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Front bumper camera?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rideawalrus, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Oct 31, 2015 at 9:21 AM
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    rideawalrus

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    Does anyone know of a good way to install a camera on the front somewhere for four wheeling? I hate coming over hills or to ditches and having no idea what's in front of me. It would be awesome if it could be hooked up to the head unit like the back up camera, but only come on in 4lo, or by switching to a an app for it or something. Hell, I'd take a wifi camera and just use my phone to view it.
     
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  2. Oct 31, 2015 at 9:29 AM
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    That's a damn good idea. I don't have any suggestions though---I'm a follower. :thumbsup::D
     
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  3. Oct 31, 2015 at 9:33 AM
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    Thought about that, and it would work great, but the battery only lasts about an hour streaming wifi video, and to plug it on you'd have to figure out how to run a usb wire to it and remove the waterproof case
     
  4. Oct 31, 2015 at 9:39 AM
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    A free option would be to walk the hill before you drive over it...
     
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    I am really surprised that Toyota did not do a head unit that had wifi capability. Especially considering all the go pro cross promotion. It seems to me that enabling a wifi live feed while in 4lo (for safety reasons This would only be available while in 4lo or parked)would have been really cool with go pro cameras mounted underneath the vehicle.
     
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    Well let's not make this too easy :p
     
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    That's funny, I just noticed one of these for the first time on an Infinity today.

    I see it comes with a switch; but, how do you activate it? I was thinking you could just swap signals with the rear camera using a video switch; but, how do you get it to work when you are not in reverse?
     
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    That's actually a pretty good price and just use it for wheeling and put the screen away when not in use.
     
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    At one time I had found one of these cameras as a plug and play kit and it was activated by flashing your high beams. It was also cheaper at the time about $80 if I remember.
     
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    I believe Toyota has a front end system. Its called " birds eye view" it's intergrated with the factory radio screen. We just bought 2016 RAV4 too and I saw one at the dealership with a camera lens in the front grill area. Check it out on YouTube. Type in 2016 RAV4 front camera
     
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    Has anyone figured this out? I would love to add the camera in the Toyota emblem and put a switch to control it next to the ECT PWR switch. I think that would look fairly stock and add a lot of functionality.
     
  19. May 25, 2016 at 7:43 AM
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    Some companies linked in the TW threads above are working on a system to use with the Entune screen. I emailed a couple of them and they said they are working on it.

    I tried to send this company an emil from their contact us page but this pages gives me an error when I try to submit:
    https://camera-source.com/contacts/
     
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