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Date Registered: 07-2005
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


i think i might do this too, ive already got a pioneer tv so the most expencive part is done!

thanx for the write up

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Date Registered: 08-2005
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


quote:

Y WAIT wrote:

i think i might do this too, ive already got a pioneer tv so the most expencive part is done!

thanx for the write up



Providing your Pioneer has the option for a rear view camera input and the functionality to automatically switch when reverse is selected, then this is an easy addition. Otherwise the selection of the rear view image would have to be a manual process which I don't think is as effective. My Pioneer is the DEH-P5750DVD which does have this feature.

BTW, some observations on my camera having used it for a couple of weeks now:

1. It does not like direct sunlight

2. When it has rained, drops tend to sit on the lense making it hard to see - is it possible to buy Rain-ex here in Australia? It is a product that makes rain stay in beads on your windscreen and run off quickly. It would help to have some of this on the lens.

3. You cannot judge distance - the lens is a fish eye and so warps the view a bit and looking straight back you cannot judge distance accurately. What it does give though is a clear view of where you can't normally see - useful for poles, walls and small children!!



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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Yes "Rain-X" is available here in Australia and available almost everywhere, emoticon

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Date Registered: 07-2005
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


quote:

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quote:

Y WAIT wrote:

i think i might do this too, ive already got a pioneer tv so the most expencive part is done!

thanx for the write up



Providing your Pioneer has the option for a rear view camera input and the functionality to automatically switch when reverse is selected,



ive got the imput, not sure about auto change over, ill check it out b4 doing it cause having to manually switch it over would be a pain



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Date Registered: 01-2006
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Hi X Trail Fans,
I have just installed my reverse cam today.
Yup, same place (Fog Light position), I managed to get a Night vision cam (see the LED’s around the lens), it also has a CCD lens, which shows a very clear picture.
I just made a bracket and blank plate myself and used the existing holes to mount it in.

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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **




I'm about to start this upgrade.

I picked up a 7" LCD monitor with 2 camera from ebay for $280 delivered which should arrive this week.

I'm going to put the monitor in the "glove box" above the steering wheel, with a toggle switch for each camera signal.

One camera will hopefully install in the fog light thing, and I'm going to put the other one on the back of the caravan.

Anyone had experience installing into this glove box. Is the lid easy to take off ?

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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Nice one Geoff! So how are you planning to mount this screen? Will you take the lid off completely? I can't see how you could fit a 7" screen in there and still have the lid close.

Do you have a series I or II? Should be fairly easy to remove it, most of the dash either unclips or is held in with a couple of screws (or both!).



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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Dont exactly know yet. There will be plenty of room for the monitor in the box with the lid on . I just need to get the lid off to get access to mount it.

Now mounting it is a bit of an unknown. It would be nice if I could get it to fold away when the lid is closed, but realistically, the lid will just stay open. It comes with a mounting bracket, which I may just screw into the base of the glove box.

THIS is the monitor.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **


Good stuff Geoff.

I was also looking for one (given the price of a DVD player with AUX input is out of reach) but the one I liked the most was the REVERSING MIRROR that way you don't have to worry about the mounting position for the monitor.

The glovebox lid for our Series I comes off pretty easy and all you need to do is remove the dials cluster garnish to reveal the mounting screws for the driver's side glovebox. Take these screws off (I think there are 4 of them) and the whole glovebox should come out.

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Date Registered: 07-2004
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Re: Where to mount a rear view camera? ** Now with DIY Guide **



Yeah, I looked at those ones. It becomes a pretty big mirror if you plonk a 6 or 7 inch screen on it.

I went for the bog standard monitor so I can potentially take it out and play TV or DVD through it while camping.

By the way, glad I can take the whole glove box out easily, but what is a "dials cluster garnish" ????

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