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What backup camera setup - rear swingout

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by roboturner, Nov 10, 2022.

  1. Nov 10, 2022 at 5:38 AM
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    roboturner

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    Hey all, curious what rear camera setup everyone is running - especially those with a swingout. Currently have a license mount that I’ll need to adjust when the new bumper comes. Thank you!
     
  2. Nov 10, 2022 at 7:25 AM
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    Henry J

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    I went with this one, on a gen 5. I personally like a bit more height to my view.

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  3. Nov 10, 2022 at 9:48 AM
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    Yeah I’ve thought about that as I have a spoiler, where’d you run the wire out from?
     
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    I found their install video on YouTube. Took me about 15-20 minutes (after I screwed it up the first time).

    https://youtu.be/9yzeIL1jtIo
     
  5. Nov 10, 2022 at 10:39 AM
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    Sometimes I'm cheap, and couldn't pay $150-$200 for a literal extension cable for my camera. So I watched a @WanderlostOverland video on installing a camera relocation kit, and I decided to do the same on the cheap. I bought a 4-wire 25ft cable for wiring trailer connections and some pre-soldered/watertight/shrink wrapped connectors and got busy.
    1- Remove the camera from the liftgate and cut the wires 2- On the wires still in the liftgate door I connected/soldered them to the trailer wire (make note of color connections) 3- Run the wire thru the gate, thru the interior, to the bumper and under the jerry can holder on my swing arm (used loom for exterior stuff). 4- Connect/solder the other end to the wires connected to the camera. 5-wrapped the connections by the camera to make watertight and zip tied it to the bottom of the carrier. Of course there was a lot of zip ties involve to keep the wires in place in certain area's, but this was the overview. In the future I may make a metal bracket for the camera out of scrap, but this setup has worked for over a year, so maybe not!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S62KYSL
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006MDH5G6
     
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    You're going to get some weird suggestions, such as those stating to "extend your wire" without them realizing that 3rd Gen 4Runner's never came with a backup camera from the factory.

    With that said, I'll try to remember what camera a buddy gave me as he had got it from Amazon. Worked well with the Alpine HU I had...really any HU that accepts aux vid will be able to utilize any universal camera. The quality though could largely depend on the HU itself.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2022 at 2:04 PM
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    Appreciate it, yup - im aware, most curious on mount points, how they ran the wire and camera brands that worked well!

    Thanks!
     
  8. Nov 10, 2022 at 2:10 PM
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    I used the rigd one. Overpriced as shit but it works and is plug and play.
     

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