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Old 11-12-2018, 07:41 PM
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I wanted to share my stealthy S2000 CR backup camera install in case anybody needs inspiration! I'm too anxious about banging up my front spoiler so I usually back into spots. Years of driving an IS350 hang me jonesin' for a backup cam in the CR... so I did this over the summer. It was fun and I'd be happy to put a parts lust together for anybody attempting to do it.

Costs: $129 shipped for the Gentex mirror (new-old-stock), $20 shipped for the camera, $3 for the mirror mount and adhesive, $20ish dollars for misc shrink tubing, o-rings, wire sleeve etc (stuff I mostly already had)


Enjoy. Video attached at end!



Finished product... do you see it?


Removed the rear cylinder lock for drawings in PTC Creo:


I designed the mount around this camera:
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and 3D printed a mount, bezel to fit:


I bought a Gentex display mirror (OEM on Toyota Tundras and more).


Harness was modified to interface with the camera. Three wires total:
+12V ignition switched power (spade attached at fuse box point)
Ground (spade fastened to random bolt behind kick panel)
Reverse signal (t-tap into the existing harness)



You can see how the camera mounts... connections are 12V and video:

Harness routed through with trunk release mechanism:\



Testing!




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Nice work!
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:02 AM
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Well done.

If you don't mind using your iPhone for a backup camera, you can mount a mini camera in the rear bumper above the number plate and mount a wifi transmitter for it in the trunk as I did a few years back. The camera costs about $16 and the transmitter is about $30. The software for the transmitter (iOS and Android) is a free download. It takes some wiring and two pop-rivets to mount the camera. It gives you a very nice full screen image with distance markers on my iPhone 6s and my son's iPhone 6s Plus. I wired the power for mine into the backup light.




EDIT: I found a photo of my iPhone backup camera install above the number plate.




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Couldn't really ask for a much cleaner solution than that. Love every detail; excellent work.
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Wow that looks great! And auto-dimming mirror as well is very nice!
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Looks great!

Think the 3D Printed mount will hold up the road vibration? Filament?

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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
Looks great!

Think the 3D Printed mount will hold up the road vibration? Filament?

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Time will tell but I think it will hold up. It is ABS with full density in most spots. I also forgot to mention that I designed and added a bezel between camera and trunk-lid. I added a groove to that for an o-ring and rubber grommet for added waterproofed-ness and snugness against the trunk lid. This probably helps immensely with dampening vibration, now that you mention it.
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dang where did you get the mirror for so cheap?! also, how does the camera hold up against say, rain?
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Nice work! All the mirror cams I looked at didn't have the correct attachment to attach the mirror to the stock mount, how did you manage to mount this?
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Originally Posted by jimmyfu View Post
dang where did you get the mirror for so cheap?! also, how does the camera hold up against say, rain?
I found the mirror on mercari. It's definitely not a cheap mirror but they can be found by searching for Tacoma / Tundra / FJ Cruiser rearview mirrors on eBay. So far the cam has survived a few car washes, and I'll add pictures of the rubber seals I've added.
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