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Smart Rear-View Mirror

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IFeelfishy, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Dec 17, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    IFeelfishy

    IFeelfishy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone installed one of these smart rear view mirrors yet? These have a dash cam build in as well as a camera for the rear. The rear view camera acts as your back up camera and will also be used as a rear dash cam. I am thinking about installing one, but I wanted to see what people who have them think of the devices. I have a cap on my truck so the rear camera would be mounded on the inside of the glass until the inevitable dream of a new rear bumper with swinging tire mount.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    IFeelfishy

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Dec 18, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    Maybe post a link to the device you’re referring to.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    IFeelfishy

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    theolee

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    So I was thinking about getting one of these (a different brand) but my only issue is I want to keep my factory OEM back camera intact with the new unit. Unfortunately I can't find anyone who has successfully accomplished that. The only reason I'm drawn this is because of the dash cam. Did you ever pull the trigger on this? Do you have a OEM back up camera?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    IFeelfishy

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    I have not pulled the trigger yet. Life got in the way. Probably this summer I look into it again. Yes, I do have a stock back up camera, but on my 2011 the screen is something like 1.5 X 2 inch screen in my mirror. I wouldn't mind getting rid of the OEM camera. I would probably leave the actual camera in the tailgate handle and place the new reverse camera inside my glassed Lear cap
     
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  7. Feb 6, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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    That would be an expensive gamble based on a good percentage of the dash cams are junk or break with in a year or so. Just read the negative reviews.
     
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