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List of parts needed, cost, and sources for front/rear camera switch purchase

Discussion in 'Model S' started by artsci, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    May 10, 2012
    Timonium, Maryland
    Here's a list of the parts needed for front/rear camera switch installation. And below are also installation instructions (which will be revised for the V2 production run). The connection for the reverse sign will be much easier to make.

    Here's a link to the thread that discusses the switch:

    To place a preproduction order deposit PayPal start a conversation with me (PM) for instructions.

    The total cost of all the necessary parts is about $364. Here's what's necessary:

    Camera switch PCB in a case with two remotes and receptacles and connections for the front and rear cameras and touch screen, 12v power, ground, and reverse signal: $195.00

    Cables (available from any Tesla Service Center

    (2 ea) CABLE, HSD, LIFTGATE, CAM 1 1006780-00-D Female/Female 65.5": $23.12

    (1 ea) CABLE, HSD, BODY MAIN, CAM 1006781-00-E Male/Male 144": $25.68

    Tesla camera(available from Amazon): $39.00

    Replacement trim clips: $4.72

    OBDII Power connector: $25.00

    2-pin snap connectors (you'll have some left over for other projects): $7.90

    3M Dual Lock fasteners: $8.49

    Posi-tap assortment: $9.96

    Posi-Loks (If you don't like/know how to solder): $9.96

    Some 20awg hookup wire to extend the power lines from the OBDII port to the snap connector as well as the reverse lead:


    To get a sense of what's involved for installation: Links to install Instructions (to be updated when V2 is produced):
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  2. kdday

    kdday Member

    Oct 29, 2016
    Thank you for this. I've sent my deposit to you and I encourage anyone else interested in installing a front facing camera to do the same. I'm excited for this project.
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  3. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

    Nov 26, 2012
    I've had mine on my last two Teslas. Use if every time I drive. Has saved my front splitter many times. Removable in case you move to another Tesla. Investment-Insurance. Best mod of many that I have made to my Tesla. GREAT.

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