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Front camera sr5

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Heath101, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Sep 1, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Heath101

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    anyone installed a front facing camera on their sr or sr5? I see a lot of pro installs but would love to get some ideas of where to mount on the grille of an sr5 with tss
     
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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    What year?
     
  3. Sep 1, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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  4. Sep 1, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    Some use the license plate, some offset to the side.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Looking for pics for some ideas
     
  6. Sep 2, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Looks like I may have to create a solution for others...
     
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  7. Sep 5, 2019 at 1:50 PM
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    Do it ! :thumbsup:

    BTW, welcome to the forum from Eastern North Carolina.
     
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    I don't have a picture of the front mount location at the moment.

    I mounted the camera centered in the grill underneath an area that had been reinforced for the sensor. For this to work I had to shorten the threaded camera attach point as pictured.

    Be sure to mock up your install and take a look at the image displayed on screen before going through the trouble of routing everything. My first attempt was with a camera that couldn't be adjusted without a mirrored image and I was forced to switch it out with a different brand camera.

     
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  9. Sep 5, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    Welcome to the forum from Eastern North Carolina.

    BTW, Nice work with the saw. :thumbsup:

    What camera did you end up using?
     
  10. Sep 5, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    Thanks! I play down on the NC coast whenever I get a chance but live in Va. Hoping the area doesn't get too flooded/battered this hurricane season.

    This is the one that worked for me: https://www.amazon.com/NATIKA-Backup-Camera-Waterproof-Reverse/dp/B07H852D49
     
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  11. Sep 5, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    Well, we've been pounded by Tornados this afternoon, and the Hurricane itself is still a long ways off.

    I may order one of those cameras. Looking forward to seeing how you mounted yours. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Sep 5, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    The real question is, are you able to make these function with the stock head unit?
     
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    That camera has been used with the stock head unit. You do have to have an interface to make it work though.
    Here's one example. There are others, maybe better.


    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/car-solutions-reverse-anytime-front-camera-install.604733/

    As for me, I'm thinking about NOT using the stock head unit, but instead using a small dedicated monitor, similar to this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Monitor-Parking-Optional-Bracket-Adhesive/dp/B019GQLNJU

    I'm still undecided. I want to do it without butchering up the OE wiring.
     
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    Car Solutions is plug in play. No added switches needed. Amazon has them
     
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  16. Sep 6, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    Maybe "butcher" was not the best choice of words. :eek:
    What I want to have is a front camera without "involving" ANY changes to the OE wiring.

    My intent is to have a isolated (except for getting power) camera and monitor that can not affect, or be affected by, any of the OE equipment.

    I can do that with a small dedicated monitor. :cool:

    Anyway, I've ordered a camera and monitor. I'll let y'all know how it turns out. :)
     
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  17. Sep 6, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    I used https://www.anytimebackupcamera.com/ with front camera option. I use it all the time parking in narrow parking spaces or cresting a steep driveway/ramp at slow speeds.

    Fortunately (and unplanned) the wheelbase guidelines rendered on-screen match up with the outer edges of my tires.

     
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    The fisheye effect of the camera sure changes things, huh? o_O

    Any chance of you posting a front view of the installed camera?
     
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    I mounted my front camera on my sport with the sr/5 grill. I’ll have to find or take pictures later.
     
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    Could you post some pics of where you mounted your camera? I used a cheap $10 emblem mounted camera and you can’t see any of the bumper. Thinking of replacing it with something better quality and mount it where I can see some bumper.
     
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