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2013 Prius Two back up CAMERA REPLACEMENT

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by TacoPapi, Nov 22, 2022.

  1. TacoPapi

    TacoPapi Junior Member

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    As I have researched the 2013 Prius Two does not come with a back up camera, I figured either the dealership or someone else installed it on my car before I bought it in 2018.

    Problem # 1: My radio is dying due to humidity and it is giving me some weird red and orange colors.
    Problem # 2: I am looking at a new radio from Crutchfield: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_110CAR710W/Jensen-CAR710W.html
    **The radio comes with instructions AND A 12V Back Up Camera**
    **I assume the Back Up Camera already installed on my car is a 6V due to radio/factory settings**

    I am asking for some guidance, how would I replace my old camera with the new one near the trunk and connect it to a 12V source in the front area when replacing/finding the source?
     
  2. Tombukt2

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    I wouldn't assume anything about the backup camera I guess you could measure the voltage going to it when it's on My grounding one probe and checking each other wire individually until you get a voltage reading pretty simple I guess and see what you actually have I wouldn't assume that but maybe they all run on 6 volts Is the assumption I'm not sure and I guess you don't have park assist or factory nav so the Jensen will technically work I'm assuming again that since there's already a cable run for the camera that's there whether it's 12 volts or 100 volts you could use the wiring and change it at the other end from the improper voltage that it might be to the voltage you need I don't see why not and then that way you wouldn't have to run a whole new wire for the camera I'm guessing it uses the yellow type phono plug? I didn't look at the Jensen that close but there are some units that are on the web that are kind of made for the Prius or it puts 9 in in place of the seven that's there now or something like that and for the most part I think you can keep most everything you have I can't remember all the particulars but they come with a cut out and everything that goes right in the Gen 3 and we're pretty reasonable
     
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  3. TacoPapi

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    Thanks for the quick reply;

    1. By keeping the wiring, how would I change the back end of the camera itself? Is it plug and play/cut some wires out and replace old camera? - I guess I would have to do this prior to verifying old camera's voltage so I don't mess anything up since it would be my first time messing with the radio/camera.

    2. What area could I connect the back up camera to to get 12V?

    No Nav Assist/Non JBL radio
     
  4. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    Any new radio head unit will supply 12v for a rear vision camera.

    Don't assume anything about the existing camera. Get a voltmeter on there and measure.
     
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  5. Tombukt2

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    Do you know where the backup camera connects on a standard rear hatch of a generation 3 Prius? You want to kind of be in that area I think that's easy access to get the wiring in the car and it's a good location I guess you could be on either side of the hatch wouldn't make a big difference usually you kind of want to not try and hide the camera but make sure it doesn't look like it's sticking out like a sore thumb and I think I can't remember how the one worked with my Clarion upper end head unit in my '05 I think the camera had wiring on it and it had to run all the way up to the front of the car and plug into the head unit I don't think it was any other kind of connection I believe it was a yellow phono plug for video and the power in the ground or what have you and that ran all the way from the head unit to the trunk so it came with you know I don't know 12 ft or something of cable it's still laying in the '04 out front as is the head unit I've never taken it out