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rear view camera on 2005 Prius

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Posted by Claudio on December 20, 2006, 8:17 am

Has anybody installed a rear view camera on a 2005 Prius?
I feel the need of this device due to the very poor rear vision of the
car (I have a 2 years old grand son that is always running in
inappropriate places...)
I installed the CAN Bus Reader by Hybridinterfaces and that box,
according to its seller, allows to install a NTSC camera,together with
a NTSC to RGB converter.
I am asking if somebody can suggest the proper mini - micro camera.
Looking at the Prius upper, left frame of the driving plate, it seems
that the camera installed on the Lexus could be appropriate.
Does somebody has the same problem?

Posted by A Sherman on December 20, 2006, 1:28 pm

You can find a kit for doing this at

Posted by BobDavis on December 21, 2006, 12:46 am

On 20 Dec 2006 00:17:11 -0800, "Claudio"

My father in law bought a camera in a license place kit with monitor
run to the dash.  Color.  Nice.  Very reasonable

Posted by I Love Edsels on December 31, 2006, 2:33 pm

I saw a camera kit for $9 or $9 at Costco recently. Don't know if it's any
good or not but it looked OK.
Sure cheaper than $75.  BTW, I drove a 2006 or 7 Prius w/ factory reverse gear
camera...great idea.


Posted by pakman on December 31, 2006, 11:40 pm

I was given the $9 camera kit for Christmas (from local BJ's), and spent a
few hours installing it on my 2005 Prius the next day.
Wiring was a bit tedious, but the accompanying directions and Prius camera
installation information on the 'net was more than helpful.
Camera power comes from backup light power, and transmits wirelessly to the
receiver (stuck on the dash),
 which is powered by the 12V socket by the passenger's feet.

It's not a $00 system, by any means, but it work just fine for me. Have at

New Hampshire

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