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Anyone know if the main backup cam is analog or digital?

NY_Rob

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Feb 13, 2020
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I have an interesting project where I'm considering co-opting/sharing the main backup cam (the one over the lic. plate frame) on the MY. If it's a regular 12v powered analog cam with standard video out I may be able to use it vs. installing a second camera back there. If it happens to be a POE IP cam then I'm out of luck and will need to run a new camera in the same vicinity.

If anyone's taken the liftgate trim off and has taken a photo or knows anything about the camera I'd appreciate any info offered....

Thanks, Rob
 

Gizmotoy

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Sep 16, 2013
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I don't think it's either of those cases. I think Tesla likes to use automotive serializer/deserializer+power combos over coax. Though, admittedly, I haven't had a Y apart to confirm they've used that format here.
 

NY_Rob

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Feb 13, 2020
755
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Long Island
^ thanks @Gizmotoy... didn't even know that protocol existed. I tried looking up the backup cam on the Tesla catalog and couldn't find it.

Perhaps someone has taken the liftgate fascia off?
 

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