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Thread: 120 deg Wide-Angle Rear View Reverse Camera off Ebay - REVIEW

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    I was thinking that I'd drill a hole under the handle of my tailgate. I have some holes in the bottom of the tailgate (I'm guessing to let water out) that I thought I could run the wires out. I was waiting for this winter to do this project. I'll keep an eye on this thread to see what you come up with.
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    Well I'm not sure about the hitch cover.. I went to Walmart, Autozone, and Pepboys..They all really didn't have jack.. I ended up getting a chrome looking one that I thought was steel but turns out it's plastic. It would work perfect but just don't know how prone it is to get stolen since it could just crack off..

    And plus seeing the post two above...
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    I have a camera that is wired exactly like yours. First off the red connector is not an rca connector, only the yellow one is. The red connector is a dc power connector like this one from radio shack.
    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...%5Fid=274-1568
    That is the one you need, the one on the camera is the mating connector. Keep in mind I just picked one at random from radio shack, these come in over a dozen different styles usually designated with a letter. Bring the camera with you to rat shack, they have a bunch of test plugs and you can use them to find the one you need. When you get the connector solder the positive to the center and the negative to the long outer connector, you'll understand when you unscrew it and see the inside of the connector. You can wire it direct to the 12v in your vehicle. The earlier poster is correct, the camera will only draw what it needs. It doesn't matter what the vehicle is capable of delivering. One caveat though, because of the high current available in a vehicle if you wire it backwards it WILL fry the camera. If you need more help, just let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    Well I'm not sure about the hitch cover.. I went to Walmart, Autozone, and Pepboys..They all really didn't have jack.. I ended up getting a chrome looking one that I thought was steel but turns out it's plastic. It would work perfect but just don't know how prone it is to get stolen since it could just crack off..

    And plus seeing the post two above...
    Might try http://stylinconcepts.com/ too, they have lighted and Billet hitch covers, maybe something like that would work out for you

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    Dont think this has been said but y dont u take 1 of the lights that light up the plate and put it in there? Im at the same point u r. I cant decide where to put it....

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    I really don't know if I could angle it correctly if I put it there... I will have to check..

    I'm off Thursday so I plan on installing it then. At least getting the conduit and wires run...
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    Get some PCV or somthin lik that and cut it at an angle just lik the light is....

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    Before you go out spending money, I would hook up the camera and see what the picture is like. If its pointing straight out wouldn't you lose your sense of relativity. IE you don't know how close you are to your bumper because you can't see it. Also you would have to rely on depth perception purely, and with a wide angle camera would get tricky and take some getting used to.

    Its been said before but I would go underneath the tailgate handle, or maybe even in the third brake light on the cab. It wouldn't let you see exactly where your bumper is, but the high up perspective plus the wide angle would let you see both corners of the tailgate and you can basically estimate that the bumper is aroud 5in further back from the tailgate, though estimating sort of defeats the purpose of a camera. Just another idea though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik
    I'm really not sure how useful the camera would be if you were just looking straight back (never seen how that works); other than to warn you if you are about to back over a child or something. I still think you should place it high, and angled down so you can see how far the car behind you is from your ***.

    Does the tray door have a handle on the inside? If so you could remove the black handle make a plastic housing where the camera sits in... Kinda like this:

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      |
      |__
     /   /
     |  /O  <--Camera facing down and to the back
     \ /
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      | <--- tray door
      |
      |__
          |
          |  <---- Bumper
    _____/

    What is the tray door? The tail gate?? I looked to see if it was possible to stick the cam in the tailgate handle and it really isn't.. This is getting frustrating.. I forgot to see if it would work in the license plate light so I'll look at that later..
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    Yeah, tray door = tail gate... My bad (not very good with US English - i.e. Truck/Ute, Bonnet/Hood, tailgate/tray door)...

    Bummer that you cant put it there. Though i was proposing the fabrication of a small 'pod' which would be mounted where the tailgate handle is). My old car had a small wing on the back (OEM) and the camera was mounted in a pod on the underside of that. If you were willing to ricey and put a wing on the back it would make things easier

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