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Front Camera (2018+)

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by lbcdan, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    lbcdan

    lbcdan [OP] Zip it up and zip it out

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    I have been browsing the numerous threads regarding front camera installations (FRAC) and I cannot seem to find anybody who has installed a front camera on a 2018+ Tundra. Since 2018 is when they changed the emblem to a sensor, I cannot use the camera most have used.

    Any recommendations on cameras and mounting locations on a 2018+? I have a Pioneer headunit so interfacing to the radio is not a problem. Just need help with cameras and mounting location.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:41 PM
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    I originally mounted my front cam in the lower grille area, but didn't like how low it ended up being (red), so I fab'd an L bracket and used 3M tape to hang it below the TSS-P (green). I don't have a pic of the new mount, but I can get one in the morning if needed.

    6D6E008E-9A30-42E2-8956-10DD11DFD7F0.jpg

    Here's the camera I used:

    NOAUKA Waterproof IP68 Night Vision 170 Degree Car Rear View/Reversing/Reverse Camera Universal Color CMOS Imaging Chip Backup Parking HD Front View Camera https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNM7GNS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3HoBCbKJWSMNM
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    lbcdan [OP] Zip it up and zip it out

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    Thanks for the reply. That looks really clean and low profile. The only problem is that I have a 30" light bar going there this weekend. I have been on the fence about mounting a license plate front camera since I am in CA and already have 2 screw holes in the front bumper.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    After you mount the 30" bar behind the grille, please post a pic or PM it to me. I'm on the fence about mounting one behind the honeycomb and contemplating getting an earlier SR5 grille / insert with the horizontal bars instead.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    lbcdan [OP] Zip it up and zip it out

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    Sorry, i might have worded that poorly. I am mounting mine in the bumper. I am using Rough Countrys Tundra kit.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    Here's where I ended up mounting it. The viewing angle is better on the head unit than with it mounted on the lower grille.
    746F9CB7-2EEF-4F7D-BA74-841E9E93B295.jpg
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    lbcdan [OP] Zip it up and zip it out

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    Oh dang. I like that a lot! I think that is how i am going to do it as well. Any tips or tricks on the install?
     
  8. Feb 20, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    The third (and hopefully now final) time I redid it, I routed the cable wrapped in wireloom along the TSS wires, mounting the 4 pin plug for the camera with the TSS disconnect at the top of the grill. Same with the other end of the cable, just zip tied the loom along the large wire loom bundle in front of the radiator. For the mount, just make sure the L bracket fits in the indention of the honeycomb and use a spacer if you need it to fit the camera body over the lip. I didn't take pics as I was putting it together, but if I end up taking the grille off any time soon I'll snap one.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2019 at 9:26 PM
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    Do you all use the company “anytime backup camera” to hook these front cameras up or do you have a different company you use?
     
  10. Feb 20, 2019 at 9:44 PM
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    I believe what you are referring to is for stock head units. I have a pioneer so I should be able to interface directly with the Pioneer Headunit without an issue.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2019 at 9:44 PM
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    ahhh, got it
     
  12. Feb 20, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    Did you interface with a stock head unit or do you have an aftermarket one?
     
  13. Feb 21, 2019 at 5:48 AM
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    Aftermarket. Was going to go the FRAC harness route, but decided to put that money towards a full replacement instead.
     
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  14. Feb 21, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    How's the quality of view you get from the front camera, same as what we see from the back-up cam? I've got a 2019 and agree this is something that's badly needed.
     
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    Very nice. Can you snap a pic of the view on the head unit?
     
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    I believe @azTony has a front camera on an 18 honeycomb grill also

    I haven't found a good place on the limited/1794 grill due to how thin the slats are
     
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    Here you go:
    IMG_0422.jpg

    View from windshield for reference:
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    Sweet thanks!
     
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    How did you secure the L bracket to the grill? Did you have to glue it?
     
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    I used some 3M tape. Seems to be holding for now, but gets a little soft when it heats up, especially in 115 degree heat right now... I need to come up with a better solution soon.
     
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    Thanks For all the info. I'll soon add camera also. My question is about your pioneer. Do you like it compared to the oem and did you retain all the stock functions or if not, what did you lose. I have the taco tunes system and sounds great, but I know the head unit is our weak part of this truck. So im thinking of changing out the unit but dint know which one to buy
     
  22. Jul 31, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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  23. Oct 4, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Very nice. Can you snap a pic of the Back grill ?
     
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    Thanks for all the info
     

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