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DIY Install: Backup/Reverse Camera DP Video DBC366 Live video Demonstration

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by acozzens, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:21 AM
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    acozzens

    acozzens [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here's a bunch of info on my weekend project, a pretty cheap Backup Camera Install. ( thanks sam_i02 and others for feedback and help ) I wired to red, so I can switch this on/off at will by switch to my AV Input on my head unit as desired. I also setup a female molex plug, so I can easily detach this camera, but more importantly hook up anything with minimal effort. Overall, this project was a smashing success considering it just costed time and about $50 for product.

    Cabling FYI: I did run all 3 ( Video, Power, Ground ) all the way into the Cab, up through the plug underneath the driver's seat and into the kick panel in my 2k6 4 door. I ground to a location under the driver pedals, and soldered an in-line 1 amp glass fuse covered in heat shrink in case the camera gets feisty. Basically, I just followed the exact path of my dynolock tailgate cables which was a very similar project.

    Specs:
    2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD
    Head Unit: JVC KD AVX44 Kamelion
    Camera: DP Video DBC366 ( keyhole style ) estimated $30-$40
    Mount: Tow-Hitch Plug

    Helpful Demonstration Video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkNeAMnxSy4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkNeAMnxSy4

    My impressions, and detailed info.
    http://www.booyagadget.com/2011/01/vehicle-backup-camera-diy-toyota-installation-demo-review.html

    ( I host at my site, but link straight back to here )


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    Backup Reverse Camera Live Demo Review DP DBC366 Unbox 1 by BooyaGadget, on Flickr
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    Backup Reverse Camera Demo Night Vision vs Day DBC366 by BooyaGadget, on Flickr
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    Backup Reverse Camera Mount Tow Hitch Plug by BooyaGadget, on Flickr
     
  2. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:30 AM
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    brians05taco

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    definitely need one for my seven inch pioneer just havent broke down and bought one yet
     
  3. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:36 AM
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    i like it but why would u put it in your tow hitch?
     
  4. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    ^ i believe he is just testing the unit to see how he likes it.

    Nice job on the video. I need to get a cheap video cam and will be getting the same one as you did. Like the resolution and practicality of the camera! Thx also for the kudos ;)
     
  5. Jan 18, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Correct, I put it there as an initial test. But I would consider putting it right back there in the Hitch-Plug. Totally removable system and somewhat inconspicuous.. I figure you have about 4+mounting choices so I had to choose one right ? I certainly didn't want to rip into my locking tailgate handle setup for a camera I didn't like.

    Your question is weighted, can you tell me(or other readers) why not to put it in my hitch plug ? In my opinion this is merely a matter of personal preference, and remember the goal of a backup camera: not to hit the kid on the bike. So mission achieved. If visibility of a tow hitch itself is your goal, then this mounting choice may not make sense and you can mount in one of the other locations correct ? Let me know why you don't like the plug mount.

    Later!,
    AC

     
  6. Jan 18, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    I thought you'd like the shot out in the article :) And after all, I did use your fuse technique.

     
  7. Jan 18, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    id guess a lot of people use it to hook up a trailer or help back up a trailer which would require a higher vantage point. other mights just like to see the bumper to act as a reference. but i like your mounting location and ill consider this if i do a backup camera install as i really dont tow anything
     
  8. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    I just bought one of those little cameras the other day to make a DIY sewer cam!
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    I did something like this as well. But I needed it to help me with hitching up, and without having the hitch in view, it was pretty much just useless to me. I just got an 09+ tailgate camera and going to wire it up soon.

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  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Yeah, it makes more sense to me now, as I had a totally different mission. My project was #1 to lay the cable in case I did like it, and #2 Proof of Concept. Would I even like it ? Would it look good on my Single Din, and I think the answer is yes. I'm finally spending money on motorcycle transportation ( tow-hitch mount for dirt bike, Utility trailer for my Big Cruiser ) so now when needed, I'll just pull the plug. And if I have a tech-erection for viewing the hitch, I'll probably consider mounting in the tailgate handle if possible, or rigging up a temporary clip on top of the Tailgate.

    I'm quite pleased with my detachability setup. which was really easy to achieve for a few extra bucks. And I did indeed do a lot of soldering that weekend. ( also installed 4wd light up switch )

     
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