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Rear Back-Up Camera

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jamesglynn, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    jamesglynn

    jamesglynn [OP] James

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    Does anyone know if there is a way to over-ride the back-up camera on 2010 TRD, for it to stay on while driving? When I pull my mule around on the trailer, it would be nice to keep the hook-up in my rear view, to keep an eye on. Or does this sound like a stupid idea?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    Flynn Diesel

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    Not sure but I was wondering the same thing. I had some prick in a big chevy pull up behind me at a red light. I was sure he was about an inch away from my bumper. It would have been nice to check without having to put it in reverse.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    ya someone did a write up and how to on it just search it.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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  5. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    Sweet. Thanks
     
  6. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    Your welcome.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Not I just need to find someone to do it. I'll just F something up if I try. lol
     
  8. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Thanks TRDBoy!!!
    Maybe I can figure that out, should be easy for my son-in-law, he likes that kind of stuff!
    Thanks AGAIN!!!
     
  9. Jan 12, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    When it comes to electrical work, this is about as entry level as it gets. It's a good place to start if you feel like tinkering. Buy a $10 soldering iron and have fun. Just disconnect the negative battery cable first!
     
  10. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    TRDBoy...
    Sounds good.
    Is there any chance that this may damage any of the camera components or the mirror if used too much?
     
  11. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    Lurkin

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    I've done the mirror switch mod myself, not too difficult at all. The only soldering that I did was for the leads going into the switch. All the other connections were via taps. Note that the mirror screen itself will turn off after about 5 minutes of constant use. Cycling the switch that you installed will bring it back up. I would be concerned that the screen is not engineered to run constantly though and something may go bad.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    I would agree with Lurkin. I wouldn't leave it on for more than a few minutes at a time just to be on the safe side. Honestly though, there is no reason I can think of to leave it on longer than that anyway.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    jamesglynn

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    Thanks for all the input guys...
    I too don't see a big deal with just checking the trailer then shutting off.
    I'm gonna give a shot in a few days and I'll let you folks know I come out.
     
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