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03-08-2012, 06:16 PM #1
looking to add back up camera to 2011 silverado
Anyone retro fit a back up camera, into a truck that didnt come with one originally? I found the GM assecories catalog offers the back up camera and rear view mirror for the silverado, I talked to the dealership parts guy and I met all the package requirements that was need to operate it, like the conveince package, locking tailgate and a few others. Has anyone else considered this or done it, wish the camera was standard with the towing package.
Jeff2011 Black Silverado 1500 LT Z71
03-09-2012, 08:41 AM #2
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- Omaha, NE
My truck had it in it when I purchased it. It is a sweet setup with that in the rear view mirror.. I would say if it has the option of the factory BUC, then get that....
It is very nice when backing up in a tight parking lot or hooking up a trailer.Omaha, NE
2011 Silverado LT 4x4 Crew Cab Z71 All Star Edition
ReadyLift 2.25" Leveling Kit
ReadyLift 2.25" Rear Block Kit
Extang Tuff Tonno
Line-X UTR Bedliner
Future: Cooper Discoverer AT3's when my stockers wear out....
03-09-2012, 09:05 AM #3
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- Denver, CO
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I definitely like having the back up camera. In fact, when I had mine installed, I had them put a switch on it so I could check out the tow connect area even while I was driving down the freeway. However, this was not stock as I ended up replacing my stereo deck and one of the features of it was the back up camera. I like using the deck better for the screen as it is much larger than the one in the mirror. If you are planning on changing our your head-unit, you may want to consider going that route instead. I'm actually kind of glad it did not come with my towing package, as I would have ended up using an aftermarket one anyway, thus I'd be paying for something I'm not using.
Just providing another option for you that may want to consider as your looking into....
Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD
SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
TIRES: BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals
03-09-2012, 12:19 PM #4
I love mine...it's a must on a lifted truck!!
2011 Silverado "Black Widow Edition"
35" Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ's
20" American Racing Rims With -24 offset
Recon Smoked Led Tail and 3rd Brake Lights
MCX Conversion Package.....
Custom Dual Exhaust
Custom Chrome Gauges With Red Back-Lighting
Black Widow Badges
Back-up Camera System
Full Length Nerf bars
Pioneer Head Unit
Custom Sub Box With Two Competition 10" JBL's
Rockford Fosgate 1000w Prime Amp
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