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Reverse Camera came Stock, How to find harness?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DeadWeasel, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    DeadWeasel

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    I've got an 09 2.7L 4x4. It has the reverse camera stock. I'm not sure where to look for the wiring harness, if it came with one.

    Does anyone know what the factory did if it installed the camera and no monitor? Did they just do the handle and that's it? :confused:
     
  2. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    so you have the camera but it doesn't show up on the rear view mirror?
     
  3. Jan 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Yup. The camera is on the tailgate handle. I don't have a monitor rearview. At least there's no plug and it's a standard size mirror, not the thicker monitor kind.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    Have you owned the truck since it was built?
     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    It had 24 miles on it when I got it from the dealer.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    You should be able to pop out the overhead console and you will find the end of the wiring harness connector.

    My 09 did not have the camera but did have the wiring into the tailgate. I did not see the wiring in the headliner. I have been in the headliner twice so far and it is easy. My Tacoma was built in late July of 09.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    So you bought the truck new, it has the camera in the tailgate, but not the rear view monitor. Did you ever ask the dealer why?
     
  8. Jan 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Toyota only makes 1 tailgate handle the one with the backup camera. They did this to make more money off the SR5 owners who want to upgrade.

    I believe it is wired to the headliner, you just need to get the mirror, relay and reverse switch to get it to work correctly.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    I'll check this weekend. Glad to hear it likely has wiring already in the headliner. I def need the monitor, new truck cap makes me feel like i'm going to kill a dwarf with her baby every time I back up.

    I thought I saw a thread on here about getting scangauge data to show in the reverse monitor (i'd like to do reverse monitor mod anytime). Anyone seen it? I haven't been able to find it since.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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  11. Jan 6, 2012 at 5:41 AM
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    What did you search for to find that?
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    I searched reverse camera monitor, rearview monitor, and couple other combos. Results are not really helpful. I must be doing something wrong.

    Thanks!:)
     
  12. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    Hey guys not trying to bring up a dead post but I work at a Toyota dealership in the Gulf States Toyota Region and yes in 09' I believe Toyota made an error and put cameras in all the handles yet I didnt really see very many Tacoma's being produced that year or 10' for that matter. If I'm not mistaken I think some of the 10's had em as well. I bought an 11' with a cap that replaced the camera and I do know that the camera is very expensive through parts as well as salvage if you find one. I just happened to luck out and found a taco that was traded in with the camera but no monitor...:D Just a heads up...
     
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