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Anyone install a Back-Up Camera on a 1st Gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Bman95, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Mar 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    abcinv

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    If you're asking me then no, once you open the tailgate a few times you know where to reach / grab. It's really no big deal.
     
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  2. Mar 21, 2021 at 12:52 PM
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    What headunit do you have yours connected to? I have the same handle and camera but I can’t seem to get the display to work well. I tapped into aux and ground wires on the trailer wiring but the display is super grainy and can’t really see anything, even after getting a new camera sent out.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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    I’ve got a JVC touch screen but I’ve got the RCA cable running to the rear view mirror display. Only the power and ground is tied to the head unit.
     
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  4. Mar 21, 2021 at 8:32 PM
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    Almost forgot to upload the image from my camera setup. Nice wide angle high up view. Bottom right corner you can just make out the edge of the bumper. I can back into my garage right up against the wall if I need to.
    20210321_181713.jpg
     
  5. Mar 22, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    After 21 years of owning, I decided to make the first upgrade, added an Alpine with backup cam. Works well, have front facing camera too that allows me to hook up to my RV w/o needing to get the wife involved. Oh, and I had a drive-shaft disconnect put in so I could flat-tow it.

    Regarding the camera from Tailgate Masters, it looks like it only points at the hitch in the pictures. Can it be adjusted to be a typical rear view / back-up camera?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    Did you happen to do the install yourself? I have that same Alpine headunit and I'm trying to figure out why my camera view isn't working. Clean truck by the way. Looks great.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    Yes, I installed it myself, only a couple weeks ago. I bought it from Crutchfield along with their 'Ready Harness' which actually made things really simple. I also bought the Micro Bypass Switch for Alpine from Amz to handle the ebrake stuff. For the rear camera it just needs positive voltage on the trigger wire - from the trailer harness or reverse light.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2021 at 12:29 PM
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    Thanks. Ya I got the ready harness also. I seem to keep having issues with it working. I just need to investigate more.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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    What kind of issues....these guys have a world of knowledge and willing to help.

    Disregard, I see where you have commented in a number of your posts what your situation is. Keep us abreast of what you find !
     
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  10. Mar 23, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    Do the colors look right on your camera or is everything washed out? Your head unit could be doing light level "corrections" to let you have more visibility in the dark but it sacrifices quality and color accuracy during the day. Since you said that you are on camera #2 now I would doubt that it is a camera issue.
     
  11. Mar 24, 2021 at 9:12 AM
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    There are some lines across the screen, but it mostly looks like a bad signal or connection. I'm suspecting a bad RCA cable connection, a bad ground, or maybe a setting that is messing it up.
    - I originally had it wired to the taillight but have since re-wired (splice/solder) into the trailer harness. Followed ED and write-up by @MrDirtjumper
    - I am going to pull the dash and try the front RCA cable to see if that works any better, and possibly try getting a new pre-out harness for the receiver just in case.
    - I've tried messing with the setting to see if for some reason the parking guide lines are screwing up the signal, or something along those lines, but no luck yet.
    - Last step is to re-do the ground to the trailer hitch receiver and see if that is a better ground than spliced into the ground wire on the harness.

    I haven't been able to make time lately to do anything.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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    I did have a loose ground that caused the interior lights to flicker. It went away after I tightened that ground wire.

    Throughout the install, I checked the RCA feed at every step to ensure I had a good connection. I was concerned about damaging the cable while running it under the truck so I insulated it with flex tubing. I didn’t experience any issues but could see how the cable could easily get damaged.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2021 at 6:52 AM
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    For those of you using the Master Tailgaters back up camera, do you mind posting a photo of what the camera captures? I know the quality will depend on the head unit but, trying to gauge the cameras field of vision

    Screenshot_20210327-065648.jpg
     
  15. Mar 27, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    It’s in my rear view but you can see the angle and view.

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  16. Mar 27, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    Have my Pioneer ND-BC8 mounted in a used tailgate handle and considering this Master tailgater. Mine is adjustable and I have it just at the outside edge of bumper which puts trailer ball in a good view. Is that camera adjustable ?
     
  17. Mar 27, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    No, this particular camera is not adjustable. It is installed in a fixed position in the handle.
     
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  18. Mar 27, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    Thanks....bummer !
     
  19. Mar 28, 2021 at 10:39 PM
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    I haven't ordered my reverse camera yet, but I am a little confused still.

    I have the crutchfield ready harness and there is a green wire that is connected to nothing that says "reverse". So I just wanted to know, if I connect that to a reverse signal in the cab, the reverse camera its self to the reverse light, and the RCA cable to the headunit? I cant just do the reverse light 12v from the camera and the RCA, I need to connect the green wire off the crutchfield harness correct?

    I would assume that the wire from the harness is to let the screen know I am now in reverse, but I didn't know if it would just automatically switch when power to the RCA came on.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2021 at 5:10 PM
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    Are you running the RCA cable to your head unit or a review mirror display?
     
  21. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:36 AM
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    So strange thing happened. I've had my backup camera installed for about a month now and it hasn't worked for 3 weeks and because of too much stuff going on I haven't had a chance to look at it.
    Fast forward to last Friday, I'm leaving work, throw the truck in reverse, and the camera works fine... :crazy:
    I thought it was a fluke, but it has since been working just fine the last 3 days. And for @jImmegart here is the long anticipated camera view.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Apr 5, 2021 at 12:28 PM
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    Ah hell ya, Now I just need to order one!
     
  23. Apr 5, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    Do it. I'm a big fan of it already. I'll work on a write-up for install, but I can help locate the reverse trigger wire for the headunit because Crutchfield has it wrong. Also, I recommend going the @MrDirtjumper route and wiring to the tow harness and specifically the aux wire so that you can use it even when not in reverse.
     
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    There should be a wire that is running along the RCA cable from the backup camera to the head unit, and that is the wire you connect to that trigger wire to let the unit know that you are in reverse, and then it will automatically switch. Unfortunately, simply connecting an RCA will not automatically allow the unit to change on its own.
     
  25. Apr 7, 2021 at 5:13 AM
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    I decided to roll the dice on a dash cam/ mirror cam off of Amazon. Install was pretty straight forward and I’m happy with the results so far.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  26. Apr 7, 2021 at 5:46 AM
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    Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Westin bull bar with 20" LED Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers trim and tool box
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