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Dual dashcam with leer cap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MIK, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    MIK

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    I wanted to install a dashcam for sometime now. Finally got it done.

    I picked this camera of Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H8TGQJV
    I don't have it wired directly so it won't work when parked. A project for later...

    Anyway, the main camera was pretty straight forward, especially I already had a usb port installed on the left side.

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    I have a Leer cap on, so I wanted the rear camera mounted on the rear glass. That meant I had to run the wire outside. With double cab taco, I asked the seller to send me a longer wire too. The one that comes with the camera is a bit too short.

    Below are a few pics on how I chose to run the rear camera wire. Not the cleanest installation but it works. I also can take the cap off and put the wire in the box if I have to.

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    Rearview mirror shot:
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    And here is a quick sample of the video:
     
  2. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Might want to do some clean up on your frame before it gets worse :boink:. Other than that :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    LOL. I washed it a week ago. It's New England clean.
     
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  4. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    Yikes! I would be taking a wire wheel to that and coating the :censored: out that with a rust encapsulated paint. Makes me appreciate Cali now. Damn salt roads ruin everything.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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    That coating was done by Toyota last year after the frame was inspected and wasn't approved for replacement. I figured, other than the looks it won't be any worse than it already was. I was told, the frame had normal amount of rust for the vehicle age
     
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  6. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    Ah. Well keep an eye on it. Nice job on the install. Looking to do a dash cam soon on my truck.
     
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  7. Mar 24, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    I did something similar last year. The only difference is I ran 12v out to the cap and used a dedicated camera. At the time all the rear facing cameras were in the 480p range and looked horrible. Now when I upgrade the front the back usually gets the better of the 2. Right now I am using Yi Cams with built in Wifi. It allows me to see what is going on in back with an Ipad.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    nice install! I wanted to do this as well, and I have a shell just like yours, I was wondering how the rear camera quality is at night through the tinted window? Is it hard to make out what's going on, or does the tint even matter?
     
  9. Mar 24, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    I yet to test this at night. I'll post another video in a few days.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    you got that right lol westford here
     
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  11. Mar 27, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    Here is a night time test with WDR mode on. The actual footage looks a bit better out of the camera than on youtube...
    https://youtu.be/FPw8bgYMfqo
     

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