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2020 Tundra TRD Pro - Front camera install

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by wacawaca, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Mar 22, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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    wacawaca

    wacawaca [OP] New Member

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    First post for me. I saw some videos on installing the Anytime Backup Camera as a front-facing camera, but I didn't find any done on a TRD Pro. I found my TRD Pro to present a unique challenge in finding a good place on the grill to install/mount the camera. I ended up cutting out a small notch in the grill to accommodate.

    Pretty raw video, covers the gist I think... tutorials are not my thing :D

    Hopefully someone will stumble upon it and find something useful in there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKpQp03Bgr4

    Update:
    Sticking some info that may be useful from the thread/conversation below.
    • Functionality:
      • If the switch is left in “neutral”, the rear cam works according to OEM spec. (Comes on when in reverse only).
      • If “rear” is selected by the switch, the rear cam will show regardless of the drive mode.
      • If “front” is selected by the switch, the front cam will show regardless of the drive mode.
     
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  2. Mar 23, 2020 at 7:18 PM
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    Beerdude77

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    Welcome and not too shabby for your first tutorial video. I am in the middle of an install and checking out locations for my camera so I appreciate your video!
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Any link where to get that mod you did?

    thanks for the tutorial
     
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  4. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    Thanks, guys!

    Looks like the mod kit I used is on hold/sold out due to covid :|

    I'm bummed that I didn't record the part where I cutout the notch in the grill and attached the camera (I took a picture when I thought I was starting a video... doh!). It was super easy to cut the notch with a hacksaw blade.
     
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  5. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    TRD parts here and there...
    When you have the front camera selected and when you put the gear on reverse, does it switch to the rear camera - bypassing the front?
     
  6. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:43 AM
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    If the switch is left in “neutral”, the rear cam works according to OEM spec. (Comes on when in reverse only).
    If “rear” is selected by the switch, the rear cam will show regardless of the drive mode.
    If “front” is selected by the switch, the front cam will show regardless of the drive mode.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    Thanks.
    The reason I asked coz TundraTex kit will bypass the front camera when the you put the gear on Reverse which make sense because you dont really need to look at the front when backing up, but you can view either camera if youre on Drive.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    Yeah that implementation makes sense and is how I expected my system would work. I figure it may come in handy to flip to "Front" mode while turning in reverse or something, so it's nice to have the option.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    Great video, @wacawaca . I’m waiting for the 2020 FRAC harness from @TundraTex . I’m wondering how the Anytime Backup Camera kit differs from the FRAC kit. I do like that switch that you used.
     
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  10. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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    Mountun Goat

    Mountun Goat Pretty ugly, yet completely effective

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    Pretty legit bud
    Rad. Nice job.
     
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  11. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:14 AM
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    Nice work, sucks that the kit is sold out. However I think I'll wait for it as on my 4runner I had to run lots of wires and add diodes, relays and crap for this. PITA.
     
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  12. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:05 PM
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    Yeah, bummer it’s sold out... I’m glad I nabbed mine a couple days before that happened.

    I left the house for the first time in 2 weeks today... was pretty cool to be able to flip on the front or rear cams while driving. The rear cam works well as a blind spot checker on the freeway.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2020 at 5:28 AM
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    Nice. Great mod & ballsy to tear your truck apart like that.
    Also love the dog barking at around 13 minutes :)
     
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  14. Mar 27, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    In the process of de-chroming....
    You don't give yourself enough credit. This was one of the better videos I've watched, sure the graphics and sfx weren't out of this world but it was short and sweet and covered the high points.

    :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Mar 27, 2020 at 7:19 AM
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    Good video...thank you
     
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  16. Mar 27, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    When I had the RCA/video signals crossed and couldn't get the cam feeds to work for ~10-15 mins, I was seriously questioning my decision to have ripped the interior apart! :eek: lol
     
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  17. Mar 27, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    Thanks for the good feedback, everyone!
     

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