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3rd Brake Light Camera Mod
joguzman711 posted a topic in 2020+ Silverado HD & Sierra HD ModsIs there a better option? I installed a LEER shell on the bed of my 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD truck. The shell is now blocking the 3rd brake light camera so that the feature of using a camera vs a mirror in the rear view mirror unit is now not an option. I am limited to see what’s behind me using side mirrors only. Below are my thoughts and notes: The 2020 Silverado 2500 HD has a “Spoiler” on the back of the cab that houses the 3rd Brake Light assembly. There are two cameras on that 3rd brake light assembly identified in the attached pictorial diagram as #4 and #6. #4 Camera is listed as an Auxiliary Rearview Camera that works in conjunction with the trailer view camera feature and the #6 camera is the RearView mirror camera that allows one to see behind him via a flip of a switch on the mirror itself. It appears that in order to remove the 3rd Brake Light assembly you will either have to remove the entire headliner or simply move the back of the headliner enough to access the screws (10) & (11) that secures the spoiler in place. Once removed, you can remove the 3rd Brake Light Assembly and replace it with a 3rd Brake Light assembly without cameras. The 3rd Brake Light assembly connects to a harness listed as (9) on the pictorial diagram. My plan is to take the OEM 3rd Brake Light assembly apart and remove both cameras. Purchase a Kia Telluride GPS Shark Fin antenna and gut it. Mount the cameras onto it and install it on the LEER shell roof 5” from the back hatch. Ensure I splice in enough conductor (15-20 ft) to run it to the harness (#9) in the cab. This should provide a plug and play installation. I will need to ensure that the angles of the cameras mounted on the shark fin are correct. Reinstall headliner after I verify all is functioning correctly. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is there a better option?