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PostPosted by M1735H » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:37 am

Hello, I'm new here as I bought a Rav4 T180 back in December (2016) and want to put a reverse camera in. I've read the forum and although there is a lot of advice here, there does not seem to be much on what exact product to buy.

I'm looking for one that fits in the number plate light. I have noticed on here that one person bought this type of camera but found it did not fit as it was for the 4.2. They were selling it on here back in 2010.

Can anyone advise me which exact product or size I can use?
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Re: Hello all

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:30 am

Greetings ................... :) :) :)
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PostPosted by jase hutch » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:46 am

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PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:52 am

M1735H wrote:Hello, I'm new here as I bought a Rav4 T180 back in December (2016) and want to put a reverse camera in. I've read the forum and although there is a lot of advice here, there does not seem to be much on what exact product to buy.

I'm looking for one that fits in the number plate light. I have noticed on here that one person bought this type of camera but found it did not fit as it was for the 4.2. They were selling it on here back in 2010.

Can anyone advise me which exact product or size I can use?


The wiring loom for the genuine Toyota reverse camera is already there in the rear door of the T180. Hook it up and it works like magic. I can't remember if I had to drill a hole to accept the camera lens or if it was already there. A very simple job though.
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Re: Hello all

PostPosted by shcm » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:58 am

I fitted this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272283079926

to Firestarter's T180 back in October, while I was poorly sick :( , with Firestarter and Anchorman stood around sucking teeth and nursing arms. ;) ;)

Seriously, that one will fit (yes, I know it doesn't say RAV, but it's the same shape part as the lamp holder).

Note, it will replace the off-side tail lamp holder. Can't vouch for (or remember) the length of the cable out of this camera. It may just reach the connector in the door from the offside holder. Firestarter's installation needed slight modification due to the head unit (T&G), but this one will work fine with the standard T180 unit (B9004).

As it also replaces the tail lamp bulb with an LED, you'll have to sort the LED supply too (use the existing bulb wiring). You may have to balance it up with an LED bulb in the left hand lamp, to look right. (i.e. both bulbs the same colour temperature).

Note the LEDs are strictly not legal and *may* fail an MOT with an over zealous inspector, but I doubt most would notice or be bothered.

I fitted a camera Ravasher's T180 that was supposed to fit, but yes, that was the wrong size, despite the claim it was for a RAV. It may well have fitted the lamp holder for the lower reg plate, when a spare wheel is fitted. It had to be heavily modified to fit the T180.

I've seen ones that are the right size, to replace the reg plate bulb holder, that will take a standard bulb. Think they were for sale from Australia, but not sure where I saw it now.

You're looking for ones that are about 95mm long roughly.

You'll need to take the back door trim off (not too hard) & feed the camera cable thorough with the existing lamp wiring, to the camera connector in the back door.

Note about camera connectors, if you want one:

topic106.html#p52827

Good luck!

M1735H wrote: They were selling it on here back in 2010.
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There'll be a problem with causality then. This particular forum has only existed since 2013. ;)
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Re: Hello all

PostPosted by ROGER_37 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:57 am

:welcome M1735H :s_howdy
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PostPosted by dave.m » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:28 am

Welcome aboard :s_howdy
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Re: Hello all

PostPosted by RAVAsher » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:54 pm

Welcome to the forum

SHCM fitted the rear camera on our T180 that was back in the summer of 2015, still working and the night time quality isn't too bad either. As SHCM has said he did modify the camera to fit works great would be lost without it now.
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Re: Hello all

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:48 pm

Has someone got a bad arm ??
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Re: Hello all

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