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Old 08-30-2012, 03:12 PM
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Chris' Tailgate Camera

This is just a place holder for now, mainly to keep the pinout info I found in an easy to locate spot. We will be installing a tailgate camera on his ride though, and a half decent write-up will be here when that happens. If you are good boys and girls, we might even add pictures. For now you'll just have to be happy with a pinout.

Handle Connector......................Truck Harness

1. ..............................pwr +..................1
2. ........................video shield.............4 (not required, signal clarity only)
3. .................................................. .........this pin intentionally left blank
4. ............................video +.................2
5. ............................video -.................3
6. ..............................pwr -..................5

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Old 08-30-2012, 03:32 PM
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Watch out if Chris gets behind you while you're working. Don't bend over if you drop anything. And remember, herpes is forever.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:51 AM
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Edited with additional pinout information.

I'm not going to provide colors, as that seems to vary by handle. This is a 2009 handle, the initial pinout I saw used different colors than what's on this one. I actually haven't seen this color scheme yet online. But, the pins seemed to have been the same. On the truck harness side, I simply traced output from the handle to the truck sided. Pins could be exactly the opposite. The truck plug had a seventh pin that's unused, so I called that 7 and started counting on the other side.

I tested the camera today by plugging it into my cigarette lighter and the CTS. I put the truck in reverse, image came up. Nice and clear, with guiding lines. So, pinout is confirmed, camera works, just need Chris to stop partying for a minute and come do some work.
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If I'm reading this right your using the tailgate handle with a camera off the newer trucks and hooking it up to your cts? Thats just bad***
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Nope, I tested it on my CTS. The system belongs to that other Chris. I just tested it out while he was partying in FL. Now we know it works, he just needs to get a long RCA cable and we'll wire it to his stereo deck.

I did plan on getting a camera and wiring it to the CTS, but now knowing that if I try, I can find one at a decent price, I'm thinking I'll go the tailgate route as well. We'll see how easy it is to route the wires through the tailgate, but even if that's a pita, the clean look will be worth it imo.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:34 PM
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I would like to get a deck that would allow me to have a camera. Whats the cost on a decent one? Right now I just have a standard Sony CD headunit.
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Rough guess without research? At least $500 for an entry model. For decent sound as well, I would ballpark $7-900 on the low end. Budget $1K for a deck and you should find something that tickles your fancy. I wouldn't mind a dash mod to mount a permanent display. The one I have folds up and hides when I turn the truck off. That's cool and all, but any decent stereo thief can figure out it's a DVD player.
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Rough guess without research? At least $500 for an entry model. For decent sound as well, I would ballpark $7-900 on the low end. Budget $1K for a deck and you should find something that tickles your fancy. I wouldn't mind a dash mod to mount a permanent display. The one I have folds up and hides when I turn the truck off. That's cool and all, but any decent stereo thief can figure out it's a DVD player.
Oh, only around $1000? Well in that case, F*CK THAT!!! My stereo sounds just fine and I'll continue to use my mirrors to back up. I can think of a lot of ways to blow a grand that would be much more beneficial.
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If u spend a grand ud be getting nav also thats what jumps the price up from 350-500 for a double din with dvd n all that jazz also hook ups for a camera like u mentioned
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