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2013 Camry Aftermarket Backup Camera

I have a 2013 Camry LE with the lower level infotainment system (not Entune).



I'm thinking of adding a backup camera. Has anybody done this with good results?



I was thinking of either https://www.crutchfield.com/p_249CUB...=backup_camera or https://www.crutchfield.com/p_249CUB...p+camera&avf=Y and wiring it into the stereo so I can use the built-in display. I also found https://www.crutchfield.com/p_249RCT...ra-System.html which seems to be made specifically for Toyotas.



Has anybody ever done this? Will it work? Is there anything I should be aware of?


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I've done it, but keep in mind the camera is a 6 volt system. It has a simple plug unit that goes into the back of your existing radio socket (assuming it's the radio with the touch screen). I got mine on Amazon:
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I've done it, but keep in mind the camera is a 6 volt system.

Why does that matter? What's the significance of it being a 6 volt system?
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Why does that matter? What's the significance of it being a 6 volt system?

I see. It's important for it to be 6V so it works with the Toyota's touchscreen stereo, right?



The one I'm considering is https://www.crutchfield.com/p_249RCT...ra-System.html which is 6V and designed for the Camry so I should be okay there.
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Yes, the Crutchfield system should work. The reason I mentioned 6 volts is that if you should decide to upgrade your headunit someday, it would need to provide 6 volts to the camera.
There is a provision just to the left of rear license plate "shelf" where you can place the camera. There are probably videos on how to remove that piece from your trunk to access that spot where the OEM camera would have gone. Wire fishing is a bit tricky, but it traverses along and beneath the drivers side rear seat (left side) and then along the underside of the rocker panels which lift up (carefully). Finally, carefully remove the drivers side kick panel. Once you are that far, it's a short fish over the steering shaft to the radio bay. I would also recommend you start with a trim extraction set of plastic tools:
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The reason I like the above set is that it has also has a metal-shafted extractor that would work if you should ever decide to remove the overhead console. You have probably noticed the map-reading lights don't come on when the doors are opened. I endured an interesting project, but got them to come on with doors opened just like the dome light works. And if you turn one on while driving, the dome light does not come on. It required a special diode and some wiring knowledge.
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Let us know how it works. I also have a 2013.
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