2012 Prius C Three Back Up Camera

Discussion in 'Prius c Audio and Electronics' started by DrWorm, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. DrWorm

    DrWorm New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2021
    2
    1
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three


    Not sure if this is the proper place to ask this but the forums are pretty active and would know way more than me.


    Q: What is a good backup camera that will work with a 2012 Prius C Three? Where can I have it installed and how much will it cost?

    I've done a little bit of research. On amazon they have a ton of different "universal" backup cameras, but they all seem to be self install. I have no experience with car electronics really and don't want to ruin anything. Plus my car has an entire system that I'd like to link it to and display on.

    Since amazon was slightly out, I looked at best buy. When I contacted support, they couldn't give me an answer on install cost or if it was included. They also didn't verify if any of theirs would be compatible with my car.

    Any help would be great! Thank you
     
  2. Montgomery

    Montgomery Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    1,887
    1,939
    2
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    I believe there are a few Prius owners who live in your neck of the woods who may be able to assist. This is a popular item, and it is tricky to install. Something to do with the Prius having a volt difference and not working without some type of modification. If you go to the Gen III section and look for "accessories" you can type in "reverse camera" and you should find a complete thread on this. I would take your time.
     
  3. sam spade 2

    sam spade 2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2018
    5,763
    2,289
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    Have you considered looking for a good used model 5 or 6 years newer that already HAS the camera ?

    That's what I did......but not for that reason alone.
     
  4. DrWorm

    DrWorm New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2021
    2
    1
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    I'll try and see what they say. I don't think I'll attempt installing it myself. I don't know enough about cars.

    I just bought my current Prius C back in March. I traded in a 2013 Scion TC release edition for it. The spec of the car exactly what I want too, grey exterior and a white interior. So I don't think I'll be trading again anytime soon. Thank you though
     
    #4 DrWorm, Jan 20, 2021
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 20, 2021
    Montgomery likes this.
  5. Danny13pruisc3

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    154
    16
    0
    Location:
    maryland
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
Loading...