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For the life of me I can't find the thread where a member recently purchased the fixed LCD/camera combo off of ebay (Rostra or a good imitation of it) after several different searches, but here is my question.
I bought the same combo and received the package a few days ago. It includes detailed instructions for how to mount and install the LCD in the front sunglass holder, but there are absolutely no instructions for how to install the actual camera. I'm going to send the seller a request for this, but if anybody has these and can post them or describe them here, that would be great! I don't think it is difficult to do, but none of the cables are labelled except for a couple of ones that are freakin' obvious (a lot of good that does).
So far it looks like a pretty good package, I hope the weather will be good for the install!
 

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Here you go.....

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/184791-budget-versions-popular-mods-dvd-lift/

The OP and I both mounted our cameras at the top edge of the license plate. There is a photo in the link. Don't put it in that gap between the tailgate and the bumper, because that disappears when you open the tailgate. That would equate to a crushed camera if you were lucky and a dented tailgate if you were not.

If you got the same cables I did, then you will have a cable with a yellow video plug and a red plug (looks like a plug off a power supply) at each end. Plug the yellow and red plugs into the connections on the monitor, and plug the OTHER monitor connection into the Factory harness. Route that cable through the headliner, down one of the front pillars (easy to remove) and from there to the back of the truck. I went through the firewall, I think Barney_fife may have opted for another route. Not sure.

Zip tie it along the existing harness toward the back of the truck. The video should connect via an included adapter to the camara video cable.

For power to the camera, Barney_Fife hooked it into the reverse circuit. I got myself a couple of butt connectors from Radioshack. That red plug you routed to the back of the truck is carrying 12V. Also in the package should be a cable with the mating end for that red plug. It has two bare wires at the other end. I used the butt connector to connect those to the power leads for the camera. That way I didn't have to hook into vehicle wires. It also makes it more easily unplugged.
Hey, thanks! Does not having to hook into the vehicle wires allow you to turn the monitor on/off at will? Or do the connectors to the lcd monitor from the vehicle power it up only in reverse?
 
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