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Old 02-03-11, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Back Up Camera for 2002 SC. Suggestions?

I am looking to install a back up camera in my 2002 SC430 and I was wondering if anyone has some insight? I planned on having a professional install it but after reading a CL thread from a few years on the subject I realized that it may be easy enough for me to do with the NavTool and not as expensive as the expert install ($900+ yikes!).

Some of my questions:
- Has anything new come to the market since that thread (post 2008)?
- Does anyone have suggestions on the model of camera (I would really like a distance grid).
- Would someone with basic knowledge be able to do the install?
- Pictures of/from your setup??
- If it would be best to have an expert install, can anyone recommend a shop in the Fairfax Va area. I have a few quotes but I would rather take it to a referral.


Thanks guys! As a newbie (and very proud) SC owner I really appreciate any input.
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Old 02-03-11, 05:16 PM   #2
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Here is a thread I started a couple years ago when I added the camera, which includes a pic. Never had a problem with it since. Haven't heard of anything new.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/sc-4...ish-early.html

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I hope the NavTool is still available..
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Old 02-03-11, 08:29 PM   #4
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Katy-I was under the impression that the 2010 has the backup camera-No? What other electronics does it have that your other sc doesn't have?

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maybe i should have went with a nav tool instead of SLU, doesnt it give you two inputs? one dedicated to the rvc?
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The NavTool is still available on Ebay for about $199-299, so that is good news. I am stuck on the camera though, I don't want to spend more than I need to or end up with some POS. Does anyone have a good midrange camera to suggest?

@ Solman - Thanks for the link. I am glad to hear that you have not had any issues with yours over the years. It is a very good thread.
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I had considered getting this one when I was considering getting the Navtool.
http://www.qualitymobilevideo.com/SVAC-RC9000NC.aspx
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anyone that installed the navtool is it as easy as the slu? I wonder what the functionality is like, for the slu you hit mode and get to the AUX1 and AUX2.
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Since you live in Virginia, maybe you could hire Habious for the install. I'm his designated "pass me the tools" assistant. I think we could beat the $900+ install price you were quoted!

Personally, I don't like the "backup frame" type cameras. I went with the "bar type" which is more unobtrusive. This is the one I have ($110) and I'm perfectly happy with it.

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@ Johnny - I like that idea, looks nice with minimal installation. Did you run the wire beind the plate? It looks like it would keep the camera well protected from the elements too.

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Oh wait I just looked at the diagram. A hole drilled through the plate, interesting!

And there is one for $74 shipped on Ebay! I smell shopping spree ;-D.

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Katy-I was under the impression that the 2010 has the backup camera-No? What other electronics does it have that your other sc doesn't have?

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Hi John.. no backup camera. It has the ipod and MP3 plug ins, the Nav works a little differently. No cassette ( darn!). I have to think about the other items.
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Since you live in Virginia, maybe you could hire Habious for the install. I'm his designated "pass me the tools" assistant. I think we could beat the $900+ install price you were quoted!

Personally, I don't like the "backup frame" type cameras. I went with the "bar type" which is more unobtrusive. This is the one I have ($110) and I'm perfectly happy with it.

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What's the bar type look like actually on the car?
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The frame looks like this when ordered in chrome. Last pic is box camera came in.

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