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Nice job, looking good!
Yeah, that's the downside of these fisheye lenses. Mounted there, you are really close to the hitch, so the barrel distortion (i think thats what they call it) is pretty pronounced.the only thing ive found now, is that its hard to judge distance with the hitch....which is why i wanted it...if its up in the stock location u get a birds eye type of view that shows distance better.....but i still like mine for now....if i come across one of the rostra ones that mounts in the handle cheap ill change but for now its fine. cant beat the price though.
Very easy. As 07DCWhiteSR5 said, the hardest part is getting the video cable from the monitor to the camera. Basically the transition from 'inside the cab' to 'outside the cab'. Other than that, it's really a cakewalk.Awesome deal man. How hard is it to wire in the backup monitor and camera? Looks very sharp. I got the same bull bar on ebay, easy install and looks good.
haha yeah...i was wanting to at first but then did that same test. i have my new plate on now that looks a thousand times better and unles u are right up on it u dont even see the camera its so small.Very easy. As 07DCWhiteSR5 said, the hardest part is getting the video cable from the monitor to the camera. Basically the transition from 'inside the cab' to 'outside the cab'. Other than that, it's really a cakewalk.
And when mounting the camera, just be aware of how the tailgate moves. Otherwise you might be tempted to put it in the space between the 'gate and the camera. I nearly did until I thought 'Why didn't 07DC put HIS there? He musta had a reason.... Let me just do a test open of the tailgate.....'
Its a fabulous mod for the money.
if u already have a screen or monitor then u can get a camera very cheaply on ebay...and a much better cam..infrared too.I wonder if you can plug the backup cam to my double din player.It has input for backup cam already so I would just have to run cables to cam and plug it into dvd player?So I wouldnt have to install extra screen
Im looking right now and I LIKE the one you have because the image seems to be good.Now I dont need the monitor but I also dont want a cheap cam that has horrible image.Which theres a ton of backup cams so who knows lolif u already have a screen or monitor then u can get a camera very cheaply on ebay...and a much better cam..infrared too.
well these images are quite good IMO. but thats on a small screen. not sure on the larger ones. but i will say the low light operation can be better for your situation if u went with a better camera. these are really just an inexpensive universal camera...the main reason we are going it this way is for the factory looking monitor w/o high cost.Im looking right now and I LIKE the one you have because the image seems to be good.Now I dont need the monitor but I also dont want a cheap cam that has horrible image.Which theres a ton of backup cams so who knows lol
shoudl not be hard at all....if i remembr correctly this monitor has the hard wiring pigtails on it too..for trucks without the factory overhead plug. just tap into the mirror wiring up there since its hot any time the truck is on....and put a switch on it. should be ez enuf. but for the price almost anything can be done with it haha.Awesome fine OP! And thanks for sharing. I was checking out the TS classified and noticed your comment about these on ebay, but couldn't find it, then I stumbled onto this thread. I just ordered the monitor and camera set up...and yeah, I think $100 is the lowest they'll go; I started at $50, no go until I got to $100.
I'm going to try and install a power switch or button that will allow me to use it when not in reverse...won't be here for at least another week, so I'll have time to do some research on tapping into a power source for the monitor.
Thanks again man!
zoaxis is the seller.Hey Mr. Fife....I've got quick question. I have an '08 Sequoia with the DVD entertainment system and 4 pairs of the OEM wireless headphones. Might you have any idea if the OEM headphones are compatible with this headrest DVD player? Also, who was the seller that you bought them. Seems like there are tons of 'em on eBay, and if you were happy with the purchase, I figure, why not give that seller the biz?...'specially if he's in Austin, TX, versus Hong Kong. Cheers, TJ
hahaha gee thanks. guess im not your friend anymore...we just arent capatable. hahaha i typed that wtih two screaming kids in the background, one of which was banging the remote on the laptop. its good it even got spelled that well.LOL - jeez, you must be a cop or something... I think is spelled "compatibility" :beatsme: