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Old 09-13-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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iDatalink Maestro

Just picked up an 09 Yaris S 4 door sedan. Considering changing the head unit out with a iDatalink Maestro compatible unit and wondering if there is any data available that would be worth buying the Maestro stuff during install. Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:24 PM   #2
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All my research showed conflicting info on this so I ended up picking up a new head unit with install kit/wiring from sonic electronics. Ordered the backup camera from ebay. Any tips on mounting a universal back up camera?
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:44 PM   #3
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All my research showed conflicting info on this so I ended up picking up a new head unit with install kit/wiring from sonic electronics. Ordered the backup camera from ebay. Any tips on mounting a universal back up camera?
Unless it's a license plate one, you may have to drill a hole or two. I know that aliexpress sells manufacturer specific ones that fit in a license place light fixture and the camera is moulded into it for a much more finished look.

For example:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BigB...ceBeautifyAB=0

I wouldn't count on it being ultra high resolution. And, I think I would go for a hardwired one, not the transmitter/receiver type. Though that may require running more wiring. There are many choices. I just used search terms, "2009 Toyota Yaris Sedan Backup Camera".
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:49 AM   #4
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Thanks. I saw another post you had after I purchased a universal but now I'm thinking this might be a good route. Seeing a lot of different designs too such as:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-Car-Re...gAAOSwTM5YxXC2
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Old 09-24-2018, 05:53 AM   #5
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Thanks. I saw another post you had after I purchased a universal but now I'm thinking this might be a good route. Seeing a lot of different designs too such as:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-Car-Re...gAAOSwTM5YxXC2
The link you posted to eBay may be for a hatchback model. When I first searched on Aliexpress, I searched for the hatchback camera and they looked like the one in your ebay link. The sedan ones appear to be smaller. I'm not 100% sure though.
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