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Front Camera for a 2016 Tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by buchanan, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Sep 21, 2016 at 6:56 AM
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    buchanan

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    Wanting to install a front camera on my 2016 tundra. It has a backup camera already on it.
    Any suggestions of what kind and how to go about hooking it up to the display in the truck
    with maybe a switch to cut it off and on?
     
  2. Sep 21, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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    If u want to connect it to your Entune you will need to get a video interface. Look on YouTube for to get an idea of how it works. I got mine from NavTv.com. Total was $220 with interface and camera. Had it installed at local audio shop. I'm not too handy :(
    Anyways works great! I use it for parking only since it's a big truck... I'm not good driver :(

    Good luck
     
  3. Sep 21, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    how do you turn the camera on? can you turn it on while you're driving?
     
  4. Sep 21, 2016 at 7:48 AM
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    Yes, you connect it to a toggle switch to turn on/off anytime. Some on YouTube have it setup as two way switch so they can turn forward or reverse camera on anytime.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:02 AM
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    anychance you could provide part numbers for the camera and interface you used?
     
  6. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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    I'll get for u later when I'm at work. They are easy to talk to.
     
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    I would love to have the rear on at anytime. If your sittin in a parking lot its a good safety measure for lurking criminals
     
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  8. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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    I've thought about doing the same thing using this camera:

    https://www.amazon.com/iNewcow-Embe...&qid=1474470432&sr=8-1&keywords=toyota+camera

    It supposedly fits in the Toyota emblem on the front grill. When I researched it, once the camera has power and sends a signal to the Etune head unit, it will automatically change the screen to show the camera image. This is as far as I have gotten in the research. It sounds like you mount the camera, splice the camera wires into the reverse camera wires on the Etune, then wire a switch to power the front camera.

    If you try it, please post your results as it might be the push I need to do it on my own truck.
     
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  9. Sep 21, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    I LOVE the front camera idea...almost bought a F150 just for this feature....

    @lehminh Please share your part # and install instructions.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2016 at 11:29 AM
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    TheBeast

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    mine is aftermarket, hooked to rear view mirror. When I go into reverse ,the rear camera shows .When I start driving ,the front shows and I can turn it off with mirror on/off button. The only thing I don't like is the front camera is just glued to grille right now. I like the emblem idea.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    See image. Busy morning, sorry for delay. If you want to install yourself their tech team will talk you through the install.

    Good luck

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