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Old 09-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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DIY side camera

Hi guys,

I am not sure if this particular setup has been done before. I tried to search but couldn't see this variance.

Here is a quick write up on my camera setup. I only prototype one side for now. It works great for what i need for somewhat little money. I will add one more on the other side and the front. The camera view can be switch easily using a remote control switch.

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I would like a camera system to park in tight space and next to high front or side curve. It will also serve the purpose for blind spots while driving on the right side.

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I don't want something that too obstructing while not use. This will not draw much attention when it in the folded down state.

As for the cameras, I want something small with metal casing. This will prevent damaging from gravel etc.

1 x 3.5" LCD folding screen - 28 dollars
2 x backup camera (left side and right side) 12 dollars each
1 x front facing camera 19 dollars each

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I ran the camera cable above the wheel well cover across the hood and into through the firewall. There is a hole on the driver side so you don't need to drill (Thanks to the posts in this forum). Since i want this to be on all the time when i drive, tabbed into the lighter outlet.

Here is the working pictures:








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Old 09-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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Where did you buy this setup?
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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great job...
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #4
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
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The lighter outlet (12V outlet - whatever you want to call it) isn't on all the time. It turns on when the accessories are turned on. At least that how it was on my and 2010 and now with my 2011.

This is really cool though. Have any pics of how you set up the screen?

Edit - should have waited for it to finish loading. Looks good
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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The lighter outlet (12V outlet - whatever you want to call it) isn't on all the time. It turns on when the accessories are turned on. At least that how it was on my and 2010 and now with my 2011.

This is really cool though. Have any pics of how you set up the screen?

Edit - should have waited for it to finish loading. Looks good
Most of the time when i need the camera to work, the car is on. I saw that mistake in my post and fixed it. I want to cut off the power when i leave the car.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #7
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off the subjet...but how do I start a new thread??? UGH!!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #8
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off the subjet...but how do I start a new thread??? UGH!!!
new thread button on upper left in each of the sub forum.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #9
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the only place i see that is in the vendor area...hmmm Ill go check some more thanks
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #10
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very cool. this will start the DIY wheels for many.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:18 PM   #12
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Most of the time when i need the camera to work, the car is on. I saw that mistake in my post and fixed it. I want to cut off the power when i leave the car.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #13
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not worried about the camera getting damage by debris or water?
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #14
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not worried about the camera getting damage by debris or water?
The camera suppose to we weather proof and metal casing. If it last more than one year, I am happy since it is only 12 dollars.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:40 AM   #15
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I wish there was someway to save posts. I'm not ready to do this yet but this seems simple enough. I'm not crazy about screen placement. I would rather place it where the semi useless gauge packs go.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:24 PM   #16
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Thats pretty sweet. Anyone ever add a camera to the builtin Rear View Camera? Your mod started me thinking about adding a front facing camera to the factory rear system. Just add the front camera, put in a switch that bypasses putting it in reverse and route to the front.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:29 PM   #17
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Thats pretty sweet. Anyone ever add a camera to the builtin Rear View Camera? Your mod started me thinking about adding a front facing camera to the factory rear system. Just add the front camera, put in a switch that bypasses putting it in reverse and route to the front.
I have the same idea you have. Eventually I will want to link everything to the mylink module. I bought an extra my link dash from a member here. Will try to figure out where things go and how to tab to the existing camera.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:18 PM   #18
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Great!

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #19
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Is there a way to link the camera to the factory rear / back-up camera in the rear view mirror?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #20
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Great!

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Cant wait to see the integration w/ mylink...
Hehe Will be back home in a few weeks after this business trip and will get my hand dirty. It would be awesome if the back of mylink has a aux hehe. hopeful thinking.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #21
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This is awesome! Nice job! I am really tempted to do this for the purpose of helping with the blind spots, how was the install?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:23 PM   #22
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This is awesome! Nice job! I am really tempted to do this for the purpose of helping with the blind spots, how was the install?
The install is very simple since there is already a hole in the firewall. The camera came with a rca cable that has a positive lead, so you only need to run one cable all the way up to the lcd. I will take some pictures of the cable for you.
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The install is very simple since there is already a hole in the firewall. The camera came with a rca cable that has a positive lead, so you only need to run one cable all the way up to the lcd. I will take some pictures of the cable for you.
Ok thanks!
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Ok thanks!
Aubrey64, here is the picture of the cable with built in wire lead.

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I ran the camera cable above the wheel well cover across the hood and into through the firewall. There is a hole on the driver side so you don't need to drill (Thanks to the posts in this forum). Since i want this to be on all the time when i drive, tabbed into the lighter outlet.
is there any video showing/explaining how this part is done?
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