Retrofitting a backup camera

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Bigger, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. Bigger

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    Good morning, all.

    We have one Gen-2 Prius and are considering buying another.

    I am missing an eye, so depth perception isn’t a strong suit. When I can, I park in a pull-through slot so that I don’t have to back out, but this is not possible in every parking lot. A backup camera would be very useful, but neither Prius is equipped with one.

    Is it possible to retrofit a backup camera, and have it work like a factory camera? I’d rather not bodge a screen in to the car(s) when all the infrastructure should already exist to use the touchscreen as a display.

    Thank you for the advice.
     
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  2. Toddwilks

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    I’ve had great success with Boyo brand


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  3. Bigger

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    The Boyo cameras look good. Reasonably priced, feature-rich, And simple.

    Do you know if I (not an expert mechanic by any stretch but not completely without skill) could install one of these, and have it display on the touchscreen in the car when I shift in to reverse?
     
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    I believe the screen is 6v and the camera is 12v. You may have to find a wire harness to convert it.


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