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Old 10-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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2nd rear view camera

Hi, we have a 2005 Lex 255 GTS and I want to add a second rear view camera to use as a rear view monitor when towing. Looking for best wiring route and hook up spot.
All of the lights on the back seem to be sealed, no screws for removal.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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camera

we have a 2007 gts and also added a camera on both the left and right
rear of the 255 by mounting the cameras in the holes exposed when you
take out the back out board running lights above the rear window and attach the camera power to each of the lights. you do however have to turn on the parking lights to get power. The lights were removed and
replaced by two cameras.


The lights come out by gently prying out the light from the black seal ring
with a small screw driver.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thank you Tinkerman for the info, if I understood correctly you no longer have rear outboard running lights, they have been replaced by camera's.

Will I be able to just tap in to the wires on one of the running lights and put it back?

Thanks again for your quick response and help.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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Yes, you can just splice into any of the lights. If you cut a circle the same size as the light out of a piece of plexiglass you could mount the
camera on that and slide It into the same hole.

The other option would be to cut a little larger circle, drill a screw hole in
center and screw it into a backer plate behind the hole and mount t
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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Yes, you can splice into the wiring of one of the lights.
You could cut a piece of plexiglass the same diameter as the
light, mount your camera to it and fit it into the running light mount.

The other option that I used was to cut a little larger diameter piece
of plexiglass, drill a screw hole in the center and screw it into a backer
plate behind the hole. Your camera can then be mounted to this.
Use a little silicone to make it water tight.
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