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Front bumper camera?

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

  1. Sep 27, 2016 at 3:23 PM
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    how long does the front camera stay on after you switch it on? Or does it stay on until you turn it off?
     
  2. Sep 27, 2016 at 4:03 PM
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    Stays on until I turn it off.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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    Check build thread
    any write up on install?
     
  4. Sep 27, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    Pretty basic install. Camera needs power and ground. I connected it to a headlight circuit in the fuse box since it didn't have constant power. Didn't know it was a headlight circuit until I parked outside and the headlights didn't turn on. I then looked at the fuse box lid and saw it was a headlight circuit :) I'll fix this when I add a 2nd fuse panel. The camera came with a long RCA cable that needs to be run from a connection on the camera to the plug and play harness. This cable needs to be run into the cab. I made a small slit in the bottom area (from inside the truck) of the large rubber grommet on the drivers side to run this cable.

    The harness is plug and play into the radio. Then connect the RCA cable to the harness.

    It was a pain to get the extra cables into the dash and get the radio back in place. I took the entire glove box out to get my hand behind the radio to pull the new cables out of the way. With the glove box off which was a pain in the ass IMO, I discovered that the small panel just below the radio that has the climate controls pulls right off :) I'd recommend pulling that panel rather than the glove box. When pulling this panel start on the passenger side.
     
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  5. Sep 27, 2016 at 4:29 PM
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    do you have entune or JBL?
    I was reading the Crux install instructions on their page and it says something about if you do not have JBL you need to cut 3 wires from the arnes and connect them to something else?
     
  6. Sep 27, 2016 at 4:33 PM
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    Slightly off topic, but when you pulled the climate control panel, were you able to also access the buttons below (USB, ECT, Parking assist, etc.)? I was thinking of swapping the USB and BSM locations so I don't have a cord running out of the middle of my dash whenever I use the USB. Thanks!
     
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  8. Sep 27, 2016 at 4:37 PM
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    I didn't even think to look! I was ready to get it finished and didn't look around.
    The bezel around the radio (pulls off) needs to be removed before pulling the climate control panel.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2016 at 5:08 PM
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    I've already gone through the mock-install...as in defective camera! Spent an hour futzing with everything only to have to put it all back together and reorder a camera. Never thought to remove the climate control panel as well.
     
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    They've just revised the instructions apparently. It used to say that JBL units would need the wiring change.

    I even called tech support because that didn't seem right and they were non-committal but said that most JBL units needed the wiring mod.

    Dorks.

    I haven't had a chance to install mine yet, so I can't confirm. However it seems several folks with JBL head units have had a plug and play experience, so I'm guessing I'm good to go.

    Unless they also changed the harness.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2016 at 10:21 PM
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    I don't have jbl and i didn't cut anything. Hooked everything up and it worked without cutting so i didn't do it.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2016 at 2:21 AM
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    This is excellent. I also have an OEM Audio system in my truck, which uses a jumper harness. I wonder if the VIMTY harness will interface correctly...?

    For steering wheel controls, does the same harness handle all of the steering wheel integration?
     
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    Thanks! I have a Blue Sea fuse terminal ready to install as well for future accessories, but wasn't sure if there was a more convenient place to power the camera. Sounds like the new panel is totally appropriate.
     
  16. Oct 10, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    has anyone thought about setting up multiple cameras?
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  17. Oct 10, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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    Have you tried this off-road yet?
     
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    haha. no. i haven't even hooked it up permanently yet. been waiting on wire and time to hook up my relay box. plus mall crawler life.

    and i did consider being able to switch cameras but haven't figured out good locations to mount them. if i want to add cameras i think i may have them independent of the head unit. maybe have them work with my tablet or something instead so i don't need to keep switching as I'm driving. the side cameras could be a dedicated screen.
     
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    How will you get a video feed to your tablet? As far as I know you can only send video from a tablet not receive to a tablet.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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    i thought i saw on Amazon some wifi transmitters that you can plug your camera into. i didn't get past that point to see if those only worked with head units or if tablets could pick it up. i was assuming there would be something similar to my dashcam (blackvue) or home security camera systems.
     
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