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    I am in the process of fitting a reverse camera and am wondering where others have fitted this camera.

    I want to fit it just above the numberplate and just below the numberplate light. This means removing all the trim etc, but before I do that, I was wondering what others have done.

    Hopefully the picture I have attached will work.

    Cheers,

    Cruiser120
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  • #2
    How about inside the rear window? Easier.
    Rob.
    '08 GXL V6 Manual with: O/L Bar, Cibie Oscars, Safari Snorkel, Revalved Ironman 45710 Struts & 45682 Shocks, Dobinsons & King springs, MickeyT STZs, Eaton E-locker on rear, ScanGaugeII, InaWise TPMS, and a Tvan controlled via TowPro.

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    • #3
      Fitted mine under the tail light as you suggest.

      The window though as suggested might work, depends if you want to see the tow hitch.

      Others have put in the center of the rear wheel.

      Cheers
      Leigh
      HKB Electronics, manufacturer of the Alternator Voltage Booster, Silver 2008 D4D,Lifted,Underbody protection, Alternator Voltage Booster, Tiger Z winch, Lightforce DL, Air Horns, Tanami Drawers, Drop down fridge slide, Outback cargo barriers, Rotronics dual Battery system, Polaris GPS, HF/UHF/VHF, Radio speaker combiner, Long ranger water tank, Diff breathers, Inverter, Snorkel and others

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      • #4


        Thats mine
        Pedro

        2007 D4D Auto

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        • #5
          Mine is one that replaces a number plate light, but I am thinking of changing it to a camera that mounts inside the spare wheel carrier for a more central all round view
          2004 Prado GXL. v6 auto, ARB deluxe bar, exhaust, 2" EFS lift kit, Outback Acc rear bar,
          rallye 2000 spots, roof mount dvd, dig_options stereo, toyota roof bars.
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          • #6
            Mine is fitted below the numberplate light however is not much use for hitching up if you tow as it is off centre. If you tow like I do I would look at getting it as close to the middle as possible, which probably means fitting it to the spare wheel mount. If and when I get around to moving mine, I will wire it up and get my wife to move the camera to different positions to find what works before I finally bolt it on.
            Cheers....wayne
            White 2012 GXL 150 TD Auto. Work in progress. Aiming to spend less than when I kitted out the 120!

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            • #7
              I put mine in my spoiler.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cruiser120 View Post
                I am in the process of fitting a reverse camera and am wondering where others have fitted this camera.

                I want to fit it just above the numberplate and just below the numberplate light. This means removing all the trim etc, but before I do that, I was wondering what others have done.

                Hopefully the picture I have attached will work.

                Cheers,

                Cruiser120
                that size round camera will fit in the centre of the bumper bar up as high as possible. there is a small amount of room between the inside skin of the bumper and the towbar as it angles towards the front of the car.

                those cameras normally have some rings you slip over the camera to adjust it to an angle down/up etc, basically a washer that is thinner on one edge. i have fitted mine there but mine gives a great picture at night and as such is longer unit than what yours looks like, so mine protrudes from the bumper about 20mm or so. i have it angled down so i see towbar and have it switched so as i drive i see behind me. it gives a fantastic view. only thing i wish mine had was the lines for distance on the screen but i have got used to it now and can park right up to bumper.

                i got the idea from another i seen parked next to me at my sons soccer and i have a photo of it and also mine somewhere. if you are interested i will find it for you - let me know.

                in the meantime, undo the 2 bolts under the bar near centre and you can pull the bar back enough to get a view of how much room you have there. pity you arent nearby as i could show you. i will be up that wat at xmas though but probably a bit late for you

                cheers
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                • #9
                  I fitted a number plate light but found it too far away from the centre of the car making it difficult to line up the camper. Have removed it from the number plate and made a bracket for the inside of the spare wheel. Turned it through 180 degrees so left is right and vice versa but you get used to it when backing up to the trailer.

                  Had to take off all the trim and feed cables through flex conduits but wasn't too much of a problem. Did break one of the tags on the back door trtim but a bit of superglu fixed it ok.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mepvic View Post
                    I fitted a number plate light but found it too far away from the centre of the car making it difficult to line up the camper. Have removed it from the number plate and made a bracket for the inside of the spare wheel. Turned it through 180 degrees so left is right and vice versa but you get used to it when backing up to the trailer.

                    Had to take off all the trim and feed cables through flex conduits but wasn't too much of a problem. Did break one of the tags on the back door trtim but a bit of superglu fixed it ok.
                    where is the grommet for feeding cables through for this one?
                    2012 Prado GX. 2" Pedders lift with Nitto Grappler tires. Power Chip and Throttle Control, 3" exhaust, Safari Snorkel. Next Install: Dual Battery Package

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                    • #11
                      Mounted mine above the tow bar. makes hooking up the camper real easy..
                      98 GXL......
                      My build up
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                      • #12
                        Same here for above the towbar. Good field of vision. I made up a cover for the camera which looks similar to yours.
                        https://www.pradopoint.com.au/forum/...era-from-repco

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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Postma View Post
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                            Hey mate, where did you get this camera from? I've been looking at a few but it seems like theres a huge range in price
                            2012 Prado GX. 2" Pedders lift with Nitto Grappler tires. Power Chip and Throttle Control, 3" exhaust, Safari Snorkel. Next Install: Dual Battery Package

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                            • #15
                              If I remember well (few years ago) I purchased it from Aliexpres, but there are many suppliers of this model (all coming from the same manufacturere). Easy to instal , a perfect fit and working fine.

                              https://fr.aliexpress.com/popular/re...prado-120.html

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