08 tundra backup camera use in motion

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    Default 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    does anyone know how to set a switch so i can use my backup camera to check the load and hitch, while moving forward? any help woould be appreciated, thanks

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    Smile Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    You would have to feed a 12v power source to the monitor line. It is the green line located behind the plastic cover along the driver side window pillar. You CANNOT just put 12v on it, the computer will think that you are in reverse while your in forward, and the check engine, 4 wheel, and reverse lights in the back and the inside will light up like a Christmas tree; NOT GOOD. You will have to solder in 2 general purpose diode(1N4003) from Radio Shack. You will have to cut the green wire and and solder the two cathode end(the side with the strip) to the lead that goes up to the monitor. Now one side of the diode, you would have to solder the other end of the green line to it (it is the power source when you put it in reverse). The other end of the other diode is where you solder the other power source(grey wire in picture) from your switch (where ever you desire it to be). I put mine next to the TOW button and got my 12v from the cig. lighter. I posted a picture to help. If picture don't come out, just check my photo gallery. If you did it right then you can have the switch on anytime you like, even when it already in reverse. I like it on when I'm towing my boat, also help when you hitching up, cause if you misjudged and put in forward, the camera is useless. This way you can see it in forward or reverse. Hope this will help out.

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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    will this work even in my limited tubdra. I have the in dash nav. Will this work with it?

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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    i did it with my aftermarket nav and i just used a SPDT rocker switch, center contact went to monitor - the two power came from reverse light and switched ignition....works like a champ

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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    how would i install one? because the nav and the camera use the same screen. thanks

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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    Quote Originally Posted by tundra-holic View Post
    how would i install one? because the nav and the camera use the same screen. thanks
    yeah so does mine...not sure how yours is set up...but on mine, find the reverse sensing wire, dike it, that will be the center contact..on the other side of the spdt switch will be your two power inputs...the one from the reverse and another one you wire up to a swiched ignition source....i leave the switch down (normal sys op) works as soon as you put into reverse, if i wanna see whats going on behind me, i flip it up---instant camera

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    You would have to feed a 12v power source to the monitor line. It is the green line located behind the plastic cover along the driver side window pillar. You CANNOT just put 12v on it, the computer will think that you are in reverse while your in forward, and the check engine, 4 wheel, and reverse lights in the back and the inside will light up like a Christmas tree; NOT GOOD. You will have to solder in 2 general purpose diode(1N4003) from Radio Shack. You will have to cut the green wire and and solder the two cathode end(the side with the strip) to the lead that goes up to the monitor. Now one side of the diode, you would have to solder the other end of the green line to it (it is the power source when you put it in reverse). The other end of the other diode is where you solder the other power source(grey wire in picture) from your switch (where ever you desire it to be). I put mine next to the TOW button and got my 12v from the cig. lighter. I posted a picture to help. If picture don't come out, just check my photo gallery. If you did it right then you can have the switch on anytime you like, even when it already in reverse. I like it on when I'm towing my boat, also help when you hitching up, cause if you misjudged and put in forward, the camera is useless. This way you can see it in forward or reverse. Hope this will help out.
    Hi, I just installed the OEM camera & Monitor, bought on ebay for $506, how easy was it to get to the reverse sensing wire in the door pillar? Also what type switch did you use? Thanks nice pics.

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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    Quote Originally Posted by 2007dctundra4x4 View Post
    i did it with my aftermarket nav and i just used a SPDT rocker switch, center contact went to monitor - the two power came from reverse light and switched ignition....works like a champ
    Ditto on my JVC KW-AVX810. Its kind of like riding a roller coaster when you're going down the road looking back.
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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    Anyone else try ccscorpion200's mod?

    I want the camera on also and want to try this mod, but I would like to know how easy it is to do first...
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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    Quote Originally Posted by RisingSun View Post
    Ditto on my JVC KW-AVX810. Its kind of like riding a roller coaster when you're going down the road looking back.
    u think thats odd...i hate to even mention a buddy of mine and i tried this but when we first got our digital camera systems in our patrol cars- they have a small monitor mounted on the ceiling- gotta be like a 5 in LCD or whatever, anyway, closed course of course, it is like a huge video game if you watch the screen while driving around....sense of depth perception, speed, all that is out the window. feels like a huge video game.

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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    thanks to ccscorp. for his help. I finally got the camera Hooked up to a switch now I can turn the montior on anytime I want (a real essential option IMO).

    Thanks again.
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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    Anyone thought of adding a momentary switch to the overhead console behind the flip down monitor. flipping the monitor down would activate the display regardless as to the direction of travel. simply fold it up when you want to turn the display off. seems like perfect sense to me.


    Quote Originally Posted by needatundra View Post
    thanks to ccscorp. for his help. I finally got the camera Hooked up to a switch now I can turn the montior on anytime I want (a real essential option IMO).

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponyuk View Post
    Anyone thought of adding a momentary switch to the overhead console behind the flip down monitor. flipping the monitor down would activate the display regardless as to the direction of travel. simply fold it up when you want to turn the display off. seems like perfect sense to me.

    Working on that this week will update

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    Default Re: 08 tundra backup camera use in motion

    I am looking forward to your write up. I just ordered a couple of diodes and a "through the hole" microswitch. I intend to drill a tiny whole behind the monitor and just allow the switch lever to protrude through it. It shouldn't be under any real stress, so I'm just going to hot-glue the switch in place.
    It will be next weekend before I have the parts in hand to get started.



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    Working on that this week will update
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