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Old 05-10-2013, 12:23 AM   #301
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Does anyone know if the commander cam will work with the 430 rbz? I'd rather not spend the money for the unlocking harness when all I really want is the camera function.
It will work fine.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:58 AM   #302
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It will work fine.
Thanks, any particular year from the Commander. Im in a 2012. Thanks.

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I have a Kenwood that apparently kicks ass. I dont have the factory 430 or 730 though so I dont know if this would work for you. It was not a cheap camera, about $200, but my brother recommended it. I didnt think anything of it until a buddy and I went to the coast last weekend and he said it was MUCH better then his. Don't know the model number but I will find it and post.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:41 PM   #304
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I ended up going with the Nav TV so now I have a brand new commander camera if anyone is interested. $150
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:51 PM   #305
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Does $350 seem fair for labor to hook up and program rear cam to RBZ? This doesn't include commander camera cost, but would be done by jeep dealor.
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Saw some posts from 6 months ago in this thread about back up cams displayed in rear views. I'm looking for this setup as I run open most of the year and don't want a fancy LCD head unit, I'd rather hide the backup camera in a stock-ish looking rearview.

The unit folks pointed to (Gentex) no longer seems to be for sale on Amazon, only direct through MITO now: http://mito-auto.com/index.php?optio..._category_id=1

Any further experience/luck with these? Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #307
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Is this blurry image consistent with others who have put in commander cameras in their JK?

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #308
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Is this blurry image consistent with others who have put in commander cameras in their JK?
Did you take the protective film off the camera lens?
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Why wouldn't it? Doesn't the camera get its 12V power off the reverse lights that come on when shifted into reverse, whether its a manual or auto?
So has anyone with a manual actually installed and got it working ?
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Did you take the protective film off the camera lens?
Yeah, it was actually installed by Pat's sister dealership in FL. I was their first install, but a tech named Rick in the Field's in IL does them for them up there.

Just wondering how other commander / Cherokee cameras look with RBZ units?
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Thanks, any particular year from the Commander. Im in a 2012. Thanks.
The one the dealership used was this one.

http://www.mopar-accessories.com/en-...6&GroupId=2015

But mine looks blurry with my RBZ. Still trying to see if others are the same.
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My solution as to where to mount a camera....
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I went aftermarket stereo and cam... my mounting spot is pretty funny... Im in New Mexico and the middle of our plates has the ZIA (sun symbol) perfect spot for me..

my camera was 19 bucks on amazon.. clear daylight pic.. fuzzy at nite but with new rigid d2 flush mounts that will change..
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I went aftermarket stereo and cam... my mounting spot is pretty funny... Im in New Mexico and the middle of our plates has the ZIA (sun symbol) perfect spot for me..

my camera was 19 bucks on amazon.. clear daylight pic.. fuzzy at nite but with new rigid d2 flush mounts that will change..
Any issues with not being at vehicle center, or does the fish eye give sufficient coverage/ field of view?
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Any issues with not being at vehicle center, or does the fish eye give sufficient coverage/ field of view?

it has spacers... some round some angled.. so i angled it towards the center.

No fish ill.. ill post a picture of it in the daylight..
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My solution as to where to mount a camera....
Nice.
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Anyone got the rear view mirror with camera? Thinking about getting on since mine doesn't have map lights.
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Any issues with not being at vehicle center, or does the fish eye give sufficient coverage/ field of view?


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Pretty straight. Well almost lol
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Pretty straight. Well almost lol
Which camera was it?
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Which camera was it?

this one... came with hole saw.... made it super easy to install


Amazon.com: PYLE PLCM22IR Flush Mount Rear View Camera with 0.5 Lux Night Vision: Car Electronics
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this one... came with hole saw.... made it super easy to install

Amazon.com: PYLE PLCM22IR Flush Mount Rear View Camera with 0.5 Lux Night Vision: Car Electronics
How'd you interface it's RCA plugs to the radio?
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You'll need a lockpick
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You'll need a lockpick
Ah. Okay.
Looks better than the one MOPAR makes
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How'd you interface it's RCA plugs to the radio?

my deck is aftermarket... it has an RCA in.
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I went aftermarket stereo and cam... my mounting spot is pretty funny... Im in New Mexico and the middle of our plates has the ZIA (sun symbol) perfect spot for me..

my camera was 19 bucks on amazon.. clear daylight pic.. fuzzy at nite but with new rigid d2 flush mounts that will change..


Nice. I was going to go with the Audiovox cam, but this may be a cheaper option.

I think I'm going to put mine in the bumper like this...
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/diy...on-228305.html
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Just got my rear camera installed. $25 shipped from China, CCD supposed (not going to open it to check), could be cheaper if I didn't opt for the one with 4 white LED. And I found out it's not necessary to have the LED as the brake and rear lights will give enough illumination.
Anyway, I'm quite impressed with the quality ^^ except the obviously inaccurate distance guides.

(The big white bright spot in the night picture on head unit screen is the camera flash)
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Any experience with Lockpick. I've heard mixed reviews. (Head units acting strangely agter it was installed etc.) I purchased one and have not installed it (yet) on my 430. I'd be curious what experience others have had.
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Have one on my 2013 and had one on my old 08. Both work just fine.
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Have one on my 2013 and had one on my old 08. Both work just fine.
Thanks for the insight. Been a bit hesitant. Does it require any updating etc or is it just plug and play and forget about it. Thanks again

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