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faded-a-fool 11-28-2010 01:51 PM

2010-11 Outback rear view camera system in 5th gen Legacy
 
Has anyone installed the back-up camera from the Outback (where the screen is in the rear-view mirror) on the 5th gen Legacy?

I would possibly like to go this route since i have the HK w/o Navi. Hope the mirror doesn't look abnormally huge.

Magic Marker 11-28-2010 03:16 PM

Can anyone get me that mirror for a good deal?

Nacron 11-29-2010 02:33 AM

I want this also, my friend has this in his tacoma and I think i'd be useful.

Galager 01-05-2011 10:17 AM

Bump for this idea, I want to make this happen.

faded-a-fool 01-05-2011 10:28 AM

Same here. I don't see why it can't be done. Below is the excerpt from cars101.com for the 2011 Outback

About the optional auto dimming rear view mirror with back-up camera (part of moonroof pkg). By Gentex Co. The RCD (rear camera display) mirror contains a liquid crystal display (LCD) that works with a video camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle to provide a view directly behind the vehicle while backing up. When the vehicle is shifted into "reverse," a display appears automatically through the auto-dimming mirror's reflective surface. The display disappears when the vehicle is shifted into any other gear, a capability that is made possible utilizing Gentex's "transflective" coating and lighting techniques, which result in a bright, high-resolution color image. The RCD mirror is equipped with a compass that utilizes Gentex's proprietary Z-Nav(R) technology, a highly-accurate sensor that determines the vehicle's directional heading, and universal garage door opener as part of the popular Power Moonroof Package. Vehicles equipped with a navigation system feature a Gentex mirror with compass and garage door opener.

max6spd 01-05-2011 11:21 AM

The Gentex mirror is not cheap. For a 3.5" screen, homelink, autodimming, and compass, its $800. For just the 2.5" inch with autodimming, its $400. Those are eBay prices.

Look up "gentex camera" in eBay.

Galager 01-05-2011 11:42 AM

There's a few different models. You can get auto dim and camera for $300ish.

faded-a-fool 01-05-2011 12:52 PM

Would most back-up camera rear view mirrors be compatible with the Subaru lens? Not sure if it matters.

Galager 01-05-2011 01:04 PM

Don't think it matters. You'd only have a lens installed already if it came in the car from the factory.

Magic Marker 01-05-2011 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galager (Post 3224872)
There's a few different models. You can get auto dim and camera for $300ish.

But is that a Gentex?

faded-a-fool 01-05-2011 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galager (Post 3224977)
Don't think it matters. You'd only have a lens installed already if it came in the car from the factory.

I'd have to get the lens as well since I have the HK w/out Navi

Galager 01-05-2011 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Magic Marker (Post 3224985)
But is that a Gentex?

Yes. Just look for Gentex auto dim rear view. It does not have the homelink or compass.

Galager 01-05-2011 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by max6spd (Post 3224840)
The Gentex mirror is not cheap. For a 3.5" screen, homelink, autodimming, and compass, its $800. For just the 2.5" inch with autodimming, its $400. Those are eBay prices.

Look up "gentex camera" in eBay.

You've replaced a mirror already, is it a cam lock or the other kind?

max6spd 01-05-2011 02:12 PM

Not cam lock. Unscrew the Torx screw and slide the mirror up. Took me longer to find the right Torx screwdriver.

stingray1967 01-06-2011 08:39 AM

Backup cameras will be federally mandated in all 2012 model year cars.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...o_require.html


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