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Convert 12v to 6v for OEM Camera

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 1gr8ftoy, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    I am looking at picking up the OEM tailgate camera and putting it in my 2006. I would then hookup the output to my AVIC-X920bt, not a backup mirror. Because of this, I need to step down from 12v to 6v for the camera power, can anybody give me any pointers on how they have done this? TIA
     
  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    thanks for posting that. I'll eventually do this mod :)
     
  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Been thinking of getting the oem camera, been looking to make a deal with someone with a fleet vehicle that doesn't really to get the mirror to make it work, gave you rep. for the great find.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    That writeup from TN is the way I would do it except I would also do something to support the pins of the 7806. Otherwise, they will break off due to normal road vibration. Maybe turn the 7806 around in the heat sink and use some caulk to glue the pins and wires to the heat sink.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    Thanks for the tip, I will do that!
     
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    I've got a 2011 Tacoma with existing camera and in mirror display with seperate compass and temp. What I'm wanting to do is use my factory wiring to connect a new mirror with compass and temp in the mirror display. The wires simply y-splice off the mirror harness in the headliner I already have the mirror it's a gentex 3320S w/o homelink. My problem is not wanting to fry my camera or mirror as it's 12v and the factory stuff is 6v. Any ideas where a guy could get the pinout for the mirror and if it's necessary to reduce the voltage
     
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