a lot in the rain and dirty roads. Maybe at freeway speeds it just doesn't settle there.
     
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  19. Feb 27, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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    Maybe a shot of compressed air over the cover?:notsure: Episcopes use compress air instead of wipers, not sure how well it would work if junk collected on the cover though.
     
  20. Feb 27, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    This time of year I wipe it off before I back out of the garage. Other then a 3/8 inch wiper blade and a washer pump I guess that's it.
     
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