Reversing Camera

Submitted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:21
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Greetings

As per request here are some pictures of the installation and camera images.

Installation

I have elected to replace the rear vision mirrror with the camera due to mounting constraints and the camera offers superior rear vision than the mirror.

The screen mounting bracket used is NOT designed for screen mounting. The bracket was glued to the windscreen using different glue than that supplied.

Camera mounted behind the rear door glass using the high mount tail light surround ( internal). The vehicle has max legal tint on all windows.

Professionally installed.

Comments

Good rear picture, despite window tint, with good flow to side mirrors ( no blind spots ) Some relections due to camera being mounted behind glass. Heated rear window elements visible. Not as bad as pictures indicate. Rear window wiper clears camera view area.

So far I am pleased.

Regards

Paul
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Reply By: WDR - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:38

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:38
Dosen't it create a forward left blind spot?
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:41

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:41
Greetings

No its not much larger than the rear view mirror. Mounted on the dash it does create a forward left/down vision issue.

Regards

Paul
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:40

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:40
Looks great Paul. Couple of questions:
As you have the camera mounted inside the vehicle, do you still have a dead spot directly behind the vehicle? ie can you reverse right up to another vehicle, a stump, etc and see it all the way?
Do you know if the monitor can be used as a remote monitor off a laptop, for example for moving maps on OziExplorer?
Is your camera hard wired to the monitor or wireless?
NormC
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:53

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 20:53
Norm

There is a dead spot directly behind the vehicle. It is less than half meter high and about half a meter back from the rear. If the camera was mounted outside the vehicle and high up as possible on the roof I feel the dead spot would be very small if not disappear. Unlike with a rear view mirror close objects are much closer before they go out of view. I have only seen no dead spots when the cameras are very high and have an unobstructed view. Rear cameras on garbage trucks are are an example of this type of mounting ( unobstructed).

You would have top check with the supplier re computer compatibility for the screen.

Mine is hard wired ( all nicely hidden ) but a wireless version is available and a second camera can be wired in for a trailer or caravan.

I had mine installed locally (Springwood). If you interested I can email you the business.

Regards

Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:20

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:20
Further

The camera and monitor turn on with the ignition and is on whilst the ignition is on.

Paul
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 21:46

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 21:46
I have what looks like the exact same installation in my LC100
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Reply By: Member Eric - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:20

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:20
Only issue is that it wont work at night . I kept the rear view mirror and fitted a screen in the sun visor
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:22

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:22
Greetings

Infra red camera. Works at night.

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Paul
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 12:13

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 12:13
My camera is in the middle and about a metre off the ground, tilted downwards. This is the view:
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Also, on my vehicle, I originally bought a swing down screen, but found it obstructed my view out the windscreen, so changed to in-dash. Very happy I fitted it.

I was going to also hook it up to the laptop to run maps, and last week tried out a VGA-video converter, but the image was poor, so took it back. The screen resolution is not good enough for the fine lines and roads on survey maps.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Nudenut - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 16:32

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 16:32
dont you guys have a towbar...hehehe
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