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tailgate cam

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trd4us, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Sep 1, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    trd4us

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    just wanted to say i got my 09 reg cab tacoma today to go with the wifes 4 door trd. but any way any one know about the tailgate cam. any info would b nice.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    What exactly do you wanna know? it located on the tailgate handle and you view it through the rear view mirror.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    trd4us

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    is it in all the tacomas i have the cam but not sure if the rear view has the screen. the wire harness plug was in the glove box. 09 reg cab 5 speed 4x4 4cyl.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    tdm156

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    I have it on my 09 and works pretty good for hooking up trailers....I have found that the LED rear tail lights seem to make it possible to utilize the camera at night as well.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Its built in to the mirror so when you hit reverse nothing happens? If not take it back and have then install it.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2008 at 8:06 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i believe that the camera is a package thing...i dont think that all of them come w/ it
     
  7. Nov 21, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    sunruner19

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  8. Nov 21, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    I don't know how much i would use it... But it might be anice feature to have...
     
  9. Nov 21, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    Okkine

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    They should all have the camera, but not all of them will have the screen in the mirror. That costs extra.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    Joe B

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    I think the camera comes with the 6 cyl models.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    Metallikatz3

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    so what do i need to go buy to add one to my 2005?
     
  12. Nov 21, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the tailgate handle w/ cam, the mirror w/ screen, and the wiring from front to back...lol...the entire system
     
  13. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:38 AM
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    Joe B

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    The install would be too expensive.
    To me,the backup camera isn't a big deal.It is good for hooking up trailers but the screen is too small.
     
  14. Nov 22, 2008 at 8:04 AM
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    sunruner19

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    There are plenty of aftermarket rear cam setups varying between 100 to 800+. What I would definitely stay away from are the wireless ones from Walmart etc. They have alot of interference problems such as viewing clarity. Anything smaller than a 3.5 screen is just a waste.
     
  15. Nov 22, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I don't really haul anything so it doesn't help me hooking up a trailer. However, I back in just about everywhere I go, so it helps me get "just close enough" to make others nervous... :)

    The LED tail lights absolutely make it easier to use at night.

    The only problem I've seen is when it's rainy or foggy, the lens gets wet or fogged up. Then, you really can't see anything out of it.

    Yeah, the screen is small and I wouldn't use it for much, but it's just enough detail for backing in to places (and hooking up a trailer I guess :))
     
  16. Nov 22, 2008 at 9:17 AM
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    I just got a 2009 reg cab. Are you saying everything is there except the mirror?
     
  17. Nov 22, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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    All the wiring should be there, but look at your tailgate handle. Does it have a camera in it? If not, you'll need that too.
     
  18. Nov 22, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    The electroluminesent mirror that the camera displays on is part of the SR5 package so the base truck has the camera but not the mirror to play it on. I'd see how much the mirror is. I have it in my new Access Cab and it is really nice backing up to a post or wall. You can get right up to it and tell when you have an inch left.
     
  19. Nov 22, 2008 at 1:36 PM
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    The mirror from Toyota lists at $600.
    From Gentex, which is part of Mito, manufacturers the mirror for Toyota. They sell it for 320 or so for the 2.5 screen and 399. for the 3.5 screen.
    All Toyota trucks have the cam in the tailgate. Open the tailgate, you will see a black harness on the bottom of the gate going into the bottom of the bed. A quick way to find out if you have the cam is quite simpler.....look in your glovebox and you will see a plastic bag, with two connectors in it and a warning label attached to the outside of that bag informng you to disconnect the wiring before removing the tailgate and putting those supplied plugs on the disconnected wires to keep dirt out of them.
     
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