2007 Prius retrofit backup camera?

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  1. gail1946

    gail1946 Junior Member

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    Does anyone know about what it might cost to have a dealer retrofit a backup camera in a 2007 Prius I'm buying used? Thanks.
     
  2. AussieOwner

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    Cannot adivise on the cost, but you indicate that your package is the Base package. There is a difference between the MFD on the base models and those that have Nav and/or backup camera. The base MFD will not display the backup camera feed.

    You can do as I did and fit a third party backup camera - costs differ depending on the model and the way the screen is fitted in the car, but be careful about trying to link to the MFD.
     
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    It will probably be pretty costly to outfit the Prius with a rear camera. An alternative that you may want to consider is to have your dealer install proximity sensors in the rear bumper. A little speaker in the passenger cabin will make various sounds as the rear of your car approaches another object; I have found this works very well with my 2004.
     
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    For my 2005, if I got the OEM parts from Sigma Automotive and installed it myself, the cost would be around $700. As much as I'd like one, it's much cheaper to add a 3rd-Party camera system or go with the proximity sensors, both of which were mentioned before.
     
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    I'm in a similar situation but the '07 I'm buying has Navigation but no camera. I've found an original camera w/ housing on ebay but curious if that's all that is needed. Anyone know?
     
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    get a voyager camera system if you got the doe.. great picture and you can see
     
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    Don't take my word as a contract, but at least in the US I think that every package equipped factory Nav should have a rear camera, no?
     
  8. romad

    romad 2004 Prīus Package 6 Owner

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    Is the OEM camera color or b/w?
     
  9. FCBarca

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    Yeah, this is a European model and oddly enough, it does not come with a camera despite the NAV package

    Want to purchase the part from ebay but still curious if it will actually work and if there are other parts etc. needed :confused:
     
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    If it had the OEM Nav originally, it had the backup camera; something is fishy.
     
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    Something tells me that isn't the case...I see a lot of Priuses here (Suisse) that don't have the camera
     
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    He's referring to the North American models.
     
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