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has anybody installed side view cameras on the front bumper.... like they have on the car in japan? or the rear view camera?



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Not that I know of. :donno:

I personally wouldn't have a need for these cameras, unless I drove a SUV or a minivan.
 

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yeah.... the car in japan has the side view... i would personally find it useful, there are a lot of places around here where i cant see around the corner either because of huge trees or buildings.... and i dont like to stick the front of the car out to see... scares the shit out of me half the time because the other cars nearly take off the front of mine :d......

but i am getting the rear view... it should be here today actually... hooks directly into the avelectronic unit...when i go into reverse, the camera automatically turns on... ill post pictures....
 

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vp911 said:
...... i am getting the rear view... it should be here today actually... hooks directly into the avelectronic unit...when i go into reverse, the camera automatically turns on... ill post pictures....
Congrats in advance, and that would be great!

I don't think anybody has ever posted pics of that on any TSX site, or even mentioned getting it.
 

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I believe this is what vp911 is referring to? The two cams mounted in either front bumpers transmit 2 split screen images to the Navi display screen.

I haven't seen anything in the states and don't believe we will. Unlike the rear view cam that only operates in reverse, the front bumper cams can be viewed during normal forward driving.

This alone says to me that it is unlikely Honda will import it due to liability concerns. Since they make such a large issue about viewing the Navi during driving, this would be considered another distraction and create massive lawsuit headaches. :(
 

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i got the plate cam just now.... i will have it installed later this week...


as far as the image you put up with the front camera... yes that is what i want to do... but i have a couple problems..perhaps you can give me some input?

first, i can get cameras that mount flush in the bumper like that.... which are about $300 each... or i can get a bullet camera...which i would mount where the fog lights are supposed to go (i do not have the fogs)... and that would be sticking out a little bit... any suggestions?

next, the image you show, has the picture spilt on the screen.... any idea how to split the image like that? as of now i was just going to have it so i can use a remote control and switch between the left and right camera... but if i can split the screen and do that... it would make much more sense..

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those cameras are for people who can't parallel park lol.
 

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lol... i hate parallel parking anyways :-D

but in my case... it would be useful for seeing around corners... everyday i nearly take the front of my car off... not a lot of fun lol
 

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vp911 said:
i got the plate cam just now.... i will have it installed later this week...


as far as the image you put up with the front camera... yes that is what i want to do... but i have a couple problems..perhaps you can give me some input?

first, i can get cameras that mount flush in the bumper like that.... which are about $300 each... or i can get a bullet camera...which i would mount where the fog lights are supposed to go (i do not have the fogs)... and that would be sticking out a little bit... any suggestions?

next, the image you show, has the picture splits on the screen.... any idea how to split the image like that? as of now i was just going to have it so i can use a remote control and switch between the left and right camera... but if i can split the screen and do that... it would make much more sense..

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I'm afraid your in "unchartered territory" here as no one I know has managed to interface with the Navi display screen the way you describe.

It's not that it can't be done, it's more a case of ROI and so far no one I know has thought enough about it to see if its worthwhile pursuing?

There may companies on the web such as the one that makes the rear view camera interface that might be of more help to you?

Good Luck and let us know how you make out?
 

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hmmm :) thank you...

i have called a couple places and nobody has a system that does that... at least nobody i talked to... i will let you know what comes of it...


as far as the actual camera is concerned...the flush mount or the one in the fog light area... thats a matter of personal preference...but i dont know what would look better, i mean both are probably going to bother some people...but what do you think?

http://www.cordless-phone-panasonic...Weatherproof+Bullet+Camera+System/shopexd.asp

that is the one that would be used in the fog light area


or the one for the flush mount is:
http://www.mobilevideozone.com/product_view.aspx?product_ID=4FDB51E4-B901-4909-A5E8-01FEF774BFC8
 

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vp911 said:
as far as the actual camera is concerned...the flush mount or the one in the fog light area... thats a matter of personal preference...but i dont know what would look better, i mean both are probably going to bother some people...but what do you think?

http://www.cordless-phone-panasonic...Weatherproof+Bullet+Camera+System/shopexd.asp

that is the one that would be used in the fog light area


or the one for the flush mount is:
http://www.mobilevideozone.com/product_view.aspx?product_ID=4FDB51E4-B901-4909-A5E8-01FEF774BFC8
It may be more a matter of practicality or physical limitations. My advice would be to see what's under the bumper and try to determine the amount of space and accessibility.

If you haven't tried already, this company seems to be further along on video integration:
http://www.avelectronic.com/

On the other hand, there must have been a reason Honda choose the location they did so it may be better to stick with that location?

Either way, measure twice, drill once. ;)
 

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larchmont said:
A great principle for everything.

I usually measure three times.
And then I measure again.

And sometimes I still f*** it up. :D
Ah, the joys of fallibility! :p
 

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larchmont said:
A great principle for everything.

I usually measure three times.
And then I measure again.

And sometimes I still f*** it up. :D
lol...thats why other people always do all my measuring and cutting :D lol
 
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