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Reversing Camera

Matt888
02-10-08, 14:09
Got given a reversing camera by a mate of mine as he had upgraded and this one didnt work properly. After a bit of technical wizardry ( taking the box apart and poking everything inside!!) It all works!!
The camera is a bit large really but as it was free I fitted it under the rear spoiler so I can now see my tow bar for parking and backing up to trailers.
I didnt want the screen on show to all the thieving scumbags out there so I fitted it to the passenger seat and now when I want to see it I can just flip it up.
A useful mod for no cash..... perfect!!

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mattkneil/MajorcaCricketstthomas124.jpg

Camera under the spoiler

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mattkneil/MajorcaCricketstthomas123.jpg

Camera is also a night vision one

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mattkneil/MajorcaCricketstthomas121.jpg

Screen down

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mattkneil/MajorcaCricketstthomas127.jpg

Screen flipped up


Matt T:

dampervan
02-10-08, 14:37
that looks wicked mate
must feel strange to be looking down at the floor while reversing lolT:

rjm
02-10-08, 14:44
Great mod and worth thinking about for next van.

golddust
02-10-08, 14:52
Good work!

I'm considering one of these as it would plug into my stereo head unit....
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5891

Paul Martin
02-10-08, 17:01
I know a few who have done this on their cars and have used small sun visor screens in the same way you have used a discreet screen.

Nice one mate. I'd seriously consider spraying the camera body white to make it look more factory fitted and have it blend in better.

GandT
03-10-08, 15:50
i got the rear view mirror style, can watch films on it and see behind at same time, also auto rear view when put in reverse, and flick of switch i can use the rear camera as a full time rear view mirror with zoom feature so i can see you all scowling at me for going slow while im checking you out :cool:

nealglover
03-10-08, 16:40
i got the rear view mirror style, can watch films on it and see behind at same time, also auto rear view when put in reverse, and flick of switch i can use the rear camera as a full time rear view mirror with zoom feature so i can see you all scowling at me for going slow while im checking you out :cool:


Sounds like a good setup, any links to the kit you bought ?
Or the components if it wasn't a kit ?

Cheers

vanbling
03-10-08, 18:33
I suppose it could be pretty useful.
Reverse sensors are spot also.

GandT
03-10-08, 19:07
Sounds like a good setup, any links to the kit you bought ?
Or the components if it wasn't a kit ?

Cheers

you will find plenty on this page, but zoom feature is special to friends developments in this field, i paid 50 all in............

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=rear+view+monitor

you know their worth it, especially with blacked out rear windows, just add an extra 12v+ switch in the dash for constant rear view, acts as though youve selected reverse and stops you watching input 1(video), so therefor legal............T:

GandT
03-10-08, 19:10
Got given a reversing camera by a mate of mine as he had upgraded and this one didnt work properly. After a bit of technical wizardry ( taking the box apart and poking everything inside!!) It all works!!
The camera is a bit large really but as it was free I fitted it under the rear spoiler so I can now see my tow bar for parking and backing up to trailers.
I didnt want the screen on show to all the thieving scumbags out there so I fitted it to the passenger seat and now when I want to see it I can just flip it up.
A useful mod for no cash..... perfect!!

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mattkneil/MajorcaCricketstthomas124.jpg

Camera under the spoiler

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mattkneil/MajorcaCricketstthomas123.jpg

Camera is also a night vision one

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mattkneil/MajorcaCricketstthomas121.jpg

Screen down

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mattkneil/MajorcaCricketstthomas127.jpg

Screen flipped up


Matt T:

Hi , good stuff, just wanted to show you a camera my mate got that fits to spoilers as though they were made for them..
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wireless-car-rear-view-system-camera-plus-monitor_W0QQitemZ130257857338QQcmdZViewItem?hash=i tem130257857338&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
T:

GandT
03-10-08, 19:15
or straight into the bumper or spoiler, your choice.......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/717-9-LED-NIGHT-VISION-CAR-REAR-VIEW-REVERSING-CAMERA_W0QQitemZ360093661826QQcmdZViewItem?hash=it em360093661826&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Matt888
04-10-08, 08:14
Looks good, only fitted that huge great thing as it was freeeeeeeeeeeee T:

Matt :ILU:

GandT
04-10-08, 12:30
i did the same on my old sprinter, it works and thats what counts, and why spend for now if its free, :ILU:

VWHOVIS
05-10-08, 19:01
Just Kampers Are Doing Them For 99 With Monitor In There New Book:ilu::ilu:

Rising Sun Campers
07-10-08, 19:57
I got mine from ebay 13 inc P&P made a bracket and put it under my bumper, jus enough S video lead to link it into my flip out headunit, took a feed from the reverse light so it auto. comes on in reverse