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#11 Overland Hadley

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:31 AM

Bosque Bill,

Sorry if I missed it, but what monitor are you using? Do you know if your method would work with an older model Tacoma? Thanks.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:40 AM

Sorry if I missed it, but what monitor are you using? Do you know if your method would work with an older model Tacoma? Thanks.

Nathanael, I'm using the monitor built into the late model Tacoma's rear view mirror. So if that doesn't describe Hadley, then probably a third-party monitor, such as K6ON describes might be better for you. If Hadley has the touch-screen radio, those can be swapped out with a front end that will accept video.

If your rear view mirror is not wired, there are third-party kits that include mirrors with integrated monitors, but I don't know any other details; just recall seeing them offered somewhere.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:37 AM

Nathanael, I'm using the monitor built into the late model Tacoma's rear view mirror. So if that doesn't describe Hadley, then probably a third-party monitor, such as K6ON describes might be better for you. If Hadley has the touch-screen radio, those can be swapped out with a front end that will accept video.

If your rear view mirror is not wired, there are third-party kits that include mirrors with integrated monitors, but I don't know any other details; just recall seeing them offered somewhere.



Thanks Bill, that is what I was wondering. Hadley is an 07, so no monitor wiring or touch screens.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

While my truck isn’t a Tacoma, here’s what I did for backup camera on my old Dodge. I have a Grandby on a short wheelbase Dodge so I worried a lot while backing the rig with the tailgate down and camper on. A backup camera was in order. I picked up a couple of the cheap cameras on ebay ($14.99), and a dual input 7” TFT monitor, also on ebay ($35.00). I always complained about having no visibility looking over the hood of the Dodge, so I mounted a camera up front also. The backup camera is wired to come on when the truck is in reverse, with a manual override so I can turn it on any time. The front camera is also wired to the override switch and comes on when the switch is on. The monitor has two inputs, with the default to input one, which is hooked to the backup camera. Input 2 is manually switched on the monitor when I want to use front camera. The system is simple and works great.

Here’s a schematic of the camera wiring and pics of the cameras in case anyone would like to try something like this:



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 02:38 PM

K6ON, i'm pretty interested in what exactly you used, since I'm a cheap bastard!. The "cheap camera on ebay" are those the little webcams? I found this $33 monitor on Amazon - is this the same idea as what you used? http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/B007SLDF7O

 

I guess my only question is - is it hard to get connectors or cables that are long enough to run from the rear of the truck up to the monitor? What kind of connectors did you use? I'm in Sac area also, maybe I could stop by and take a look at your setup one of these days.

 


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:33 PM

That is the exact monitor I purchased, dual input 7" TFT.   Looks like Amazon also sells the same camera: http://www.amazon.co...a_os_product    The camera comes with about 25' of video cable which was more than enough to get from the back

of the truck to the monitor, and also a short power cable which is long enough to get to your back-up light.  RCA and power connectors are already on the cables.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:36 PM

 Oops...I forgot, I'll PM you my phone number if you'd like to come by and take a look at my setup.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

Thanks K6ON for the great info, I'll be in touch.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:43 AM

The simplicity of this set up makes it tempting. 

http://rear-view-cam...era-review.html


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:15 PM

Here is what I found as the easiest solution for factory camera wiring- 

 

http://www.jemkosyst...tacoma-255.html


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