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Has anyone mounted a rear camera on there Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dougmays, May 20, 2008.

  1. May 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM
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    dougmays

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    i was just looking at the post about the 2009 tacos and i saw that it'll have a reverse camera, this would really help me get my boat trailer on and off when i'm alone. Has anyone done this mod to there tacoma? I did a search but couldn't find anything.

    Anyone?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 20, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    lsocoee

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  3. May 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    Vege-Taco

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    I had one on my Silverado. As soon as my Crutchfield order arrives I'll be installing it on my Taco.
     
  4. May 20, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    Check this out

    http://www.swifthitch.com

    Won't help for checking for obstacles, but I have thought of many more uses that I am not willing to share here.
     
  5. May 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM
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    lsocoee

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  6. May 20, 2008 at 12:02 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    PB has one, maybe he will chime in with some pics.
     
  7. May 20, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    I have one that fits on my license plate and is wireless. I just spliced into the reverse lights for power. So when I put it in reverse it powers up on the screen. I will try to get pictures this afternoon. It is a shift 3. Not real fancy but it does what I need it to do. I use it to back up to my camper when I'm hooking up alone.
     
  8. May 20, 2008 at 1:11 PM
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  9. May 21, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    Has anyone ever used the swift hitch? i think i'm leaning towards that....no installation and you could reuse it on other vehicles
     
  10. May 21, 2008 at 1:37 PM
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    death valley fan i did the same thing bought it at kragen for 50 bucks and its wireless and in color looks good and its cheap in price
    Heres a pic of it mounted.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. May 21, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    I sell towing accessories, and have personally used one. It seemed like a solid and as I mentioned before I know there will be other times it will be used. To see in tight quarters around corners and the night vision worked great.
     
  12. May 21, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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  13. May 22, 2008 at 6:26 AM
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    thanks both good suggestions. For the lic. plate mounted camera...where do you wire that to?
     
  14. May 22, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    I just ran the power wire over the bumper and tied into the reverse lights. Its all nice and neat under the back of the truck.
     
  15. May 22, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    anyone know of a combo indash backup camera monitor/GPS/DVD?
     
  16. May 22, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    lsocoee

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    most of the double din units that have GPS also have an option to add a camera. Few (if any) come with it. Start looking at www.crutchfield.com and then start shopping around with the model numbers.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2008 at 10:33 PM
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    Does anyone one know where to locate the reverse wire on the 08's? I just ordered a Kenwood camera for my in dash DVD/NAV player. Just wondering if anyone had located the wire and know what color it is, thanks in advance.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2008 at 12:09 AM
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    I just did this last weekend. I just ran the wire back to the rear tail light and tapped into the reverse light. Take the tail light off and you can't miss it. Very easy, even for a complete novice like me.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    I tapped in to the constant 12V on the trailer harness, that way it's on all the time. I bought a cheapo unit at Costco and it would take 30 seconds to warm up and show an image when I put it in reverse. Since I tapped in to the constant 12V it is warmed up by the time I put in in reverse. The 12V is only on when the ignition is on so it turns off when I turn off the truck. Other cool thing about this unit is that the monitor has a USB charging port so I keep my Sandisk Sansa connected to it so it's always charged.
     
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