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Hopkins Backup Cameras and Alarms

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Hopkins Backup Cameras and Alarms - HM60100VA

Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away and alerts you with an audible alarm.

Features:

  • Detects objects, and starts to beep, up to 5-1/2 away
    • Left and right sensors
    • Audible warning alarm beeps more frequently as objects enter each of 3 alert zones
    • Mounts behind license plate
  • Cable length: 8'
  • Draws 620 milliamps


Specs:

  • Includes:
    • Mounting bracket with 2 sensors
    • Audible alarm
    • Installation cables
  • 3-Year warranty


Protect your vehicle from rear-end collisions, eliminate blind spots, and increase 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 Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away with three alert zones.



60100VA Hopkins NVision Backup-sensor System







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Video Transcript for Hopkins Electronics HM60100VA Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number HM60100VA. This is the Hopkins Backup Sensor System with an Audible Alert. This is going to detect objects and start to beep up to 5-1/2" feet away, helping to reduce blind spots around the vehicle. It's going to feature two sensors, you're going to have a left and right sensor. These are adjustable simply by loosening up the mount screws. It's going to allow you to adjust the sensors. Here in the instructions it's going to come with a chart. It's going to show you the best angle to mount the sensors or to adjust them to, depending on your particular vehicle.

It's going to have an audible warning alarm, that unit right here. This is going to beep more frequently as objects enter each of the three alert zones. If you look closely there's a little gap right here. This is going to be a volume switch on the alarm with a high and low setting. This is going to allow you to adjust to fit your preference.

The speed of the beeping noise increases as you transition from zone to zone. It's going to have three zones; you're going to have safe zone, caution zone and danger zone. This unit is designed to mount behind the license plate. The license plate goes directly on top of it. It's got the holes that should line up with any standard license plate. The bracket should fit in any standard license plate mount. The overall width of the unit measuring from end-to-end is going to measure 13-1/8" and the overall height is going to measure about 6".

The mounting holes are going to be separated center on center by 7" going that direction, and center on center going this direction about 4-3/4". It's going to come with some cable so you're going to have one cable coming from the mount itself. It's got a little arrow indicator on it. The connector that it goes into has an arrow indicator on it. You just line up those two arrows and snap it together. It's going to signify the connection is being made the way it should.

Then you're going to have another wire right here that's going to connect to the audible alarm. Then you're going to have an exposed red wire and black wire. The red wire is going to tap into the reverse light function on your vehicle. The black wire is going to be a ground connection. They make it really easy to make the connections giving you a couple quick splice connectors to tap into the wiring. You're also going to get some 3M double sided adhesive tape, mounts to the back of the audible alarm. That way you can stick it to a nice clean surface. It's going to come with the mounting screws to go through the license plate, through the mount and into the vehicle. It's going to come with a rubber grommet to seal up the hole that goes around the wiring. This unit is going to draw 620 milliamps. It's made with a weather proof design so it will hold up well in different weather conditions. It's going to be safe to run it through the car wash. Again, your red wire is going to be the reverse function wire. The black wire is going to be the ground wire. I did say earlier it is a do-it-yourself installation. The instructions are pretty detailed; they're pretty easy to follow. They're going to go step by step and allow you to get this thing installed on your particular vehicle. That way you can be more aware of your surroundings and reduce the blind spots that you may have. That's going to do it for our review of part number HM60100VA. This is the Hopkins Backup Sensor. .




Customer Reviews

Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount - HM60100VA

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away and alerts you with an audible alarm.


- HM60100VA

by: Jay H.06/24/2011


First of all etrailer is great; prompt shipping and immediate e-mail notifications throughout the purchase process. The unit was easy to install once we figured out the backup light color code for my 2011 Dodge Challenger (white w/light green stripe). It works great! Almost invisable; does not detract from the looks of the vehicle. 17858





Comments

I purchased this backup sensor to install on my sons 2010 Dodge Challenger SE. We havent installed it yet. How has the unit worked for you? Any problems and any additional info you could offer on the install?Thank you, Felicia

comment by: Felicia C - 10/15/2013


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by: Dan05/13/2011


Installation was easy and this product works great. The wires are too short for a full size pickup but I easily lengthened them so that they would reach to the cab. I may add an off switch in the future, so I can back a trailer without hearing the alarm. I have had compliments on this sensor being almost hidden, not like the sensors attached to the bumper. I am very pleased and would recommend it to anyone. 13834






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by: Al M.03/08/2012


I received the Hopkins Backup Sensor System HM60100VA within 4 days. That was very fast. I installed the Backup sensor on my front license plate, because I have factory installed rear sensors. I am going to install a switch so that I can turn it off when I don't need it. When the sensor is mounted in the front it is very sensitive, it beeps a lot. I will only use it when I park. 33215






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by: Rick07/03/2012


It says it detects objects up to 5/12 ft away. I could only get it to detect 4 ft away, even after adjusting the sensors.. It doesn't detect off to the corners of the rear bumper very well. You better be backing up slow, because 4 ft isnt a lot of reaction time. Instructions were good and installed rather easy. I give it a mediocre score due to the limited range. 46678






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by: John J11/15/2014


I was looking for something that was very pleasing to look at it and this fill the bill. Easy to install with plenty of instruction and lots of video examples. I already have a back up camera but needed something that alert with sound and it works great so far. 161127






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by: Ed S11/01/2013


Order was filled promptly. The plate was easy to install, because it was installed on a SUV with the back-up lights in the hatch. The product is somewhat limited to about five feet behind the vehicle and does not have much side to side detection. 106010






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by: John D.10/15/2011


Easy installation on a Ford Sport Trac--added about 5 feet of speaker wire due to the length of the pickup bed. The speaker, hidden behind the back seat, is loud enough to hear clearly. Works well and makes parking a large vehicle much easier. 25624






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by: Tony P.10/19/2012


The product was arrived in a timely manner. It was easy to install and worked as promised. Because I installed the unit in a long-bed truck, I wished the wiring for the alert was longer. I ended up splicing the wire in order to make the run. 57628






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by: Dan H01/20/2011


Great product If you are in the market for a backup sensor, this is the best value out there for a quality product at a very reasonable price. Installation is very simple. Performance is great. 5750






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by: Michael L.08/31/2011


I love etrailer.com!!! Fast shipping, fast supportive replies, quality products. I'm 110% satisfied with etrailer.com Thanks guys! 23278






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by: rk01/24/2015


Directions somewhat vague.Wires to backup lights would not be long enough for some installations. Were fine for my Dodge Durango. 171129





Comments

rk, sorry that you werent completely satisfied with the directions. We have taken note and will improve them going forward. As always, feel free to contact our Technical Support Line with any questions. 800-835-0129Thanks! Hopkins Mfg. Team

Scott H from - 01/26/2015

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by: Gerald03/05/2013


So far this product is working well, installation was 30 minutes. This product is on a 2011 Silverado pickup. 68927






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by: George01/23/2015


Great product and instructions. For the F150 crew cab the cable was too short but was an easy to fix. 170991






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by: Chuck M05/08/2013


Very easy to install, works very well. Great alternative to drilling four holes in your bumper. 79336






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by: Jeff G05/14/2011


Nicely packaged and very easy to install...two wires and your done! 13923






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by: John S.10/24/2012


Customer happy, at least right now. Just picked it up. 58092






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by: Ryan G.04/05/2012


Great working product and a great company to work with! 36210






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by: Sam08/22/2012


As described. arrived on time. 52606






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by: carl T08/01/2013


Easy to install ,Works great 92771






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by: Steve Y06/24/2012


Easy Install 45410




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  • Sensitivity Range of the MS-913 Back Up Sensor when installed on a Chrysler Town and Country Minivan
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, item # HM60100VA, is designed to detect items directly behind the vehicle and straight out. I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and he explained that the backup sensor would detect items at the ground for a distance of 5-1/2 feet, or so. Also the unit will not pickup items very near to the vehicle once the item is past where the sensor can detect the item. Say a box is laying on the ground 15 feet behind your vehicle. At a point where you get within...
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  • How Would the Hopkins Backup Sensor Install on a Toyota Sienna 2012
  • To install this Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA on your 2012 Toyota Sienna you will need to locate the reverse light circuit. The wires that go to your reverse lamps will be the ones to use. You will need to use a circuit tester like our part # 40376 to determine which wire has voltage when your 2012 Toyota Sienna is put into reverse. Once you find the correct wire you will need to use the included quick-connect connectors to tap into this circuit. This will tell the sensors...
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  • Tips for Installing Hopkins Backup Sensor System on a 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe
  • Installation of the Hopkins backup sensor, # HM60100VA, if pretty straight forward. The main unit fits in the same place as the rear license plate. From there, you will need access to the trunk to make the wiring connections to the reverse lights on the vehicle. How you get into the trunk area is up to you. On the 2012 Nissan Altima coupe, you may be able to access the trunk by routing the wire up and going through where the license plate lights are. Another option is to go down and...
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  • Will the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA Fit a Chevy Silverado LTZ
  • I am not sure what would interfere with the Hopkins Backup Sensor system, # HM60100VA, considering that it mounts in the same place as the rear license plate. The overall width of the unit is 13-1/8 inches, see photo, and the height is 5-15/16 inches. It sounds like it will just fit if your measurement is slightly above 13 inches and not slightly less than 13 inches.
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  • Does the Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA Have Corner Sensors
  • Yes, this Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, part # HM60100VA, has left and right sensors that will detect things that are behind you up to 5-1/2 feet away to help you avoid hitting things as your backing up. To the right is a picture of how the range of the # HM60100VA looks on the back of a vehicle. You should always use caution when backing up to make sure there is nothing behind you.
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  • Can the Hopkins Audible Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA Be Mounted Upside Down
  • Yes, the Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, item # HM60100VA, can be mounted upside down. However, if your rear bumper protrudes out below the license plate, then the backup sensor will not be able to pickup items that are low to the ground. The sensor might then need to be adjusted upward, creating a larger blind spot, to keep it from sensing the bumper. You will also be exposing the sensors to more weather and road debris in the lower position. The...
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  • Will the Hopkins License Plate Frame Backup Sensor Work on a Toyota Tundra Deep Drop Bumper
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, will work with a metal step bumper on the Toyota Tundra, but, depending on how far back the plate is from the rest of the bumper, it may not function to its fullest capacity. Each sensor on the plate can sense objects about 5-1/2 feet out at about a 45 degree field. If an object was very close to the back of your truck and off to one side, the sensors may not be able to detect the presence.
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  • Installation of Hopkins Backup Sensor System Part # HM60100VA on Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System with Audible Alert, Part # HM60100VA, installs with basic tools, including a scissor or wire stripper (to remove insulation from wires), a screwdriver and electrical tape. In some cases a drill with 11/32 inch drill bit may be needed. Most customers who purchased this product comment on the ease of installation; you can review their comments on this product page on our website. Installation consists of routing a coaxial cable, splicing two wires and...
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  • Is an Extension Cable Available for the Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA comes with an 8-foot cable as standard. If an extension is needed Hopkins will provide a 10-foot extension free of charge to customers that call their Customer Service number: 800-835-0129.
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  • How to Route Wiring for Hopkins Backup Sensor # HM60100VA Into 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
  • For the Hopkins License Bracket Mount Backup Sensor System, part # HM60100VA, typical pickup truck installations involve routing the cable from the rear of the vehicle underneath it along the driver-side frame rail (securing it with zip ties is recommended) and up into the engine compartment. From there it can be routed through an existing rubber wiring grommet into the passenger compartment. Since some installations may require more wire length than the 8-foot stock harness offers,...
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  • Audible Beep Distance and Sound When Using Hopkins Backing Sensor System HM60100VA
  • Backup sensor system # HM60100VA will start too beep as objects become 5-1/2 feet away from the sensor. This unit features three alarm zones, so as the vehicle comes closer to the object, the beep from the unit will become more and more frequent, but the sound of the beep itself will not change.
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  • What are the Overall Dimensions of Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, # HM60100VA, and measured it. It is 5-15/16 inches tall and 13-1/8 inches wide.
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  • Installing Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA on 2011 Toyota Avalon
  • I looked at some photos of the 2011 Avalon, and it appears that the reverse lights are located on the trunk lid, along with the license plate where the sensors attach. This will make the installation easier. First, find a location in the passenger cab to locate the audible alarm. The package shelf behind the rear seats would be a good spot. Route the wire into the trunk area. The wire will follow the hinge (in such a way so that it does not get pinched) and route along the underside...
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  • Installation of Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA on a 2008 Ford Edge
  • To install the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, part # HM60100VA on your 2008 Ford Edge, you will need to attach the wiring to the reverse light circuit on the tail lights. I am including a link to a video that will show you how to get to the tail lights on your 2008 Ford Edge. It shows some good details on how to access the back of your tail lights.
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  • How Would the Hopkins Backup Sensor System Install on a 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, will wire into the reverse light circuit on your 2013 Toyota Avalon. You will need to use a circuit tester, # 3808 if you need one, to locate the reverse light wire behind one of the tail lights. Then you will ground the other wire to a bare metal surface. From there everything just plugs in. The license plate holder part plugs into the main harness. The main harness will wire in to the reverse light circuit and ground to the vehicle. The...
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  • Is the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, part # HM60100VA, Waterproof
  • I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and he informed me that yes, the Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, part # HM60100VA, is waterproof and should not encounter any problems from the weather or from washing your car. This product also has a 3 year warranty, and if you were to encounter any problems from water damage they would take care of it for you.
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  • Sensitivity of Hopkins Back up Sensor Part # HM60100VA
  • The Back Up sensor is designed to start beeping when you are approximately 5-1/2 feet away from an obstacle. I have contacted Hopkins, who tells me that the sensitivity is not adjustable. They did mention that the angle of the sensors themselves can be adjusted. If they are aimed so that they are pointing straight back from the rear of the vehicle, objects that are closer to the ground might not be picked up, especially on taller vehicles. I would recommend adjusting the sensors so...
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  • Which Wire to Use for Installing the Hopkins Backup Sensor System on the Front of a Vehicle
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, can be wired to any 12 volt source, that will work for your application. Normally the power wire for the backup sensor is spliced into the reverse light circuit at the rear of the vehicle, near the back of the tail lights. If you want to use the system on the front of your vehicle, you will need to determine when you will need the system to be activated. If you want it to be on at all times when the vehicle is being operated, you could wire...
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  • Availability of Bumper Sensor System for Front of Vehicle
  • Although there is not anything specifically designed for use on the front of the vehicle, some available systems could be used for that purpose. Systems like the Accele or the Hopkins # HM60100VA back-up sensor systems will typically tap into the reverse lamp circuit of the vehicle so that they power up when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. To to this on the front of the vehicle, you will need to run the power wire to a 12-volt power source and install a switch like # D16740 to turn...
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  • Using Hopkins Back-Up Sensor System on 2008 Acura MDX
  • The two sensors on the license plate bracket are adjustable so that your bumper will not trip the alarm. However, if the sensors are adjusted too far upward, they will not pick up any objects that are close to the ground. You can use two systems, but you would need to wire the front system differently because the system is designed to activate when the vehicle is placed in reverse. The front system could be wired directly to the positive battery terminal, and a switch could be installed...
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  • Will Hopkins Backup Sensor # HM60100VA Interfere with OEM Backup Camera on 2012 Toyota Sienna
  • My technical contact at Hopkins Manufacturing advised there are no known conflicts between the OEM backup camera on the 2012 Toyota Sienna and the Hopkins License Bracket-Mount Backup Sensor, part # HM60100VA. My research indicates the Sienna factory-installed backup camera is located to the left-of-center on the underside of the rear hatch handle. It is positioned roughly under the letter S of the Sienna logo. It appears that the left-side sensor of the Hopkins system will sit just...
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  • Does Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA Pick Up Distance to the Trailer Tongue or Trailer
  • On the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, part # HM60100VA, the sensors can be adjusted up and down. If the sensor is adjusted down to pickup the trailer tongue then it will pickup the tongue first. If the adjustment is higher it might only pickup the trailer. I am including a link to a question we answered about the sensitivity range of the Hopkins sensor system that will include a video which will show you how it senses something behind the vehicle. This might help show you how the system...
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  • Could a Hopkins Backup Sensor be Installed on a 2004 GMC Yukon
  • You should be able to install a Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA on your 2004 GMC Yukon Denali. The sensors are adjustable to allow you to aim the angle of the sensor so you could point above the step on your license plate if you needed to.
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  • Wiring Recommendations for Installing a Hopkins Backup Sensor System on a Hyundia Genesis 4 door
  • The circuit you will need to tap into for the Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA to work correctly would be the reverse light circuit. This way the sensor is only active when you are in reverse. If you were to install a # HM60100VA on the front license plate of your vehicle it would require that you power it with a 12 volt power source. The easiest way to do this would be to run power from the battery to a switch then to the # HM60100VA. This will require you to flip a switch every...
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  • Accessing Reverse Lights to Install Hopkins Backup Sensor # HM60100VA on 2007 Toyota Tundra Truck
  • You would need to access the reverse light wiring that connects to either tail light on your 2007 Toyota Tundra. You can access the rear of the tail light by opening the tailgate and unbolting the light from the truck. You will want to use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to verify which wire carries the reverse light signal. After verifying which wire carries the reverse light signal, you will connect the wire for the Hopkins Backup Sensor # HM60100VA.
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  • Is Drilling a Hole in the Trunk Required to Install the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA
  • You will not necessarily have to drill through the trunk to install the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA. You can route the wires down and underneath the vehicle and look for an existing grommet to route the wiring through into the trunk area. If there is no grommet then you will have to make a hole for he wiring. Make sure to seal it up with silicone sealant to keep out fumes and moisture. Having the alert part in the trunk is probably not the best location for it because it...
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  • Rear Camera Recommendation for a 2010 Dodge Challenger with a Custom License Plate Frame
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA that you referenced is not designed to be used with any other license plate bracket. I think your best option would be to get a K-Source Vision System, Rear Mount Camera # KSVS-8. This system only uses a license plate mounting screw to attach so you should have no problem keeping your custom plate frame.
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  • Can the Alarm on Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA Be Easily Turned Off
  • The Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, # HM60100VA, is designed to be wired in with the reverse light circuits so it will only be operating when in reverse and not while towing or parked. If you are still concerned about that annoying alarm, what you can do is to mount the actual alarm in an easily accessible location. The wire lead on it is not very long and has a connector on the end that connects to a longer strip of wiring that goes back to the...
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  • Adjusting the Hopkins Backup Sensor System to View Closer to the Back of a 2011 Toyota Venza
  • What you could do is put something behind just the top of the unit between where it mounts and the back of it. This will produce a more downward angle and give you coverage closer to your 2011 Toyota Venza. You can also try turning the unit 180 degrees so the senors are on the bottom but that might cut the angle of visibility down for the sensors.
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  • Using Two Backup Cameras with One Monitor on a 2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab
  • The camera is not available by itself for Hopkins back up camera system # HM60195VA. I think you might have seen # HM60100VA which does not include a camera, just back up sensors. But if you did have 2 cameras you could use one monitor for both but would have to manually plug in the one you wanted to view. What I recommend instead is to use the Swift Hitch 2 camera system, # SH03. The wireless cameras have a transmission distance of 200 and 300 feet, respectively, so a lost signal between...
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