So this past week and weekend, my wife was out of town for a few days, so I was able to take some time to install a new head unit and rear view camera that I had ordered. It wasn't too hard and it was well worth the effort. The mounting bracket has some gaps, which I'm not very happy with, so I found a new one that I ordered to hopefully fix the problem.
Here is the new HU
After installing the new HU, I went on to mount the new camera. I went with the low profile camera from Esky
and since I didnt really want to deal with running wires, I bought the matching Wireless adapter
to save some time. The picture twitches a tiny bit, but it's worth the hassle to use it for 5 seconds when backing up.
I really didnt want to see the camera, or have it stick out and look aftermarket, I am really anal about things looking "stock". I decided to mount it in my tailgate handle. It was a little more complicated, having to make a bracket get the angle right, but it came out great IMO. IMG_0153.jpgIMG_0154.jpg
Once i was able to locate the reverse wire, I tapped into that and now it works flawlessly. Counldnt be more happy. I can see what's behind me!!
I can see the handle, but it only blocks my bumper and the sky, so I am ok with it. The most important thing was it being hard to notice.