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Early 2nd gen backup camera install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by scoomas, May 26, 2021.

  1. May 26, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    scoomas

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    So I have a 2006 Tacoma and would like to install a tailgate handle backup camera when I replace the head unit. Obviously my truck isnt wired for a backup camera and wondering if anyone has done this and knew where I could get the right harness/plugs? Below is the handle and camera I bought and plan on buying the Joying 8" head unit if that makes any difference.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081Z3XD79/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HLK77YO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o01_s00?ie=UTF8
     
  2. May 26, 2021 at 3:37 PM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Welcome to TW. The camera you have posted off Amazon is plug n play only for Tacomas that came with the rear tailgate camera. The factory cam requires 6V. You need an aftermarket cam that uses 12V since you will be using it with an aftermarket radio screen. On my 2005, I have the locking pop-n-lock tailgate handle that you have listed in your post. I bought a MasterTailgater handle that came with a camera. I simply removed the camera and installed it in the PopnLock tailgate with no issues. I ran the wiring along the frame up under the driver's seat grommet then up kick panel, under dash, then to radio. The reverse trigger power wire for the camera can be spliced into the rear tail light reverse red/blue wire. I also bought a cheap 12V cam for the front of the truck. Both cameras are lifesavers for parking.

    Here's the Mastertailgater handle I bought and removed the cam to use in my PopnLock:
    https://www.amazon.com/OMOTOR-Tailg...oma&qid=1622068112&s=electronics&sr=1-1-spons

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  3. May 26, 2021 at 5:14 PM
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    scoomas

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    Thank you so much. The master tailgater comes with the wiring you need?
     
  4. May 26, 2021 at 5:54 PM
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    caribe makaira

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    Keep the reverse tap inside the Cab.
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  5. May 26, 2021 at 8:29 PM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Yes. Red power to 12V source at taillight or driver's kick panel as posted by caribe makaira. Ground to bolt on frame. RCA cable to stereo camera output.

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