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Old 12-11-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Installing backup camera

I just got a license-plate mount camera, and I need to run the cable for it to the center dash console. Any suggestions for routing the cable?

This is an '10 Unlimited Sahara, if it matters.

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Old 12-11-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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I also am getting a back-up camera so those that can help can help 2 Jeepers out.

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Old 12-11-2009, 01:34 PM   #3
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i thought about getting one of those but putting it on the front bumper as a "rock" cam for the yj

as for wiring, typical installs go along the outer perimeter on the floor line.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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i thought about getting one of those but putting it on the front bumper as a "rock" cam for the yj

as for wiring, typical installs go along the outer perimeter on the floor line.
I might get another for the front. I can switch between two with the setup I'm putting in.

Can you give a little more detail about how to run it? I'm not sure if you're talking inside or outside. Where do I make the transition?

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Old 12-11-2009, 02:17 PM   #5
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i was talking about the interior, i dont own a JK at the moment, on my YJ there is a transition hole with a rubber gromet at the back driver corner on the fender for wires to the taillights and liscense plate, not sure if there is one there on your JK. check where your taillights wires go to and i would follow those wires with your backup camera wires.

did it come with any instructions? would tell you if you need to stay away from certain wires for interference or anything like that??
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Good point. I'll trace how the taillight wires run and see what I find. But not until it's a little warmer out, or we get further south. Too cold to do much work outside here in the Little Rock area.

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Old 12-14-2009, 12:18 AM   #7
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I installed a rear cam and 2 other cams on the front under the fenders near the front to see the approach a little bit better. The rear cam I wired along the passengers inner wall. I came up through the hole in the rubber plug underneath the jack in the rear. Then just put it under the carpet the rest of the way to the center console.

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I have the wrangler unlimited sahara and I bought a license plate mountable camera. does it matter that the license plate is not centered on the jeep? it is off to the drivers side. what do you recommend for mounting? should i still mount it on the LP?

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I have the wrangler unlimited sahara and I bought a license plate mountable camera. does it matter that the license plate is not centered on the jeep? it is off to the drivers side. what do you recommend for mounting? should i still mount it on the LP?

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Just point it to center from the plate. Or a camera mounted on the skid pointing at ur front axle would be cool to watch for upcoming rocks.
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I put a "Wireless" camera on my trailer license plate--didn't need to run any wires

just need 12v pwr (license plate light )

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I just got a license-plate mount camera, and I need to run the cable for it to the center dash console. Any suggestions for routing the cable?

This is an '10 Unlimited Sahara, if it matters.

Thanks!

joe
Did you mount the camera on the license plate? do you have problems with it not being on the center of the wrangler? my license plate is off set to the drivers side, does that create a problem?

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Old 08-08-2010, 12:32 PM   #14
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I have one of those license plate cameras that I bought for my Magnum. Thought I would put it on the plate of my JK because every once in a while I get one of those little POS foreign cars behind me that I cant see using the mirrors while I want to back up. They don't blow the horn they just sit there waiting for me to back into them. I found on my Wrangler the lic plate mounting bolts are top and bottom on the left side, and not across the top like other cars. Makes for a different way of mounting. BUT when I took out my tail lights to see what was inside I saw the ground and the rear tires! That area will have a lot of salt in them this winter, making for future rust. Somebody told me they looked in theirs after I mentioned it and found some foam rubber that was standing on end. Worthless. Still have not mounted my camera.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:26 PM   #15
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i installed the lockpick and the mic and the mygig wont power on now. any thoughts? I checked the connector and it is seated perfectly. when i unplugged the lockpick and reattached the conenctor from the vehicle straight into the mygig it still didnt power up. i am without a radio right now. help
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why not just mount it near the bottom of the bumper in the middle, under the spare tire...? two self tapping screws and then route the cable in...

as far as the mygig... i dont know.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:02 PM   #17
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thanks for the camera tip. now if i just could get the radio to turn on. it doesnt even show the time or anything. it is like it has no power going to it
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Blown fuse, maybe?
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Radio got unplugged somehow?
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I plan to run one of these as well. Actually the forward facing would be a good idea. I have zero problems in traffic but I get in some very precarious situations out in the bush and sometimes I just have to blindly forge on and it can take a toll on the jeep. I'm into extreme wheeling but not destroying the jeep. Having that extra view could be the difference between breaking something or in the worst case wrecking the jeep down some hill.

The license plate install should not be too bad depending on the wiring connector to the camera. Your license plate bracket will come apart. Behind where the plate mounts comes out and allows access to the hole in the jeep the wiring for the license plate light comes from. You just have to figure out how to get the wire into the cavity in the license plate holder. Once in the cavity poke it in the jeep and then up and past the taillight. Easier to fish if you pull the taillight(two screws closest to the tailgate). Pull the carpet back inside the jeep over the taillight area and you will find a large rubber grommet. That is where your cable will come through. From there you can run it in along the floor or jump up into the roll bar covers. That works great. It is how I ran my cb cable. You will have to lift the top a hair to get it past the rear passenger compartment. Mainly just to get to the zipper in one part. It is pretty apparent how to route once you start going. Any questions ask.

I am interested in the wireless setup if possible. My father had one in his work truck. It had minor signal issues but still more than enough to see what I need to see. He got it at Sams club but they don't have them anymore. I don't have the mygig so I need a screen. One with dual inputs and a split screen would be the business so I can keep the footprint to a minimum.
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I plan to run one of these as well. Actually the forward facing would be a good idea. I have zero problems in traffic but I get in some very precarious situations out in the bush and sometimes I just have to blindly forge on and it can take a toll on the jeep. I'm into extreme wheeling but not destroying the jeep. Having that extra view could be the difference between breaking something or in the worst case wrecking the jeep down some hill.

The license plate install should not be too bad depending on the wiring connector to the camera. Your license plate bracket will come apart. Behind where the plate mounts comes out and allows access to the hole in the jeep the wiring for the license plate light comes from. You just have to figure out how to get the wire into the cavity in the license plate holder. Once in the cavity poke it in the jeep and then up and past the taillight. Easier to fish if you pull the taillight(two screws closest to the tailgate). Pull the carpet back inside the jeep over the taillight area and you will find a large rubber grommet. That is where your cable will come through. From there you can run it in along the floor or jump up into the roll bar covers. That works great. It is how I ran my cb cable. You will have to lift the top a hair to get it past the rear passenger compartment. Mainly just to get to the zipper in one part. It is pretty apparent how to route once you start going. Any questions ask.

I am interested in the wireless setup if possible. My father had one in his work truck. It had minor signal issues but still more than enough to see what I need to see. He got it at Sams club but they don't have them anymore. I don't have the mygig so I need a screen. One with dual inputs and a split screen would be the business so I can keep the footprint to a minimum.
I've seen em advertised on Amazon, ebay--don't remember the name

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I've seen em advertised on Amazon, ebay--don't remember the name

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If you remove the licence plate and then take out the two small screws holding the plate mount in place there are enough extra holes behind it to run you wiring inside. Found this out when I had to replace the clips because I backed into a tree in a trail and broke my plate mount off.

Oh but be warned, it's those awful hex head screws so grab a small set of sockets before hand.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:30 PM   #24
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hey.. so all of you with the rear view cameras... anyone figure out how to get it to show through on the nav system screen? so there are no random screens anywhere?
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What, no screens ??

Mine came with camera/cord/receiver and dash mount for the moniter-3" screen--contrast/brightness/4-way vision control

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I guess what I was trying to say but failed to articulate was that... I have the factory nav system.. the RER radio. can you get the rear view camera to come up on that screen?
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Not with my wireless type !!

It has it's own frequency and specific length wires for 12vdc

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Exactly! No wonder jk owners are on the low end of the jeep food chain. Only you can stop the madness now!
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There is a backup camera for the Grand Cherokee and Commander that is called "MyGIG Radio ParkView Camera" that has a wiring harness for the REN and RER Jeep radios. I might give that a try....

Google Jeep Backup Camera and you'll find this item.
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There is a backup camera for the Grand Cherokee and Commander that is called "MyGIG Radio ParkView Camera" that has a wiring harness for the REN and RER Jeep radios. I might give that a try....

Google Jeep Backup Camera and you'll find this item.

So thanks for this information, I did the research and I guess it requires dealer programming to get it to work? I am wondering if I'm going to have trouble getting them to do this because I also read that they haven't figured out how to do it or something.

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