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Car back-up/reverse camera

Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED!Registered User regular
I'm looking to get a reverse camera for my car. Something easy to install and, hopefully, can be screwed into the license plate. Not super expensive would also be good.

Suggestions?

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    The first time I installed one, it came with a "new" rear view mirror. That mirror ended up not surviving one hot week in the summer. So, I got this one when it was on sale for $20:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XKPQ6YZ/

    I had to cut some cardboard to get double stick tape to work to keep the screen in place, but otherwise it's working well. I'm using solder-less splices (not sure the actual name) to tie into the reverse lights in the trunk lid.

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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    Yeah, having to splice stuff concerns me. I've never dealt with that stuff before.

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    I got something similar to these from AutoZone:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L74LNCG/

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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    How hard was it too set up in general? Did you need extra cables?

    Where do you even run the cables from the front to the back?

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    It took me roughly an afternoon of taking my time.

    The wiring included is long enough for "most" cars. I have a 2006 Accord. I ran the wire from the trunk lid, through the back of the trunk into the back seat (via the fold down seats), then along the floorboards and underneath the moulding of both driver's side doors. Once up by the driver's side, I ran the wire up over the pedals and past the steering column, then up to the dashboard. The display sits to the right of the driver's gauge console and only turns on when you put the car in reverse. The good thing about this version is that I don't need to plug into the cigarette lighter to supply power; it comes from the power sent to the lights (I use the power configuration in the third image on the Amazon page).

    I did not drill any holes or otherwise modify the car, and all the wiring is sufficiently out of the way for my tastes (there's one section I want to tuck away better when I get a chance, but that's it)

    Just for the record, there *are* versions that are wireless. They are about as expensive as you'd expect (around $80-$100 US).

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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    I have a Charger which I feel is a decent amount longer. I'll scope my car out to see how hard it would be to do all of that.

    Thanks!

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