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BeatSonic Camera installed

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by VicNic3, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Nov 11, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    VicNic3

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    Finally got round to installing the BeatSonic Front/Rear Camera. This is the camera system I used. I add to make a wire extension for the switch. But not hard at all. Only 3 wires as the BeatSonic switch is special switch from manufacture.
    The switches offered have a chip inside whereas the standard Toyota switches don't. Ran wire along inside headliner and down A pillar. I also swapped out the white LED's from another Toyota switch that had blue LED's to give that factory look in color.
    https://www.beatsonicusa.com/cameras/cs6ep.html

    Used this Front Camera. Mounted in lower grille below the TRD grille
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R144716/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Mounted the Camera switch in the overhead panel for easy access. Used this panel.
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/8A22XRNYG/2016-toyota-tacoma-overhead-center-switch-panel

    Some install pics.

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  2. Nov 11, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    That’s where I’m going to put my switch with the same panels but I haven’t painted the panels yet- going to use the sem paint MESO uses on his 3D printed parts.

    How hard was replacing the led? Soldering required?

    did you buy the extra blank (pt#?) or moved it from another spot?
     
  3. Nov 11, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    Not bad soldering, just use low heat and put in the right orientation. You could use a blue sharpie marker and color the existing white LED’s to get close in color. Here is the Toyota small switch blank part number.

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    Night pic of switch
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  4. Nov 11, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Thanks for the pt# when I was searching for blanks they never showed an actual pic always a half ass diagram (as is with most any parts) the number I had was the same except the last digits were c1 not c0

    Ill probably just keep it white. That blue looks off compared to the rest. And different shades of blue will bother me more than a plain white

    I do plan on running a secondary switch on MESO stage2 pro shifter which I’ll use 99% of the time
     
  5. Apr 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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    Finally got around to installing jumper wires to the MESO DIY Stealth Black Shift Knob Kit for the BeatSonic Front/Rear camera. It's easy to press the RH MESO switch on shifter to activate front/rear camera. Had some help from a fellow member. He done the initial testing.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ect-stealth-pro-shift-knob.597659/page-111
    baldbeardedtaco
    Hooking up the Meso 2nd switch wires (yellow and white) to the camera wires (red and green) works as the factory switch I have mounted in overhead console.
    For those wanting to this mod:
    Red provides power, Black is ground for the switch illumination, and the Green is the switch providing power to the module to switch.
    Here is the link to use factory switch connectors.
    https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/jae-electronics/IL-AG5-5P-S3C1/670-2209-ND/2044116
    https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=670-1799-ND
    Pins
    https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=670-1790-1-ND
    https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=670-1785-1-ND
    Meso switch connectors
    https://www.amazon.com/MUYI-Waterpr...Superseal+Connector+Kit&qid=1586218902&sr=8-1



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  6. Apr 7, 2020 at 12:20 AM
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    I’d have to say this mod as a whole (stealth stage 2 with the ect and front camera and beat sonic kit) is my favorite combination mod.

    after doing this I actually changed the settings and I like it better. I turned the auto on (under 12mph) off, turned time-out off and turned rear camera off. Since I can easily find/press the button on the shifter I don’t need the auto on anymore plus I always disliked the slight delay, it constantly turning on in traffic or slow speed (always when I was trying to change the radio :frusty:). And I never really used the on demand rear camera anyways since it still automatically comes on in reverse. I could really disconnect the beat sonic switch completely and free up a space which I may do.
     
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  7. Apr 7, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    I really like that mounting location for the front camera. I'm going to have to put mine there now.
     
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  8. May 30, 2020 at 10:27 AM
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    I have the surround camera's but I hate the terrible resolution.
     

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