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    rear view camera

    has anyone installed a rear view camera? if so what brand and was it hard at all?

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    Re: rear view camera

    Might help if you indicate what model you are trying to install a camera in, H1, H2 or H3
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    Re: rear view camera

    I bought a Peak brand from Manards at 100. bucks it worked for 2 mounts and then the camara went out from water at the car wash, dont wast your money on a cheep one.

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    Re: rear view camera

    a4tek, please take the time to introduce yourself in the "new members" section. Tell us about your rig (Model, Year, mods, etc.)

    You may get more and better responses once we know you are not a troll.
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    Re: rear view camera

    I tend to buy the cheap $10-20 ones so if they stop working, it's no big deal to buy a new one.
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    Re: rear view camera

    I added a rear view camera, when I installed a new Pioneer AVIC navigation radio.
    I started with a night vision camera powered from the rev lights.
    And, I used the rev light to signal the radio to automaticly switch its display to rear camera.

    But, even with a night vision camera it didn't work very well in the dark...

    So, I ended up adding some pretty bright (Rigid Industries) auxillary reverse lights.
    The radio is still set up to auto switch to rear view, when I go into reverse.
    But, I ended up powering the camera from an ignition switched circuit (to avoid the short delay as the camera powers on).

    I do not remember the brand of camera, I can try to look it up.
    But, I think the extra back up lights made the biggest difference.

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    Re: rear view camera

    thanx for all the replies guys, I have a 2007 H3, I also got a cheap one probably will install it this weekend I will let you guys know how it goes.

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    Re: rear view camera

    Try and seal the camera to keep out the water. Good luck.

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    Re: rear view camera

    I have had three different back camera on my H3 over the years and costs have varied from $20-$100. I have had the best luck with this one off amazon that provides the clearest picture, best night vision and a wide range camera for use when backing up in tight positions. I have this one mounted upside down on the factory hitch which center the camera to the truck. If something happens to this one off-road I plan to purchase another for $20.


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    Re: rear view camera

    For what it's worth I bought the OEM Camera and had it wired to the Sony CarPlay unit on my 09 H3

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