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Old 19th September 2006, 17:53   #1
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Dear Friends,

After driving Maruti 800 for more than 7 1/2 years, I upgraded to a Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi in July 2006. But somehow i was a little uncomfortable during proper judgement in reverse parking, espacially when i had to do edge to edge parking in malls or crowded streets.

So I decided to go in for a reverse camera.

It cost me Rs.7500 + Rs.500 for fitting charges. The unit contained of a reverse mirror cum LCD, cables, remote & a camera.

The functioning is very simple.
When the car is in normal gears, the mirror functions as any normal rear view mirror.

And when the car is in reverse gear, the mirror automatically turns in a LCD screen which shows the view from the camera. Also if you have a VCD/DVD player, the LCD can show the videos in it.

Here are a few pictures showing the camera & its LCD.

Pic 1: The camera is fit in the rear bumber and it comes out in the centre of the number plate.


Pic 2: With the car in neutral gear, the rear view mirror functions like any normal mirror.


Pic 3: With the car in reverse gear, the mirror turns into a LCD, showing the view from the reverse camera.


Thats all folks..........I hope this is useful to everyone

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Old 19th September 2006, 18:26   #2
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CarDude : thats awesome !!! which brand and how long did it take to phix ?
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Old 19th September 2006, 18:35   #3
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the LCD is of JVC

i dont remember the name of camea's brand. but i will ask the dealer.

it took roughly little more than an hour to get it fixed.

but i had got digital clock & fog lamps also fit together, so that time included fitting of all 3 things
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BUddy where did u get this thing from...who fixed it and how much time did it take??
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i think its JVC, you can see the logo on RT bottom corner, neat gizmo
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Old 19th September 2006, 18:49   #6
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BUddy where did u get this thing from...who fixed it and how much time did it take??
I got it from a shop at milan subway in mumbai. the name of shop is jay car accesories.

the showkeeper had staff to fix it & it took around 1 hour to get it done

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i think its JVC, you can see the logo on RT bottom corner, neat gizmo
the LCD is of JVC

but i think the camera is of other brand

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Old 19th September 2006, 19:06   #7
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Looks neat. No hassles like LCD screens sticking out of your console.
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Old 19th September 2006, 19:18   #8
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neat cardude..thts one step towards BOND car i must say...hehe
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neat cardude..thts one step towards BOND car i must say...hehe
my name is dude......Car dude
he he he........mission bond
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Nice logic. What about night? Is there anything to deactivate it temporarily?!

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Also if you have a VCD/DVD player, the LCD can show the videos in it.
While driving, it'll surely be troublesome for the driver partly because he cannot see behind, partly because he'll be distracted.

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Nice logic. What about night? Is there anything to deactivate it temporarily?!
While driving, it'll surely be troublesome for the driver partly because he cannot see behind, partly because he'll be distracted.
yes there is a remote to deactivate it.
I do not have a vcd player in car.... So no distraction for me.
I like to have cool gadgets in my car.
And i always have to park in places where its very little space to park........So it helps a lot. And the last thing i would want is a dent in my car
During nights with the light from tail lights......the camera gives a pretty good view.
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Hey CarDude,

You Have Got A Nice Gadget.
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Old 20th September 2006, 01:08   #13
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There's also another mirror that has a small 2.5" LCD screen within the mirror as the screen & comes along with the camera that can be installed into any car bumper...this one is more common in the U.S. .. good quality
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nice piece of gadget there CarDude. And I can understand why you felt the need. I drive an Indica... and any hatch with a little tall waistline can do with such a gizmo. Even during the daytime it happens... at least twice I came close to hitting some morons moped or a cycle because a while back when I checked it was not there and yet some moron came and parked his cycle just behind a reversing car, smack in the middle even though he saw the car was backing out. When you are too close anything which is not much in height may not show up in the rear view mirror!
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Hey CarDude,

You Have Got A Nice Gadget.
thanks

i am gald u liked it
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