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Replacement back-up camera

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Connormc11, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Sep 16, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    Alright tacoma world I need some help. I just broke the backup camera. Can I get any cheap Amazon replacement and just splice it Into the exisiting four pin connector? I have it mounted on my swingout so it can be any camera I just want to reuse the existing wiring. Is this more complicated than I think? Any sugestions on cameras? I have the version where it displays in rearview mirror.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    yep..
    IIRC the oem camera is 6v, aftermarket will be 12v. But the coax output should be the same. Don't know if that helps.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    Sounds like I might have to run separate power for camera but should should be able to splice into stock video input wires.
     
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    What i really need is if anyone has the wiring diagram for the camera so I know which wire does what I can't find it.
     
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    Found what i needed. so now i just need to find a 6v camera...
     

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    Or you could run the 6v input into a relay that sends a 12v output to your new camera. In case you can't locate the proper 6v camera...
     
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    yea it seems like OEM is the only viable option for a 6v camera and it is still way cheaper to buy a 6v to 12v converter and camera then just a 6 volt camera.
     
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    Those cheap ass license plate mounted cameras are garbage anyways. Make sure you buy one with the proper orientation so it transmits the way you want. Some have a wire you can cut to reverse the image if being used as a backup. I bought a tiny ~5/8" camera and drilled a hole into my bumper for it that worked pretty well. I could see the hitch ball from it so it was perfect.
     
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    yep..
    Maybe it will work with just bypassing the power from the harness and using a 12v lead from the reverse light to new camera?
     
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    Agreed, but i don't see that piece as a complicated piece of hardware especially if i add some silicone to it like i do with most cheap electronic items i put out in the elements. guess the only way is to find out.
     
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    yep..
    I'd definitely be interested in seeing your final setup. My oem camera also failed and I have an aftermarket in a separate location. Ideally I want to fix up the original location with a new setup.
     
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    yea i have it a bit easier since i cant put it in the tailgate handle anymore due to my tire carrier so im not limited by OEM camera.
     
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    ok. so i bought a camera that had a four pin connector, but when i cut it off it only had three wires... I'm assuming positive negative and a trigger wire?? ill attach some pictures and see if you electrical gurus could help figure out witch wires go where.


    Truck Pin Connector:

    Capture.jpg


    Camera:

    20170923_203741967_iOS.jpg
     
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    Yellow is video out I'd say. Yellow is the standard color for video on pretty much all electronic devices
     
  17. Sep 23, 2017 at 3:22 PM
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    Yea i agree but i dont know which pin it goes to on the truck harness.

    My guess is:

    Yellow -> CB+
    Red -> CV+
    Black -> CV- and CGND
     
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    Red is cb+, black cgnd, yellow cv+. Don't worry about cv-. That connection was most likely broken to avoid ground loops.
    B+ is positive 12 volts. Cgnd is ground
     
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