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    Looking to install a Backup Camera

    So I have been looking at the option of installing a backup camera on my truck and would like to know every ones thoughts.

    Option 1 - I located a New Rear View Mirror that still has the compass and temp along with a 3.5 lcd screen and auto dimming feature. Part GM #25958623. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GM-25958...3ced76&vxp=mtr This mirror still uses the same 16 pin plug that my original mirror uses. A friend brought up the concern that because my original mirror has Onstar incorporated in it and the new one would not would there be any problems. The Mirror is $225 and $18 for a Ebay camera.

    Option 2 - Replace the head unit with a Kenwood DDX419, dash kit, and antenna adapter ($349) install a Crux GM integration, it doesn't have the onstar capability because I do not use ONSTAR but keeps the door chimes and alarms ($30). Ebay camera ($18). Crutchfield Website

    What would be the decision you guys would make and what concerns would you have if any from either option.

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    Re: Looking to install a Backup Camera

    For about 100 bucks i saw at auto zone a wireless cam, that you wired the camera and transmitted into some wires at the back of the truck, and it transmitted to a screen up front.

    Other than that i would do an oem install

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    I put a license plate mount camera just below the spare:

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    I found the camera on Amazon (Pyle PLCM-10). It includes night vision using I/R leds. Works well. Of course, the requires some sort of device to view. I already had a Pioneer navigation radio that accepted a composite video input specifically for the camera.

    I had a wireless for a while. I guess it does the job but you have an extra screen on the dash. Sometimes you can pickup signals from other cameras like from houses and businesses. It also had a little static since it is hard to get line-of-site in a Hummer.
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    I did drill a hole in the inner hub on the spare and put it in that looks neat
    the only thing is that you have to disconnect it when you change a tyre
    that is in the standard wheel

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    I replaced the HU in my H3 with a Pioneer X920BT and had the camera mounted just above the trailer hitch receiver; worked great.
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    What camera suggestions do you guys recomend

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    I have the OEM backup camera and display in the rear view mirror. It works OK, but I wish the display was larger. I have thought about upgrading the head unit to on OEM navigation system just to get a larger display without losing any of the integrated functionality (I use OnStar and I like everything else to work).

    My backup camera works great in the dark since whenever it is activated the backup lights are also on.
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    the only problem i see with the camera at the hitch is that when wheeling it gets muddy real easy at least with it on the spare wheel it keeps a little cleaner?

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    i use mine all the time as i cannot see out the rear window as the fridge is in the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skippy View Post
    the only problem i see with the camera at the hitch is that when wheeling it gets muddy real easy at least with it on the spare wheel it keeps a little cleaner?
    Mine didn't get hit too bad when mudding.


    Then again, it only takes a few extra seconds to wipe it off you you are cleaning the tail lights anyways,
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    Looking to install a Backup Camera

    Mine came with factory one but had to custom install it in the rear ARB bumper. Now that I don't have rear windows, it's critical for me to have it. I want to rig it in a way that it stays on as soon I turn on ignition.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ReconH3 View Post
    Mine came with factory one but had to custom install it in the rear ARB bumper. Now that I don't have rear windows, it's critical for me to have it. I want to rig it in a way that it stays on as soon I turn on ignition.
    Check the specs on that camera before wiring it that way. Many small cams will burnout in a few days. Mine actually melted the lens and needed to be replaced. Good thing it was only about $20.00 on Amazon.
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    Looking to install a Backup Camera

    How can a camera melt? I can see the screen burning out if it isn't built to run constantly. Very good point though. I wonder where I can find the factory camera and monitor specs?
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    Not sure. I have heard this from multiple sources, including a couple of professional audio installation shops.
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    My camera is on a manual switch since I could not locate the backup lights from the cab on the manual transmission. I turn it on when I need it.
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