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back up cam and nav screen

Ninor74

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Greetings,

I apologize if this has been asked and answered but I couldn't find it with a search.

Do any of the back up cams work with the OEM navigation screen in the Avalanche.

I bought an 06 yesterday, want the back up cam but already have navigation in there hence the question.

Thanks in advance for any advice

N
 
:welcome: first of all, and i commend u for at least trying to do a search first... great question and i'm sure one of these wonderful folks will help u out :)
 
Only with adapters check JPCustoms.com he  is a site partners and he has a 10% discount this weekend promo code MAY10 when you check out. 

BTW :welcome: to the club
 
Dear Sirshopalot,

Originally from a land down under but now reside in NC.  I actually had an Avalanche when they first came out (one of the first 20 here in NC) but had to get rid of it when I got into private investigations (not the best vehicle for covert surveillance :D)

I'm now in real estate and need something I can tote clients round in, go off road to look at raw land and haul my signs etc so I couldn't wait to get back in one.

I bought an 06 (I can't fit in the new ones as well) with all the acoutrements and want to add the camera so I don't back over anyone.  (I traded a V12 7 series Beemer for this, and the Beemer came with back up sensors which saved my butt once or twice)

Actually, that raises a question...which in everyone's opinion is a more viable option and why...the camera or the sensors?

Over to y'all

N

PS:  Nice to meet you all and I'm eternally gratefull for all the great advice that the site offers.  Hats off to whoever set it all up.
 
Another option is a cubbycam many members have that  www.cubbycam.com

Here's a link to a install of one Cubby cam link

Member tersavy sells them 
 
Michigan,

I read the rave reviews about the cubby cam (and have actually recommended one to a mate) but I still can't find out if it can be rigged to the navigation screen or not.

If not, I'd rather go with the other one.

N
 
:welcome: Ninor74

glad to see you back in an AV...
sounds like you're on the road to getting the NAV Set up...
I've not experienced it either,,, but want to say hello

Enjoy and happy modding!!!
 
Ninor74 said:
Actually, that raises a question...which in everyone's opinion is a more viable option and why...the camera or the sensors?

In my humble opinion I would side with the camera option.  I have not had one personally but I have had the sensor system.  Depending on the type (i guess) they have flaws.  My previous vehicle an Excursion had the factory sensor system in it. And on more then one occasion I backed into things. Bikes and street sign (poles).  It seems that they are thin enough (depending on approach) that they can slip thru the sensor without setting it off.

I have seen cubby cams and nav cams in other members AV's and you have a full range of view.  This will allow you to see where you are going better then the mirrors will allow.  And depending on the object, Log, tree branch ect. you can choose to back/climb over it.  With the sensor it may go off, you get out to see what it is then decide you wanna back over it anyway.

So my two cents is "Go for the camera"!
 
Ninor74 said:
Michigan,

I read the rave reviews about the cubby cam (and have actually recommended one to a mate) but I still can't find out if it can be rigged to the navigation screen or not.

If not, I'd rather go with the other one.

N

Nice to get to know ya.

I have the cubbycam connected to a Pioneer Avic Z2 touch screen Head Unit (H/U) with navigation and it works fine.
 
I have a 2006 Chevy Avalanche with factory navigation. I just purchased the Pioneer ND-BC1 back up camera. I had to also purchase a PAC VCI-GM2 so that I could see the picture on the navigation screen. I have a friend who also has an Avalanche and he purchased the same thing. The picture quality is very good.  Even at night. I paid a total of $350 for both items.
 
As others have mentioned, you can use the CUBBYCAM cameras with the factory navigation. However, you will need to open up your factory nav unit to install it. I can provide the adapters for you, but be aware for just a little more you can have a dedicated monitor that is quite bright and sharp without voiding your warranty on the factory nav unit. In addition, if you run yours in override (my kit allows you to manually turn on the cam, you can still select and change stations on the factory radio while seeing whats going on behind you.

Lemme know if you have additional questions. I'd be happy to help.

-Ed

PS: Here are some of my camera options:

Tailgate Cam
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Hitch Cam
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Lic Plate Cam
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