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No backup camera in my new truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ikonomore, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Jun 25, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    ikonomore

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    cliffnotes: do the 2009s still have the backup camera?

    Hello,

    I just picked up my new 2009 pyrite 4wd sr5 regular cab which i factory ordered. I have the wiring harness and covers for the wires on the tailgate but no backup camera in the tailgate.

    Does anyone know if they started only putting the camera in trucks that order it instead of all of them.

    The reason i am asking is my dealer did a poor job of prepping my truck and "forgot" my floormats and door sill protectors even though i was charged for them. I don't want to accuse them of doing something wrong if it's a factory change.

    Where could i order the camera if i have to?

    Thanks,
    J
     
  2. Jun 25, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    jandrews

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    I believe it's SR5 or better option packages only?

    Edit: SE SR5 package lacks backup camera. Have to move up to a TRD package or better in the southeast.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    just to clarify... there is no camera in the tailgate handle... or you dont have a screen in your rear view mirror.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    DanGer

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    All '09s are wired for cameras, but only some packages include them
     
  5. Jun 25, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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  6. Jun 25, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    My '09 4WD Access Cab has what I believe is the camera on the right side in the tailgate handle. Very well hidden, but I don't have the option so I don't have the screen in the rear view mirror.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    Yea, I don't think they offer any package higher than the SE SR5 for the regular cabs.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    I think the camera is there, you are missing the mirror with the screen. I'm not sure but it might be plug and play if you buy the mirror, about a grand from the dealer, maybe less but I'll bet there are much cheaper options. Talk to the dealer or your local audio shop might be able to give you some information/options. This is the one thing I did not want on my truck, I thought it was so stupid, now, I would not trade it for anything, I can park 1/4" from a pole or wall. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jun 25, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    Yea my truck has the camera and cables up in the roof, but I do not have the Mirror to view it. Maybe someday I will see if there is a way to mod it and make it available.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    You can easily buy the mirror monitor, or a DVD/NAV head unit and hook it up
     
  11. Jun 25, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    yea i was gonna suggest just getting a DVD/NAV unit in the dash.... then wire that sucker to it..

    i remember seeing the post where somebody has already cracked the wiring for it and done it....
     
  12. Jun 25, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    it does not have the camera in the tailgate.

    Earlier in the model year ALL of the trucks had the camera in the tailgate regardless of model. Even the stripper base 2wd had the camera. My truck has a piece of black plastic instead. I've looked at it very closely because adding the rear view mirror was going to be my first mod.

    I was going to buy the mirror which i dont have but now that i have to possibly buy the camera too, it's probably not worth it.

    Thanks,
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  13. Jun 25, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    Go to the dealer you got it from and look on the lot. If a bunch of them have cameras tell them what your plans were and see if they'll switch it out for ya if u pay for labor. They won't do it on one with the screen in mirror but maybe one without??
     
  14. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    I was the same. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal, but it's AWESOME to have. Hooking up the boat trailer is now a very easy task and parking with it is just sick. It's a very cool and practical accessory.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    My 09 has the camera and the screen in the rear view mirror and i have an SR5. Mine also came with that ugly looking sub inbetween the back seats.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    I'm in Connecticut not the South East region. My truck was special ordered because usually you can't get an SR5 4wd reg cab in the North East.

    J
     
  17. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    I don't think that the regular cab models, regardless of trim level have the camera. I think you have to have an access cab or double cab to get it.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    I have a reg cab base model and it has the camera in the tailgate, I think its weird ikonomore's truck does not have it.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    I stand corrected ... I just assumed because it's not listed as an option ... so apparently they put the camera there even if there's no way to display the image. Interesting
     
  20. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    I did find one post on toyota nation about a guy who's truck didn't have a camera either; his was also a new build (june 2009).

    J
     
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