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Old 05-30-2010, 06:51 PM
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Default autodimming rearview mirror with reverse camera system installed

Saturday I installed a rearview mirror with the built in LCD screen for a camera system for reverse. Install was straight forward but time consuming. I lowered the front edge of the headliner to run 5 wires (2 signal, power, ground and a remote turn on) The mirror has photo-optic sensors that when it sees someones headlights shining into it, it automatically dims down. I tested this on the highway last night and it works awesome. I can be in front of someone with bright HID's and within 3 seconds it dims right down so that the lights don't bother me. Before having this I've constantly driven around with the stock mirror folded into the dim-angle. The thing I love is that at night when there is nobody behind you it unfades, so you can still see what is behind you no problem. As cars approach slowly from behind you it gradually fades darker, as appropriate. The reverse camera I used was just the license plate type. I ran the remote line to my drivers side reverse light, so when it goes into reverse my mirror view screen and camera both get power. I'm still learning to feel for using this, but I love it so far. The camera I have also has infrared LEDs so that it has perfect night vision, and the screen also auto adjusts for brightness. Works good in pitch black midnight with no lights around. In the pic below I'm backed against the garage pretty close, you can see it in the mirror.


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Old 05-31-2010, 06:48 AM
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Looks good, man!
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: autodimming rearview mirror with reverse camera system installed

Where did you get this sweet set up
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:53 PM
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Where did you get this sweet set up
The camera mounts on the rear plate and I bought that online for about $25. The mirror is an OEM Ford F150 Mirror and I bought that brand new as a dealer overstock item. I bought a few of them for a discount so I could do both my white ranger and my blue ranger. I have another mirror that I bought that I was going to put on my Evo IX, but I probably will be willing to sell if anyone wants it.

For the blue truck I didn't want that tacky looking camera showing (because it is more of a show truck, not a daily driver) I took off the camera and cut a hole in the plate surround to mount it inside of the plate surround. I filled in the cut areas with body filler, and painted the whole thing to match my OEM body paint (sonic blue) You can see here, I haven't removed all of the masking tape yet. The clearcoat also needs to be polished.

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Old 06-18-2010, 05:43 PM
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so how is the lcd mounted or is that ford as well?
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:19 PM
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so how is the lcd mounted or is that ford as well?
The LCD display is actually inside of the mirror, behind the glass. You can't see it when the truck isn't in reverse. Its the coolest thing ever.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:24 PM
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I re-did the camera into a plate surround on my 2003, now its like my 2004. Camera Mirror System in both trucks!



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Old 07-03-2010, 07:12 PM
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thats sweet man, I love reading your post because some thing s you do with technology are just so awesome. If you can get me a mirror like that id be interested in this.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:17 PM
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The camera mounts on the rear plate and I bought that online for about $25. The mirror is an OEM Ford F150 Mirror and I bought that brand new as a dealer overstock item. I bought a few of them for a discount so I could do both my white ranger and my blue ranger. I have another mirror that I bought that I was going to put on my Evo IX, but I probably will be willing to sell if anyone wants it.

For the blue truck I didn't want that tacky looking camera showing (because it is more of a show truck, not a daily driver) I took off the camera and cut a hole in the plate surround to mount it inside of the plate surround. I filled in the cut areas with body filler, and painted the whole thing to match my OEM body paint (sonic blue) You can see here, I haven't removed all of the masking tape yet. The clearcoat also needs to be polished.

I would love to get that. How much was the system and then the frame?
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:34 PM
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Camera is on ebay for 25$. I have an F150 camera that I didn't use, I used this one. I also have another mirror if you want it. You can get the frame at advanced auto - it is the carbon fiber one. I bought that because it was the meatiest looking frame they had.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: autodimming rearview mirror with reverse camera system installed

Does the other mirror have a screen on it?
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:45 PM
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Does the other mirror have a screen on it?
yes - what you see in this thread is exactly what you get.
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Really? How much?
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i know this is an old thread but what year f150 mirror?
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