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OEM Backup Camera?

Postby 2012GMCTX [OP] » Jan 02 2012, 5:21pm

I have a 2012 GMC Sierra SLE. It didn't come with the backup camera, but I would like to add it. From my understanding the trucks with the locking tailgate are already wired for the backup camera. My truck has the locking tailgate. Has anyone tried to install an OEM backup camera to their truck before? I did search but didn't find anyone doing an OEM camera.
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby Xceler8 » Jan 03 2012, 12:31am

I wish I had gotten it :( I have an after market one (master lock) works pretty slick
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby 2012GMCTX [OP] » Jan 03 2012, 4:33am

I wouldn't mind an aftermarket solution, however I just want it to look factory. I don't like the "aftermarket" look.
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby Z71Silvy » Jan 03 2012, 4:36am

I have heard of a lot of things being pre-wired on these trucks, but not the backup camera, I'll be very interested if that is the case.
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby tcarr25 » Jan 03 2012, 4:40am

I have the factory one and there is a wire that runs from the bed into the tailgate there is a whole right below the bed where it comes through so you might look if you have that hole and there might be a chance its wired for it
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby 2012GMCTX [OP] » Jan 03 2012, 4:42am

tcarr25 wrote:I have the factory one and there is a wire that runs from the bed into the tailgate there is a whole right below the bed where it comes through so you might look if you have that hole and there might be a chance its wired for it


Where is said hole? Drivers side? passenger side? corner of the cab or in the center?
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby tcarr25 » Jan 03 2012, 4:44am

its in the center i will get a pic of it tomorrow to show what im talking about if it doesn't make sense
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby Z71Silvy » Jan 03 2012, 4:50am

Checked out some other sources for these camera's - based on the kits provided, the truck is not wired for it all the way back to the tailgate, but there are kits that utilize the factory location and work through either a replacement mirror (stock style) or your nav system (if equipped). The instructions include details about where to drill the whole in the tailgate, so it does not seem that they were pre-wired, at least up through 2011.
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby rdss » Jan 03 2012, 5:06am

When I was looking at my truck before I bought it GMC's website said the remote locking tailgate could not be paired with the back up camera so it's probably not wired for it or if it uses the same wiring you will have to choose one over the other.
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Re: OEM Backup Camera?

Postby 2012GMCTX [OP] » Jan 03 2012, 5:07am

Z71Silvy wrote:Checked out some other sources for these camera's - based on the kits provided, the truck is not wired for it all the way back to the tailgate, but there are kits that utilize the factory location and work through either a replacement mirror (stock style) or your nav system (if equipped). The instructions include details about where to drill the whole in the tailgate, so it does not seem that they were pre-wired, at least up through 2011.


Do you have the links to these other sources? I read some website that the trucks were wired to the tailgate if the tailgate had the locking tailgate already. Im not doubting you, I'm just curious if your sources included this tidbit of info. Ive found the bezel with camera and then the rearview mirror replacement foe about 500...
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