|Yesterday 07:53 AM|
I have a manual transmission and I'm thinking of putting in a camera. If there is no chance of me getting the input enabled while in motion, then I will go the 'easy' route of Starscan/harness/camera and be happy with a simple backup camera.
On the other hand, can anyone else with a manual transmission confirm if they have got the in-motion stuff working, please?
Thanks! And thanks to everyone for all the great info on this thread. Awesome stuff.
|04-21-2014 01:50 PM|
Luckily, both my cameras are running through Lockpick, and I believe Lockpick is connected to the factory ground via the harness. One is running a ground through Lockpick's ground wire, and the other is grounded (I assume) through the RCA cable.
|04-21-2014 01:26 PM|
I am not sure which, or both, of "camera return" and "camera shield" is actually body/chassis ground. It could very well be that one or the other is floating (AC coupled?) by intended design, and not actually ground.
|04-21-2014 12:09 PM|
Update on installing cameras!
OK, my father-in-law just retired...he was the head electriction at a nuclear power plant....so he's pretty good with this kind of stuff.
I was out in the driveway installing my babycam when he peaked in. I told him I needed some wire so I could run power from the camera up the Lockpick unit. We were discussing some stuff, and we got to talking about the little extra wire that sticks out and the end of RCA line. I knew it was a power wire, but I never understood the point of it, since there was no ground.
Well, after hooking it up (RCA + that power line), there was a picture....and he explained to me that the ground is in the shielding of the RCA line...so you don't have to run a separate ground line! The camera draws so little power that a major ground wasn't needed.
What does that mean?
It means that for those that are installing cameras....if you want to tap a power source next to the head unit (or whever you plug the RCA input to), most of the line is already there.
I know I got some PM's recently on installing cameras....and I wanted to provide this update.
|04-20-2014 11:44 PM|
|chargermop||I added a high mount LED brake light to my camera mount and am eliminating the stock high mount stop light.|
|04-14-2014 11:11 AM|
In knowing the Wrangler's unique problems for this, I was expecting to see a design by Jeep that incorporates the cameras into the rear tail lights (eliminating the spare-tire-in-the-way problem). Appropriate software would then "stitch" the two images together, into one, kind of like the way photo software can build panoramic pictures. That stitched together image would be what was viewed up on the dash.
Anyway, enough wishful thinking. Unfortunately, there will now not be a government forced, Jeep solution for the JK's.
|04-14-2014 08:46 AM|
|Sparky1352||There's some really good info you guys have provided on here. I'm pretty pampered from having a backup camera in my Durango the past few years. And I do have to echo that Jeep would be smart to add this as at least an option. However, they'll have to do so by 2018 to comply with new federal vehicle safety laws.|
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|04-13-2014 03:56 PM|
What type of material did you use for the mount behind the wheel?
|04-13-2014 08:12 AM|
Clearly they shipped wrong item, did they correct it for you?
|04-12-2014 08:28 AM|
|04-12-2014 08:19 AM|
Not interested in doing this mod, but that's one of the best DYI's I've ever seen. Just an awesome job!
|04-12-2014 07:45 AM|
One could also use the template provided by AEV as a starting point for fab'ing your own bracket.
|04-12-2014 05:00 AM|
|dmcent63||This was a quick trace to printer paper just before I installed it, I got anxious and installed it without making a real pattern. The circle was traced from an empty flower pot and the mount dimension dictated by the opening in the rim.|
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|04-10-2014 05:01 PM|
|dmcent63||The hardest part about the install was getting the gray plug pins from the lock pick harness to properly mess.|
|04-09-2014 07:03 PM|
|04-07-2014 05:02 PM|
|Hallvalla||I think I actually like it on the bumper to get the low view. In the pic above you can see the top of my garage ceiling in the back at 8+ feet.|
|04-07-2014 03:51 PM|
Thanks for the info. I am debating putting my spare in the cargo area and putting on a tailgate cover with third brake light. If I go that route may try mounting the camera up there.
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|04-07-2014 01:39 PM|
Excuse my temporary Gorilla Tape mounting...just want to see if that spot will work long term. Even with the spare tire, the FOV is still pretty good, just see a little of the bottom of the tire. So I think I will keep it there.
This is with my foot 2-3 feet behind the camera, so pretty confident that I'm not going to run over a kid/bike/dog/cat unless they are literally under the Jeep.
Install - I had a local car stereo shop splice the wireless unit into the running lights, so lights have to be turned on. At first he was just going to splice into the reverse lights, but I wanted to use it whenever.
Then it's a simple as hooking up your camera to the wifi via provided wire, download the app, select the WIFI on your Adroid/iOS.
Takes about 10+ seconds to fire up the WIFI/app/activate camera. No big deal, not fast, but worth the wait in a tight spot.
Camera quality is low, but it's fine for this purpose. Also has night vision, although haven't tried it yet.
Objects outside of 15 feet are pretty small (not the point of this camera). But I thought I could use it as a blind spot viewer. You can, but again, hard to see on a phone sized screen.
I'll do a better write-up in a new thread as soon as I mount it. Again, this is for those who have the basic stereo.
|04-06-2014 06:09 PM|
I ordered the Gino camera from Amazon and the connector from Mygig. Installed the camera today, wow alot easier than I thought.
Now waiting for the connector. I am excited, so far mounting the camera in the bumper was a breeze. Hopefully the dash part will be as easy.
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|04-04-2014 07:40 PM|
This isn't that hard...
#1 Have dealer startscan your system to enable the backup cam.
#2 Buy a cam
#3 Buy this harness: 1 X AllGIG A/V & Camera Harness = 64.00 USD
If you have question this is who I talked too!
|04-04-2014 07:28 PM|
|04-04-2014 10:32 AM|
I would settle on "different" connector rather than "wrong" for the purpose of hooking up the camera. The Metra unit is wired up already and it serves its purpose. I just can't see paying $50 for a harness.
Thanks for pointing the the mouser page.
|04-04-2014 10:10 AM|
The two connectors are very similar, but not interchangeable. Their "keying" is very different so that one cannot miss plug them.
PS: If you want the correct connector with the correct keying, try this: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...ioWLL9QFh48%3d
|04-04-2014 10:01 AM|
That should do it, however, you may also save a few bucks here (Post #23):
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