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Rear view camera - where to mount

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jammer, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Mar 1, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    jammer

    jammer [OP] 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    Anyone installed a rear camera on their Tacoma??
    Before I order, I'm trying to figure out where to install it.
    Reason you may ask.......because "if" my 17 year old daughter drives my beloved Yota to run an errand, etc., I want to make sure she doesn't back up into something or someone.
    She scares the crap out of me in a parking lot.



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  2. Mar 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    I've thought about installing a dash cam for insurance purposes.

    Getting the camera farther from the ground would help give you a better view. There *is* room on each side of the tailgate handle to mount a camera, but that leaves it really vulnerable to damage. Running a wire to it would be pretty difficult as well.


    I think the only practical location is use a license plant bracket to mount it just below tailgate. No drilling needed and it's reversible.
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    jammer [OP] 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    Yeah, I'm with you on the insurance or liability issues. Especially when some jackass is riding your bumper.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    Dude, I hate to say it but a camera isn't going to help her park perfectly. There's more to backing up than just staring at a small TV screen.

    I have backup cams on 2 of my vehicles, and use the camera maybe 20% of the time. The rest of it is looking out the windows and knowing your corners.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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    jammer [OP] 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    I understand what you're saying and it's preached each time that "you need to have your head on a swivel". This is just another tool!
     
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    I just did this mod to my new 1st gen. I purchased a pop a lock and modified it by removing the lock and mounting a camera to replace it (2nd gen camera look) my cams connected to an aftermarket deck though. I'll try and take pics later
     
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  7. Mar 1, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    I recently installed a PopLock and it literally broke the first time I used it. Hopefully not using the lock will help to keep yours from breaking.
     
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  8. Mar 1, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    jammer [OP] 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    Yes, please post some pics, and Thank you for the response. I purchased a JVC Bluetooth receiver less than 2 years ago and didn't want to spend close to $200 on a receiver that has the video connection.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    20190301_123231 (1).jpg thumbnail (3).jpg thumbnail (4).jpg I had my friend at his stereo shop do the install on a deck I won at a tournament along with the camera. Could've use the license plate cam but wanted a closer look at the angle towards the bumper while reversing. I don't plan on having a camper or cover on this truck so deleting the lock isn't a biggie to me. It's not perfect but I'm happy with the results. I hope this helps
     
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    Anyone have a write-up where the camera is a combo backup cam (displays on screen when in reverse) AND always recording to disk (dash cam concept)?
     
  11. Mar 1, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    Mind sharing what brand/model camera and how you installed it in the pop a lock?
     
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    I used the license plate screws, mounted the screen to a CD slot mount.
    Amazon about $29 for he camera/screen/wiring kit, $12 for the CD slot mount. I mainly did mine for backing up to a trailer.
     

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