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2021+ Front Parking Camera Installed

So one of my several annoyances with the MS (my first Tesla) is the lack of the bird's eye view parking image and a front parking camera (since the bumper will hit normal height parking barricades). I finally decided to rectify the latter issue with a stand alone parking camera. I bought one with a small screen (4.3 inches) so it would not be so intrusive in the cockpit. It has a standard cigarette lighter adapter for power with a switch, but I decided to source power from the OBDII plug and wired in a switch that I glued with expoxy to the base of the monitor. I also fabbed up my own bracket for the camera out of the 20ga steel sheet so that it would be relatively hidden beside my front license plate (required to have one where I live). I could have simply taped the camera to the front lip of the bumper with double sided tape, but I wanted the camera to get a view from slightly higher up so that it captures both the leading edge of the bumper and any parking barrier. The hardest part was running the cable from the camera through the firewall. I used the existing wiring harness grommet on the driver's side, but there is not much room around there. Anyway, it works and presents an acceptable (to me) level of clutter to the cockpit (again, this should have come from the factory like most other cars at this price point). Here's a few pics.
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