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Is it possible to get either of these installed on the tribeca? I know for a fact that the 07 model has these options, but is it possible on the 06 as well?
 

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backup camera

I just got an '06. They had an 07 on the lot with the backup camera, and said that as of now Subaru does not offer a retro backup camera kit. Installing a camera is easy, they sell them that mount to the license plate frame - but does anyone know if you can tie into the Nav touch screen to send it the video?
 

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06 Tribeca backup camera

Attached is a picture of my under seat NAV box. Does anyone know what the 3.5mm jack is for? ------Found out that it is an input for a remote sensor. I got into the dash and hooked wires up to the NAV display, now I am working on sending it video.
 

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06 Tribeca backup camera

I have successfully installed a backup camera in my '06 Tribeca. The posts at http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?p=755148#post755148 were immensely helpful.

What I have learned is that the camera or video source must be plugged in to the Nav display WHEN IT IS BOOTING UP, and also the shield or common line to the video source must be grounded to the car. If either of these do not happen, then the NAV will not switch on the video when in reverse. As a matter of fact, if you just ground the lower left pin of the molex connector and boot the system up, the screen will go blank when in reverse because it is expecting a camera to be hooked up.

If anyone is interested in the connector on the back of the unit, go to www.molex.com and search for 39-01-3042. That is the part number of the connector that plugs into the back of the NAV display.

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I have successfully installed a backup camera in my '06 Tribeca. The posts at http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?p=755148#post755148 were immensely helpful.

What I have learned is that the camera or video source must be plugged in to the Nav display WHEN IT IS BOOTING UP, and also the shield or common line to the video source must be grounded to the car. If either of these do not happen, then the NAV will not switch on the video when in reverse. As a matter of fact, if you just ground the lower left pin of the molex connector and boot the system up, the screen will go blank when in reverse because it is expecting a camera to be hooked up.

If anyone is interested in the connector on the back of the unit, go to www.molex.com and search for 39-01-3042. That is the part number of the connector that plugs into the back of the NAV display.

I have attached some pictures
Damn I wish I spoke "tech-geek!" :lol:

So does this perform exactly as it does on the '07, or does it feel more like a hack? I want this feature, but I want it to seem factory-installed quality.

Does anyone know of any places who will install a backup camera for a reasonable charge?
 

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Wow, too complicated since i'm not a car guy, yet:lol: . I just hope Subaru make this available for factory install eventually. It's going to be painful though on the wallet. Backing sensor from the dealer was $389, when I asked my sales guy for the option to install. I can only imagine how much the camera would cost:( .
 

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I haven't driven an 07, but I saw where they superimposed green lines on the screen to show you what your car's 'footprint' loks like. Other than that, it looks and feels like factory. The camera that I used is one of those color - mounts on your license plate frame for $50 reverse image cameras.

I is real important to use the reverse image camera, at first I just tested it with a regular camera taped to the back window and when my wife backed up for the first time she had stuff moving to the left in her rear view mirror and to the right in the display. I think it made her sea sick.

Frankly, I don't know why the dealers aren't installing this option. The NAV system already has the functionality, all you do is just plug the camera in (with the correct connector). The hardest thing is running the wire under the carpet and behind the trim.
 

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i browsed subarugenuineparts.com, asked jamie (i think thats her name) if the '07 rear assist sensors fit a MY06, she wasnt sure. she did say a customer w/ a MY06 bought the sensors though. can anyone confirm these will work on the '06? my point being is, the website sells it for $214, but is only available for the '07. i just want to make sure before i fork down the $$.
 

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i browsed subarugenuineparts.com, asked jamie (i think thats her name) if the '07 rear assist sensors fit a MY06, she wasnt sure. she did say a customer w/ a MY06 bought the sensors though. can anyone confirm these will work on the '06? my point being is, the website sells it for $214, but is only available for the '07. i just want to make sure before i fork down the $$.
I asked my dealer about installing the sensors. They said it's $387 for the installation. Even before I bought my '06 I ask the salesperson if its available and said yeah, but its the additional $387. I wanted to make sure how much it was so I asked the service and parts and it was $387.

I saw the sensors in the subarugenuineparts.com which was $214. With the installation labor, which is supposed to be $90 per hour, is $387 about the right price or should I ask for a price cut? That's $173 difference. 2 hours worth of work.

I also asked them about they camera, they said they can't do it. "06 doesn't have the proper component...yada yada"
 

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One of my friends just picked up a 2006 Tribeca from the dealer and wanted to find the easiest installation possible for a backup camera. After a bit of searching, we found a discussion on another B9 forum where they suggest using the Roadmaster VR3 wireless backup camera; it's around 100 dollars at walmart.com. It too has a license plate mounted camera that can be wired into the tail light power wires, but transmits the video wirelessly to a separate monitor.

One person reported that the standalone monitor can be mounted in the center console, plugged into the DC power receptacle. Thus, when they want to back up, they lift the lid of the center console, use the monitor to guide them, and close the lid when they're done. This might be a good alternative for those who are hesitant about messing around with the wiring of the NAV system.

I may be helping my friend when he purchases the camera in the near future; if so, I'll let you know how it went. Thanks!
 

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But surely Subaru should have the cameras as spare parts, what happens if someone decides to rip one off the back of your car, you need to replace it.
 

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I have the reverse sensors on my 08 Tribeca and I have found the tone to be very annoying even at the lowest volume setting. The sensors don't seem to notice the neighbors car that is parked on the street directly across from my driveway. I back towards the car every morning without the sensors activating, but I guess I need to be really close to the car for that to happen. I would've bought the nav model because of the very nice back-up camera, but I'm not a fan of OEM nav units.
 

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Subaru does offer rear-view camera at $295.98 with control module at $227.00 as spare parts for Tribeca 07. I've found it at www.1stsubaruparts.com . Has anyone tried to install it in Tribeca 06?
Hmmmm. I wonder if Subies camera would work with another aftermarket screen.
 

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I plan on installing a backup camera and noticed you said you paid $50 for one. Where did you get it and what model? I can't seem to locate one for less than $110-$125.
Thanks, Steve


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I haven't driven an 07, but I saw where they superimposed green lines on the screen to show you what your car's 'footprint' loks like. Other than that, it looks and feels like factory. The camera that I used is one of those color - mounts on your license plate frame for $50 reverse image cameras.

I is real important to use the reverse image camera, at first I just tested it with a regular camera taped to the back window and when my wife backed up for the first time she had stuff moving to the left in her rear view mirror and to the right in the display. I think it made her sea sick.

Frankly, I don't know why the dealers aren't installing this option. The NAV system already has the functionality, all you do is just plug the camera in (with the correct connector). The hardest thing is running the wire under the carpet and behind the trim.
 

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Any aftermarket reverse sensors will do the job. It is simply powered by the reverse lamps. I wanted to put the Tribeca reverse sensors on my Outback and I ended up installing a non-oem, that I got on eBay for 40$. It works just great. It detects at a max of 6 feet. Most sellers have a color choice, but you can paint them if you don not find the color you want.



Here is the alarm speaker, in the trunk. It can be turned off. Feature I like when I pull a trailer.

 

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I plan on installing a backup camera and noticed you said you paid $50 for one. Where did you get it and what model? I can't seem to locate one for less than $110-$125.
Thanks, Steve
I bought a $99 wireless backup camera at Target and installed the monitor inside the sunglasses compartment above the RV mirror. I can pop the compartment down in reverse, and then close it up out of the way when I'm done. The picture quality is pretty good in the daytime and so-so at night, but it beats a lot of the alternatives for cost/value. I wired the monitor into the compass/mirror, and it works very well. The camera mounts on your license plate cover and is wired into the backup lights, BTW.

-Karen in AZ-
 
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