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Old 10-16-2011, 11:15 PM
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Where should I look to buy a front camera for 2011 F250?

I'm interested in looking to buy my boyfriend a front camera for his 2011 F250, he already bought the truck with a reverse camera pre-installed but I have no idea on price ranges or what/where to look for buying him a front camera that will connect with his navigation screen?

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I'm interested in looking to buy my boyfriend a front camera for his 2011 F250, he already bought the truck with a reverse camera pre-installed but I have no idea on price ranges or what/where to look for buying him a front camera that will connect with his navigation screen?

Would love some help!
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Any normal license plate camera will work. Then just wire them to a switch in the cab and you can select which camera to have active
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Welcome to FTE, fordgirl. All I have to say is, you're a pretty cool girlfriend

I'm going to move your post to it's own thread, where hopefully more people will see it and be able to give you some suggestions.
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Way to be on it Steve I agree, shes a keeper!

FordGirl, I recommend this camera. Its a little pricey, but a great quality camera.
Amazon.com: Boyo VTL422C Zinc Metal Bar Type License Plate (Black): Car Electronics
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Thanks guys! I'll check those places out! And thank you for putting me on my own thread haha. So If I do get a camera that goes on the license plate what else do I need with it? Just the camera and wiring that comes with it and it will for sure work with his system he already has once it's installed?
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Once you get the camera it will need to be wired up. You will have to give it power, and run a wire for the video signal. Also, you will need to find the wire for the factory camera and put both camera video wires on a switch, then connect that switch to the the navigation unit, where the factory camera used to be connected. That way he can select which camera he wants.

I'm 99% sure thats how it needs to be done. If anyone knows different (such as Ford using a proprietary video signal in the navigation unit) let me know. Otherwise you should be golden.
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Okay so I looked on amazon at the black Boyo metal bar type and thats not a bad price! What else would I need with it? And I think the link you gave me is just the plate itself..it doesn't say anything about the camera itself but I could be wrong..?
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Oops just now got the last post. So all I should buy is the metal license plate bar? And once he picks the camera then all the wiring will come with it when we buy that? Sorry this is like a second language to me haha
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Okay so I looked on amazon at the black Boyo metal bar type and thats not a bad price! What else would I need with it? And I think the link you gave me is just the plate itself..it doesn't say anything about the camera itself but I could be wrong..?
The link I provided to amazon is the whole camera, and wiring. In addition to that you will need a two position switch. Go to radio shack and explain it to them, they will show you. It will look something like this:

You can also get fancier ones if you shop around.

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Okay, I'm definitely going to go around and get some other prices still before I buy it..thanks so much!
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No problem. When picking a camera try to pay more than $20 or so. I have a $20 one and there is a BIG difference between mine and the one I gave you a link for.
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try to pay MORE? aw bummer! Alright, I guess this is one of those things where you get what you pay for then..hopefully!
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I'm sure he's worth it haha. If he's not, his truck is!
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I'm not sure just putting it on a switch will work. I always thought that video cables had two components, not just a single wire. Might post up in the audio/video section as well. Another great website for anything audio/video for cars/trucks is Car Alarm, Car Stereo, Mobile Video, and Cruise Control Info for Installers
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He completely is And his truck is his obsession so it wouldn't hurt to help make it how he wants!
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