Front view camera - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion


C7 General Discussion
General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Front view camera

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2017, 11:37 AM   #1
9t6t7
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
9t6t7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2001
Location: Southboro MA
Posts: 966
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default Front view camera

Is there a front view camera that I can use with my iPhone.
Thanks
9t6t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 11:45 AM   #2
hisvett
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '14-'15
 
hisvett's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2004
Location: Fort Worth TX
Posts: 1,851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 135 Times in 103 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 9t6t7 View Post
Is there a front view camera that I can use with my iPhone.
Thanks
Yes, several; but wouldn't it be easier to back in and use the OEM rear camera?
hisvett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 11:53 AM   #3
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
C7 of the Month Finalist 2015
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 8,623
Thanked 429 Times in 258 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 9t6t7 View Post
Is there a front view camera that I can use with my iPhone.
Thanks
There is a way to hook up a front view camera and have the video show on the NAV screen. You can turn it on manually and it will STAY on until you turn it off. If you back the car and then put it in 1st or D, the camera will automatically come on and stays on until you get to 8 MPH and then it automatically turns off.

You need to purchase a $20 camera and a device called NAVTOOL. You install it your self and it can be done in 3 or 4 hours.

I have it in my 2014 and it works perfectly. It also streams my iPhone to the NAV screen if I want to do that.

Humongous thread that shows the installation and the camera to get. There is also the ability to hook up side cameras that come on with the turn signal. I just use the front camera, the OEM rear and have the capability to stream if I want it.

http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/...tallation.html

Elmer
eboggs_jkvl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 01:17 PM   #4
Bob Beroza
CF Senior Member
 
Bob Beroza's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2000
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 394
Thanked 56 Times in 47 Posts
Default Cheap Front Camera

There is thread on this forum that has complete instructions and product info to install a cheap front camera that works with iPhones and Android phones. The whole system cost about $75 and works really well. Here's the link.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...nt-camera.html
Bob Beroza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 01:45 PM   #5
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
C7 of the Month Finalist 2015
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 8,623
Thanked 429 Times in 258 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Beroza View Post
There is thread on this forum that has complete instructions and product info to install a cheap front camera that works with iPhones and Android phones. The whole system cost about $75 and works really well. Here's the link.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...nt-camera.html
I read the thread and it appears that:
  • Definitely cheaper than the NAVTOOL
  • you need to have an iPhone out and in view?
  • then you enter your passcode, select the APP and then you get the video?
  • The system needs the phone or a spare phone to view the video?
  • No way to turn it off and on conveniently?

What would happen if you used the $20 Pyle camera that gives the correct image on the video and has grid line option that is set with a simple wiring option? Did you eventually use a different camera for the wireless system?

The only system that gives the video to the NAV screen and turns on/off automatically is the NAVTOOL. It also can be turned on/off anytime you want by pressing the "Back" button and holding it for 3 or 4 seconds.

The wireless system is cheaper. I'm not seeing any other advantage to the wireless except you don't need to run a wire inside of the cabin.

The wireless system will definitely get video to the driver in the cabin but not on the NAV screen.

Is that a fair comparison?

Elmer
eboggs_jkvl is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • Front view camera
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Front view camera bolevine C7 General Discussion 5 01-03-2017 08:24 PM
    Front camera view Silverado guy C7 General Discussion 3 06-30-2016 06:54 PM
    Front Cameras...how to turn on? tzoid9 C7 Z06 Discussion 23 05-16-2016 05:16 PM
    Front camera Seldoon C7 General Discussion 16 10-20-2015 10:12 AM
    Front viewing parking camera dpw21562 C3 Tech/Performance 13 03-06-2014 02:05 PM


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:54 PM.


     
    • Ask a Question
      Get answers from community experts
    Question Title:
    Description:
    Your question will be posted in: