Rear View Camera

Calvin

In Hazzard County
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Tonight at work, there is a rented u-haul Ford Transit van that I moved around property. It's a first time I've seen the back up camera screen on the rear view mirror. It's a small screen compared to the dashboard screen usually 5 or 7 inch screen. Interesting... I took a pic to show..

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Jane B.

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Tonight at work, there is a rented u-haul Ford Transit van that I moved around property. It's a first time I've seen the back up camera screen on the rear view mirror. It's a small screen compared to the dashboard screen usually 5 or 7 inch screen. Interesting... I took a pic to show..

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I wonder if it was an aftermarket installation rather than original equipment. But the way you came across it I bet there is no way to tell for sure.
 

Calvin

In Hazzard County
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I wonder if it was an aftermarket installation rather than original equipment. But the way you came across it I bet there is no way to tell for sure.

I doubt U-haul uses aftermarket installations on their equipments. Google is my friend.. this is what I find...

It depends on what audio system you choose. Base AM/FM radio has the rear backup camera in the rear view mirror. As you upgrade to another audio system, it goes into the 4" multi-function display. When you order the SYNC 3 with Navigation, you get the 6.5" color multi-function display.

Sounds like it depends on factory audio system.
 

Nix Snow

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Tonight at work, there is a rented u-haul Ford Transit van that I moved around property. It's a first time I've seen the back up camera screen on the rear view mirror. It's a small screen compared to the dashboard screen usually 5 or 7 inch screen. Interesting... I took a pic to show..

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Oh, that's kinda cool... I didn't know they do that!

You learn something new every day! :)
 

Jane B.

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Are there any after market ones available that are really good as an aid in backing up? I at one time moved a GMC SUV (I have forgotten what model) for a friend and was impressed how helpful an original equipment one was. But, I don't want to change cars just for that. I am driving a 1997 Toyota Camry that I like.
 

Nix Snow

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Are there any after market ones available that are really good as an aid in backing up? I at one time moved a GMC SUV (I have forgotten what model) for a friend and was impressed how helpful an original equipment one was. But, I don't want to change cars just for that. I am driving a 1997 Toyota Camry that I like.

I've seen stuff like that at the Walmart I worked at and such, but I always thought installation would be tough. Maybe check Amazon? I love reading the reviews. I feel like it makes finding the right one so much easier, and the area where you can ask questions is super helpful. I'm gonna go now and see if I can find something reasonable.
 

Nix Snow

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Are there any after market ones available that are really good as an aid in backing up? I at one time moved a GMC SUV (I have forgotten what model) for a friend and was impressed how helpful an original equipment one was. But, I don't want to change cars just for that. I am driving a 1997 Toyota Camry that I like.

I actually just looked this up, and it's only $30 bucks. :)

https://www.amazon.com/LeeKooLuu-Mo...1512925167&sr=1-3&keywords=back+up+car+camera

The reviews said there is a wireless option one, but you have to hook up a battery supply, otherwise they run this one into the car on their own. Also, it has 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 100 reviews. Hope this helps you. Good luck! :)

If you meant specifically one in the mirror, I briefly saw one on Amazon, but it was $110 bucks so I figured the $30 one would be a better option, but that's just me. :P
 

Jane B.

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I've seen stuff like that at the Walmart I worked at and such, but I always thought installation would be tough. Maybe check Amazon? I love reading the reviews. I feel like it makes finding the right one so much easier, and the area where you can ask questions is super helpful. I'm gonna go now and see if I can find something reasonable.

I would be using a mechanic for the installation.
 

deafsmogtech

Active Member
Tonight at work, there is a rented u-haul Ford Transit van that I moved around property. It's a first time I've seen the back up camera screen on the rear view mirror. It's a small screen compared to the dashboard screen usually 5 or 7 inch screen. Interesting... I took a pic to show..

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I've seen a built-in small screen in a rear view mirror in early 2010 Ford and GM. One negative is too small screen, hard to see. I do like big screen in a navigation monitor with full 360 degree view camera which have 4 cameras around the vehicle: Front, rear and 2 sides (cameras mount under the side mirrors).
 

Vosgedzam

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Agreed, I'm not a big fan of the small-screened camera in the rear-view mirror too. I'm glad to have it on my 8.4" touchscreen in my Dodge Challenger instead.
 

deafsmogtech

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I wonder if it was an aftermarket installation rather than original equipment. But the way you came across it I bet there is no way to tell for sure.
True. For my older truck with few modules such as PCM, ABS or HVAC, I can get it and install it myself. For newer vehicles, don't buy aftermarket rear camera, better leave it, buy a vehicle with factory rear view camera or full 360 degree view camera
 

deafsmogtech

Active Member
I recalled I pick up a 2016 Ford Raptor truck for oil service last year, saw 2 camera lens in the front grille and rear, didn't notice a navigation screen as I pace the service works.
 

Calvin

In Hazzard County
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I've seen a built-in small screen in a rear view mirror in early 2010 Ford and GM. One negative is too small screen, hard to see. I do like big screen in a navigation monitor with full 360 degree view camera which have 4 cameras around the vehicle: Front, rear and 2 sides (cameras mount under the side mirrors).

Yes I saw Honda CRV has camera on side mirrors for passing (blind spots).
 

deafsmogtech

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Yes I saw Honda CRV has camera on side mirrors for passing (blind spots).
I have 2 CRVs in the station shop, they sat overnight last night, I didn't touch them, I'll check them out this early morning to see what feature of the view cameras inside before my technician release them
 

Jane B.

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deafsmogtech I don't know if you saw the following posts earlier or not. I am really wondering if you have any suggestions for me? As an older single woman I would be using a mechanic for the installation. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can give.

Are there any after market ones available that are really good as an aid in backing up? I at one time moved a GMC SUV (I have forgotten what model) for a friend and was impressed how helpful an original equipment one was. But, I don't want to change cars just for that. I am driving a 1997 Toyota Camry that I like.

I actually just looked this up, and it's only $30 bucks. :)

https://www.amazon.com/LeeKooLuu-Mo...1512925167&sr=1-3&keywords=back+up+car+camera

The reviews said there is a wireless option one, but you have to hook up a battery supply, otherwise they run this one into the car on their own. Also, it has 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 100 reviews. Hope this helps you. Good luck! :)

If you meant specifically one in the mirror, I briefly saw one on Amazon, but it was $110 bucks so I figured the $30 one would be a better option, but that's just me. :P
 

Calvin

In Hazzard County
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Premium Member
Agreed, I'm not a big fan of the small-screened camera in the rear-view mirror too. I'm glad to have it on my 8.4" touchscreen in my Dodge Challenger instead.

My Mazda has 8.0" touchscreen, easier to see and navigate.
 
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