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Hey all
quick question- i am installing a rear view camera on the xc90 and it is a replacement style for the license plate lamp- i assume it is a universal volvo spec but it doesn't match with the existing lamp styles (ie oem has 1 screw, camera has 2 screws) and no way to use existing lamp with camera
anyone else tried this? any suggestions? i looked at mulitple years of the xc90 and they all seem to use the same rear license plate lamp style. Possible to mod with other volvo parts?
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Hi I've installed one with similar camera as you describe, on our 2010 which has the 2 screw type plate light. Even then it wasn't an exact match and I found that the enclosure for the tag lamps are such that I had to cut the bracket and trim the camera/light to fit. Worked out well, I preferred cutting into the light assembly rather than the actual tail gate just in case I screwed up. I figured replacing the assembly would be less costly than having to replace a whole tailgate.
 

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so for the 2010 your black plastic piece actually has 2 screws for each of the license plate bulb covers?
thats the info i was wondering about because every part diagram i find for the later models show the same type as on my 2004

do you have any pics of your install?
i would appreciate it

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Hey sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Here's the camera I installed along with monitor. Except for rough around the edges cutting to fit the camera within the plate light socket I've been pretty pleased with how it turned out. I deliberated quite a bit about how to do it and i think this was the least risky and also gets the camera closest to center. I still have plans to mod my install a bit more including wiring the camera to a switch to turn it on and auto pop up the display on demand, not just when in reverse.

In the meantime here is my camera.
 

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Very nice, I did not notice what brand you used, sorry if I missed it but would like a link to where I could shop it online.

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2006 Xc90 back up

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Does anyone know if it is possible to turn the navigation monitor into the back up camera monitor?
 

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So are you using the built in Navigation screen as the back-up camera monitor or did you install a separate monitor?
 
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