Installing rear view camera - question

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    I just received rear view camera and mirror from Amazon. Total came out to around $150 for the kit.

    Where would be the best place to wire 12V and ground wires for the mirror on 2011 Prius? I plan to install them this week and perhaps take some pictures along the way if anyone's interested. I plan to tap rear view camera wire to reverse light.

    Thanks!




     
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    I searched and think found the answers I needed finally. Thank you.
     
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    Has anyone found a way to install rear camera without drilling a hole on hatch?
     
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    Ideally it will work something like this.

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    If your aftermarket camera doesn't mount this way, then you'll probably need to get creative.
     
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    I installed mine Friday night. I just had to drill a 5/16" hole on the plastic piece that snaps into the hatch. The hardest part of the whole install was removing that piece. If I was you I really wouldn't stress about drilling that hole, its super simple, plus if you did screw up that is probably like a $.50 piece from the dealer.
     
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    Thanks - how did you manage to run RCA cable through rubber piece? I found the hardest part was to run wire through it...

    Also, do I need to connect rear view mirror power cable to IGN or cigarette lighter on fuse box?
     
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    My installation was exactly like this video.



    At 2:00 minutes in it shows the business about stuffing through the rubber boot. I don't think you should need to be stuffing an RCA plug through the boot.
     
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    Thanks... where did you connect ground wire from rear view camera? Since rear hatch is made of plastic I don't think I can connect ground wire there.
     
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