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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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ebay backup camera?

Has anyone used a cheap ebay backup camera? I ask because I noticed there fairly inexpensive I just wasn't sure if there worth buying
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I bought one for around $18 three years ago. IR and has green yellow and red lines for location. Colors aren't perfect, but it gets the job done.
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I guess that answers the question because I just can't see spend over 100$ on a backup camera if the cheap ones work good enough
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Umm....any pics on that rear back up cam?.........anyone?
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No one has installed a backup cam?
I can't see **** at night due to %20 tints.
I might also put police flashers in it.
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I just got my equipment yesterday. I bought a license plate frame with a camera for a bit more ($50) from amazon, but it had solid reviews. I also bought a 4 inch monitor ($20) to mount on my dash. The rear view mirrors that fit over top of factory mirrors didn't seem like a good option and didn't want to spend $200+ on a new head unit.
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I just got my equipment yesterday. I bought a license plate frame with a camera for a bit more ($50) from amazon, but it had solid reviews. I also bought a 4 inch monitor ($20) to mount on my dash. The rear view mirrors that fit over top of factory mirrors didn't seem like a good option and didn't want to spend $200+ on a new head unit.
Cool. Post a pic of how you run your line into the car from the license plate.

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I bought a licence plate cam, but then realized we have to pull our plates down...so the wire may be a problem.

Then I thought about using it on the wagon, but there isn't a hole for the wire to go through and I'm not about to make one, so besides leaving a foot of slack on the sedan I dunno.

Surprised there are not more pics of these cameras on our cars.

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I bought a licence plate cam, but then realized we have to pull our plates down...so the wire may be a problem.

Then I thought about using it on the wagon, but there isn't a hole for the wire to go through and I'm not about to make one, so besides leaving a foot of slack on the sedan I dunno.

Surprised there are not more pics of these cameras on our cars.
I've been dinking around with the idea for a license plate cam for a while now and that's why I asked how he'd route the wires. I too would like not to drill holes in the body if I don't have to. We'll see!

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On a sedan it'd be easier. You should be able to run it behind the bumper cover and through the tail light grommet area. A wagon? Only thing I can think of is below bumper on trailer hitch maybe. But that may be a bit too low for me.

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