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can someone pls confirm these pics is an OEM back up camera for the 'mada. if not, does anyone know if any aftermarketers sell this exact same camera? i love how it's integrated into the life gate handle section.
 

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I put in a bullet type in that same spot. The piece is hollow fiberglass so it's easy to drill.
 

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I think its an armada camera. Looks stock. The QX would have the chrome for the license plate just above the levers and camera. ;)
 

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is there any way to add the OEM camera to a '04 armada? just curious
 

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My 05 LE has a camera in that location, your photos are of the backup camera.
 

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hullio said:
is there any way to add the OEM camera to a '04 armada? just curious
Not that easy but I'm sure it can be done. They had them in the QX56 for '04. Probably cost more than you want to pay though and aftermarket is probably much cheaper.
 

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pic is of a '05 armada.

i like how it looks and was wondering if anyone has seen an aftermarket similiar to the pictured.
 

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lava,

Can you post a pic of your back up camera for us, you seem to be the only one with an aftermarket one .

Thanks,

kevin
 

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ockevin said:
lava,

Can you post a pic of your back up camera for us, you seem to be the only one with an aftermarket one .

Thanks,

kevin

It looks a little rough around the edges because it is. I had to cut the camera out of a license plate frame. I bought the plate camera with plans of using it on the bumper but with our step bumpers it doesn't work....by the time I paid for shipping and restocking fees I would of lost $75 so I decided to cut it out. It actually doesn't look bad and no one I've shown it to has made mention of the edges, typically I get a "it looks like it came with the car" and a "you have bigger balls than I to take a drill to a $40k car" :)
 

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llajumpvid said:

It looks a little rough around the edges because it is. I had to cut the camera out of a license plate frame. I bought the plate camera with plans of using it on the bumper but with our step bumpers it doesn't work....by the time I paid for shipping and restocking fees I would of lost $75 so I decided to cut it out. It actually doesn't look bad and no one I've shown it to has made mention of the edges, typically I get a "it looks like it came with the car" and a "you have bigger balls than I to take a drill to a $40k car" :)
I used to install car stereos. Drilling into cars can be fun. I was the guy they always called when they needed to holesaw a door panel on a mercedes, or drill in an antenna, etc. I saw two screwups in 3 years. Figure 8 cars a day, 6 days a week, that isn't bad. One was me, the other another guy. I put in a self tapping screw that was 1/8" longer than I thought. Ended up punching a hole into the gas tank of a merc. flooding the trunk with gas.
I also saw another guy hit a brake line in the dash of a jag with a screw. Other than that, pretty uneventful. ;)
 

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Now why would you buy an aftermarket camera that will cost much more than an oem camera? :confused:

Aftermarket license plate camera cost is 249$ with drilling
http://www.burtmanindustries.com/zoomprod.php?id=rev_cam_plate

Oem camera cost is 61.2$ that will integrate into your new truck beautifully
http://www.trademotion.com/partloca...58&make=25&model=Armada&year=2005&catalogid=2

Beside the huge price difference you don't need drilling.

About wiring the OEM Camera I'm :clueless: and if anyone has an idea about it their explanation is appreciated.
 

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clu258 said:
Now why would you buy an aftermarket camera that will cost much more than an oem camera? :confused:

Aftermarket license plate camera cost is 249$ with drilling
http://www.burtmanindustries.com/zoomprod.php?id=rev_cam_plate

Oem camera cost is 61.2$ that will integrate into your new truck beautifully
http://www.trademotion.com/partloca...58&make=25&model=Armada&year=2005&catalogid=2

Beside the huge price difference you don't need drilling.

About wiring the OEM Camera I'm :clueless: and if anyone has an idea about it their explanation is appreciated.
For one it wasn't an option at the time I did mine and two there is something wrong/missing with that price list. There is no way that the camera only cost $1.05. That's the price difference shown between the with and without camera. I will bet the camera is a minimum $400 to buy???? could be wrong but I doubt it.

Look at a 05 or 06 service manual wiring diagram and you should be able to figure out what would be involved. It all depends on what you have, Nav etc. My guess it will be easier and less expensive to go aftermarket.
 

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Cool_armada said:
by the way about the website of the Oem camera not right you type it is right im looking to get one for that
Check the site sponsor Burtmans industries they have the License plate back up camera ;)
 

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Check the site sponsor Burtmans industries they have the License plate back up camera ;)
The license plate camera DOES NOT FIT the armada. I know for a fact as I bought one (not from Burtmans) when I started my project. The plate cameras are made to be installed on a bumper or hatch that has a "roof" over the plate. Since we have step bumpers the plate will stick out too far at the top, plus it is taller than our bumpers....plus if I remember correctly there is not a hole in the bumper directly behind the camera to run the wires through.
 

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Wow,

That doesnt look good at all. Kinda horrible. I think burtmans needs to remove that from their postings. That looks like a Pep Boys special.
 

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yeah u can get that oem camera housing, the dealers are getting it in at 70bucks including tax. I got lucky on a one time order through the salesman (camera housing, handle, window lever, and factory color is one piece.)

hope this helps anybody.
 

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I checked out the link given for the OEM Rear View Camera, and called them. The guy I spoke to said the Camera housing was $73.44 and it comes without color. He said the Camera itself was $305.56. He wasn't sure if it would work on '05 Armada SE even though I told him I Had Clarion GPS installed and it had a provision for rear view camera. He said I might need a camera controller which costed $260.25. Please what are your view about this project of installing a camera to the Clarion N.I.C.E. system?
 

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The easiest way is the way I did mine. 2nd option I'd get the factory handle and try to add a aftermarket camera to it. I haven't seen the factory one personally so I don't know what features it might have that require a controller, but for $300 I wouldn't bother with it.
 
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