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Do I have a back-up camera?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by johnny12345, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Sep 27, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    johnny12345

    johnny12345 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, about a week ago I bought a 09 Tacoma SR5 package. Well the dealer never said anything about a back-up camera nor was I under the impression that I had one. Well I got looking around today and I realized that I have the camera mounted on the tailgate handle. I don't believe i have any controls to activate on the inside or if thier is I don't know about them.

    Are the cameras mounted in all trucks in the factory regaurdless if they have the back-up camera option?

    or

    Do I have the back-up camera and I don't know how to use it?

    Thanks in advance?
     
  2. Sep 27, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    Taco's for All

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    Put it in reverse and look at your rear view mirror. That's the only way to engage it. I hope to find the the jumper wire so I can put it to a switch and activate it whenever I want. Haven't been that motivated yet. Once I do, I will post a thread with pictures and instructions.

    I was told that the camera was standard in the SR5 package.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    I have an SR5 and have it. Works great for backing up in limited sight areas and hooking up trailers.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    that would be an awesome mod for the 09 guys
     
  5. Sep 27, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    johnny12345

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    Is there wires going to your guys rear view mirror? I have no wires whatsoever going to my rear view mirrors, screen does NOT pop up when in reverse, but DO indeed have an SR5 and DO have the camera on my tailgate. I'm confused!! Call the dealer tomorow and ask I guess. Does anybody have an SR5 without the back up camera?
     
  6. Sep 27, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    Tell us what you find out. I'm curious. Perhaps the camera is standard but not the screen. As stupid as that sounds...we are talking about Toyota and the fact that Nav's are still not an option and neither is a double-cab X-Runner. How sweet would that be!
     
  7. Sep 27, 2008 at 9:35 PM
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    johnny12345

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    Ya, I'll let you guys know how I make out. I'm thinking maybe only TRD SR5 get the option. I don't have the TRD package.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2008 at 10:15 PM
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    09tacoma

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    this is from the toyota web site

    SR5 Extra Value Package (SL) - (cost savings of $950) -- Remote keyless entry, cruise control, variable-speed wipers, chrome grille surround and rear bumper, color-keyed front bumper & overfenders (PreRunner and 4x4 models), fog lamps (V6 models), sliding rear window with privacy glass, metallic-tone instrument panel trim, leather steering wheel with audio controls & shifter (A/T models only), sun visors with mirrors and extenders, backup camera and auto-dimming inside mirror with monitor, SR5 badging
     
  9. Sep 27, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    Mz_TazComa

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    The base SR5 does have the backup camera but only with the SL Extra Value Package. Maybe it just wasn't hooked up correctly?
     
  10. Sep 27, 2008 at 10:21 PM
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    that is what i am also seeing on the web site. It looks like the only way to get the se sr5 package is if you have a regular cab. if you have a access cab or double cab then the only sr5 package you can get is the sl one. That is in Oklahoma so i am not sure if it is different in other states or canada.
     
  12. Sep 27, 2008 at 10:32 PM
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  13. Sep 28, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    im starting to like this camera
     
  14. Sep 28, 2008 at 10:54 AM
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    I have an 08 and I don't have a back up camera... But the auto dimming mirror - do they really work? I don't trust ads since they can make them say anything they want. I'd like real world experience to verify they do what they are supposed to do.

    thanks.
     
  15. Sep 28, 2008 at 11:08 AM
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    Yes they work well. The auto dim mirror came from the factory in my truck and its awesome
     
  16. Sep 28, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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    Okkine

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    Personally, I don't like auto-dimming mirrors. My parents have one in their old Dodge, and they work fine, but I prefer the old-school ones where you flip the lever. They look more natural to me. But then I'm a guy who prefers manual locks and windows too. I'm strange like that. I don't know, maybe the new auto-dimmers look better than the ones from '95.
     
  17. Sep 28, 2008 at 6:08 PM
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    x2. Mine came that way too and I love it, especially when the guy behind you flashes his brights. Doesn't bother me at all. Now if they could only do that with the side mirrors.
     
  18. Sep 28, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    I like the auto dim as well.In the past couple of years,I have developed astigmatism (getting old :eek:),and I have found myself increasingly sensitive to night glare.The auto dim really helps with that I find.
     
  19. Sep 28, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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    johnny12345

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    Well I guess I don't have the Extra value package, just the standard SR5 package? I have everything on the list except the auto-dimming mirror/monitor, foglights and sun-visor with mirror extenders. It funny though that my truck is equipped with the camera.

    I wonder how easy it be to buy the mirror and hook it up?
     
  20. Sep 28, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    09tacoma

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    do you have a regular cab? check out the video up top it looks real easy.
     
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