Rearview Back Up Camera in LED Third Brake Light?

Rearview Back Up Camera in LED Third Brake Light?

Postby Raleigh [OP] » April 30th 2016, 9:31pm

I've been searching for, unsuccessfully, anyone who's messed around with or upgraded their third brake light. Specifically with modifications to add a rearview backup camera to the light. I like the idea of it being rather stealth, functional, and wiring through an existing port. Any info would be helpful. It's just an idea, and like I said, couldn't find anyone talking about it. Thanks! I know there are "universal fit" rv bu cams with third brake lights, just no info on people doing it to their Astros.
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Re: Rearview Back Up Camera in LED Third Brake Light?

Postby Roger Ramjet » May 1st 2016, 12:59pm

I have one mounted up there , but I just put in in front of the light , it displays on a rear view mirror on the windshield , I wired it to a switch so I can turn it on if needed ( all my windows are blacked out ) , I have another round one mounted where the key hole is in the rear door . ( the key lock was seized any ways , but the power lock works fine ) . That camera feeds to my stereo when truck is in reverse .
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Re: Rearview Back Up Camera in LED Third Brake Light?

Postby Raleigh [OP] » May 1st 2016, 4:43pm

Thanks Roger Ramjet, that brings up another question - I'm trying to plan out a system were I can mount a 9-10" monitor into my dash, and somehow be able to get either multiple feeds showing like a security cam system on the same screen, OR, be able to switch feeds. Most monitors I see have a backup cam priority with one other feed in from one source.

I'd love to end up with a left, right, forward and backward cams, or possibly one on each corner is I can get all the feeds into one 4x screen.

I'm interested in making blackout covers for all my windows for privacy (can't stand the thought of someone looking in while I'm sleeping), but want to be able to see outside if trouble is afoot.
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Re: Rearview Back Up Camera in LED Third Brake Light?

Postby Zebediah III » May 1st 2016, 6:56pm

Third brake light location sounds really good.
On buses they put them kind of high like that and they capture accidents,
fights, etc a little better from up there.
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Re: Rearview Back Up Camera in LED Third Brake Light?

Postby DriveDog » October 9th 2019, 10:18pm

Periscope, perhaps? Made to look like an antenna? Camera ball on top disguised as a Union 76 antenna ornament...
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