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Old 10-08-2009, 03:10 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I'm thinking about adding a night vision backup camera but I don't really want some crappy kit. I've already found the camera I want to use at Overstock.com but I can't find a monitor to connect it to. I'm looking for something between 4.3" and 7" that I can pop into a dash mount or windshield mount.

Anyone ever do this or know where to find some sort of portable LCD that I could mount on the dash?


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Mike
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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i just hooked up an alpine back up cam b/c my window tint is too dark at night. It's awesome, however it requires a alpine dvd head unit
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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they do also offer rear view mirror options.

We install the Gentex Mirrors at work. They are probably the best quality aftermarket rearview mirror/video option out there. The build quality is excellent and you can retain all types of features. (or add features if you would like)

Homelink, digital compass, auto dimming, on star, map lights, etc.



What's really cool about it, is that the video screen is only visible when it is activated. When off, you have a fully functioning mirror.

The downside . . . they can get pricey.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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I imagine that those are pretty heavy as well, which would worry me. I recently had my auto dimming mirror fall off, taking a chunk of windshield with it. The guy at the glass shop said that he has seen this happen on multiple Subaru's with the auto-dimming, homelink mirror, just because the mirror is too heavy.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:03 PM   #5
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I imagine that those are pretty heavy as well, which would worry me. I recently had my auto dimming mirror fall off, taking a chunk of windshield with it. The guy at the glass shop said that he has seen this happen on multiple Subaru's with the auto-dimming, homelink mirror, just because the mirror is too heavy.
it usually is about the same weight as the mirrors we replace. I have seen quite a few windshields break because of mirrors though (mostly Fords).
I haven't had many problems with other manufacturers. (subaru, honda, chevy, hyundai, etc)

Generally it likes to happen when you remove the factory ones that are held on with a tension spring. It likes to pull off a layer of glass and the mount. It really makes me wonder if the epoxy used to hold the mount somehow weakens the structure of the glass.
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