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Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors - 2-1/2" LCD

Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors - 2-1/2" LCD

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The NVision Rear View Camera System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away. Its 3 alert zones - green, yellow, or red - are displayed on the 2-1/2 inch color monitor inside the vehicle. Camera mounts behind license plate. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hopkins backup cameras and alarms part number HM60195VA or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hopkins products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors - 2-1/2" LCD. Backup Cameras and Alarms reviews from real customers.
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Hopkins Backup Cameras and Alarms - HM60195VA

  • Backup Camera Systems
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  • Windshield Monitor
  • 2.5 Inch Display
  • License Plate Camera System

The NVision Rear View Camera System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away. Its 3 alert zones - green, yellow, or red - are displayed on the 2-1/2 inch color monitor inside the vehicle. Camera mounts behind license plate.


Features:

  • 2-1/2" LCD Color monitor
    • Displays objects behind vehicle
    • Color-coded alerts are displayed on monitor to increase awareness on closer items
      • Red - objects are 0' - 1-1/2' away
      • Yellow - objects are 1-1/2' - 3-1/2' away
      • Green - objects are 3-1/2' - 5-1/2' away
  • Sensors detect objects up to 5-1/2' away
    • Sensors beep when object comes within range
      • Audible alert can be adjusted down or muted
    • Mount on left and right corners of mounting bracket which sits behind the license plate
  • Adjustable, wide-angle camera mounts behind license plate
    • Manually adjustable left and right and up and down
  • System can be used to help hook up your trailer to your hitch ball
  • Cable between camera & monitor measures 19.7 feet long


Specs:

  • Includes mounting bracket, wires and hardware necessary for installation
  • 1-Year warranty


Protect your vehicle from rear-end collisions, eliminate blind spots, and increase overall visibility. A recent phenomenon is an increase in non-traffic incidents involving children, with backovers accounting for 44 percent of fatalities attributable to the larger size of today's vehicles, which have bigger blind spots. Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Rear View Camera System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away. Its three alert zones - green, yellow, or red - are displayed on the 2-1/2 inch color monitor inside the vehicle.



60195VA Hopkins NVision Rear View Camera System

Installation Details HM60195VA Installation instructions


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Video Transcript for Hopkins Rear View Camera Installation - 2011 Ford F-150

Today on our 2011 Ford F-150 we'll be installing the Hopkins Rear View Camera with Back Up Sensors, with a 2-1/2" LCD Screen, part number HM60195VA. We'll go ahead and start by opening the driver's door and we'll need to remove the door seal as well as lift the carpet up a little bit. Before you begin you want to kind of take a look underneath your vehicle and see if you can find any sort of grommet or anything like that, that you might be able to push the wire up through when you get up close to the front part of the cab of the vehicle. As you can see here, here's the area that we're going to pull the wire through the floor pan. Before we pull the wire through, we're going to put a little electrical tape on the end of the wire to protect any of the fittings to keep from getting any dirt or other debris in it. Once we've done that we'll go ahead and fish it up from the underside of the vehicle, pulling it through enough that we can make our connection once we mount our LCD screen up on the dash area. Now we'll go ahead and go back underneath the vehicle and route our wires to the back, keeping in mind you want to keep away from any sharp edges, moving parts or areas that may become hot. While routing to the back of the vehicle we went ahead and used some zip ties to help secure it. Next we'll need to go ahead and move to the license plate area. First we'll need to remove the existing license plate.

In this case we just had to take off the two top screws. On this particular vehicle there is no hole behind the license plate so we are going to need to drill a small hole to allow the wire to be pushed through. Before we drill any holes we're going to go ahead and hold it up in place. If you notice we're going to need to offset it a little bit to the driver's side because the spare tire locking cap is in the way. We'll just move it over about 1/4".

Because of this though we'll have to re-drill the top holes that hold the license plate on. Before we do that we'll go ahead and hold the hole bracket in place and take a marker and mark the locations where we'll need to drill. We went ahead and marked the four locations that hold the license plate on as well as the larger hole that we'll need to drill to push the wire through. Now that we have the four locations marked we'll go ahead and drill the holes. Next, we'll go ahead and put our license plate into the back up camera bracket. This can be a little snug to get in place so be careful when pushing it in so you don't break the bracket.

Once you have the plate all the way in place the top holes should line up. Next you'll need to go ahead and take the wire off the license plate bracket with the camera in it and feed it through the larger hole that you just drilled. Now that that's through we'll go ahead and put the four screws that hold the license plate bracket as well as the camera in place. In this case we used the two screws that we're supplied with the kit for the top ones and we had to get two different screws for the bottom because the screws that we're from the factory we're a little too short. We went ahead and got a little bit longer screws. Now that we have the license plate and the back up camera as well as the sensors mounted, we'll need to make the connection for the black wire. You'll notice here that there's two white arrows that you want to line up with before pushing it together.

Once you've pushed that together go ahead and use some black electrical tape to tape over the connection to give it a little extra protection and to make sure that the wire doesn't pull apart. Now you'll also notice that there was a black and a red wire that was run back with the wire from the front of the vehicle. This will need to be routed up to the area of the driver's rear light assembly. To remove the driver side light assembly in the rear, we'll need to lower the tailgate and remove the two screws that are on the inside of the jamb there. With that done the light assembly will pull out. Once we've got the connection apart for the reverse light we need to go ahead and do a test to figure out which one is the hot one when you're vehicle is put into reverse. For this step you want to get some one in the vehicle to start the vehicle and put it into reverse while you use the test light to figure out which line is the hole line when in reverse. In this case it's the light blue with the stripe on. Now that we know which wire is the hot wire, we'll need to connect the red wire, of the red and black wires, that we ran back from the front of the vehicle. To make this connection we'll use the wire splice supplied. The blue wire will go through the through part of the wire splice and the red wire will go into the side of the wire splice that does not go all the way through. Once you have them pushed in, use a pair of pliers to crimp them in place. Go ahead and close the top of the wire splice. It's a good idea to add a little electrical tape around it as a little extra protection. Now that we have that done we'll need to put a ring connector on the black wire as this is the wire that will be used for the ground. We found that using the ring connector instead of tying it into the other black wire on the actual clip gives you a better ground. Once the wiring connections are made now it is time to reinstall the light assembly. We went ahead and pulled the black and red wire apart a little bit to give us a little extra room so we could find a good ground underneath the vehicle. As you'll see here, here's a good area where the body has been doubled up and will allow for a good ground. We'll go ahead and use some zip ties to bundle up the excess wire and zip tie it off. We'll snip off the excess of all the zip ties that we used to run the wire from the front of the vehicle to the back as well as bundling up any of the excess wire. Now we'll go ahead and move back up into the cab of the vehicle. We'll need to go ahead and pull the rubber trim back a little bit to route the wire underneath it to run it up the inside of the door seal. Once you get your finger underneath the edge of it you can just slide it along and push the wire under following. Once you have it high enough that you can make the connection with the monitor, again you'll line up the two white arrows and push the connection together. Followed by using again, a little electrical tape to help secure it and keep it in place. Before we mount our LCD screen, we're going to go ahead and test the camera by having someone start the vehicle and put it into reverse. We also had to go ahead and adjust the camera a little bit, as seen here. We loosened it up and had to raise it up to get a better angle of what was behind the vehicle. You will also notice how the sensors pick up the closer the object or person gets behind the vehicle it goes from green to red. The closer the object gets to the vehicle, the beeping will get faster and louder. Now that we have our camera adjusted we'll go ahead and mount the LCD screen on the dash. In this case we found off to the left side of the gauges, up on the dash, was a good spot where it's out of the way but yet very visible once you put it in reverse. To mount the LCD screen pull the backing off the sticky tape and push down firmly. Once you have the LCD screen mounted to the dash, that'll do it for the installation of the Hopkins Rear View Camera with Back Up Sensors with a 2-1/2" LCD Screen, part number HM60195VA on our 2011 Ford F-150. .


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors - 2-1/2" LCD - HM60195VA

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

The NVision Rear View Camera System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away. Its 3 alert zones - green, yellow, or red - are displayed on the 2-1/2 inch color monitor inside the vehicle. Camera mounts behind license plate.

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Bought this unit for my Wife's 2012 F150. The installation was very easy, took a little less than an hour. My Wife is super excited and loves the unit. I like the fact that you can mute the sensors since she will be pulling a travel trailer occasionally. View from the monitor is very clear and has excellent peripheral line of site. 228842



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This camera is exactly what I was looking for. The only problem is that the screen is not visible in sun light. It works great for hooking up trailers. 261262



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So far, I am very pleased with my Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors. The entire system only took me about an hour to install , and was pretty easy.I installed the camera on a 2010 Ford F 150 which definitely needs a good camera to avoid backing into something. I was happy to find that the cables included were long enough to reach the cab on a big truck. I enjoy having the benefit of the camera and hearing the sensors at the same time. I was notified immediately about my order, had it delivered in a timely manner, and was well packaged.After having two previous inferior camera systems, I am hoping this is the last one I will need to install. I would feel very comfortable recommending this system to others. I will also say that I've had this product for only one week, and should it fail in the immediate future, I will be sure to comment on that too. 31610



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Don't let wired scare you. Installation: Cables to the camera and monitor but can't be sized longer or shorter if you are driving something longer. I have a Dodge Quad Cab with short bed and had spare cable to tie up underneath. Mounting camera is just like putting on license plate frame. Mounting monitor is even simpler because you put the monitor where you want it, run the cable under the dash, to the firewall, down the back of the engine compartment, along the bottom of the truck with wire ties. Power for the whole system comes from the backup light wire. The connection is made in the taillight assembly and is EASY!! Camera: Camera shows best in daylight. The picture is a bit more grainy at night. Either way, I backup under the tongue perfect every single time!!! Proximity sensor: Day or night, the backup warning lights function perfectly. The red, orange and green square outlines are always visible but it would be nice if they only appeared after the green (least close proximity) was activated (solid square). Monitor: I was surprised how large the display was. I can see great even with the small size. There are several buttons on the monitor but I haven't touched them. The picture was perfect out of box. I was hoping that I would have to touch the buttons because the mount isn't stiff enough to take my ham-bone finger poking at it. Picture has not faded out in daylight like computer monitors do. When I first bought this, I didn't know who Hopkins was. Now, I know that they are one of the biggest players in the trailer hardware business. 3075



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I DID MY SELF INSTALL IT TO MY WIFE VAN, EASY INSTALL AND GREAT NICE PICTURE SMALL MONITOR, EXCELLENT, THANK YOU!!!! 198196


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GREAT WORK GOOD,NO PROBLEM,AWESOME
CHRIS - 05/26/2016

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Works great, especially for hooking up my trailer. Was a easy install, good instructions. The only thing I needed extra was zip ties for attaching the cable to the frame. Installed it on a 2000 Ford, F-150 Harley Davidson edition. 6664



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Works great, came with more than I expected (was not aware it had sensors)! 510731



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Works great, have had it installed for a year now. 461192



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I have to admit that I am very SLOW when installing any type of electrical gadjets, so this entire episode of installing this camera took me a total of TWO hours (it should take an average person about an hour to install). After installation, it worked from the get-go. The accompanying video was extremely helpful. I am very pleased with this camera and the way it works. Just before I found out about your product (from a friend of mine), I scheduled a company to install a backup camera in my truck; it would have cost $750 for them to do this. Needless to say, I cancelled this appointment and performed the installation myself. I just purchased an enclosed trailer and I intend to use it for hauling antique automobiles; needless to say, this backup camera is absolutely necessary to hook up the trailer to the truck. 352536



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Christmas Gift so I hope it's as nice as shown. Fast shipping and good packing. 325285



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Product was delivered fast. Great communication from the shipping department. Fairly easy install, got it for my wife. It's the best present she's ever got! I hook up to trailers nearly everyday, never had the use of a camera. I'm also buying one for myself! 299917



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I wish I had purchased a bigger back up screen. the 2 3/4" is just a bit too small in my opinion. However, I did like all the features the system offered. So, I look forward to it assisting me when I do back up, especially in small areas. 289443



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I love that piece of gadget. It made it so easy Ifor me. I would highly recommend it. 247010



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My Hopkins Rear View Camera arrived exactly when etrailer said it would. The installation on a hatchback (Ford Escape) required some creativity, but I was able to do it. The nice thing is that the screen doesn't blink on and off with interference like my old wireless unit did. The only room for improvement is the video picture quality; not as good as my old wireless one was. The backup sensors are a plus. 186787



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You'll see that I purchased and reviewed this same item in April 2013. That camera failed within 6 months. eTrailer had me go direct to Hopkins who replaced the whole kit. Fast forward to 18 months later, the plastic bracket that holds the camera snapped leaving the camera dangling by the wire. The plastic bracket is not very durable, in my experience. The adjustment screws on the camera and sensors are rusted so much I can't adjust them. This camera system is no way superior to an OEM installed model. That all said, this system is much better than nothing. The safety enhancement of being able to see behind when backing up cannot be overvalued. A friend's neighbor backed over their child a few years ago. I never want that to happen. Even getting out and looking before each back-up isn't responsive enough. 186456



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Installation was fairly simple since it was replacing an older model rearview camera. The picture is outstanding, even at night. The sensors work very well and correlate nicely on the screen with the squares. Wish the screen was a little larger but that is all right. Received your product in less than a week, Outstanding. Just as it is described and the demo video was the seller. Keep up the great work. Will be ordering more for other vehicles. 123254



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The backup camera will be a Christmas gift so a photo will be forthcoming. My husband has had a problem with bumps in his rear bumper so hopefully the camera will help keeping his current bumper unscathed. The rating of excellent is my hope for use. 109601



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This is one cool gadget , it was also easy to install it only took me 30 minutes. I did share this already to my pastor, to my brother and also to my brother in law. Im not tall of a person standing only 5'7 it was a bit of a challenge for me backing up im driving a 2006 f-150 , so when I saw this online I immediately order it. 102835



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This is a very good product. I am very pleased especially since it is a "one size fits most" model. I installed this on a 2007 Saturn Outlook XE. This vehicle has terrible a rear view and didn't have a OEM back up camera. I mounted the monitor in the shaded area just above the rear view mirror. I routed the wire through the headliner from rear to front of the car. I originally planned on running it under the carpet (easier) but there isn't enough wire in the kit to do so. I had to cut some of the fake chrome/plastic molding/crown from above the license plate because the camera didn't fit in there. I warmed up the plastic with a hair dryer and a hacksaw cut through it easily. It took me 5 hours to install due to the cutting. It's well worth it though. 74667



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Installation was as simple as the video. I had to drill a hole behind my license plate to get the cable into the trunk but the rest was just snaking it through the trunk and along the side channels up to the front dash. Turned it on and it worked first time. This works perfectly for me and I like the audio alert. Haven't had any problems since I installed this. And I do recommend this. I did overdrill the Hole in the trunk and had to go to Pep boys to get a larger grommet, but that was my fault. Do get the ring terminal. It costs 5 cents, but that puts you into the free shipping range, and you will then save about $12.00 on shipping. You'll use the Ring terminal anyway and it doesn't come with one. 73315



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Product was shipped and arrived with a few days. Packaging was pretty good and included all the necessary parts for the install accept for zip ties. No biggie. Pretty much plug and play, so anyone with some experience with cars can do this. Hardest part was running the cable from the license plate to the screen inside. Note: Its a good idea to connect the wiring to the reverse lights and test to make sure everything works before mounting everything in place. I've only been using it for the last two days so I still need to do a some fine tuning with the camera angle and the proximity sensors. All in all good product. 54884



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Installed the backup sensor system on 2012 Mazda CX-9. Very easy to do on this vehicle because backup lights and license bracket are all on the lift gate. System works great so far. Clearer instructions with installation examples for vehicles with differing license frame and backup light locations would be helpful. 53284



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I just recently purchased and installed the hopkins camera HM60195VA and say I love it. It's an easy install for my dodge challenger and helps out beyond words when backing up. The install only took about an hour and if your not really looking you can't tell there is a camera there. The wiring was simple and plenty long enough and the monitor looks like it belongs there. I highly recommend this set up. 39787



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The item i ordered was delivered on time>.and in new condition>.you can work with this company>>Recommend them to anyone>>.. 28212



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Product arrived as promised. 20431


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  • When in Everyday Mode Why Does Hopkins Rear View Camera # HM60195VA Only Come On When in Reverse
    The Hopkins Rear View Camera # HM60195VA is designed to be activated when in reverse mode. The intention of the camera in everyday mode is to notify the driver of obsticals when in reverse, therefore, the camera is only activated when your car is in the reverse gear. It sounds as if you have the camera set up correctly because you are receiving power when you are in reverse. If you want to have the camera activated at all times, the camera will have to be re-wired to the car battery...
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  • Wireless Back Up Camera for Use Behind a Trailer
    The best back up camera I could recommend for use at the rear of a trailer would be the Swift Hitch Portable Water Resistant Wireless Camera # SH01-C. This wireless camera would work great and wouldn't require you to tap into the trailer wiring for installation. Check out the install video I attached for more info. This monitor doesn't have a 5 inch screen but you can hook it up to a larger screen if needed with the included video cable.
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  • The Color Green is Not Showing Up Well on Hopkins Backup Camera and Sensor System
    The only thing you can really do for the best picture on your Hopkins backup camera # HM60195VA is to make sure all connections are good and tight and make sure the lens on the camera is clean. You can try to adjust the monitor settings using the buttons on the face of the monitor but the options are limited. Something that may seem weird but is a possibility is if you wear glasses or sunglasses sometimes there is some sort of tint that can mute or altogether change the color of something...
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  • Can the Audible Alert on Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors, # HM60195VA Be Disabled
    The Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors, # HM60195VA, will detect the trailer, if connected, and the alert will sound. However, I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and he stated that the alert can be turned down or muted for times when you want the alert quiet or off. I have included a link to a video review of this system for reference.
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  • Recommended Rear View Camera System With Large Monitor
    Unfortunately, there isn't a larger monitor available for this particular camera system. For a larger monitor, Rearview Safety offers a wireless system, part # RVS-091406 with a 4.3 inch monitor that would work well. Instead of wiring the camera to the reverse light circuit, you'd wire it to the running lamp circuit. This circuit would be easiest to locate in the wiring harness that feeds the trailer connector. The running light circuit is usually a brown wire. If you didn't mind...
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  • Hopkins Backup Camera Shows Only Blue Screen and Sensors Stopped Working
    It sounds like there was power loss to the camera/sensor part of backup camera # HM60195VA. Check the wiring connections to see if something came loose or if a better connection to the reverse light circuit is needed. If the reverse lights on the vehicle are LED then that could be the issue. LED lights draw such little power that there may not be enough current. The reverse light circuit in the tow package wiring would be a better option.
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  • Which Wire is Used for Reverse When Installing Hopkins Camera # HM60195VA on 2011 Buick LaCrosse
    To install the Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors, part # HM60195VA, to your 2011 Buick LaCrosse you will need to use a circuit tester, part # 40376, to test the functions of the vehicles wires to determine which one carries the reverse lights. The wiring color for vehicles can vary from different makes, models, and model years. To be absolutely certain which function each wire carries, you will want to use the circuit tester. I am including a link to a video installation...
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  • How to Wire Up the Hopkins Rear View Camera To Be On all the Time
    In order to wire a backup camera to be on all of the time, you would have to wire it into the running light circuit instead of the reverse light circuit. This way, when you wanted it on, you would just turn the running lights on. This would be the easiest way to turn it off and on. Or you could wire the camera to a 12 volt power source like the cigarette lighter circuit like you mentioned. This would make it turn on all the time. You could use a switch like part # D16740 so that you...
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  • Which Backup Cameras Have Night Vision for Night Time Use
    The Hopkins Rear View Camera, # HM60195VA, does not have infrared or LED lights for better night vision on the monitor. In dark places or at night, the image would appear washed and dim. For a good system that does have night vision, we have the Switch Hitch, # 04928. This system uses infrared lighting. The image is not as good as broad daylight but it is much better compared to a system with no night vision.
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