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Is there a way to get a video input to nav screen without using a Costaltech adapter?

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Jimbo69ny, Mar 9, 2012.

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  1. Jimbo69ny

    Jimbo69ny Active Member

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    Just as the title says...

    Id like a video input but I dont want to shell out $299. :/

    Is there a video in for the rear back up camera? Maybe I could install a switchbox and add a video in for my cell phone.

    Possible?
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    Also, for people who have added video to their MFD, how is the screen resolution? Is it even worth the effort? I have an 08 pkg 6 with OEM nav.
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    I have pretty much the same question for a 2008 Gen II, which did not come originally equipped with a camera or a nav system. I am trying to install one of these cheap backup cameras I bought on eBay to the non-nav mfd. Thought I had it figured out from some sites & articles I found on the web before I ordered my camera. But, when I pulled the mfd out this past weekend to connect the camera, I found out that I have a 28-pin socket instead of a 40-pin like I have seen in all the sites & articles. I guess maybe that is b/c I don't have the nav system(?).

    Jimbo69ny: Maybe these attached files that I found while searching the web will help you, I don't know. I am thinking you can figure out from these where the camera input wires go. (The photo file is in spanish. I attempted an online translation, which is in the Word file.) I can't confirm any of it is right, since the sockets/connectors for my non-nav model are different, and I haven't been able to try mine yet.

    I need similar info for the non-nav model. Anyone know which pins to tap for the camera (CA+) and the reversing signal feeds when you have the non-nav, 28-pin mfd version? Help, someone? Please & Thanks!

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    bump. i'd like to know this as well
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    you may check the wiki of the german priusfreunde forum. I cannot post a link yet. Not enough posts :-(
    Marko
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    One to go before I can link the pinout of the 28-pin connector
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    one more to go....
    sorry for filling up this threat....:(
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    You need to connect the reverse 12V signal to activate the display's video input.
    If you fit a switch, you can have it always off, on selecting reverse or always on.
    The reverse signal is available from behind the dash or put a line from the rear lights together with the camera lines.

    The EXE versions have the REV signal on the central connector (5H, Pin 14)
    The SOL have it on the connector IF, Pin 6

    The pictures are from the german priusfreunde forum, specifically their priuswiki

    Regards
    Marko

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