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Adding Rear camera Above Bed


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5 hours ago, Descartian said:

Has anyone attempted this or something similar on a 2 door WT truck?  We do not have the spoiler on the roof. 

There are some cheaper, after-market alternatives that might suit you like the BrandMotion FVMR-1100 ($340) FullVUE™ Rear Camera Mirror System FVMR-1100 | Brandmotion specializes in OEM-grade backup cameras,blindspot monitoring,collision avoidance,parking sensors,wireless charging and vehicle integration services

 

It's actually a slick looking setup with a DVR and dashcam built-in as well, just not as nice of a rear light integration as the factory spoiler system.

 

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K it works. Zero programming needed plug and play. When I have time to compile everything I’ll do a whole write up. Get your parts on order.

I don’t think either of you read what I’ve typed. Here is what you need: Spoiler assembly with camera (black) 84515287 Mirror 13532977 Coax cable 84335461 You do NOT need to buy the PN I ACCIDENTA

Mirror came in, waiting on the camera, should be here Monday. Powers up perfect with the plug that’s glued inside the headliner. I’ll post a full install with PN needed next week.

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Does anyone have a wiring schematic on the plug that goes to the mirror?  Also maybe a part number on that connector. 
 

I’m going to retrofit this into my 2 door and I do not believe the WT’s have the harness there. 

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45 minutes ago, Descartian said:

Does anyone have a wiring schematic on the plug that goes to the mirror?  Also maybe a part number on that connector. 
 

I’m going to retrofit this into my 2 door and I do not believe the WT’s have the harness there. 

2020-2021 GM Harness 84599550 | GMPartsDirect.com

 

Thats for camera to rear view, but I'm uncertain if that's all you need, it needs to be powered from somewhere.

 

There's an overwhelming amount of info in the upfitters guide. The harness is part of the headliner harness which is different in a single cab, so I think you'll need to run separate wiring from accessory power relay for the mirror. There is an autodim function as well you'll need to tap into if the harness isnt there. Heres the DRZ 'schematic' , but the headliner harness is X256 and that's what provides autodim functionality. x379 and x381 are just the harness from the camera to the mirror (84599550) above, but you still need to power the mirror.

 

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1 hour ago, Descartian said:

Isn’t the auto dim function provided by a sensor in the mirror?

I believe so. The harness shows a dimming circuit, which I believe is an output signal for the driver side mirror to dim. I dont think its necessary, but just point that out. 

 

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1 hour ago, mandrewbot3k said:

I believe so. The harness shows a dimming circuit, which I believe is an output signal for the driver side mirror to dim. I dont think its necessary, but just point that out. 

 

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Perfect!  That’s just what I needed. Thank you kindly. 

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Thanks so much for sharing this process. I have this as a factory option but my rooftop tent and bed rack blocks the camera. I'm planning on installing a coax switch and second camera to restore functionality to the system while my rig is in place. Sucks that I'll have to buy the whole tail light assembly just to get the camera I need but it will be worth it.

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6 minutes ago, Juggsauce said:

Thanks so much for sharing this process. I have this as a factory option but my rooftop tent and bed rack blocks the camera. I'm planning on installing a coax switch and second camera to restore functionality to the system while my rig is in place. Sucks that I'll have to buy the whole tail light assembly just to get the camera I need but it will be worth it.

There’s one for sale on eBay right now for $60. 

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I’m definitely interested to see how this works out for you. I’ve been trying to figure out if it would be possible to add one of them as a rear trailer cam with a switch. But it’s a really long run for this lvds coax. So I doubt it would work. I haven’t found any kind of fakra coax switcher without converting first which is just more room to lose signal.

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18 minutes ago, mandrewbot3k said:

I’m definitely interested to see how this works out for you. I’ve been trying to figure out if it would be possible to add one of them as a rear trailer cam with a switch. But it’s a really long run for this lvds coax. So I doubt it would work. I haven’t found any kind of fakra coax switcher without converting first which is just more room to lose signal.

Hmm. Is it not digital?

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Hmm. Is it not digital?

It is digital. Which is also how it gets power from my understanding. Parasitic power over data. So I think a long run may limit the powering capability. I think you’ll be find as you’d be more in the SUV length range. I’m looking at putting one on the back of a 32’ trailer which would need about 100’ of coax. If it was analog at least I could use a wireless transmitter. I need to pull the tailgate camera out and take a look to see if it would be a better solution for trailer cam. Unfortunately I have the IOR 8” so no trailering can options for me.
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It is digital. Which is also how it gets power from my understanding. Parasitic power over data. So I think a long run may limit the powering capability. I think you’ll be find as you’d be more in the SUV length range. I’m looking at putting one on the back of a 32’ trailer which would need about 100’ of coax. If it was analog at least I could use a wireless transmitter. I need to pull the tailgate camera out and take a look to see if it would be a better solution for trailer cam. Unfortunately I have the IOR 8” so no trailering can options for me.

I just pulled the bed panel and the tailgate cam doesn’t use coax which could provide an alternative rear cam however I doubt it would work with the rear vision, but maybe a switched solution with the infotainment. So no VIM without switching reverse signal on the radio too.

Also careful buying on ebay as there is also a cargo cam which that current $60 one is. That cam won’t work with the rear vision mirror.
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9 minutes ago, bluemonstercali said:

Is there a way to add the bed cam if I don't currently have that option. Or is it a much harder upgrade than the rear view mirror cam?

Much harder. From my understanding, only available if you already have the IOS at minimum with a video processor, then you'd need reprogramming by a 3rd party like MVI. Or use an aftermarket solution. 

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