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Second Camera

I was wondering if anyone has mounted another camera on their truck for use when backing up to a 5th wheel/gooseneck trailer, kinda like what they offer on the new Rams. They got that second camera integrated into the third brake light, really wish ford had something like that. I was thinking I could mount one on my headache rack, but don't know if I could wire it in to the H/U and then how it would come on.
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I've heard of guys splicing in a factory camera into a factory stereo that didn't originally come with a camera... But I doubt you could use the navi/mirror to show two different cameras at the same time.

But maybe with some patients and a lot of wiring you would make the rear view mirror be hooked up to the camera in the third brake light and the navi (aftermarket stereo) that shows the camera mounted in the tailgate handle/bumper. Great idea and good luck. If you attempt this make sure to do a write up with some pic.... I'm sure others would love to do this and now you've got the wheels turning my head also, thanks a lot! Haha

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Found a great thread on another forum on basically the same subject...

Backup Camera Idea - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com

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Good find.
I actually had a question similar to that guys question and I was told about something called "lockpick" basically unlocks the Nav system while driving, so you can use the functions that aren't normally available, as well as watch a DVD, or check the rearview camera. I got the system, but my electrician refused to warranty the work, he said he'd install it, but if something went bad and the H/U got killed in the process it would be my problem. So I just sold the device on Ebay.

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My navigation system (Kenwood) just need the parking brake wire grounded and now at all times the navi thinks the trucks parking brake is on which allows the navi and DVD systems to be used.

I know that factory navi's are a little more complicated but it shouldn't be to hard to wire the camera into an up fitter switch.(compared to wiring two cameras)

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I have the Lockpick for the MyFord Touch for my 2013. You can add up to three additional cameras with it. There is no hacking the factory wiring. It's all plug and play and switched with the steering wheel controls (voice and phone buttons). They even provide power and ground wires to power the aux cameras off their harness. It took 10 minutes to install the Lockpick. I haven't added any more cameras. That's a later project. The Nav unlock was the primary reason.

Eventually, I'd like to add a camera behind the fifth wheel to keep an eye on the second trailer and the bike rack. The brake light cam would be a cool idea for hitching. I have a hard time seeing past the center seat headrest.

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I'm thinking about doing that msyelf... mounting a cheap back up cam on my headache rack when i get one/make one and hooking it up to my Edge Insight CTS just as a second screen and have them both wired into the reverse system so both cameras will come on just to give a couple different perspectives of what you have going on... the second one higher up would also be good if you were backing up with your tailgate down...

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