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Old 02-24-2011, 08:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Some of the aftermarket kits are wireless and use either a replacement mirror, or an add-on screen. Best Buy even sells and installs some so you could look there as well.
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I have seen wireless camera kits here and there. The biggest problem is that you will need to changing batteries in it regularly. So you will have to weigh ease of installation with the pain of regular battery replacement.

Here are a couple wireless options:
Walmart.com: Pyle License Plate Rearview Night Vision Backup Camera: Automotive
Walmart.com: Peak 2-3/8" Backup Camera: Automotive
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I wonder if there are any that are "semi-wireless" -- with the camera powered from the reverse lights, but otherwise not needing to string a video cable to the front.
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Love the backup camera and use it everyday. Incredibly useful and keeps the neighborhood kids safe.
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Does anyone know of a way to add a switch to turn the camera on while in drive? I'd like to do this to check on the trailer when hauling.
I think the camera is powered by the reverse lights so I'm guessing you'd need to hack that wire to provide power and add a switch to turn it on.

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Dave, I just had my system installed yesterday and I love it. When I was talking to the installation guy he asked me if I wanted it on full time or just when in reverse so I'm sure it is possible to have it come on at any time, but like you said you would need to hack it most likely with a toggle switch somewhere that would activate it on demand.
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Has any one hacked the OEM camera harness or had it done? If figure if its been done they would be on this forum.

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Rear view mirror. Thanks!
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I've touched the same base, though a trailer hitch is my first budget move, the b-up cam is next.

I was under the distinct impression that the one used by Subie is wireless. Either way, Coscto has more than one that seems to have the resolution needed and gets high reviews , now if only a navigation unit would have a video input, I could kill two birds with one monitor!!!

I do see that, underneath the ledge over the license plate, it appears to be plastic. My guess is that is the best place (that's where the option-installed unit is anyway).

By the way, I have already written a formal e-mail to them about breaking the cam free of the moonroof. I mentioned that if they're really trying to capture the kids and dogs market, they should make safety options more readily available.

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Does anyone know of a way to add a switch to turn the camera on while in drive? I'd like to do this to check on the trailer when hauling.
I think the camera is powered by the reverse lights so I'm guessing you'd need to hack that wire to provide power and add a switch to turn it on.

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It's been done and discussed previously. You should be able to find it with a search.
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