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    I'm about to purchase an 05 Escalade and my wife wants to put in a rear view camera (dealer option) as an extra precaution we don't run over any children/family pets. Has anyone had this done and if so, where did you place the screen? We saw one with the screen (5") on the ledge above the CD changer below the climate control, but it looks kind of funny, especially since the screen serves no other purpose. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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    Re: Rear View Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by rse05
    I'm about to purchase an 05 Escalade and my wife wants to put in a rear view camera (dealer option) as an extra precaution we don't run over any children/family pets. Has anyone had this done and if so, where did you place the screen? We saw one with the screen (5") on the ledge above the CD changer below the climate control, but it looks kind of funny, especially since the screen serves no other purpose. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
    Get the Navigation system, and then see our forum sponsor NAVI (look up at the banners). With NAVI you can input the rear view camera video straight to the navigation system.

    Problem solved.

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    I would definately do this if I had NAV if for no other reason than the cool factor.
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    Rear View Camera Part Deux

    How good is visibility w/ these reverse cameras in the evening? Or would one have to add a light to the camera? Thanks in advance.

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    thanks for the advice! I just hope the people the dealer outsources to do the work are a NAVI dealer! Otherwisze I think I'm going to have to go with a dash or windshield mount.

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    I drove my Avalanche for a year before finally investing in this device. I did see it early in my ownership, but tried to manage without it.

    I consider it an insurance deductible that I'll never have to pay if I use it all the time.

    I've got the visor mount, 5.8 inch screen in living color. There are several mounting and LCD size options.

    Very easy install.

    SnakeEyes

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    Re: Rear View Camera Part Deux

    I've had mine installed for a year now. With the the backup lights only in very dark places, it works just fine.

    If you're in a parking lot or street with regular lighting, it's even better.

    The only thing I notice is some latency at night. The darker it is, the slower the camera responds to the movement. It can look funny at night if you have a dog waging it's tail or pacing around while you're backing up.. The latency becomes very apparent.

    If you have a good system, it'll work just fine.

    As I think about this, it's much better than digital cameras when you move them around in low light situations.

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    Re: Rear View Camera Part Deux

    genovese, I am going to merge this with the other thread as these two topics really don't differ that much,
    ~Steve

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    Re: Rear View Camera

    Does anyone have a link to where these things are sold?

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    Re: Rear View Camera

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    Does anyone have a link to where these things are sold?
    Do a search on the forum, there was recently a post that had a pic and link to a kit.
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    Re: Rear View Camera

    btw, the camera (have it connected to teh NAV) is great - even in dark garages. makes parking in NYC a lot easier too!

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    Re: Rear View Camera

    where did you guys mount your cameras? I have mine up inside the back window, but you can't see the bumper at all

    any better ideas?

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    Re: Rear View Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by leap229
    Does anyone have a link to where these things are sold?

    Try this for options.

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