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Adding a backup camera?

Adding a backup camera?

Postby NewToTruck [OP] » Jan 18 2012, 2:43am

I have a 2011 Silverado Crew Cab LT without a backup camera. I am wondering what is the easiest or the cheapest way to add one to our truck. I checked some parts online, but the ones I have found all have mirrors etc. Do I need to replace the mirror I have now? This mirror has On Star capability built in.
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby SRMN8R » Jan 18 2012, 3:48am

I'm going to the dealership to have my 2010 serviced, and I'm going to ask about having the backup camera installed. They offered it when I bought the truck, and I declined. I've never had any trouble backing up to my trailers... until now. Man, this 2010 is hard to see out of the back! I can't seem to get used to the mirrors.
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby sparkjumper » Jan 18 2012, 3:57am

They sell some after market ones for under $200 where the camera mounts on the license plate bolts and the monitor looks like a navigation unit attaching to the windshield. The factory ones can cost up to $1200
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby chemgopher13 » Jan 18 2012, 5:19am

My buddy had one that he installed around the license plate and he had it about a week, said he really liked it. Stopped at a department store, came back out and someone pried it off some how. People these days.
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby NewToTruck [OP] » Jan 18 2012, 1:18pm

sparkjumper wrote:They sell some after market ones for under $200 where the camera mounts on the license plate bolts and the monitor looks like a navigation unit attaching to the windshield. The factory ones can cost up to $1200


$1200! I guess I won't be getting one.
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby NewToTruck [OP] » Jan 18 2012, 1:20pm

chemgopher13 wrote:My buddy had one that he installed around the license plate and he had it about a week, said he really liked it. Stopped at a department store, came back out and someone pried it off some how. People these days.


Actually, I do not even know what it looks like. I do not recognize any cameras on other trucks. Is it easy to be ripped off?
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby 2011 GMC Crew » Jan 18 2012, 4:06pm

A lot of the afternarket ones come with "theftproof" bolts to stop them from getting stolen. The problem with that, is how much damage will the thief do to your truck before he realizes he can't get them off? They do make aftermarket cams that are built in to the tailgate handle, but I'm sure they get ripped off too!
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby rgblack316 » Jan 19 2012, 3:29pm

NewToTruck wrote:
sparkjumper wrote:They sell some after market ones for under $200 where the camera mounts on the license plate bolts and the monitor looks like a navigation unit attaching to the windshield. The factory ones can cost up to $1200


$1200! I guess I won't be getting one.


http://www.cubbycam.com/store/index.php ... ucts_id=62
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby NewToTruck [OP] » Jan 21 2012, 3:29am

http://www.cubbycam.com/store/index.php ... ucts_id=62[/quote]


Thanks! That is more like it. I already have the OnStar rear view mirror. I wonder if it gets cheaper than $599.
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Re: Adding a backup camera?

Postby sparkjumper » Jan 21 2012, 4:46am

Local dealership price

Product A-ZProduct Z-APrice (Low to High)Price (High to Low)Brand A-ZBrand Z-A
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Rear View Camera

Part Name : For Use on Vehicles with Navigational Audio Systems (UUK, UUL or UYS), OnStar (UE1), and Comfort and Convenience Package (YE9), and with Locking Tailgate (A60)
Part Number: 22755310
Requires RPO's : A60, UE1, UYS, YE9 More...
This Rear View Camera will assist you when maneuvering your Silverado while in reverse. Images will...
More...

Installed $804.00
Part Only $699.00
Qty :

Rear View Camera
Part Name : For Use on Vehicles with Navigational Audio Systems (UUK, UUL or UYS), OnStar (UE1), and Comfort and Convenience Package (YE9) and without Locking Tailgate (A60),
Part Number: 22755309
Requires RPO's : UE1, UUK, UUL, YE9 More...
Not for RPO's : A60 More...
This Rear View Camera will assist you when maneuvering your Silverado while in reverse. Images will...
More...
Installed $804.00
Part Only $699.00
Qty :
Rear View Camera
Part Name : For Use on Vehicles with Locking Tailgate (A60), Non-Navigational Audio Systems (US8, UUI, UUJ, or UUN), OnStar (UE1), and Comfort and Convenience Package (YE9)
Part Number: 22755307
Requires RPO's : A60, UE1, US8, US9, UVA, YE9 More...
Not for RPO's : KB6 More...
This rear-view camera will assist you when maneuvering your vehicle while in reverse. Images will d...
More...
Installed $1,104.00
Part Only $999.00
Qty :
Rear View Camera

Part Name : For Use on Vehicles without Locking Tailgate (A60), But with Non-Navigational Audio Systems (US8, UUI, UUJ, or UUN), OnStar (UE1), and Comfort and Convenience Package (YE9)
Part Number: 22755308
Requires RPO's : UE1, US8, US9, UVA, YE9 More...
Not for RPO's : A60 More...
This Rear View Camera will assist you when maneuvering your Silverado while in reverse. Images will...
More...
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