Front view camera

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by chadley, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    Has anyone installed a front view camera on their truck? With a lift, I want to be able to see the road/track in front etc.

    If you have or have any details, please share.

    Pics would be awesome.

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  3. OP

    chadley Well-Known Member

    No feedback here?
  4. gunningreg33

    gunningreg33 Member

    Wish this was a standard option given the larger front end/tall nose to look over
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I've been wanting to add a front view to my truck but haven't. I would get something with multi views.
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

  7. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    What you're looking for is called a multiplexer, and they're about $50:
    Toughsty 4Ch Mini Color Video Quad Splitter Multiplexer Processor Switcher for CCTV Security Camera
  8. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

  9. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    The camera itself had multiple views. This would be more for multiple cameras.

    Alpine had a multi view camera with it's own control box so that output was just video. Seems like you have to buy that separately now.
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  10. OP

    chadley Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. Very helpful. I looked on YouTube and there was a guy from that had a good tutorial overview. Went to the site though and the camera was not on it. Regardless good intel there. Thx again.
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  11. okichewy1

    okichewy1 Member

    JJ ( hasn't been making them for about 2 months now. Supposedly he was threatened by a law suit by another Tacomaworld member saying he stole his intellectual property the other guy has a design on Tacomaworld and JJ made a better one that more people liked and was purchasing. We hope he comes back online and sells again. He had a great product.
  12. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    I asked my local headunit guy, and he said you have to switch out the OEM headunit. As much as I would like a front camera, I'm not changing a unit that works just fine for me.
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  13. Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    I got lucky I purchased mine a little before that. Mine works great, what was your question Op?
  14. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    If you just read the tutorial I posted you'll see that it's very easy to add a front facing camera to pretty much any head unit that already has a rear camera.
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  15. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. The problem for me is that when you show a wiring diagram, I see spaghetti. And I'm not willing to ask somebody else to do something for a fee that they never did before.
  16. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    I think you need to decide if you want to learn enough to confidently do this project or hire someone else to do it.
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  17. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member


    I have a model railroad set up. I can do everything with confidence except the electronics of it.

    Until somebody posts a video with easy step by step instructions and great pictures, I will look for that gifted person who can open up the dash and make the right connections.

    Stay well,
  18. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. It is a great feeling to learn it and do it yourself. Don't sell yourself short! Good luck on it either way!
  19. okichewy1

    okichewy1 Member

    When I first started with model RRing it was crazy. I was so worried about screwing things up (and I love wiring stuff). Now it's a piece of cake.
  20. OP

    chadley Well-Known Member

    How close to Raleigh are you?

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