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Front camera position on SR5 grill?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dcox, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 1:42 AM
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    I own a 2018 Sport but hated the grill so I replaced it with a SR5 grill. Now I want to install a front facing camera but I can't figure out where to mount it. I can't install it into the emblem because the sensor is there. I know there is a good place on my original grill I removed and on the pro grill but I don't want to change the grill again (I like the black SR5 look). Has anyone installed a front camera in the SR5 grill that is not in the emblem and is centered? If so, could you let me know what camera you used and where/how you mounted it?

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  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 1:56 AM
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    Here's how I did mine. It's not exactly on center, but close enough to not matter.



     
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  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:35 AM
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    My 2017 Limited has a grille that is similar to this.
    Which camera is that?
    And can you provide a picture of what it sees?
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:54 AM
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    :facepalm: Ooops, sorry. It didn't even occur to me to look there. o_O
     
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  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:23 AM
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  8. Mar 1, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    I found a camera on Amazon that fits in the open space below the Emblem and centered on the grille. My OCD just would not let me mount it off center so I engineered a support plate and a back place to mount the camera on. I finished the anytime camera mod today and it turned out great.

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CWQ1Z13/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    Get a Bro Grill then this becomes easier :D
     
  10. Mar 1, 2020 at 5:23 PM
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    Hope you have more luck than I did with my camera. Bought a cheap one off Amazon and ended up taking it off. Only worked half the time. It may have been the harness as well. Sometimes I would lose sound in my radio. Removed and all works well again.
     
  11. Mar 3, 2020 at 12:10 PM
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    This is a 2020 Limited grill. Notice where the camera is mounted.

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    I have a 2020 SR grill that I have painted to color match my truck. My camera will then be mounted under the Toyota emblem, similar to the Limited above. Waiting for decent weather to complete.
     
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  12. Mar 3, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    Were you able to patch the off-center hole in your existing grille to change the mounting location, or did you get another grille?

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  13. Mar 3, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    My original grill is a 2019 SR5, and the new grill is a 2020 SR. Big difference in appearance.
    I don't know yet what I'll do wjith the original grill. If I decide to patch it it'll be simple enough. It's only plastic.
     
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  14. Apr 4, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    I forgot to post a picture of the finished product.

    Edit: I mistakenly called my new grill an SR5. It is actually a SR grill. The difference is that the SR has a black bezel, and the SR5 has a chrome bezel.


    It's covered in pollen, but whadaya do?


    The camera is mounted below the Toyota logo.


     
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