Wanted a discrete rear-view that looked factory, searched around to see if anybody had done this and there are one or two "similar" but not like this. Fairly straight forward and not too bad as long as you already have a head-unit that has rear camera input...and you don't lock your tailgate often. I’ve had this truck for almost 5 years and have never locked it so it was a no brainer....
It’s not 100% perfect and you can’t dock a trailer with it, but it sure is better than what I had before.
The size of the camera is almost a perfect fit to the key hole. Round file and about 20 minutes and it was snug!!
SLIGHTLY bend the four metal securing tabs on the camer so they hold with the thickness of the handle. Tied power from the camera, simple 2-wire red and black, into the reverse back up lights so the camera ONLY has power when in reverse and got the trigger wire behind the passenger side kick panel. It’s the black and pink wire and yes. I saw my splice had popped loose and fixed it after I took the picture…
Parts listing was easy and got it all from Amazon.
25 ft. video cable - one that comes is too short if you run behind the dash through the firewall and under the truck.
Has very similar backup grid/ lines as does our Edge.
Most time was spent running the video cable through wire loom and securing it in the frame channel under the truck. Getting it in there by the tank was fun but a straightened out clothes hanger taped to it did the job. Then a hole drilled in the bed and rubber grommets and we were good to go. The hole in the side of the tailgate is already there. Just had to drill it a bit bigger.
Hope this helps someone willing to try it. Again, I didn’t see anyone else showing one done like this so no offense if one has been done. It’s not a factory rear camera by any means, but I’ve become so use to it now I don’t think I could drive the ole’ girl without it…