I am new at this...and first Jeep ever...Ordered a 2014 Sahara, White, Black hard top, loaded...730N Nav. I really NEED a backup camera ...and after reading on this informative forum...NAV TV seems like the way to go...The problem I have is finding someone with the knowledge to install it...Have been calling and checking with stereo shops...with no luck...and my dealer is no help...Anyone know of someone in the Wheeling, WV, St Clairsville, OH..or Washington, PA area that can put in the NAV TV ? Thanks
Ask Nav TV to recommend an installer or buy direct and find a business who is willing to talk to navtv and let nav walk them through a few steps.
Thx...Talked to NAV...Pittsburg is the closet dealer they have...Just wanted to find someone a little closer to me to install...incase I had issues with it in the future..Talked to one business...they wont guarantee it...if they don't sell it...Will keep looking until my jeep arrives...Ordered 8/1...Scheduled for delivery 9/7...Can't believe it is so hard to find a great stereo shop...that can and would like to take on the job?
Reading through the posts and please correct me if wrong.
Mopar makes an install kit costing $200+ yet wires direct to Alpine NAV systems. You still need to dealership to flash (rest computer) to turn on backup camera.
Or, you can go direct to Apline and order Alpine HCE-C115 Rear View Camera $120 and installs directly for half the price. Yet you still need dealer to flash computer.
Couple other companies listed in previous posts mention $200+ systems requiring splicing into reverse lights, accessory wires and ignition sources. But, they work and have positive reviews above.
Can anyone point me in a proper direction? Would like to wire this up before the weekend if possible. Thanks in advance and please correct anything I missed.
No warranty problems...ever...so don't let it stop ya from doing what ya want...
if adding accessories voided your warranty...mine would be long gone...instead the techs play with my jeep...
It depends on what type of problem it is having. A backup camera probably won't affect a warranty claim on a faulty water pump.
If, for instance, the $2,000 uConnect unit stopped working and they get in there and discover that someone had installed a non-factory backup camera you better hope you're dealing with a mod friendly dealer or you'll be paying out of pocket for a new unit.
I'm not good with attaching threads, but I looked at a few threads about installing rear cams before picking my setup. I have a 2012 JKU and just had it installed last night - works well so far, though I really only got to test it when I picked it up in the dark last night. I'll try to post pictures later and all of the equipment information, but I had someone else do the install (I don't trust myself). The installer I used had better experiences with Nav TV (though you'll see a lot of write-ups about the Lockpick as well) so I went with the Nav TV All-Gig (NAV-TV Corporation: ALLGIG_XG-HS Video in Motion bypass for Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep vehicles) with the A/V harness (NAV-TV Corporation: AllGIG A/V & Camera Harness). The camera was an Alpine, though I don't remember the exact model but it had nightvision on it because I was concerned with lighting. I had it mounted with a couple screws right above the hitch and below the 5th wheel. I've seen installs through the 5th wheel but was concerned with the angle and missing a kid shorter than the camera height right up against the vehicle. The bumper location allows me a view of basically the ground at the 5th wheel tire location and then back pretty far, estimating 20 feet but I'll try to get a better sense later. The very top of the screen barely shows the bottom of the 5th tire. I've tried the nav functions in motion and works perfectly.
Does this setup disable the speed on your nav? I use that more than the actual speedometer and I've read that the system basically makes your nav think your stopped so it freezes up the nav as well as stops it from knowing your speed and providing accurate destination times.
I followed this topic since the beginning and someone asked if this setup fix on a JK manual transmission. I have seen the nobody really confirmed. I have myself a 2012 JK with manual transmission and I would like to know if I won't waist money if I buy this setup :
Need help looking for the right Backup Cam for my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Want it to connect to my Navi system. Also need a good placement for the camera. Any one have ideas??? Thanx
We offer a great solution for 2012 Wangler. Our Backup camera system will integrate into your Nav Radio, the camera hides nicely behind your spare tire. The provided OBDII module will code your Nav system to look for a camera, no dealer activation required!
Would love to find a back-up camera solution for my 2014 JKU. However, the two reviews listed on the vender's website for this particular product are not stellar. Also, the install requires that you have no spare tire cover. In wet, rainy Seattle, the outside of our vehicles get coated with grit and grime in the winter. So I prefer to run with a tire cover - in case I ever have to use the spare, it is not a grimy mess to manhandle. (Yes, I realize I will need to clean the camera lens. My two previous SUV's had back-up cams and parking sensors. In fact, my X5 came with 5 cameras installed.)