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#1 trikidy

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:03 PM

Anyone fitted a rear view camera?

 

Ones I have seen the camera is very big, I want something a bit more discreet.

 

I like the idea of having the camera in the rear view mirror, but obviously if not ideas of where to put the monitor.

 

Recommendations and advice is great, I can't see any threads but there must be!



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:05 PM

I know you can get a rear view mirror with built in satnav so maybe possible to get the camera in there? Or modify the satnav mirror to show the reverse camera instead

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:07 PM

That sat nav sounds good, any links?

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

 

Looks good, but the size of the camera would look a bit big I think

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

 

And here, the camera is big



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:14 PM

http://www.ford.co.u...mber/MirrorNavi

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:23 PM

Not cheap right enough lol

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:00 AM

You get a number plate with a discrete reversing camera -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...a#ht_4439wt_879

 

Then you get a head unit with a video screen and camera input (it also plays dvds - other, more expensive models have gps, and other features but this one is under £110) -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...ht_12060wt_1170  



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:58 AM

That rear view mirror is great, but too pricey!

 

I like the number plate idea, very discreet!

 

I like my current head unit though, it has 6CD changer in it lol plus that £100 one is from hong kong and they have only sold one which makes me think it isnt too great.

 

Would it be possible to use the license plate camera and hook it up to a different monitor so I can keep my head unit the same?



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

no reason you couldn't do, but you would need a monitor somewhere and constantly being fed power by the ignition and also on the right channel to get the input from the camera... No reason you couldn't do it though!



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:55 AM

no reason you couldn't do, but you would need a monitor somewhere and constantly being fed power by the ignition and also on the right channel to get the input from the camera... No reason you couldn't do it though!

 

Well it would only want powering when the reverse light is activated, like the camera would be. So I could use the same wire for each- I think?

AS far as the right channel, isn't it just a wire that goes into it? So I'm hoping it would go straight onto it lol 



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

This is an interesting idea

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...utorefresh=true



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:38 AM

Think running an LCD TV might be to much for the reversing output. On my reverse kit the beeper is plugged into a12v outlet then comes on only when a signal is received. Maybe you can find certain types of LCD that work the same way?

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:29 AM

This is an interesting idea

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...utorefresh=true

I have that on the back of mine, with the towbar on i can get it to within a few mm of whats behind me, scares the hell out of people in the car im reversing up to :lol:

 

I had a monitor i built into the sun visor, but then decided to go with a mirror with a screen in it, like this one

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item19d532dcfc

 

Ive powered the lot off the reversing lights, as they draw very little power, and they work perfect :D

 

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

wow you cannot even notice it!



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

thats the idea :lol:

here one with some paper behind so you can see better

 

more often than not they will need a bit of trimming to fit your number plate light hole and the light that is built in isnt very bright so might be worth adding some extra lighting, but other than that they give a great picture.

 

Go for the CCD version rather than CMOS, its supposed to be clearer and better at night. I read of someone who cut a hole in the boot handle and cut hte camera out of the unit so it was on its own rather than with the light then slotted it into the boot handle hole, this way he kept his original number plate lights in tact.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

Is it easy to get the wires from the camera to the rear light where you need to power it?



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