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How to install backup camera in 2010?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Tazerdlaze, Dec 20, 2022.

  1. Dec 20, 2022 at 1:44 PM
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    Tazerdlaze

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    I am looking to install a backup camera in my 2010 tundra which I have an aftermarket head unit installed that I want to use as the display.

    I have read a few threads and seen that there is a plug under the rear of my truck for an oem backup camera I’m just confused on if I can use this plug and display the backup camera through my aftermarket head unit?

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    what are my options? (I was looking at purchasing one of the tailgate handles with a camera and swapping it with my camera-less one)

    Thank you!
     
  2. Dec 20, 2022 at 2:54 PM
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    This is what I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DCRS89M?ie=UTF8

    Personally, I didn't want to mess with the factory harness (if I even had one). Installing this camera was simple. The tailgate is easy to get open and swap out. The wiring takes a little more effort. You can tap into the reverse bulb for power/ground and then you will have to run the signal cable up to the back of the head unit.

    Depending on how your head unit is configured you may have to tap into the reverse bulb to tell the unit to switch to the camera feed.

    I would call it 2 hour project from start to finish.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2022 at 2:55 PM
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    Thanks for the information, I may just end up doing it this way. How is the quality of the camera?
     
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    Camera quality is very good I think. As good or better as a lot of factory cameras in older cars. It is not HD but its more than enough. All of cameras that use this component-type connection are going to be of similar quality.
     
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    sweet! That works for me. I was also going to ask how does the replacement latch hold up? I e seen some reviews of it breaking or having issues opening the tail gate.

    thanks!
     
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    Going on for about a year now. I kept the old one for a few months just in case but I've tossed it now. Quality is fine.
     
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    i ran new wires following electrical harness from passenger side to tailgate for new camera.
    Alpine head unit with Alpine HDR camera.
     
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    Sweet, well I will probably purchase that one then. Thanks
     
  9. Dec 20, 2022 at 8:36 PM
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    1st tundra nautical blue 4x4 5.7l DC TRD had oracle custom color shift halo projector headlights, Fab4 bumper with 12k winch. RBP RX3 Grill Pro Comp stage 1 with bilstein 6112 coil overs SPC UCAs BFG KM3 35x12.5x20 with Moto metal 959s NFab running boards TRD LED DRL pioneer avh 4200nex with Polk speakers and JL 600w amp with JL audio stealth box 196k miles and running strong ready for another 200k until I wrecked it on 2/26/21 Just bought 2018 CM 4x4 5.7l quicksand TRD package upgraded headlights and adaptive CC Trifold bed cover, blacked out badges, KMC wheels BFG KO2 tires, 3/1 pro Comp lift FAB4 front bumper with rigid lights and fab4rear bumper.
    There’s a few options. Another one I’ve seen is a drop down in the sunglasses that can plug into rear view mirror. Also the one you’re showing. I used the toyota one you show in the picture and wired into my aftermarket head unit pioneer avh4200nex in my 08
     
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    Can you explain a little more? I am really confused by what your reply.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2022 at 9:09 PM
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    https://youtu.be/pfWhl7RyiOQ

    YouTube link. It’s a way to wire in a camera without a head unit. It uses the flip down sunglass holder. If u use it like I do I opted for the head unit.

    otherwise on my old 08 I bought a rear back up camera with the bracket and tapped into pre existing wiring by spare tire.

    there’s an elaborate install with tailgate handle and hole saw if you want it to look OEM. I feel like there’s more diy on Tundratalk.net so google rear back up install Tundratalk and you’ll see a bunch. I feel like this site really took off during the 2.5 gens 2014 and up. Tundratalk.net has more 07-13 stuff
     
  12. Dec 21, 2022 at 8:12 AM
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    I appreciate the information. I have no interest in the backup camera through the sunglasses holder thing. I want the backup camera to go through my new head unit. I will probably just skip all the hassle and run wire myself with some zip ties. I will also check out tundratalk thanks!
     

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