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Old 10-02-2013, 03:45 PM   #61
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Just installed wireless unit. Wired sending unit to backup light. Ran wires thru the hole in the body for the light harness. Plugged camera a power cord to sending unit. installed led on Windshield just like GPS, works
great, color with grids on the screen. I mounted
The camera to the cage to the taillight rather than license plate for a better field of view.
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Just finished the install. Had the dealer Starscan my Jeep and then I installed a $40 camera from amazon.
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Just finished the install. Had the dealer Starscan my Jeep and then I installed a $40 camera from amazon.

Nice job!! Can you give us some details on your install? Also, what camera did you use? And how much is it for the dealership to Starscan?
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Nice job!! Can you give us some details on your install? Also, what camera did you use? And how much is it for the dealership to Starscan?
The dealer Starscan'd it for me for free when I bought it. Most places charge $50-$80 for that though. The camera is a shark shk5199 I got on Amazon for $37. I also had to buy the connector for the back of the radio. I forget where I got it, but Metra makes the connector with all the wires attached. I ran the video wire from the back of the head unit, down behind the glove box, and under the plastic trim on the passenger side floor. I ran it all the way to the back under the carpet, and then popped it through the plastic grommet where the tail light wires run through. Other than that, I pretty much followed this guide. All in all this cost me $50, and a couple hours of my time.
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Just finished the install. Had the dealer Starscan my Jeep and then I installed a $40 camera from amazon.
Is this with the stock headunit? 430n?
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Is this with the stock headunit? 430n? Thanks
Yep, factory 430N.
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The dealer Starscan'd it for me for free when I bought it. Most places charge $50-$80 for that though. The camera is a shark shk5199 I got on Amazon for $37. I also had to buy the connector for the back of the radio. I forget where I got it, but Metra makes the connector with all the wires attached. I ran the video wire from the back of the head unit, down behind the glove box, and under the plastic trim on the passenger side floor. I ran it all the way to the back under the carpet, and then popped it through the plastic grommet where the tail light wires run through. Other than that, I pretty much followed this guide. All in all this cost me $50, and a couple hours of my time.
Thanks for the great info! Last question...with the Metra connector does that mean everything is plug in? No splicing?
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Thanks for the great info! Last question...with the Metra connector does that mean everything is plug in? No splicing?
Last last question.

Would you happen to have a part number for the Metra connecor? Google and Metra's site are failing me.
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The dealer Starscan'd it for me for free when I bought it. Most places charge $50-$80 for that though. The camera is a shark shk5199 I got on Amazon for $37. I also had to buy the connector for the back of the radio. I forget where I got it, but Metra makes the connector with all the wires attached. I ran the video wire from the back of the head unit, down behind the glove box, and under the plastic trim on the passenger side floor. I ran it all the way to the back under the carpet, and then popped it through the plastic grommet where the tail light wires run through. Other than that, I pretty much followed this guide. All in all this cost me $50, and a couple hours of my time.
I'll be watching for a reply as well. can't find the metra harness on their site.

to other people looking at this, the shk5199 camera he posted come w/ the video cable to run to the radio & a power cable so the harness should be a C3 connector w/ an RCA coming off it. closest I've found it this & you'd have to soder an RCA on it. (or strip the RCA cable I crimp to this)
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The dealer Starscan'd it for me for free when I bought it. Most places charge $50-$80 for that though. The camera is a shark shk5199 I got on Amazon for $37. I also had to buy the connector for the back of the radio. I forget where I got it, but Metra makes the connector with all the wires attached. I ran the video wire from the back of the head unit, down behind the glove box, and under the plastic trim on the passenger side floor. I ran it all the way to the back under the carpet, and then popped it through the plastic grommet where the tail light wires run through. Other than that, I pretty much followed this guide. All in all this cost me $50, and a couple hours of my time.
I've been shopping but can't find the Metra connector. do you have any further info. thanks in advance

the only C3 connector I've found is this one.
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but I'd rather one w/ an RCA already soldered to it. I swear I saw it while browsing but for the life of me can't find it again now.
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I've been shopping but can't find the Metra connector. do you have any further info. thanks in advance the only C3 connector I've found is this one. Wiring Connector but I'd rather one w/ an RCA already soldered to it. I swear I saw it while browsing but for the life of me can't find it again now.
I had to solder an RCA connector to the one I got from Metra. I don't know of any that have the RCA connector already on there.
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I had to solder an RCA connector to the one I got from Metra. I don't know of any that have the RCA connector already on there.
ok thanks.

I'm still kicking myself because I saw a photo of a finished connector & blew it off thinking it was the wrong thing. later when I really knew what the cable was, I tired going back thru my history to find it w/ no luck. guess I'm going to sodder.
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Just to be clear, if you have a 430 (non-N), can you still have the dealer use the Starscan tool in combination with a camera?
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SFN Mutt,

Did you ever have any luck sourcing the connector?

I'm hopefully having my 430n Starscan done soon...then hope to complete a backup camera install without lockpick, navtool, etc.

Thanks in advance
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SFN Mutt,

Did you ever have any luck sourcing the connector?

I'm hopefully having my 430n Starscan done soon...then hope to complete a backup camera install without lockpick, navtool, etc.

Thanks in advance
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Try this company. They make a few different plugs that might work??
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Thanks to the original poster for the instructions. Just did this along with a LockPiK and it worked great.

One this to note with the LockPik. Make sure you are setting the correct jumpers. I set the ones on the wrong side of the unit and my stereo would not come on at all. If you do set the wrong side you have to unplug it completely from all harnesses before resetting it.

Here are the exact parts I used if anyone is interested.

Amazon.com: Coastal MYGIG V5 Lockpick (FIM) Freedom In Motion: Car Electronics

Amazon.com: shark shk5199 REAR VIEW BACK UP CAMERA NIGHT VISION WATERPROOF FOR CARS: Car Electronics

I also put in backup sensors at the same time. Can't say I recommend these though. If it gets below 30 degrees the alarm just goes off constantly.

Amazon.com: Sound Only, 4 Rear Drill-in (Black) Sensors Car Backup System (SS4): Car Electronics
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I also put in backup sensors at the same time. Can't say I recommend these though.
I had my dealer starscan our 430N, purchased the navtv harness, and am going to try and install the shark camera today. Don't know if I want to go in the bumper or through the spare.

I also ordered a 4 sensor backup kit (different model though). Can you post some pics of your install? I don't know if I want to install the two inner ones on the inner edge of the black bumper or just have two more black circles on the silver bumper. Or plastidip the silver part. We already plastidipped the rims and my wife and daughter really liked that.
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I had my dealer starscan our 430N, purchased the navtv harness, and am going to try and install the shark camera today. Don't know if I want to go in the bumper or through the spare.

I also ordered a 4 sensor backup kit (different model though). Can you post some pics of your install? I don't know if I want to install the two inner ones on the inner edge of the black bumper or just have two more black circles on the silver bumper. Or plastidip the silver part. We already plastidipped the rims and my wife and daughter really liked that.
My local dealer stated they would do what I am asking but they are not sure how to do it so I need to get more detail Do I need to have a code to enter in the starscan or is it as simple as when they adjusted the tire pressure just go into the option and turn on?
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Our dealer didn't know either, but they wanted to help. I found the below instructions online, and then they were able to do it.


PARK VIEW REAR BACK-UP CAMERA VEHICLE CONFIGURATION
Vehicle VIN must be updated with the sales code of the added accessory in order to enable system functionality. Using
the DealerCONNECT website and the StarSCAN diagonstic tool, complete the procedure below:
1. Log on to https://dealerconnect.chrysler.com
2. In the “Vehicle Option” screen under the “Global Claims System” category in the “Service” tab, enter the vehicle VIN
and add the sales code XAC (Park View Rear Back-Up Camera) as a “Dealer Installed Option”.
3. Confirm that the new sales code has been successfully added to the VIN.
With the StarSCAN diagnostic tool connected to both the internet (via Ethernet port or wireless connection) and the
vehicle, follow the steps below:
4. Using the StarScan select the VEHICLE PREPARATION and then select RESTORE VEHICLE CONFIGURATION.
5. Follow the step by step instructions on the StarSCAN to complete the Park View Rear Back-Up Camera vehicle
configuration.
6. When the Park View Rear Back-Up Camera Vehicle Configuration is complete, go to the Validation Process to
verify that the vehicle has been updated.
VALIDATION PROCESS
From the “Initial Start Up” screen on the StarSCAN follow the steps below:
1. Using the StarSCAN follow the menu to ECU VIEW, select TIPMCGW CENTRAL GATEWAY, MORE OPTIONS,
ECU DETAILS and then CONFIG INFO
2. Verify REAR CAMERA PRESET- - - -SET is present.
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Our dealer didn't know either, but they wanted to help. I found the below instructions online, and then they were able to do it.


PARK VIEW REAR BACK-UP CAMERA VEHICLE CONFIGURATION
Vehicle VIN must be updated with the sales code of the added accessory in order to enable system functionality. Using
the DealerCONNECT website and the StarSCAN diagonstic tool, complete the procedure below:
1. Log on to https://dealerconnect.chrysler.com
2. In the “Vehicle Option” screen under the “Global Claims System” category in the “Service” tab, enter the vehicle VIN
and add the sales code XAC (Park View Rear Back-Up Camera) as a “Dealer Installed Option”.
3. Confirm that the new sales code has been successfully added to the VIN.
With the StarSCAN diagnostic tool connected to both the internet (via Ethernet port or wireless connection) and the
vehicle, follow the steps below:
4. Using the StarScan select the VEHICLE PREPARATION and then select RESTORE VEHICLE CONFIGURATION.
5. Follow the step by step instructions on the StarSCAN to complete the Park View Rear Back-Up Camera vehicle
configuration.
6. When the Park View Rear Back-Up Camera Vehicle Configuration is complete, go to the Validation Process to
verify that the vehicle has been updated.
VALIDATION PROCESS
From the “Initial Start Up” screen on the StarSCAN follow the steps below:
1. Using the StarSCAN follow the menu to ECU VIEW, select TIPMCGW CENTRAL GATEWAY, MORE OPTIONS,
ECU DETAILS and then CONFIG INFO
2. Verify REAR CAMERA PRESET- - - -SET is present.
Did this cost anything? I think they will do it for free if they don't need to conduct an actual sale.
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I asked them to do it as a part of the sale. Once they had the instructions it didn't take them long. I've read of some dealers charging, YMMV. Depending on if they want to charge you, then you can always put that amount towards just getting a lockpick or equivalent and adding features (that you may or may not actually want) instead.

Halfway through my install right now, came back to figure out where that other subwoofer bolt is!
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I asked them to do it as a part of the sale. Once they had the instructions it didn't take them long. I've read of some dealers charging, YMMV. Depending on if they want to charge you, then you can always put that amount towards just getting a lockpick or equivalent and adding features (that you may or may not actually want) instead.

Halfway through my install right now, came back to figure out where that other subwoofer bolt is!
Post up when your done. I have not purchased anything and figured I would start with the dealer to get the startscan done so I know which way to go. I will be interested to see how this all works out for you.
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Installed Mygig Lockpick in my 2012...works well and I'm running two cameras, front and rear!
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Finished up the install of the camera and rear backup sensors. I will try and take pics tomorrow when there's more light. I still need to tidy up the wiring under the tray. Great instructions from the OP.

These are the sensors I installed: Amazon.com: XD-066 LED Display Car Reverse Backup Radar with 4 Parking Sensors: Car Electronics

My rear sensor kit looked just like the amazon picture but my sensors didn't have that intermediate plug.

1) The shark camera came with no instructions or hole saw. It does show distance lines and can be angled down but the angle is fixed. It came with a separate video cable that easily reaches from the 430 to that space under the tray.
2) I used a smaller hole saw that I had and then a dremel sanding drum to enlarge the hole just right.
3) The camera is not as wide angle as I'd like it to be. I'd read somewhere that it was 170deg. No way. Not even close. 90 ? 120?
4) I'd thought I'd see thin wires, but wow, the power wires to the camera are so thin they were hard to strip.
5) I played around with the camera angled down from the top of the inside of the hardtop, then angled down at top inside of the spare tire, and finally the bumper. From the inside top, the tint and defroster wires and the ir just ruin the pic. The spare tire is good, but the camera is that much further out and even angled down, the distance lines are useless, they're just to far out. So I settled on the bumper angled down. Even there, the closest distance line is still like 2' further out than I'd like. If I'm ever bored, maybe I will try and fashion sharper angle adapters.
6) On my '14, the white/green wire is between the bulb and the connector. Then it switched to white/gray (if I remember correctly) on the vehicle. I connected to the white/gray on the vehicle so that I can completely remove the taillight.
7) The camera image is great and you'll definitely be able to use it to see if anything is behind you. But the mounting point and not wide view angle don't really make it that useful if you're trying to back out of a parking spot and are trying to see just how far you can back up before hitting the back of another car.
8) The outside lines are about 1' in from where the tire path really is
9) I wonder if I could make some type of small housing to attach to the top outside rear edge of the hard top to better house a camera aiming down. I guess I am just really spoiled by the OEM camera in our durango. That camera is setup perfectly, even the edge lines help me perfectly back into a spot exactly where I want without hitting a curb and then I can stop backing up when my bumper is on the painted rear white parking lot line.



#7 above made me happy I ordered the rear backup sensors at the same time. They work really well. I experimented with them taped to the bumper in various spots. I mounted the outer ones on the outside corners so they are aiming out about 45'. The other two are mounted 6" in along the silver. They are pretty accurate. They go to a solid tone when I'm about a foot away so they will help with knowing how far I can backup. I haven't mounted the front display yet. I don't really want to see it, but I want to make sure we can hear it since it doesn't mute the stereo. I like the rear cross path detection on the durango much better, it's able to see much further out and to the sides, but at least these sensors are much better than nothing at all. Especially since they were only $17!
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Finished up the install of the camera and rear backup sensors. I will try and take pics tomorrow when there's more light. I still need to tidy up the wiring under the tray. Great instructions from the OP. These are the sensors I installed: Amazon.com: XD-066 LED Display Car Reverse Backup Radar with 4 Parking Sensors: Car Electronics My rear sensor kit looked just like the amazon picture but my sensors didn't have that intermediate plug. 1) The shark camera came with no instructions or hole saw. It does show distance lines and can be angled down but the angle is fixed. It came with a separate video cable that easily reaches from the 430 to that space under the tray. 2) I used a smaller hole saw that I had and then a dremel sanding drum to enlarge the hole just right. 3) The camera is not as wide angle as I'd like it to be. I'd read somewhere that it was 170deg. No way. Not even close. 90 ? 120? 4) I'd thought I'd see thin wires, but wow, the power wires to the camera are so thin they were hard to strip. 5) I played around with the camera angled down from the top of the inside of the hardtop, then angled down at top inside of the spare tire, and finally the bumper. From the inside top, the tint and defroster wires and the ir just ruin the pic. The spare tire is good, but the camera is that much further out and even angled down, the distance lines are useless, they're just to far out. So I settled on the bumper angled down. Even there, the closest distance line is still like 2' further out than I'd like. If I'm ever bored, maybe I will try and fashion sharper angle adapters. 6) On my '14, the white/green wire is between the bulb and the connector. Then it switched to white/gray (if I remember correctly) on the vehicle. I connected to the white/gray on the vehicle so that I can completely remove the taillight. 7) The camera image is great and you'll definitely be able to use it to see if anything is behind you. But the mounting point and not wide view angle don't really make it that useful if you're trying to back out of a parking spot and are trying to see just how far you can back up before hitting the back of another car. 8) The outside lines are about 1' in from where the tire path really is 9) I wonder if I could make some type of small housing to attach to the top outside rear edge of the hard top to better house a camera aiming down. I guess I am just really spoiled by the OEM camera in our durango. That camera is setup perfectly, even the edge lines help me perfectly back into a spot exactly where I want without hitting a curb and then I can stop backing up when my bumper is on the painted rear white parking lot line. #7 above made me happy I ordered the rear backup sensors at the same time. They work really well. I experimented with them taped to the bumper in various spots. I mounted the outer ones on the outside corners so they are aiming out about 45'. The other two are mounted 6" in along the silver. They are pretty accurate. They go to a solid tone when I'm about a foot away so they will help with knowing how far I can backup. I haven't mounted the front display yet. I don't really want to see it, but I want to make sure we can hear it since it doesn't mute the stereo. I like the rear cross path detection on the durango much better, it's able to see much further out and to the sides, but at least these sensors are much better than nothing at all. Especially since they were only $17!
what did you hook the sensors up too? Did it need any special wiring? Was it almost a plug and play? Very interested
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what did you hook the sensors up too? Did it need any special wiring? Was it almost a plug and play? Very interested
The sensor system is a complete aftermarket self contained kit. It doesn't integrate with the car at all. It comes with 4 sensors, a remote display/beeper, and a control box. I ran the wire for the display/beeper to the front, the control box is underneath that rear tray, and then everything plugs into the control box. The control box power is connected to the same wires as the backup camera.

A common complaint of a lot of these aftermarket rear sensor kits is that they beep when you are moving the transmission from park to drive and as you pass reverse, they let out a warning beep letting you know they are on. This one does it too. It's an easy fix with either a timer relay or a capacitor, but the beep doesn't bother me.
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The sensor system is a complete aftermarket self contained kit. It doesn't integrate with the car at all. It comes with 4 sensors, a remote display/beeper, and a control box. I ran the wire for the display/beeper to the front, the control box is underneath that rear tray, and then everything plugs into the control box. The control box power is connected to the same wires as the backup camera. A common complaint of a lot of these aftermarket rear sensor kits is that they beep when you are moving the transmission from park to drive and as you pass reverse, they let out a warning beep letting you know they are on. This one does it too. It's an easy fix with either a timer relay or a capacitor, but the beep doesn't bother me.
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