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Old 06-02-2012, 06:26 PM   #61
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Has anyone had luck with back up camera build into a license plate holder? Concerned cause of the light above the plate.
Thinking it would be hard to judge when reversing as it's way off centre.

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My thoughts as well. Also getting some high quotes. $289. For a module of some sort required and the camera $199. and $75. For install. Seems high as this is a basic entry camera. If I want the Kenwood I need to add another 100.. Yikes!

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Do you have the 430n or 730n nav?
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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.
Do you have the 430n or 730n nav?
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #65
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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.
I was curious on how close behind the jeep I can see since mine is in the spare...took a measurement from the bumper to the closest point I could see and marked it with a 2x4. It's 18", so I'm not worried bout hitting a kid cause I can't see them


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Do you have the 430n or 730n nav?
I have the 730n.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:45 PM   #67
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Yes, camera is powered off the reverse lights. As a side benefit with NavTV you get an over ride that allows you to use the DVD player and enter addrsses in the nav while in motion. Also able to add a front camera and another video input.
Curious about the front camera, sounds great for the trail obstacles. Where is it mounted and how do you activate it?
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Curious about the front camera, sounds great for the trail obstacles. Where is it mounted and how do you activate it?
Depends on what you want it for. I've seen some interesting undermount cameras near the wheels to see where the wheels are heading. Like this:

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The CHR550 from coastaletech comes with 4 camera inputs, you activate them from the touch screen on the 730n or 430n.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #69
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Depends on what you want it for. I've seen some interesting undermount cameras near the wheels to see where the wheels are heading. Like this:

COMPLETE OFFROAD CAMERA SYSTEM 4.3" LCD Color Monitor 4 Cameras Jeep Water Proof | eBay

The CHR550 from coastaletech comes with 4 camera inputs, you activate them from the touch screen on the 730n or 430n.
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Had my backup camera installed by NavTV in Boca Rotan Fl, today. Paid a little more than local audio company but was well worth it. They did a flawless job.

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Had my backup camera installed by NavTV in Boca Rotan Fl, today. Paid a little more than local audio company but was well worth it. They did a flawless job.

I have the 730n nav.

What camera did they install? Is it CMOS or CCD?
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Had my backup camera installed by NavTV in Boca Rotan Fl, today. Paid a little more than local audio company but was well worth it. They did a flawless job.

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I have the 730n nav.
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I have the same unit as this but without the GPS as our country does not allowed GPS on cars. I went to a car audio company to ask them to install a camera but they said this unit does not have an in/output for it.Any idea how I can install?? Also when watching DVD,once you engaged in R or D,the video will disappear,probably due to a sensor or somthing.How can this be bypass?? Thanks
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I have the same unit as this but without the GPS as our country does not allowed GPS on cars. I went to a car audio company to ask them to install a camera but they said this unit does not have an in/output for it.Any idea how I can install?? Also when watching DVD,once you engaged in R or D,the video will disappear,probably due to a sensor or somthing.How can this be bypass?? Thanks
You need to use NavTV or a Lockpick (coastaletech). They are units that you run the wiring harness into (instead of directly to the HU) and then run that to the HU. Like this:

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You need to use NavTV or a Lockpick (coastaletech). They are units that you run the wiring harness into (instead of directly to the HU) and then run that to the HU. Like this:

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As for the screen going blank in reverse, there is a setting to turn that off. Forgot where it is but I have it on mine.
Thanks for the info. If you remember on the screen going blank in reverse,do let me know.Thanks.
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It might be the flowing:
Click Menu hard key
Click System Set up soft key
Click Camera Set Up soft key

There should be an option to disable reverse camera.
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If you are just looking for the camera, the commander back up camera part # 82211293 works. We have been adding them to a few of our in stock Wrangler Unlimiteds an mounting in the rear bumper. The spare is barely seen at the very top.
Hello, could you describe to me how the commander camera is mounted inside the bumper as it is rather an irregular shape? I have a 2011 jeep wrangler sahara unlimited and am very interested in installing one of these. I am in Ontario, Canada and would love to receive some information from our friends to the south as the Canadian dealerships seem to have their blinders on!!
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Hello, could you describe to me how the commander camera is mounted inside the bumper as it is rather an irregular shape? I have a 2011 jeep wrangler sahara unlimited and am very interested in installing one of these. I am in Ontario, Canada and would love to receive some information from our friends to the south as the Canadian dealerships seem to have their blinders on!!
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The installer installed it in the black plastic, center of lower rear bumper where the hitch would go. If you have a hitch there is still room. Need more pics? Close up?
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The installer installed it in the black plastic, center of lower rear bumper where the hitch would go. If you have a hitch there is still room. Need more pics? Close up?
Yes please to the pictures. Would be nice to see the actual mounting hardware used.
Thank you very much
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Yes please to the pictures. Would be nice to see the actual mounting hardware used.
Thank you very much
Here you. Only pic I have left. I'll be back home in a week and take whatever else you may need

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Here you. Only pic I have left. I'll be back home in a week and take whatever else you may need

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Is there any programming of the 730 needed or is it simply plug and play? How is it connected to the 730? From the diagrams given wiring the camera using the lockpick or navtv systems seems relatively straight forward.

Thanks for all your information. My main desire is to have the backup camera so I really do not need the other features the lockpick or navtv offer so if using the commander camera is cheaper and easier I may go that route.
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Is there any programming of the 730 needed or is it simply plug and play? How is it connected to the 730? From the diagrams given wiring the camera using the lockpick or navtv systems seems relatively straight forward.

Thanks for all your information. My main desire is to have the backup camera so I really do not need the other features the lockpick or navtv offer so if using the commander camera is cheaper and easier I may go that route.
730 is plug and play with Nav tv. Exactly as shown on their diagram.
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Tried to get local Jeep dealer to supply and install Commander camera as Pat (Fields) indicated - they said (1) camera not available in Canada (2) won't fit anyway (3)won't flash using Starscan....Looks like I may have to go Nav-TV or Lockpick but still not able to find a local installer (Edmonton Alberta). Any update on availability of the rumoured OEM plug and play unit? If there are any Canucks that know of suppliers/installers out my way, would appreciate a recommendation. 2011 JK 730N.
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730 is plug and play with Nav tv. Exactly as shown on their diagram.
What about plug and play without the NavTV? That is what a lot of folks are wilting for.
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Sorry guys and gals,

We have about 15 techs total and our service department sees 70-85 vehicles a day so the back up camera install has been put on the back burner until the tech has time. I absolutely will get pics once he starts it.
Any new word on this?
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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.
I read through the thread but can't recall if you ever mentioned which nav you have, 430n or 730n. I have the 430n and just wonder if it matters or not. Is this something my handy husband could install or better to let the professionals do it? Thanks
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I read through the thread but can't recall if you ever mentioned which nav you have, 430n or 730n. I have the 430n and just wonder if it matters or not. Is this something my handy husband could install or better to let the professionals do it? Thanks
I have the 730n, but I don't think it matters. I was intimidated by the thought of having to run the wiring (and hide the wiring) from the back of the jeep through the cabin and to the back of the nav unit. I definitely think that it's something a moderately handy person with some time could easily tackle. Once the wire is run, it seems like it's little more than just plugging in connectors. Good luck!
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I find that a wide angle school bus mirror mounted to a rear corner of the roof would be much cheaper and easier.
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