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Has anyone installed a backup camera in a first Gen Tundra?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by FirstGenTundra1867, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Aug 25, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    FirstGenTundra1867

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    I really appreciate the convenience and safety of the back-up camera I have in my 2015 vehicle and would like to hear from forum members who have installed one in their First Gen Tundra. How has it worked out and would you recommend it? Brand names of the ones to buy and the ones to avoid would be especially helpful. Thank you, Ron...
     
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  2. Aug 25, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    I just drilled a hole where the tailgate handle is .removed the plate off the back of the tailgate and ran my wire that way ,I can hardly even see it and it's wide spread when they're up higher it seems like it works better ,very clear will try to send a picture later from the inside where the camera shows.

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    In for pics of post above
     
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    Crutchfield was selling the cam built into the frame for $129 when I bought the Sony head unit that would integrate with it. Boyo was the brand. Any of the stuff on CF is decent stuff and they'll walk you through the install.
     
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    I was just wondering if the first gen were prewired also.


    Thanks
     
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    With the camera mounted inside the handle area, can you see the trailer hitch ball? That would be a great help hitching up the boat.
     
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    I dig the integrated camera into the tailgate handle, smooth!

    I ordered a back up camera with it's own seperate screen, it should arrive and be installed tomorrow if I can find the time
     
  12. Sep 23, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    Waiting for pic of what the camera sees from the handle. I have had a camera on my 06 for years. It's no longer giving a clear pic. Ready to replace it. Just put one on my car.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    Yes, with that camera I purchased and installed you can see the ball.
     
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    Can you take a photos of what your back up screen looks like in reverse. I was wonder if you can see the hitch for backing up to trailers?
     
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    I apologize it took so long, been working a lot. You can see the receiver ball just zoom in on the picture
     
  17. Oct 22, 2018 at 5:43 AM
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    2006 Toyota Guy thanks for the photos! Looks great! I'm going to do mine now : )
     
  18. Nov 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    kind of late to the party, but I highly recommend running a higher quality shield RCA to reduced any noise/lines from camera to the receiver.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2018 at 10:48 PM
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    I've never installed one myself but have had them professionally installed on 4 or 5 vehicles. They work great, although sometimes the sun causes a glare on the screen and you can't see it.
    Also, the aftermarket models do not show the curved lines when you're turning while backing up that the factory versions do.
    The cameras are helpful for backing to a hitch but while you can see left/right orientation the front/rear is indiscernible, so you have to get out of the truck a few times to see if your ball is under he hitch if you don't have a helper.
     
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