|11-12-2014 06:22 PM|
|11-12-2014 09:48 AM|
|Tanker 2015 Sport||
What camera did you use?
|11-11-2014 08:35 AM|
So...I'm about to begin my own Camera installation..After reading about what other folks have done I'm planning on doing some things a little different.
1. Mounting location:
I use my hitch very rarely and this seems to be the most logical location. I'm planning a lift in the near future and I think the spare tire mounting location would put it too high off the ground . I like the bumper location the author used but I have the Rubi X rear bumper...not enough space to mount it in the same location.
PAC CHYRVD, with starscan activation done at the dealer. Since I have the 730n and a 4 year old, I'm going to have them activate the rear camera and rear monitor ability of the head unit. Lots of road trips from DC to Southern Quebec planned and my daughter watching DVDs would sure make the trip nicer. NOVA folks, will let you know what I get for a price from Lindsay Jeep...not thrilled with their service dept. so far. Might wind up going out to Warrenton for this. Planning on replacing the headrests with a pair with built in 8" monitors.
Taotronics TT-CC02. I thought I'd see how the location works out with this camera. Its cheap and got excellent reviews for its night vision quality.
Wiring: Here's where I'm doing some things differently. Instead of running power from the reverse lights I was planning on using an unused switch on my A-pillar switch assembly ( Rugged Ridge 17235.96) to turn the camera on and off at will. I thought about running it both from the switch and the reverse lights, but that means I'd turn on the reverse lights every time I turned the switch on! Not going to work. I will post photos as I get to work! Still waiting on the stuff to arrive...
I didn't see the point of using NAVTV since I have the 6sp manual. My GPS is on crack most of the time so I don't use it much and don't care about resetting the destination while in motion.
|11-10-2014 09:34 AM|
Did you look at the DIY method on YouTube? I went that route and it's not that hard. I think the the hardest part was removing your trim around roll bar to gain access to power.
|11-10-2014 06:30 AM|
So I did this install on my 2014 JX-X with the 430N head unit. I used the lockpick v.5 and this camera:
Everything works fine except the image looks like it is stuck in infrared or something, almost giving it the appearance of a negative image.
Anyone else experience this?
|11-04-2014 05:48 PM|
|nvision||Anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area / South Bay who has done a successful install would like another project with compensation?|
|11-03-2014 07:11 PM|
I have the camera and the wiring harness for over 2 months now . But damn, I keep putting this off.. I need to get on board.
I guess it's that easy huh?
|10-20-2014 12:43 PM|
|MarkMN||Thanks to everyone for all of the pictures, videos, and information. Anyone with $45 and a spare afternoon can tackle this project with great results.|
|10-11-2014 04:10 PM|
|Moab4me||Thanks for the great write-up Stew. Your pics really helped. Especially the dashboard removal. I just finished installing my rear view camera using a MyGig V5 Lockpick. I only installed the backup camera, but I ran another set of cables to the back for a camera to be mounted under the jeep for use on the trails.|
|10-03-2014 03:52 PM|
|10-03-2014 01:16 PM|
I also have the Gino, and I really like it.
One note, the Gino is not infrared, so the night vision is a touch grainy, but works well. In daylight, the picture is outstanding, and you can't beat the price.
Gino camera, Lockpick V.5, 430 rbz pulled out of a 2010 Caravan.
|10-03-2014 01:01 PM|
For the rear power I used these handy taps if this helps
|10-03-2014 01:01 PM|
|10-03-2014 12:14 PM|
What a great write up! It's given me some good tips.
BUT when I removed my rear light on the right side I didn't see the nice tidy connection you have ...
|09-21-2014 04:42 PM|
|09-21-2014 12:00 PM|
What exact components did you use to install your backup camera? I see your homemade bracket, the camera wire and how you fished it through the rear tailgate.. what did you do from that point? I read this entire thread and I got lost with what wiring harness you used to connect to the 730. I see you sold one harness.
You have a clean setup.. I have the same hole and grommet in the tailgate on my 2013.
What are the results? Split screen work? What Kenwood camera did you use?
|09-21-2014 07:47 AM|
The thing I like the most about this mod is that aftermarket backup camera kits are selling for $400 - $650 and for $75 bucks and a little time you can do this yourself.
Thanks again for all the help.
|09-20-2014 10:43 AM|
This group is great!
With the quick responses and showing service via my phone, it's done.
|09-20-2014 09:48 AM|
Thanks! I'm also downloading PDFs and showing this info all provided. They 'seem' to now have a clue.
The thing is when I made the appointment they seem to know exactly what I wanted and what to do, they even quoted me $40
But the tech had no idea what I was talking about
|09-20-2014 09:32 AM|
Here I found the directions tell the dealer to read this I had do the same.
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
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.
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.
|09-20-2014 09:26 AM|
|chargermop||Yes they have to go into Chrysler's computer system and add dealer installed backup camera to your vehicle then they have to connect your vehicle to the I can't remember the name it's the new version of the star scan and update the Jeep.|
|09-20-2014 09:10 AM|
|wrix||Flash to xac for main bus. They don't flash the radio, they flash the jeep computer.|
|09-20-2014 09:05 AM|
At dealer they seemed confused as to what to do as far as flashing radio for rear view camera
Any key words to help them out?
|09-20-2014 07:39 AM|
|dmako||Getting my 430n flashed in a few hours, hope my wiring worked.|
|09-19-2014 11:29 PM|
|ikanspelwel||The park assist lines are from the camera and not a function of the 730n radio.|
|09-19-2014 10:52 PM|
|wrix||Agreed. Looks like the 730 has the solid horizontal red green and yellow lines and the 430 has broken lines in the view.|
|09-19-2014 06:55 PM|
Here is a shot of mine with stock reverse lights using this camera: Amazon.com : Gino 1/4" CCD Flush Mount Waterproof Truck Car Reverse Backup Rear View Camera : Vehicle Backup Cameras : Car Electronics
It's my opinion the stock lights and this camera work great together.
|09-16-2014 02:37 AM|
|09-15-2014 08:23 PM|
I finished my backup camera install over the weekend.
I used a $18 camera from Amazon and a $15 TFT monitor from Amazon.
The monitor has 2 inputs, so I can add a front cam in the near future. Plus $15 is far less than the $110 my dealer wanted to flash my HU!
Camera mounted on underside of taillight, tapped reverse power just inside there as well.
Cheap screen, may move it to right side of steering wheel near that mystery vent thing. Grabbed reverse only power near driver's seat before the line goes under the seat and merges into the larger mess of wires. Will tap the 12v in dash if I want full time key on power.
All in all, easy and worth it. I don't have any blind spots in reverse now, which is great with all the kids in my 'hood.
|09-15-2014 11:00 AM|
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